Established 1997.

The Golden Child story really began when David Hamilton planted vines in the Kuitpo sub-region of the Adelaide Hills in 1997, with the help of viticultural guru Geoff Hardy. David grew grapes and sold them to local wineries. He dabbled in making wine for himself but never really released anything commercially.

Fast forward almost twenty years and David’s son James (and James’wife Alanna) use some grapes to produce Golden Child’s first ever vintage in 2016. The wines turn out better than expected, so they make a larger volume in 2017. In the next few years Golden Child spreads to all corners of Australia and to the excitement of James and Alanna, starts being exported overseas.