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Shiraz is a red grape variety. It is the most widely planted variety in Australia and helped put it on the wine map. It is an adaptable grape that has distinctly regional characteristics from elegant, peppery cool climate styles to sweet and chocolatey (McLaren Vale), muscular, and ripe-fruited (Barossa), to savoury and rich (Hunter Valley). Shiraz was one of the first vine varieties to arrive in Australia in 1832 and is grown in most regions. However, its home is in the Barossa Valley where old vines date back to the 1860s.

The classic, truly Australian blend is Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, but it is also blended with Grenache and Mourvedre (GSM) in warmer climates. In recent years it is increasingly being blended with Viognier to create the Shiraz/Viognier blend.

Shiraz's home is in the Northern Rhône's, Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, in France. It is now also grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others.
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  1. Head 'Head Red' Shiraz 2016
    Alex Head's wines are definitely worth following every year, and are on their way to becoming cult wines, showing unusual sophistication at this price point for a Barossa Shiraz. This is a barrel cull from Barossa vineyards including 'The Blonde', ... Learn More
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. ONLINE TASTING PACK - HEAD WINES TASTING WITH ALEX HEAD THURSDAY 8TH OCTOBER 6.30PM

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    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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