Billy Button is the charming Alpine Valleys based project of ubertalented winemaker Jo Marsh, now helped by her winemaker husband Glenn James and young winemaker Alex Phillips.
Billy Button focuses primarily on producing small batches of alternative varieties from good local growers in their small patch of Victoria. The team explores varieties that are rarely seen in the Australian landscape - you can find anything from Schioppettino to Verduzzo in this eclectic range.
Jo's gentle touch in the winery makes for beautifully balanced wines that show great texture and vibrancy. The Billy Button range is a little gem of North East Victoria. It's one of the more unique wine ranges in the country and the perfect place to begin your exploration of alternative varieties.
Wine Companion Review:
"Jo Marsh makes light of the numerous awards she won while studying for her degree in agricultural science (oenology) at the University of Adelaide. She then won a contested position in Southcorp’s Graduate Recruitment Program; in ’03, she was appointed assistant winemaker at Seppelt Great Western. By ’08 she had been promoted to acting senior winemaker, responsible for all wines made onsite. After Seppelt, Jo became winemaker at Feathertop, stepping out on her own in ’14 after 2 happy years. She has set up a grower network in the Alpine Valleys and makes a string of excellent wines. Glenn James joined as winemaker in '15 and the 2 later married in '16."