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“Each of its wines serve as reminders of the locale from which it was borne.”

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Black Wallaby Wines

Black Wallaby Wines

Nestled along the banks of the Loddon river, deep within the heart of Bendigo, sits the picturesque Black Wallaby Wines. Jim Lawson planted Black Wallaby Wines’ first block of shiraz vines in 1997 at its Avondale property, forming the basis of the vineyard present today. Producing its first vintage in 2004, Black Wallaby Wines continues to produce a range of exquisite wines that embody the area’s fertile sandy clay loam and beautiful natural surrounds.

With a vision to expand its empire and continue to produce exceptional fruit from which to craft delightfully elegant wines, a further two blocks of shiraz vines were planted in 2003 and 2004. Appropriately, Black Wallaby Wines specialises in shiraz, though also producing a divine selection of rosé and white wines.

Inheriting the vineyard from its founder and David’s father, Jim, the Lawson family continue to cultivate its remarkable legacy. Deeply entrenched in the community, each of its wines serve as reminders of the locale from which it was borne – be it the Madelyn Sparkling Rosé, after David and Jayne’s middle child, or the 2020 Albino, honouring the rare white wallaby who frequents the estate.

As a family, the Lawson’s work hard to deliver wines that represent the Bendigo region and their passion for winemaking. The family prides itself on the level of attention and care each individual wine receives to ensure the fruit produced is of the highest calibre.

Embracing the philosophy that you reap what you sow, Black Wallaby Wines utilises the sandy soil to its advantage. Acting as a natural pest-deterrent, the loam encourages the use of organic farming techniques to cultivate native flora and fauna, in turn nourishing the vines by providing essential micronutrients that enhance the flavours captured in every bottle. Aided by excellent natural drainage, the soil also assists in producing highly aromatic wines.

In the short time that has elapsed since its first vintage was produced, Black Wallaby Wines has gone on to win numerous awards. Most notably, in the 2020 Daylesford Wine Show, Black Wallaby Wines won the Top Gold Medal, Best Shiraz of Show and Best Red Wine of Show. Black Wallaby Wines has continued this momentum and was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2020 Victoria Wine Show for its 2020 Ruby Rosé as well as two Bronze medals in the 2020 Daylesford Wine Show for its 2020 Ruby Rosé and its 2020 Albino blend.

Tasting Notes

Fiano
⇐ 2020 Albino Blend

Made from a delectable 2:1 blend of barrel-fermented viognier and chardonnay grapes, this wine is beautifully balanced. With strong notes of complementary stone fruits and undertones of toasted almonds, the 2020 Albino Blend makes a crisp, fresh, and easy drinking wine – perfect for a warm summer’s evening.

Vermentino
⇐ 2018 Estate Shiraz

This medium bodied wine was aged for ten months in French Oak barrels, granting a generous mid-palate with great intensity, complemented by fine tannins. Vibrant and complex, this wine is beautifully balanced with primary notes of red fruits and blackberries which is offset by zesty star anise, creating a delicious and harmonious drink that is captured with every sip.

Nero D'avola
⇐ 2018 Estate Shiraz

This medium bodied wine was aged for ten months in French Oak barrels, granting a generous mid-palate with great intensity, complemented by fine tannins. Vibrant and complex, this wine is beautifully balanced with primary notes of red fruits and blackberries which is offset by zesty star anise, creating a delicious and harmonious drink that is captured with every sip.

Pinnacle Shiraz
⇐ 2020 Ruby Rosé

Named after the owner’s eldest child and made from 100 percent shiraz grapes, the 2020 Ruby Rosé is a vibrant, fun, and fresh wine. This
delicious and fragrant wine displays sweet strawberry characteristics on the nose that is carried through to the palate. Bursting with aromatic strawberries and cream with a fresh, dry finish, this is the perfect summer rosé – crisp, fruity, and not overwhelmingly sweet.

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VISITOR’S GUIDE

 

Getting There
38 Avondale Lane
Bridgewater on Loddon

Contact Details
Mobile: 0448 927 093
Email: blackwallabywines@gmail.com
Website: www.blackwallabywines.com

Cellar Door
Drive-thru wine cellar on premise

Restaurant
No

Weddings & Functions
No

Accommodation
No

Additional Features
Online wine store and drive-thru shop/cellar available.