The home of the black sheep

Hugh Hamilton Wines is Australia’s oldest wine family, known for exceptional wines, unforgettable experiences, and an indomitable pioneering spirit.

185 years. 6 generations.
One family of black sheep.

Hugh Hamilton and his daughter Mary Hamilton are the 5th and 6th generation of the Australian Hamilton wine dynasty that stretches back over 185 years.

Our rascals, ratbags, drama queens and many other characters are all bottled up in some of Australia’s finest wines. This is a place where we take the wine seriously but not ourselves. It’s about living a quality lifestyle and having fun.

As we say, “every family has one”.

Mourvedre pack

3 ‘The Moocher’ Mourvèdre 2021

+BONUS ‘The Moocher’ Mourvèdre 2021

what we’re drinking THIS MONTH

The Scoundrel

Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2022

No-one gets called a Scoundrel anymore and we think that’s scandalous!

A tantalising triplicity of taste, featuring Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that feel just right when they tango together. A bouncy layer of Grenache provides lip-smacking raspberries that happily play with a solid stack of spicy Shiraz, both complemented by a bass note of meaty Mataro.

shop our bestsellers

pure black 2018
icon shiraz saperavi

Pure Quality | Pure History | Pure McLaren Vale

We set out to make a wine that Australia could be proud of.
Something so pure in quality that possesses such craft & style that
it would become an Australian icon.

Guests standing on the steps of cellar door with the black sheep.

visit the home of the black sheep

Perched up amongst the vineyards with a 270° view of McLaren Vale, our Cellar Door plays host to a range of unique tastings.

You’ll feel like family amongst our passionate team, with wines and tasting experiences to suit everyone’s tastes. 

Every element of the Cellar Door has been designed to enhance your tasting and give you permission to settle in and engage with the wines and the surroundings.

sample the Black Sheep

Sample our most popular wines and find your new favourite!
All wines are full size 750ml bottles.

1 x ‘Aroma Pagoda’ Riesling Gewurztraminer Pinot Gris Frontignac
1 x ‘Agent Provocateur’ Grenache Frontignac Touriga Gewurztraminer
1 x ‘The Rascal’ Shiraz
1 x ‘The Villain’ Cabernet Sauvignon
1 x ‘Hugh’s Gone Nuts’ Almonds
1 x’Pam’s Peacemaker’ Olives

A long view of Black Sheep Club members sat along a table, the focus placed on members in the foreground, clinking their glasses and laughing.

join our flock

Are you someone who likes to do things differently?

So are we! With 185 years and six generations of winemaking, when you join Hugh Hamilton Wines Wine Club – the Black Sheep Club you will be welcomed into our family.

Black Sheep Club members are our number one priority. You will have access to extremely limited wines, and will be invited to exclusive events & experiences. There is only one question you need to ask now…

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