After stints as being a Sommelier in Adelaide and London, Damon Nagel came back to South Australia and purchased a property in the Adelaide Hills the became the Brackenwood vineyard. Located within the Hope Forest, nestled high in the sub-region of Kuitpo. The property is set in the most southern section of the Hills. And was once a deer farm. The Vineyard is biodynamic and all fruit is Estate grown. Look out for the whole range as they are all as good as this Brackenwood Barbera.
This is a big and varied region. Stretching from the top of the McLaren Vale all the way to the bottom of the Barossa. This means there is a big scope for climatic conditions. In the central part where its altitude is quite high you can get some of the best sites in the world for Sparkling wine. In the slightly warmer parts of the centre, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign supreme with Riesling, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc worthy of honourable mentions.
Barbera makes half the red wine from Piedmont. Look for currants and blackberries, liquorice and oak characters.