‘You step into the sacred Colo River and you step into the Dreamtime’

Dr Haydn Washington, Sacred Wollemi, Australian Geographic April 2014

The Terroir and Signature of our Colo River Valley Wines

The JoJo’s Jetty vineyards enjoy a northerly aspect in the Colo Valley with bountiful day long sunshine. The alluvial deposited loamy soils provide a unique balance between fertility and moisture holding potential, to produce abundant grape growing conditions. Bud burst usually occurs in the first week of September, six months prior to the harvest season of February and March. During the warmest and driest part of the growing season we use supplementary irrigation, sourced from the fresh waters of the Colo Valley River, to ensure that we can always maintain the strength of the vines, no matter what El Nino may from time to time throw at the viticulture.


Our Heritage

The 60 acre freehold property has been in the Ferris Family for 45 years. The estate vineyards, nestled on the banks of the pristine Colo River, grow Merlot, Shiraz and Semillon grapes.

We are a boutique operation, in a good year bottling up to 8,000 bottles. All of our JoJo’s Jetty wines benefit from an overarching discipline, that only the very best and healthiest grapes are picked – all carefully hand-picked by the owner’s family and friends. If we have a disappointing vintage year we don’t make wine. Our commitment is to only bottle what we ourselves enjoy and what we can be proud to make available to others.

Life is too short to bother with less!

Our Style

The style of our reds is not that of the traditional big and chewy, long cellaring Aussie Shiraz. Our style is driven by the particular river valley terroir of the Colo and the surrounding environment. It is an elegant and medium bodied style, exhibiting the red fruits of Springtime.
Our Merlot grapes are normally ready for harvest after the Semillon and before the Shiraz. Again, our style is quietly elegant and focused on emphasising the special fruit characteristics of our vineyard.
The signature fresh citrus of the Colo Semillon leads with a soft and full entry to the palate. We also access some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc from the high altitude and cool climate region of NSW. This enables us to offer our special JoJo’s Jetty SemSauvBlanc blend, retaining the fresh citrus of the Colo Semillon, complemented by abundant melon and pear characters unique to Sauvignon Blanc.


P-J Charteris, Consultant Winemaker

In 30 years involvement with the wine industry, one would think most questions would have been answered, but with grape-growing and winemaking there is always another challenge.
And most importantly there is always the quest for that special piece of dirt that yields something unique that speaks of place.
This search has led P-J across many of New Zealand and Australia’s finest grape-growing regions and around the planet. From California and Oregon, to the Rhone Valley of France, from Burgundy to Barolo and lots in between.
P-J now splits his time between the Hunter Valley in Australia and Central Otago in New Zealand where he makes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling under his own label, Charteris Wines.
When not immersed in wine and vineyards, P-J spends time judging wine shows across Australia and is currently the Chairman of Judges at capital city, state and regional level for several wine shows.
In 2010, we were delighted to welcome P-J as the consultant winemaker for JoJo’s Jetty. P-J continues to bring his passion and skills, his art and his science, to create our wonderful wines from the Colo Valley.

2015 Shiraz

2015 Shiraz

Abundant Plummy fruit aromas are set against complex spicy notes. Lifted, leafy shiraz fruit characters provide a distinct vineyard stamp on the nose. A soft and generous texture with plummy background flavours drives the palate, while juicy acidity and soft tannin structure give a persistent finish. Drink over the next 5 years. Food – why not try with a Braised Hare Cassoulet?
2013 Merlot

2013 Merlot

Subtle red berry and dusty herbal notes give way to earthy gamey aromas. There is a hint of cedar and background cigar box characters. The red berry fruit carries onto the palate with complexing cigar box adding depth of flavour. Acidity drives the tannin structure giving the wine good backbone and texture. Drink during the next 2 to 4 years.

2016 Rosé

2016 Rosé

Blended from the Colo River Valley estate shiraz and merlot grapes, South Coast NSW. Light pink/red with salmon hues. Delicate floral and red berry fruit aromas fill the nose. Subtle, fragrant herbal notes add complexity. Soft Strawberry sorbet characters with hints of wild raspberries dominate the palate. Elegant texture with volume and supple, round structure provide opulent mouthfeel. Bright acidity give length. Drink now with sunshine, conversation and a charcuterie plate.
2016 Sem/Savblanc

2016 Sem/Savblanc

A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc from South Coast and Central Ranges, NSW. Intense tropical fruit aromatics with subtle passionfruit overtones. Abundant tropical fruit flavours with juicy acidity and concentration line the palate. Length and persistence make this a very versatile wine. Aperitif or match with Balmain Bugs and Beurre Blanc. Drink Now.

2016 Semillon

2016 Semillon

Lifted fresh citrus fruit characters with distinct Lemon/Lime aromatics. Subtle lemongrass and wet stone/mineral notes add complexity to the nose. The palate shows clean focused Lemony fruit flavours and underlying green apple. Juicy acidity provides length and persistence to a citrus driven finish. This wine will reward 5 years in the cellar. Food – Oysters (natural of course) or Spaghetti Vongole.

Jojo’s Jetty vineyard is situated on the beautiful fresh water Colo River in the Hawkesbury region, north west of Sydney.


For all enquiries, please contact:

Australia (consumer):

P: +61 2 8248 8818

United Kingdom (trade):

Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd
Whitchurch Lane, Whitchurch
Bristol BS14 OJZ
United Kingdom

P: +44 844 822 3910
E: sales@matthewclark.co.uk