Head Wines

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"HEAD Wines was started in 2006 by Alex Head. It focuses on single site Rhone varietals from the Barossa and Eden Valleys in South Australia. Each HEAD Wine shows a distinctive house style of powerful fruit weight, elegance, freshness, finesse and balance which starts by farming vineyards sustainably and in some cases using organics and biodynamics. Yields are low/controlled, grapes are hand-picked, ferments use indigenous yeasts with some retention of stems and maturation in larger format barrels. Minimal sulphur is used during the whole wine-making process and bottling is without fining or filtration. Each Head Wine not only represents Alex Head's strong views on what makes balanced, drinkable wines for the table, but a guarantee of absolute quality, value and consistency." - Head Wines

"...The naming of the wines reflects his fascination with Cote-Rotie in the Northern Rhone Valley. The two facing slopes in Cote-Rotie are known as Cote Blonde and Cote Brune. Head's Blonde comes from an east-facing slope in the Stone Well area, while The Brunette comes from a very low-yielding vineyard in the Moppa area." - James Halliday

  • Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2017

    Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  HUON HOOKE 94 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!   "The vineyard soil is red clay sand with a deep limestone base, blonde in colour. Open-fermented with 10% stems retained, matured in French oak (30%...

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  • Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2017

    Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    95 POINTS - WINE FRONT! 95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!    "From a Shiraz vineyard planted on top of Moppa Hill, sitting at 380m above sea level, which makes it the highest elevation on the western ridge of the Barossa. 40% new barrique...

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  • Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2017

    Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    92 POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "Three granite based vineyards in the Eden Valley. 40% whole bunch. Cement ferment. Raised in a four year old foudre. Blackberry, liquorice, spice, some mint and flowers. Medium-bodied, meaty, bloody, plenty of...

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  • Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2018

    Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 95+ POINTS!   "Rosy perfume, raspberry, spice, fresh mint, milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, silky glycerol feel, ripe fine tannin buried under it, succulence of red fruit with some dried herb, beautiful texture, and a very...

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  • Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz  Viognier 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz Viognier 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95 points! "Stonewell. Or Stone Well as it says on the website.Necessity, perhaps, being the Mother of invention. Distinctly peppery and stalky, vanilla and floral perfume, chocolate and black fruit " like a serious furrowed brow Pinot Noir!...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Halliday Wine Companion 95 Points! "There's a definite Stone Well density and intensity going on in this richly flavoured and compelling wine. Awash with sour cherry, plump sweet black plums and seasoned with pepper, mocha and earth; ribbons of plush...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!   "An annual endeavour to express a single Barossan site in a contrarian fashion, challenging preconceptions of the region. One's first impression is that of smoked meat, black cherry fruit, cinnamon oak and a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 93+ points!“Moppa. 97% Shiraz (1654 clone), 3% Mataro. 10% whole bunch. Fresh blackberry and boysenberry, spice, liquorice, tar and dried herbs. Medium bodied, juicy bramble fruits, crisp boysenberry acidity, salted beef, firm but fine...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2014 1500mL-Magnum

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2014 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 95 POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "From the Stone Well parish with red clay soils and a deep limestone base providing riper, sweeter fruit than surrounding vineyards, good acidity due to the limestone content,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2014

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 94 points!"Boysenberry and dark cherry, that exotic Chinese five spice thing going on, pastis and some dark chocolate. Medium bodied, fluid and smooth, with a crunch to the acidity and a gentle graininess to the firm tannin. Has some salt beef...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2014

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Wine Front 95 points!"Sweet cherries and raspberry, spice, smoked meat, peanuts in their shells, dried flowers and a pleasant kind of sweatiness. Light to medium bodied, confusingly feels succulent and bony at the same time, has a gentle sweetness of red...

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  • Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2013

    Region: SA- Eden Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95 Points!"From a vineyard in Moculta, and this year, no whole bunch he says. And yet, it still bears a family resemblance. Aromatic herbs like thyme and lavender " lovely perfume " iron, black and blue fruit. Medium bodied, not bunchy, but...

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  • Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Contrarian Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Eden Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95+ points! "Moculta " Eden Valley. Plenty of whole bunch, it seems, and even more love. Black pepper, blackcurrant, blackberry " pure expression of fruit, despite the whole bunch spice and artefact. Medium bodied, grainy and slightly sappy,...

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  • Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2012

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95 points!"Moppa. Bright and fresh, blackberry and boysenberry with fresh berry acidity, almost a tang to it, dark fruit, leather and bitter chocolate and herb. Has a slow churn of tannin to go with the pippy acidity and finishes very long...

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  • Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2013

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Gary Walsh 95 points!"Born of a 70 something year old vineyard in the Krondorf sub-region and raised in one 20 year old 2500 litre barrel. And that is exactly the way you should bring a great Grenache into the world, if you ask me. Also, don't worry if...

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  • Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2011

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    Pepper, meat, dried herbs and vegetal notes but plenty of blackberry/blackcurrant fruit with it " cool wet vintage and winemaker conspiring to make a surprisingly Rhone-styled Barossa wine here. It's medium bodied, very firm and chalky in the mouth with...

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