BlackJack `Major's Line` Shiraz 2010 (12 x 750mL), Bendigo, VIC.

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On 28 September 1836, Australian explorer Major Thomas Mitchell stood atop what is now known as Mount Alexander, about 30 kilometres south of Bendigo, and liked what he saw: "A country fully as promising as the fine region we had left was embraced in my view from that point. I perceived long patches of open plain interspersed with forested hills and low woody ranges, among which I could trace out a good line of route for another fifty miles homewards."

The "good line of route" he referred to headed back towards the Murray River. It became known as "Major's Line" and led many squatters and settlers from the then-drought-affected grazing lands of southern NSW to more verdant pastures. The open plain immediately in front of him is now called the Harcourt Valley, and is famed for its fine apples and pears, and increasingly for its premium-quality red grapes. It is the Harcourt Valley that is celebrated by BlackJack's Major's Line label.

VIC - Other Victorian

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep ruby blood plum in colour


Sweet dark berry aromas with mixed spice and herbal overtones.Red berry flavours highlight a refined and complex palate palate.


Generous fruit flavours supported byIntegrated oak and grape tannins .


This wine should drink well over the next 4 to 6 years or more but is very drinkable even now.

VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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BlackJack Vineyards is situated on the granitic soil of the Harcourt Valley in the Bendigo wine region of Central Victoria.

BlackJack was the name given to an American sailor who, during the Gold Rush era of the 1850’s jumped ship and found his way to the Castlemaine Goldfields. A road adjacent to BlackJack Vineyard still bears his nam.ePerhaps following a similar dream but in search of liquid gold, Ian McKenzie and Ken Pollock and their families planted their first vines on an old apple orchard at Harcourt in 1988. Further planting in 1989 completed the initial four – hectare vineyard development of mainly shiraz and cabernet sauvignon with a small area of merlot as well.

More shiraz was planted in 1998 on what has become known as Block 6. Part of this block is on Castlemaine sandstone gravel rather than the very old granitic soils on the rest of the property. The different soil profile and different clonal material gives Block 6 Shiraz what we see as more Rhone - like Characters.

BlackJack Vineyards released its first wine in November 1994 and in the short period since has established an enviable reputation for producing fine and generous red wine. BlackJack has twice won the trophy for best shiraz at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show – in 1996 for it’s 1994 shiraz, and in 2004 for its 2002 Block 6 Shiraz. The latter wine also won the Premier’s Gold Trophy for the best Victorian wine of the show.It is the BlackJack philosophy to produce consistently high-quality red wines that reflect the vineyard and vintage variations. We hope you enjoy them.

Beautiful in every season, BlackJack Vineyards offers a friendly welcome, a chance to taste some excellent full-bodied reds and talk about the joys and despairs of grape growing and winemaking in historic Central Victoria.

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