Our Wines

Our wines have been judged along with the best wines throughout the McLaren Vale region and the world, and have achieved commendation, bronze, silver and gold in the London International, and bronze, silver, gold and a trophy in the Hong Kong International, as well as many other Australian wine shows. The Willunga Creek range of wines is relatively small in number – but in no way are they small in flavour.

Rich, intense, concentrated, dense and persistent are some of the words used by professionals assessing our wines. And in the same breath they’ll say about the exact same wine – attractive, elegant, supple, smooth and easy drinking.

Each wine represents the honest flavours and characters we derive from the individual variety as it is grown on our patch of McLaren Vale. Our vineyard is chemical-free. We are proud of our vineyard and the quality of the grapes it produces – and prouder still of the magnificent wines that result from them.

The two distinct series under the Willunga Creek label are the Artwork Collection and the Black Duck range. Given the limited volumes produced in our vineyard not all wines are available at all times.


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The OuTfOr A dUcK Shiraz is part of our Willunga Creek Artwork Collection.

This wine is our ‘value’ offering and is the latest in a series of wines featuring cartoon labels created by artist Graham Middleton. These label designs are intended to tell a true Australian story, a celebration of our lifestyle. The series include themes such as golf day, winery tours, cricket, and the Tour Down Under.

This latest release celebrates the stellar performance of the Australian test cricket team in their triumphant 2006/2007 tour. We have commissioned Graham to produce a new painting to coincide with further special release vintages and have discovered that past releases have become ‘collectables’ by some consumers. Whether for the wine or the label, these products are by no means conventional and bring to the table a great talking point for any barbecue or dinner party.

This wine is rich and full favoured, with spicy, peppery shiraz notes on both the nose and palate. Smooth and silky with long-lasting flavours, it has been made to enjoy in the next 10-12 years and represents exceptional value drinking.






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The Willunga Creek Black Duck label offers a range of classic single varietals and a traditional blend.

This range of wines is beginning to collect an impressive number of medals, awards and critical acclaim from around the world. These wines are our raison d’etre and we are proud to offer them to the discerning wine lover – or to those who simply like something a bit interesting with their barbecue or pizza!









Willunga Creek Black Duck Sauvignon Blanc
Crisp summer citrus flavours, leaving a fresh sharp palate.










BD-05-Merlot With Label_bottleWillunga Creek Black Duck Merlot
Colour: Deep purple / magenta.

Nose: Rich fruits and berries.

Palate: Lovely nose of baked red fruits and plum. Palate fresh, creamy and supple, leading to a well structured fresh finish.

Oak: 80% American 2 year old hogshead and 20% 1 year old French hogshead.







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Willunga Creek Black Duck Cabernet Sauvignon 
Soft spice with hints of pepper and chocolate.










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Willunga Creek Black Duck Shiraz

Colour: Dark magenta.

Nose: Hint of vanilla with dense fruits.

Palate: Toasted oak, eucalyptus, red and black fruits, off dry, well structured.

Oak: 80% American 2 year old hogshead and 20% 1 year old French hogshead.






Willunga Creek Black Duck GSM

(50% Grenache, 5% Shiraz, 45% Merlot)

Soft, elegant classy wine, easy drinking with soft fruit, sweet palate.


Willunga Creek Black Duck Grenache Shiraz

(75%-25% Blend)

Colour: Medium magenta.

Nose: Hint of pepper and light spice, slow firm finish.

Palate: Light oak with medium stewed fruits.

Oak: 85% seasoned American hogshead and 15% 3 year old French medium grain hogs.


Willunga Creek Black Duck “Talana Rose” – Cabernet Rose

This is named after our 5 year old daughter Talana Rose and is as soft and beautiful as she is. Made from Cabernet this superb Rose is autumn fruits with a crisp bite on the back palate – refreshing.









Order Wines

Willunga Creek Wines offers wine delivery service direct from our cellar door, to yours. Deliveries are made within Australia only and you must be at least 18 years of age to order.

To order, download the form here and return it to:

Post:  PO Box 773, WILLUNGA  SA  5172

Email:  dcheesley@bigpond.com


Enjoy Black Duck on the wine list at these venues

We’re thrilled to have our Black Duck wines on the menu at a number of bars and restaurants across Adelaide and the McLaren Vale region.

You can enjoy Black Duck wines at the following locations: