Head Wines

Alex Head calls the Barossa Valley home but he will always feel equally at home in France’s Northern Rhone Valley. His affinity with Old World wines led him to Côte Rotie, or roasted slope, where the story is that in the Middle Ages one 'Count Maugiron' owned the steeply terraced hills of Côte Rotie. The Count had two daughters, one a blonde and the other a brunette and in time he realised that wine from the Southern slope of the Cote showed colour and character of his blonde daughter, while the Northern his brunette daughter. When Count Maugiron finally retired he passed on the two Côtes to his daughters and to this day, they are still referred to as the ' Côte Blonde' and 'Côte Brune'.

Inspired, Alex set out to find vineyard sites for Head Wines where, similar to Côte Rotie, the soils produce contrasting styles of Shiraz resulting in The Blonde, a Shiraz grown on sandy loam in Stonewell and The Brunette, from a high elevation vineyard in Moppa. The rest of the portfolio showcases single site Rhone varietals with the hallmarks of elegance, freshness, balance and purity of fruit.
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  1. Head Wines Head Red Montepulciano 2020
    This is one of those perfect 'BBQ reds' that's built for easy drinking. It's a wine that winemaker Alex Head wants to change people's ideas about what the Barossa is all about. This takes the lusciousness of Barossa and meshes ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  2. Head Wines 'Heart & Home' Barossa Dry Red 2020
    Cabernet Shiraz blends have not been the flavour of the month, the year, or even the past decade, but they are the backbone of the traditional Australian dry red. Alex Head has gone into his Tardis and come up with ... Learn More
  3. Head Wines Head Red Gsm 2019
    "50% grenache, 30% mataro and 20% shiraz from 25-76yo vines, wild yeast-open fermented with 10% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, daily plunging and pumpovers, 500 dozen made. Beautifully and harmoniously structured and textured, clarity and purity its watchwords." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion) ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  4. Head Wines Red Shiraz 2019
    Hand picked from sustainably farmed vineyards. Alex Head produces wines of class & elegance in his 5 red-star Halliday rated winery. Head Red is a barrel cull from up to 15 Barossa vineyards predominantly coming from the higher altitude/cooler sites of Eden ... Learn More
  5. Head Wines Head Red GSM 2020
    A Barossa Valley GSM with some elegance, great perfume, and immense drinkability. Sourced from five different sites around the Barossa, some with great age, all fermented separately then brought together to make a precise, pure style. Much less Grenache this ... Learn More
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  6. Head Wines Red Shiraz 2018
    Hand picked from sustainably farmed vineyards. Alex Head produces wines of class & elegance in his 5 red-star Halliday rated winery. Head Red is a barrel cull from up to 15 Barossa vineyards predominantly coming from the higher altitude/cooler sites of Eden ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  7. Head Wines Rose 2018
    Hand picked from sustainably farmed vineyards. Alex Head produces wines of class & elegance in his 5 red-star Halliday rated winery. Perfume of raspberry, strawberry & pink grapefruit. Delicate palate with nuances of strawberries & light citrus, followed by a pure dry finish laced ... Learn More
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  8. Head Wines Riesling 2021
    Rieslings from Eden Valley are highlighted by their unusually low alcohol. The long cool Indian Summer of 2018 helped produce a wine that will age with grace. There are typical southern Eden Valley citrus characters of lemon, lime and grapefruit together ... Learn More
  9. Head Wines Old Vine Shiraz 2019
    Sweet and perfumed and brooding. Very good. - Gary Walsh. Made from very small parcels of fruit from vineyards up to 100 years old. Showing all the richness of fruit you would expect from Barossan Shiraz at its best. A medium ... Learn More
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  10. Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020
    Alex decided early on that making a Grenache the way Barossan families made table wines many generations ago would honour the years of back-breaking work that went into keeping the vineyards feasible and sustainable. Whole-bunch ferments, no crushing or temperature ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  11. Head Wines The Contrarian Shiraz 2020
    Black with purple hues. Aromas of blue and red fruits, black pepper, tea, sherbert, liquorice and anise. Liquid black cherries, black jelly beans, some tar and sweet, smoky tea leaf tannins. Great with duck or caramelised pork. ... Learn More
  12. Head Wines The Contrarian Viognier 2020
    Remarkable first Viognier release from the oh-so-friendly Alex Head. Picked early to retain as much acidity as possible, he is unashamedly aiming for a racy style, emulating the cellarworthiness of perhaps the world's greatest Viognier - Chateau Grillet. It's packed ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  13. Head 'The Blonde' Shiraz 2018
    This single vineyard lies in the Stone Well parish at 280m altitude and has a myriad of soil types including sandy-loams, red clays and a limestone rock base — blonde in colour — running the length of the vineyard. It crops naturally ... Learn More
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  14. Head Wines The Blonde 2018
    This single vineyard lies in the Stone Well parish at 280m altitude and has a myriad of soil types including sandy-loams, red clays and a limestone rock base. In some years a very small percentage of viognier skins are included ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  15. Head 'The Brunette' 2018
    When I came across this vineyard it was in really bad condition. I knew it had great potential because technically it had all the things I had been looking for. Even though; ravaged by kangaroos, rabbits and without any water, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  16. Head Wines 'The Brunette' 2019
    When I came across this vineyard it was in really bad condition. I knew it had great potential because technically it had all the things I had been looking for. Even though; ravaged by kangaroos, rabbits and without any water, ... Learn More
  17. Head Wines 'Ancestor Vine' Grenache 2015
    20% Whole Cluster from vines aged 156 years. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  18. Head Wines Ancestor Vine Grenache 2019
    This Eden Valley Grenache comes from a 156 year old vineyard in Springton on brown and grey sandy loam over yellow clays. Aromas of rhubarb, raspberry, pink musk, Turkish delight and candied orange peel. Medium bodied and supremely textured with layers ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  19. Head Wines Ancestor Vine Grenache Mataro 2015
    In this Ancestor Vine Grenache Mataro, you can see Alex Head's winemaking passion and philosophy distilled into a single bottle. From an ancient vineyard in Springton in the Eden Valley, these warhorse vines planted in 1858 yield fruit of dazzling concentration ... Learn More
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  20. Head Wines Wilton Hill Shiraz 2017
    Very deep, youthful purple/red hue, with essency dark plum, dried herb and black cherry aromas, including a distinctive note of thyme. The palate is full-bodied and quite muscular, powerful and concentrated, but quite elegantly stated, without too-obvious oak, while ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  21. ONLINE TASTING PACK - HEAD WINES TASTING WITH ALEX HEAD THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER 6.30PM

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 8th of October 2020 at 6.30pm AEST.

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