Winery Of The Month

Winemaker Charlie Black didn’t want to make wine. He rebelled against it. Charlie isn’t from the Barossa (he grew up in Glenelg and lives in Largs Bay) but Barossa – made wine is in his blood. His father, Stephen Black, a former chemical engineer, started Small Gully Wines in 1998. “I worked there for him on and off – basically to earn money to travel with,” Charlie says. “Everyone kept saying, ‘Your’re going to be a part of the wine family’ but I really stood back from that. I naively thought that winemaking wasn’t creative.”


When Charlie isn’t helping his brother make Small Gully Wines he can be found making wine under his own label The Mysterious Mr Black. It’s named after his dad. “None of this is possible without my old man. I’m not The Mysterious Mt Black, my father is. It’s an ode to my father.”

The Mysterious Mr. Black

Barossa Valley , SA

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