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Billy Button was launched in January 2014 when Jo Marsh made the decision to leave the safety of permanent employment and create her own brand, Billy Button. Setting out to make just 6 wines in the inaugural 2014 vintage, this became 10 wines by the end of vintage then grew to 19 wines in 2015. There are currently 34 wines available in the Billy Button range.

Initially making wine out of someone else’s winery, in late 2016 a long term lease was acquired on an old hop factory at Ovens and converted to a winery in time for the 2017 vintage. At the same time a cellar door was opened in Bright, showcasing the extensive range of wines produced.

2001

Jo Marsh graduates from the University of Adelaide with a degree in Oenology

2004

Jo Marsh starts working at Seppelt Great Western

2012

Jo Marsh moves to the Alpine Valleys and starts working with Feathertop Wines

2014

Jo Marsh launches Billy Button Wines

2016

Winemaker Alex Phillips joins the team

Jo Marsh and Glenn James get married

2017

Billy Button winery established in old hop factory at Ovens.

Cellar Door opens in Bright and Grant Williams joins the team as Manager

2018

Sister brand Shy Susan (Tasmania) launched

2019

Assistant Winemaker Meg Wallace joins the team

 

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