2020 BK Wines GinGin Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

Adelaide Hills Chardonnay in a serious mood, the Gingin is a stately, graceful wine of richness and complexity.




About The Wine

With the tricky and low-yielding vintage of 2020 Brendon Keys decided to release tiny amounts of four single vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnays, all made the same way, with site and terroir the only variables.

GinGin is not our post 5pm drinks order but a famous clone of Chardonnay, named after a small town north of Perth, and the clone responsible for many of Margaret River's most expensive wines.

Better value in Adelaide Hills in BK's hands perhaps, as this Piccadilly-sourced wine is full of initial lime and citrus bounce, some alpine florals and flows seamlessly into a nutty, butterscotchy finish that elevates it into a Chardonnay of gravitas.

About BK Wines

BK Wines is one of the poster boys of the modern artisan wine movement in the Adelaide Hills.

Owner/winemaker Brendan Keys is not afraid to do things differently. His wines are all from single vineyards (some biodynamically farmed), fermented with wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, with extended skin contact and even clay fermentation eggs occasionally thrown in for good measure.

His wines are creatively imagined, an artist meets skateboarding punk rocker kind of vibe.

Brendan is one of the more respected producers of the Adelaide Hills avant-garde.

BK in his natural habitat
BK in his natural habitat
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

So you fancy yourself a bit of a grapevine geek (that's cool... everyone needs a hobby) and thought GinGin was the same clone as Mendoza? Ah ha - that's where you're wrong! Pour yourself a glass and read up, sunshine. But for the rest of the class, let's just focus instead on the Old-World beauty that is GinGin. A clone from California, perhaps, but a wine with all of the hallmarks of the Jura. Golden to the eye with an open, slightly oxidative nose (think cashew nuts). Juniper berries and alpine wild flowers with a fresh, rounded texture.

Born in the Piccadilly Valley not far from Swaby geographically, made identically in the winery, but ultimately continents apart stylistically. Maximum three bottle purchase. 100% Piccadilly Chardonnay, handpicked, wild-yeast fermentation, whole bunch pressed to barrel, some bâttonage, 10 months in 25% new French oak, unfiltered and unfined.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Brendon Keys
Winemaker Brendon Keys
Adelaide Hills

Delivery is Free for any order of $150 or more. If your order is under $150 a delivery charge will be calculated at checkout based on your postcode. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 02 8376 8775..


Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here