Blackbilly

The Blackbilly aim is to produce wines that have richness, flavour and softness with drinkability without breaking the bank.

Grapes are sourced from the Adelaide Winemakers group. We are continually evaluating other regions to add to our portfolio.

Watch this site for new Blackbilly wines and brands as they are created using three generations of winemaking experience.

The wines are currently available:

  • NV Sparkling Shiraz
  • NV Brut de Brut Sparkling
  • Pinot Gris Dry White
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
  • Tempranillo
  • Tempranillo Rosado
  • Shiraz

 

From the USA – 2008 edition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

By Josh Raynolds
Sep/Oct 08

2007 Blackbilly Wines Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills($20) Pale yellow. Racy, finely etched citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by dusty minerals and pink peppercorn. A mix of nervy citrus and rounder melons on the palate, with tangy minerality adding lift and cut. Finishes with repeating melon and grapefruit notes and good persistence. 882006 Blackbilly Wines Shiraz McLaren Vale

($25) Deep, bright ruby. Very syrah on the nose: dark berries, cured meat, smoky herbs, minerals and dried flowers. A sexy anise quality adds complexity to powerful blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with dusty tannins adding focus and grip. Pretty interesting stuff, with impressive finishing complexity and lingering smokiness. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection, imported by USA Wine West, Sausalito, CA). 90

From the USA – July/August 2006 edition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

Blackbilly Wines Jul/Aug 06
By Josh Raynolds

2005 Blackbilly Wines Pinot Gris Fleurieu 87

($15) Pink-tinged straw. Bright and racy on the nose, with mineral-laced aromas of pear, apple and honeydew melon. Fresh, weighty flavors of melon and orchard fruits accented by a note of licorice. This packs a lot of flavor, finishing with a note of pear skin and a touch of warmth.2004 Blackbilly Wines Shiraz McLaren Vale 90

($19) Deep violet. Lush, spicy and intensely floral, with strong blackberry and cherry cola aromas. Big and rich, but the flavors of cassis, blackberry and baking spices are finely etched. Offers great lift on the impressively concentrated finish, which expands and sweetens as the wine opens in the glass. A great value. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection, www.tapwc.com.au)

Taste our Wines

South Australian Customers

If you have a group of business associate or friends and would like a FREE TASTING, then contact James and we will be happy to arrange to come to your place.

Ph. 0418 845 576

What is ‘Blackbilly’?

The Australian bushland has many unique plants and wildlife. The blackbilly name is drawn from the Yacca tree (or grass tree) that has spikey leaves and a unique spear shaped flower.

Periodically bushfires change the Australian bushland and burn the “blackbillys” into their distinctive shape. Unique spear shaped flowers grow out as part of the regeneration of the plant.