Nestled away in the Adelaide Hills bushland, Brendon and Kirstyn Keys make expressive, minimal intervention wines under the BK Wines label. The label started in 2007 after multiple vintages across the globe including New Zealand, Argentina, and California, before settling in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Brendon’s approach to winemaking is unique and artistic, fitting for the Adelaide Hills with no set expectations of what wine styles should be. These wines are crafted without restraint, showcasing the true personality of these magnificent vineyards that the fruit is sourced from.
The winemaking and wines themselves are full of energy and excitement, from the electric, concrete egg fermented Ovum Pinot Gris to the amber Skin n Bones Savagnin. This 2019 release is by far our favourite yet! These are rockstar wines from a rockstar winemaker, and we can’t wait to see what BK does next.
BK Wines Skin n Bones Savagnin 2019
The flavour is uncommon and luscious – like custard fruit, rock salt and grapefruit pith in the centre, finishing with homemade mandarin marmalade and a sweet lime tang. 100% Savagnin, one month of skin contact, fermented in open concrete fermenter, neutral old French barrels for eight months.
BK One Ball Chardonnay 2019
Like a butterscotch candy disappearing on your tongue… like the ethereal glint of rainbow dancing on the edge of a Swarovski crystal…Pressed to barrel, 10-15% new French oak for nine months.
BK Wines Ovum Pinot Gris 2019
Buttered popcorn umami brings salivation and structure to the palate. A wine you can practically nibble. 100% Lenswood Pinot Gris, pressed direct to tank, full solids, 100% fermentation in concrete ‘egg’ for nine months.
BK Wines Skin n Bones Pinot Noir 2019
Smokey and driven by spice with a richer profile than we’ve seen in recent vintages. Power and presence is thoroughly balanced with finesse and length. This polished Pinot Noir is complete, finished, and delightfully savoury. A vintage favourite.