" Young gun producer returns to his family farm and decides to have a run at making his own label. Sounds familiar… but the wines here are elevated from their gentle handling and winemaker James Hamilton’s desire to mainline you fresh-as expressions of pinot noir. Get on board at ground level, this producer is set to soar. You heard it here first. "

— Mike Bennie

Young Gun of Wine Awards

Top 50 in 2019 and 2020.

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Pinot Palooza People's Choice Awards

Number 10 in 2017, and Number 4 in 2018.

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Different Drop Breakout Act of the Year Award

An honourable mention, and one of six Australian producers to keep an eye on for 2019.

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“One of the hottest new acts out of the Adelaide Hills in the last few years has been the emergence of the joyous and highly smashable wines of James Hamilton at Golden Child. With new varieties in the ground on his Dad's Kuitpo vineyard and a healthy cult following swelling behind him, James is primed to well and truly hit his straps in 2019.” – Different Drop.