Black Opal Winery

Black Opal established in 1986, comes from a place of untamed territories and unspoiled land. This is Australia. The land they call "Oz". The land down under. Brimming with life, Australia is a dreamland rich in culture, diversity and natural history. This is apparent in the crystal blue skies above, in the red landscape, even the glistening opal, and a gem that dates back 60 million years. The Black Opal wines are sourced from vineyards found in South Australia along the Limestone Coast, at Langhorne Creek and in the infamous Barossa Valley. The Limestone Coast vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Merlot. The region, known for producing reds of outstanding quality is rich with the famous "Terra Rossa" soil, which overlays a hard layer of limestone. Cabernet Sauvignon is a star performer on the Limestone Coast - producing Black Opal wines with a distinctive blackcurrant and cassis aroma. Langhorne Creek is another famous region for red wines. Southeast of Adelaide, the region Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Black Opal Cabernet-Merlot 2012


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    Wine review by momkovo

  • As the Managing Partner at Distinctive Wines LTD, I had the pleasure of working with Mark Cashmere and Don Barry as we launched "Black Opal Wines" not only in San Diego but all of California in 1989. At that time we offered the full line of wines that included the award wining Chardonnay and Cabernet. In addition we introduced Black Marlin and W...

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  • Black Opal has lead the way in Australian wine making for 20 yrs + Walk into a BEVMO and request it be stocked. In the beginning, Mark Cashmere made the wine. Introduced to San Diego in 1989 by Distinctive Wines Ltd, the wine was ahead of it's time... Ask for BALCK OPAL today !!!

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  • we love this wine and often find it hard to purchase. where in San Diego can we buy it? John and Joyce Hatfield,

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  • Hi, I am an accidental wine enthusiast. As part of a major remodeling project including our family room I revived my interest and enjoyment of wine. Our family room was redone using dark hickory planking and the room has a short wall next to our fireplace. This wall has always presented a challenge to make use of the space. I researched and sear... Read More

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  • Highland Black 8 Year Scotch Whisky NV


    Are you actually mad? Read More

    Wine review by hughone

  • Black Opal Shiraz/Cab ' 2008


    This is actually like alcoholic prune juice. Look, I like Shiraz. This is not really that good for a Shiraz... Read More

    Wine review by qqqq22

  • Black Opal Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2012


    EZ to drink, EZ to enjoy, EZ on the pocket = nice wine Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Black Opal Shiraz South Eastern Australia 2011


    smooth, a bit sweet, ripe dark fruits and vanilla. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    Well balanced, notes of tart blackberry, good body, just dry enough. Very drinkable - probably appeals to many people.Worth $8 to us. Read More

    Wine review by marissam7

  • Black Opal Red Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Merlot 2009


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    Wine review by marymarchell

  • Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


    Simple, uncomplicated, but enjoyable. Jammy and easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by mochaporter

  • Black Opal Shiraz 2010


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    Wine review by mcawrx

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