Billy Button Wines began its life in 2014, bursting onto the scene in all its colour and glory. These premium wines are the culmination of three factors: emerging region, varietal diversity and an inspired winemaking vision. As to the question on everyone’s lips – who is Billy Button? The botanists among us will know that this name belongs to the bouncy yellow balls of goodness that colour the mountain tops of the Alpine Valleys. These flowers (Craspedia to be correct) are related to the daisy and create a sea of gold during the warmer months, blanketing Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop and thrive particularly well in marsh areas and sphagnum bogs created by Alpine streams.
You see, the winemaker behind Billy Button Wines is Jo Marsh, and she loves these Billy Button flowers for their cheerful disposition (their spherical globes of gold bring a smile to her face), but also because this blanket of yellow that forms during summertime has become an iconic symbol of the Alpine Valleys region.