BlackJack Wines is named for an American sailor who jumped ship during the Gold Rush era of the 1850s. In search of his fortune, BlackJack found his way to the Castlemaine Goldfields and into the history of this region, with a road adjacent to BlackJack Vineyard still bearing his name.
Blackjack Vineyards is situated on the old granite soils of the Harcourt Valley, in the Bendigo Wine Region of Central Victoria, just over an hours drive from Melbourne.
Blackjack Vineyard is owned by the McKenzie and Pollock families. The first vines were planted in 1988.
BlackJack Vineyards is a boutique winery that released its first wine in November 1994. Since then, BlackJack has established an enviable reputation for producing fine and generous red wine. It is the BlackJack philosophy to produce consistently high-quality red wines that reflect the vineyard and vintage variations. Blackjack has twice won the Best Shiraz at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show.