Billy Button Riesling
Current Vintage: 2018
Jo Marsh is not a box ticker. She embraces every task with great expectation and seeks out the path less travelled.
With a focus on alternate varietals, Jo produces an astounding array of wines, which including cellar door only wines, comprises over 20 different varietals, some in minuscule quantities.
Working closely with local growers Jo has helped to breath new life into this tiny wine region, and shine a light on the breadth and depth of the grape varietal variation that we have in Australia. Jo follows no rule book, she believes in doing what’s best for the wine, polishing and perfecting, highlighting the fruit and sculpting the palate so the wine flows through the mouth with texture and interest.
What is in a name? The King Valley wine region is a food and wine paradise 3 hours North of Melbourne. If you’re coming from Victoria, you’d drive through the Yarra Valley to get here - who could resist a cheeky stop on the way through … anyone?
With good reason, the region is known as the ‘Home of Prosecco’ and is renowned for its bubbles and rieslings. The soils are brown/red and loamy - this makes it perfect for drainage and encourages loads of growth. Whilst it has a reputation for bubbles, the soil and temperate countryside makes it diverse and a number of wineries continue the Italian grape growing tradition that are deeply embedded into the local heritage.