Hugh Hamilton Wines Events - 'Black Blood' Release

The mystery and intrigue of terroir is brought to life through our 'Black Blood' Single Vineyard Shiraz Series. We have created an event as unique as the wines themselves. Take part in an exploration of soil and discover the individual qualities and nuances it brings to our 'Black Blood' Shiraz as we enter the next chapter of our premium single vineyard series.

James Halliday’s article about this fascinating series:

“The vignerons of McLaren Vale have gone further and spent more money than those from any other Australian region in mapping their soils and parent rocks, and seeking to establish the link between each soil type and the character of the wine it produces.”

He went on to say…

“Hugh Hamilton (of the eponymous McLaren Vale winery) and daughter Mary, who is CEO, continue to be involved in the Scarce Earth project, but have taken the idea in-house and circumvented all the winemaking variables in spectacular fashion. They made three Shirazs in 2014 labelled Black Blood I, Black Blood II and Black Blood III.” 

"Peas in a pod? No, they could barely be more different. Terroir is alive and well."

According to Hugh Hamilton Wines, tasting wine should involve all five senses. This event invites you to open all your senses & deeply enjoy the myriad of difference between the ‘Black Blood’ Single Vineyard Series.

Tantalising props are prepared for guests to see, smell, touch, taste and consider - from touching the soils from which the wines are derived, to smelling jars filled with aromatic cues. This event goes beyond the bounds of a traditional wine tasting.

'Black Blood' Series Release occurs annually in April.

Do you want to find out more about our Black Sheep Club and other unique events? Click here.
If you're a Black Sheep Club member and interested in attending this event, please call Ebony on 08 8323 8689 or email here.


  • "A great event. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the journey of the senses presentation. And of course the wines as well! Thank you!" - Vesna Cavic
  • "Such an informative & interesting event, well worth the trip from Melbourne!" - Sandra Coupar
  • "A sensational day. Powerful and delicious." - Sue Trenwith