Hugh Hamilton Wines Events - De Barrel à la Bouteille

Our Black Sheep Club members are invited behind the scenes with Hugh and Mary to explore the influences of oak.

We explore three barrels of an identical parcel of Shiraz from our Cellar Vineyard, each of which have been resting in the finest, new oak from a different French Cooperage. The nuances of the flavour and structure between these three barrels are a revelation not to be missed.

Mary, along side our winemaker, hosts an extensive masterclass and comparative tasting of the three Tonnellerie series wines, and members appreciate a Q&A session with our Oak representatives. Hugh entertains members with the vintage and vineyard details and hosts a comparative tasting of French Oak and American Oak.

Our members then hand bottle and label Shiraz direct from the barrel before indulging in a long lunch with Hugh, Pam and Mary, catered by Billy Dohnt Does.

Members not only feel like novice winemakers at the end of the day, they have the opporunity to take home their wine with their name on it. Now that's a story to tell amongst friends!

De Barrel à la Bouteille occurs annually early November.


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.


Thank you again, we’ve had a fantastic day discovering the art of wine making
Brenton and Jo Bowley
Thank you Hugh and Mary, we had an amazing, informative day.
Helen and Mike Smith
The entire event was very informative and well planned.  A must for any wine enthusiast......well worth our drive from Queensland!
Russell & Kerri Pattison, Brisbane