About The Wine
James Hamilton's colourful wines from his father's vineyard in the Adelaide Hills are making plenty of waves.
His gentle approach in the winery shows through so clearly with the his Fumé Blanc, as so often this wine style lacks subtlety, the oak getting in the road of the Sauvignon Blanc's vibrancy.
Not so with the Island Life Fumé. The oak cuddles the fruit so well, with the delicious Savvy personality still front and centre.
A great modern version of this classic wine style and really top value.
About Golden Child
Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton. David grows the grapes from his own vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while son James uses his wealth of winemaking experience to bring the wines to bottle.
Having their own 20+-year-old vineyard gives the Hamiltons enormous flexibility with the wines and allows James to craft some pretty unique offerings. The fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with natural yeasts and crafted together gently and with minimum additions.
The range is wide, colourful and wholly enjoyable - this is a new Hills producer to keep an eye on.