Golden Child Hills Party Pack

A fresh and frisky fleet of wines from Adelaide Hills young gun, James Hamilton.


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About The Pack

Golden Child is one of the hottest labels to emerge from the Adelaide Hills in recent years.

A joint project between father David and son James Hamilton, these are cheeky, playful wines that deliver a big whack of lip-smacking satisfaction for not a lot of dollars.

David grows the grapes, James makes the wines. And James knows what he's doing. These are very precisely crafted wines, packaged beautifully and built for smashing at full speed.

Check out this great value selection of James' wares to find out more about this awesome Adelaide Hills up-and-comer.

2019 Golden Child Island Life Fume Blanc

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 release of his Fumé Blanc.

So often this wine style lacks subtlety, the oak getting in the road of the Sauvignon Blanc's vibrancy. Not so with the Golden Child Fumé. The oak cuddles the fruit so well, with the delicious Savvy fruit still front and centre.

A great modern version of this classic wine style and really top value.

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2019 Golden Child Eye of the Storm Chardonnay

James Hamilton just gets the kind of wines that the younger wine-loving Australian public want on their tables and in their tumblers.

Orange wines - white grapes made with time on skins - are very in vogue at the moment. Though some can be challenging or even confronting, it's wines like this that make the perfect gateway into the style.

This is Adelaide Hills Chardonnay that spent just over a month on skins. Not too long, but just long enough to give a little powdery grip to the fruit in the mouth.

It's a lighter, juicy expression of baby orange wine - and lots of fun to drink!

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2019 Golden Child Beach Bum Rose

James Hamilton is making plenty of waves with his small estate grown Adelaide Hills-based operation. And rightfully so, the wines are stylish, accessible and widely appealing. In short, he's killing it.

Here's his Beach Bum Rosé made from Pinot Noir grown on his dad's block in Kuitpo.

Hand-picked, barrel fermented, set to a dry and savoury styling, this is a flat out delicious rendition of pink wine from the Hills.

It's the perfect pink to tuck in the esky for a day of beach cricket with friends.

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2019 Golden Child Manic Monday Pinot Noir

James Hamilton is making colourful, energetic wines that are on point with the drinking zeitgeist of Australia.

He's keeping it simple. Fruit grown right, the wines made with very little tinkering or adjustments. And importantly, the wines are built for drinking in their youth.

This is just the kind of warm-weather red that we should be drinking more of these days. It's Pinot Noir picked early, fermented as whole bunches, dialled in to a light, nervy, thirst-quenching style.

Looking for a red for the warmer seasons? This Manic Monday is just what you're after.

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2019 Golden Child Lazy Sunday Light Red

This is one of the most gluggable light and breezy red wines you are likely to come across.

Here, Pinot Noir and Shiraz from James Hamilton's family vineyard in Adelaide Hills, combine forces into a red with unstoppable drinkability. The sweet red fruits of the Pinot, the lovely plump mid-palate of the Shiraz, it's such a winning combination.

Looking for something red to knock back in tumblers on your next picnic?

The Lazy Sunday is your winner.

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2018 Golden Child 7pm Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Golden Child is looking at classic Adelaide Hills varieties and blends and turning them on their head.  Here the Hamiltons go again!

The 7pm Red is a 50/50 Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot blend, but not as we know it.  It's bright and light, fresh and fragrant and with a focus on drinkability rather than cellarability. 

Cab Merlots aren't often seen in this ilk but David and James have really hit the brief here.  Delicious!

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Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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 1300 668 385..

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 aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

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 match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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 1300 668 385 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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).

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