Alex Head has been a quiet achiever in the Barossa Valley for many years. Admired for his modern approach to Barossa wine making, Alex continues to push the boundaries with styles of wines that best depict his philosophy, and at the same time are true reflections of the 'terroirs' from which they originate.
Head Wines draws from 10 top Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. ‘The Blonde’ vineyard is consistently in the top few performing vineyards each year and has done so for 15 years. The Shiraz (Clone 1654) vineyard is planted in the ‘Stone Well’ parish on a small 280m rise below the western ridge of the Barossa Valley comprising a myriad of soil and rock types including red clays, sands and a deep limestone base (blonde in colour). It is these unique rocks and soils that help produce riper, plumper, sweeter fruited wine than surrounding vineyards, while still retaining acidity due to the higher limestone content of the soil.
Only 300 dozen is produced
96 Points James Suckling
95 Points James Halliday