Technical Data

About Chris Brockway Wines

Broc Cellars

At Broc Cellars, all of our wines are made using spontaneous fermentation, a process that means we only use native yeasts and bacteria that exist on the grapes in order to make wine. This is unlike many of the wines you will see in grocery stores or on wine shop shelves and in restaurants. We don’t add anything – this includes nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes, tannins or other popular fermentation agents. Sulphur is a naturally occurring element in all wine, the amount found can vary. We add little to no S02, depending on the wine and style.

“Our goal in making wine is to bring out the natural expression of the grape. We decide on a wine by wine basis how we want to do that. We have more freedom now to make the choice not to add Sulphur. There is a bigger market for us to go in the direction we want to go. To counter that we are doing more to insure our vineyards are using the farming practices we support. We’re also committed to detailing exactly what decisions we make during the course of our winemaking process.” – Chris Brockway

Over the past few years as the natural wine market has evolved we have been working with our partner vineyards on a plan to insure by 2019 over 95% of the grapes that we work with will be grown without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. The decision to keep sourcing from the 5% of vineyards that have some exposure to these things is complicated and has a lot to do with how much we value the beauty of the fruit, the varieties that come from these vineyards, and the unique challenges of farming the areas where those grapes are grown. We have detailed any exposure in the specific wine’s notes.

Love Wines

We started making our Love Wines because we want to provide a more affordable everyday drinking wine to a larger market while still espousing the key tenets we believe in --- minimal intervention and sustainable farming. The Love wines are larger production blends by design. We still use only native yeasts and bacteria for fermentation with no additives or adjuncts, but we do choose to use trace amounts of SO2 at bottling. Each of the Love blends contain grapes from vineyards with varying degrees of intervention and the vineyards and blends can change with each vintage. The farming practices can also vary with the blends and include vineyards that are farmed entirely without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers and can include grapes from vineyards that have some exposure to these products. The technical data sheets for each wine detail the farming practices of the vineyards that produced the grapes in the blend.

Brea Wines

We are also partners in Brea Wine Company. Brea focuses on bringing mainstream varietals into the fold of low intervention and site specific. The Cabernet Sauvignon we source is certified sustainable and the Pinot and Chardonnay are farmed using the growing practices of Rudolf Steiner. You can learn more about our Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay by visiting the

BROC CELLARS TECHNICAL SHEETS

2017 Mission Esencia

2017 Amore Bianco

2017 KouKou

2017 Grenache Gris

2017 Trousseau

2017 Petillant Chenin Blanc

2017 Love White

2017 Love Rosé

2016 Counoise

2016 Frei Chenin Blanc

2016 Picpoul

2016 Old Vine Carignan RESERVE

2016 Michael Mara Chardonnay

2015 Cabernet Franc

2016 Love Red

2016 Vine Starr Zinfandel

2016 Sparkling Cabernet Franc

2016 Valdiguié

2016 Love White

2016 Shell Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc

2016 Grenache Gris Gris Rosé

2016 Amore Rosso Sangiovese

2016 Old Vine Carignan

2016 Lone Pine Lagrein Rosé

2016 Mission

2015 Cuvée 13

2016 Coucou Nouveau Cabernet Franc

2016 Sparkling Chenin Blanc

2016 Love Rosé

2015 Vinestarr Zinfandel

2015 Valdiguie

2015 Nero d'Avola

2015 Love Red

2015 Counoise

2015 Carbonic Carignan

2015 Michael Mara Chardonnay

2015 Sparkling Cabernet Franc

2015 Chenin Blanc

Mockvin du Broc

2015 Love White

2015 Picpoul

2015 White Zinfandel

2015 Sparkling Chenin Blanc

2015 Love Rosé

2015 Grenache Rosé

2014 Michael Mara Chardonnay

2014 Cuvée 11.9

2014 Counoise

2014 White Zinfandel

2014 Valdiguié

2014 Love White

2014 Love Rose

2014 Love Red

2014 Chenin Blanc

2014 Carignan

2014 Cabernet Franc

2013 Cassia Grenache Noir

2013 SoGi

2013 Vine Starr Zinfandel

2013 Vine Starr Grenache Blanc

2013 Valdiguié 

2013 Nero d'Avola

2013 Luna Matta Picpoul

2013 Love Red

2013 Love White

2013 Cuvee 13.1

2013 Counoise

2013 Cassia Grenache Rose

2013 Carbonic Carignan

2012 Cabernet Franc