More About Alex Head Wines
Each release of Head not only represents Alex Head's strong views on what makes balanced, drinkable wines but a guarantee of absolute quality, value and consistency
Head Wines is an open journey of learning. Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. Graduating from Sydney University in 1997 with a degree in Biochemistry, Alex entered the Wine Industry. After a trip through the major wine-growing vineyards of Europe, he immediately started working in fine-wine management, wholesale importing and an auction house to gain a broad understanding of the world of fine wine. He then worked vintages with the wineries he held in the highest regard. Tyrrells in the Hunter, Torbreck, Laughing Jack and Cirillo Estate in the Barossa Valley followed and in December of 2008 he gained a Producers Licence and released his first wines to the public.
About the Alfred Gratien Winery
Alfred Gratien
About the Alkoomi Winery
Welcome to Alkoomi Wines, a consistent producer of elegant, flavoursome wines, and the cool climate Frankland River region's original winemaking operation
Merv and Judy Lange are pioneers of the wine industry in the Frankland River district. They planted their first vines in 1971 – Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec – and produced their first wines in 1976. Today, Alkoomi is one of the largest family-owned wine producers in Western Australia. The Lange’s son Wayne, daughter Sandy, and extended family members are all actively involved in the business.
About All Saints Wines
Established in 1864, All Saints Estate is one of Australia's original wineries, steeped in history and folklore from another era
Established by two enterprising Scots, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks, the castle was built in the 1880s, based on the design of The Castle of May, complete with turrets and tower. The castle is classified by the Historic Buildings Council, along with two other Estate buildings, the former bottling hall, cellar and Chinese Dormitory. The former bottling hall and cellar now houses The Indigo Cheese Co. and the Chinese Dormitory. Built over a hundred years ago, it is the last remaining example of its type.
About Allegrini Wines
Allegrini
About Alta Vineyards Winery
Winemaker Sarah Fletcher, had a very clear vision for Alta from day one
Sarah wanted to showcase South Australia's Adelaide Hills as an outstanding cool climate wine region, selecting specific varieties and handpicking quality fruit. This has allowed her to create fresh, varietal wine styles with depth and obvious regional character. "My aim is to produce wines from varieties that thrive in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, each showing strong varietal character and distinctive regional expression."
About the Amberley Estate Winery
The beautiful Amberley property is considered to be one of the finest in the Margaret River region
Established in 1986, Amberley Estate has remained true to it's original philosophy of making premium wines from fruit grown exclusively in the Margaret River region. Such a promise has ensured Amberley Estate wines capture the richness and character of this world-class appellation. Amberley Estate's flagship property covers a total area of 67 hectares with 31.48 hectares under vine. It was primarily the subject of a detailed soil, climactic and aspect analysis before the original owners decided to establish a vineyard.
About Amherst Wines
Amherst Winery is located in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields and the Pyrenees wine region, approximately 1¾ hour drive from Melbourne
Amherst is a town rich in history. It is accredited with the first official gold find in Victoria in 1851 setting off a gold rush stretching all over central Victoria. Although much of the architecture constructed during the gold rush days was destroyed by bush fires, there are still many examples of some of the original buildings at nearby Talbot, just 4km away.
More About Amisfield Winery
Amisfield Wines are producers of Central Otago Pinot Noir, aromatic whites and superlative Methode Traditionelle
Amisfield Vineyard is located 7km north of Lowburn near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago, New Zealand. Originally a high country merino stud nestled between Amisfield and Parkburn streams, planting commenced in 1999, and now consists of 60 hectares of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are close planted on a range of alluvial and glacial schist soils imparting balance in the vines growth and productivity.
More About Andrew Garrett Winery
Established in 1983, Andrew Garrett Wines is regarded by consumers as a relaxed, unpretentious, successful brand that provides excellent value wines, entirely approachable and reliable
Andrew Garrett has always produced full-flavoured wines from fruit sourced mainly around the McLaren Vale and nearby Padthaway regions. Andrew Garrett Wines makes reds, whites and sparkling wines, including Australia's most popular Sparkling Burgundy, which is made from premium McLaren Vale Shiraz. The team at Andrew Garrett share many years collective experience in fashioning popular and memorable vintage releases, at some of the better winemaking estates around Australia.
More About Angoves Winery
The Angove family company is one of Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking
The origins of Angove's as a company have more to do with satisfying a way of life rather than a determination to establish a wine and brandy producing business. Dr. William Angove, an accomplished general practitioner and surgeon with his wife and young family, emigrated from Cornwall in 1886 to establish a medical practice in South Australia. His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Riverland.
More About Angus Winery
The philosophy behind Angus The Bull is to create a unique and innovative wine that provides an ideal accompaniment to prime beef
Angus the Bull was a simple idea that just wouldn't go away. It soon became an obsession and then when it reached the point where it occupied all his waking moments, Hamish MacGowan finally decided 'enough was enough' and in 2003 established the Aberdeen Wine Company to turn his unique concept into a reality. With all his energy now focused entirely on creating a new brand positioned to provide the ideal vinous accompaniment to prime beef, he chose to work exclusively with his favourite variety, Cabernet Sauvignon and set about locating the most promising parcels from across Victoria and South Australia. Confident he had achieved the required wine style and developed a very deliberate marketing strategy backed up with some smart packaging, Hamish launched his debut 2002 vintage, and hasn't looked back since.
