Boston Bay Wines

About Us

Our Wines

bbw-specialImagine a place where you can sample fine Eyre Peninsula wines, surrounded by vineyards with a breathtaking vista of blue seas, cruising yachts and perhaps even a whale. Situated in South Australia on the beautiful Port Lincoln harbour of Boston Bay, Boston Bay Wines produces a premium range of superb red and great white wines.

Our History

This picturesque vineyard and cellar door was established in 1984 by Graham and Mary Ford who were inspired by the French explorer, Captain Nicholas Baudin.

The captain and his cartographer Citizen Freycinet were so impressed by this spectacular peninsula, believing its slopes would be a good place to grow grapes; they named Boston Bay “Port du Champagny” and Boston Island “Isle de la Grange”.

The tip of the Eyre Peninsula has a good range of soils, even patches of terra rossa over limestone and the climate is cool and temperate. The Ford vineyard faces east, hunkered in below a ridge which neatly deflects the ravaging westerlies which blast in off the Great Australian Bight.

Constantly brushed by the moist, cool air of the Great Southern Ocean, this isolated wine outpost now grows premium riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz grapes of profound quality, producing wine as vital, fresh and clean as the sea which laps at the vineyard’s edge.

Good soil, a gentle climate, precise hand-pruning of each vine, careful hand-picking of the grapes and the meticulous attention of expert winemakers: add a unique location and the result is truly special wine.

Our Cellar Door

Boston Bay Wine is available for tasting and purchase at our cellar door which is located six kilometres north of Port Lincoln on the Lincoln Highway.

Join our food and wine club to receive regular updates on new vintage releases, special offers and upcoming functions open to the public.

Our wines can be purchased via our online store or at selected stockists throughout Australia.

Our Functions & Catering Service

Our cellar door also doubles as a function centre complete with in-house catering service. We regularly cater for weddings, birthdays, conferences, meetings and specialised dinner celebrations.

Our award winning catering team is delighted to tailor your menu choice to feature premium Eyre Peninsula seafood products which compliment Boston Bay Wine perfectly.

About the Ford family

about-ford-familyIn 1982 Graham and Mary Ford and their children (Bill, Bob, Cathie and Tony), relocated from Warriewood Beach, Sydney to South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula and purchased a licence to catch wild abalone from the waters of South Australia’s West Coast.

Coupled with their fishing interests the family set about establishing a vineyard on the shores of Boston Bay following the advice of a friend and the early predictions of the French explorers Nicholas Baudin and Citizen Freycinet who suggested that Boston Bay would be a good place to grow grapes naming it “Port du Champagny” and Boston Island “Isle de la Grange”.

Celebrating its 32nd year in 2016, this Eyre Peninsula wine outpost grows premium riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet, merlot and shiraz grapes of profound quality, producing wine as vital, fresh and clean as the Great Southern Ocean which laps at the vineyard’s edge.

We believe there is no better experience than succumbing to the spectacular views of Boston Bay, complimented by our locally grown wine with a dash of history supporting its unique bouquet and palate.