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 Old Vine Shiraz 2019

    Head Wines Old Vine Shiraz 2019

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

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "From a vineyard in Krondorf. 80 year old vines with 8% Mataro. Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    $35.00
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  • Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020

    Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020

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

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!

      "From a vineyard in Krondorf. 80 year old vines with 8% Mataro. Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    $35.00
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  • Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2019

    Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2019

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

    WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS! JAMES HALLIDAY 94 POINTS!

      "26yo Stonewell vines. Wild fermented; matured in 40% new French oak hogsheads and puncheons. Named in honour of limestone bedrock, this is a Barossa shiraz that presents depth and definition with life and space. Crunchy, tangy blackberries and...

    Current stock: 2

    $55.00
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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 scrub herb, blackcurrant, firm...

    Current stock: 1

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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 long, pretty finish...

    Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

    Current stock: 11

    $36.50
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  • Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2014

    Head Wines The Blonde Shiraz 2014

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "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, destemmed for a 2-week wild yeast fermentation; for the first time no...

    Current stock: 2

    $55.00
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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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    $43.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Head Wines The Brunette Shiraz 2017

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

       "Chocolate, rosemary, wet earth, pepper, blue and black fruit. Medium bodied, tannin is pretty grippy and gritty, and dry, blue fruits and chocolate, mocha and earth, dry and spicy to close." - Gary Walsh, Wine Front   "The...

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    $60.00
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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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    $60.00
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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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    $35.00
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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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    $39.00
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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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    $34.00
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