More About Annies Lane Winery
It was on October 2 1851 that Francis Treloar purchased his first piece of land in Watervale on which the historic Quelltaler winery stands today
On January 3, 1853 Treloar and his family moved to their new home in Watervale. The house was a simple hut like so many in which pioneer families began their farming lives. On June 15, 1854 Treloar planted his first patch of vines which he obtained as cuttings from a Mr Solly.
About the Antinori Winery
Antinori
About Arakoon Winery
Arakoon aspire to make elegant, restrained and sophisticated wines that will complement food, as wine should be drunk with fine food and good company
Let there be no doubt, the wine is made in the vineyard. The source fruit can vary greatly from vintage to vintage. In order to obtain a certain degree of consistency, batches are processed as separately as possible followed by a final blending, assembling wines into unique styles. Elegance with power, aspirations which are not always easy to reach. Arakoon maximize quality by interacting with growers as much as possible, and by choosing growers who are interested in producing high quality fruit, rather than just high quantity. Processing, maturation, blending and bottling are also important and that is where the winemaking part comes in.
About Araldica Winery
Araldica
About Aramis Winery
Aramis Vineyards, completely McLaren Vale, family owned, estate vinified and estate grown
Aramis hve been awarded a staggering amount of awards and accolades at Australian and international wine shows in recent years. The vineyards are planted on their own rootstock to some of the world’s oldest mineral rich soils and in the most temperate of Mediterranean climates. The vines consistently produces excellent fruit quality from low yielding vines. Only the best parcels of fruit are carefully selected from the vineyard and bottled under the Aramis label. Great attention to detail with the integration of fruit flavours and fine oak barrels helps produce classic handcrafted styles of wine. Aramis have pursued their passion to produce rich and intensely flavoured wines. There are 64 acres planted, the majority of which is dedicated to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Knowledge of the vineyard is paramount, with meticulous management and tireless commitment to achieve fruit of the highest standard.
About the Argiano Winery
Argiano
More About Armchair Critic Winery
Armchair Critic
More on the Ashbrook Estate Winery
Australia’s pre-eminent wine authority and critic, James Halliday has awarded Ashbrook Estate a five red star rating, an accolade afforded to Australia’s finest wineries
Established by the Devitt family in 1975, Ashbrook produced its first commercial wine (Riesling) in 1979 and its 30th vintage in 2008. Only handpicked estate grown grapes are used. All the processing, winemaking, bottling and packaging are closely controlled using the Estate’s own state of the art facilities. Extensive use of the sophisticated lyre trellising system in the vineyard maximizes flavour potential and allows Ashbrook to produce only a premium label for each grape variety.
More About Ashton Hills Wines
Stephen George is one of the most naturally gifted winemakers in Australia
Ashton Hills Vineyard winemaker Stephen George has long been regarded as an early pioneer of the now well established viticultural precincts of Adelaide Hills. Stephen established his 3ha dry grown Ashton Hills Vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley in the early 1980s and began producing its first wines in 1987. The style reflects the region’s strong similarity to Burgundy and production levels have stayed true to the boutique nature of the winery’s beginnings.
About Ata Rangi Winery
Clive Paton planted the originally bare, stony 12-acre home paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980, one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in Martinborough
Ata Rangi means new beginning or dawn sky. The site was a barren 5-hectare paddock when Clive Paton bought it in 1980. He was one of a handful of winemaking pioneers in Martinborough, then a forgotten rural settlement, who were attracted to the area by three key features - the localised, free-draining shingle terrace some 20 metres deep, the lowest rainfall records of anywhere in the North Island, and the proximity to the capital city of Wellington, just an hour away. Clive, who'd farmed in the area, knew the land well. He chose mainly red varieties - Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah - and set out in pursuit of world class wines. Pinot Noir's potential shone from the start - the early wines widely appreciated for their texture and for their pure fruit expression of the variety.
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Wellington Martinborough
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Wellington Martinborough
Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 375ml 2015»
Wellington Martinborough
Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2016»
Wellington Martinborough
About the Austins Winery
Richard and Pam Austin began their journey with wine 27 years ago with a five-acre vineyard, in Geelong, dedicated to making super premium wines for Australia’s best restaurants
The Austins planted their first vines in the Barrabool Hills, southwest of Geelong, in the early 1980s. The soil they turned was the same worked by the pioneering Swiss more than a century before. During it's nineteenth century heyday, the Geelong region was recognised as producing some of the finest red wines made in Australia's first one hundred years. This was at a time when the Victorian wine industry out-produced the sum of the South Australian and New South wales industries by a factor of two. The area suffered badly in the second half of the nineteenth century when phylloxera (a grapevine pest) and bureaucracy combined to destroy the region. The Moorabool Valley re-emerged in the first days of the Victorian wine industry's renaissance, in the 1960s. Recognition of that link has played a major part in the Austin family's affair with wine and the move to Sutherlands Creek.