RedHeads Wine

RedHeads Wine

4 products
    4 products
    RedHeads MC1R Rouge Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018
    RedHeads Coco Rotie Syrah Viognier 2018
    Redheads Studio 'Dogs of the Barossa' Shiraz 2015


    History of RedHeads Wines

    RedHeads Wines began as a revolutionary concept in the heart of McLaren Vale, Australia, in the early 2000s. Originally founded as a bar and studio for winemakers to experiment with small-batch, high-quality wines, RedHeads quickly became a haven for maverick vintners looking to break free from traditional constraints. The brainchild of Tony Laithwaite, a British wine entrepreneur, RedHeads started in a humble shed, where winemakers used surplus grapes from prestigious vineyards to craft unique, unorthodox wines. The success of these early ventures propelled RedHeads into the spotlight, leading to the establishment of its own vineyards and a permanent winery in the Barossa Valley by 2015.

    The Vineyards

    RedHeads Wines' vineyards are primarily located in the iconic Barossa Valley, known for its rich soil and ideal climate for viticulture. The region's terroir is characterized by diverse soil types, including deep red clays and sandy loams, which contribute to the complexity and depth of the wines. The Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and cool winters, ensures optimal ripening conditions for the grapes. RedHeads' commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices is evident in their meticulous vineyard management, which focuses on soil health, biodiversity, and minimal intervention. This approach not only enhances the quality of the fruit but also preserves the natural environment.

    Winemaker: Alex Trescowthick

    Alex Trescowthick is a prominent figure in the Australian wine industry, particularly known for his role at Redheads Wine in South Australia. Redheads Wine was established in 1908 in McLaren Vale, a renowned wine region known for its Shiraz and other varietals.

    Alex Trescowthick became involved with Redheads Wine in the early 2000s, when the winery was experiencing a revival under new ownership. He played a pivotal role in modernizing the winemaking processes while honoring the rich tradition of the McLaren Vale region. Trescowthick's leadership and innovative approach helped Redheads Wine gain recognition both locally and internationally for producing high-quality wines with distinct character and flavor profiles.

    Under his guidance, Redheads Wine expanded its portfolio to include a variety of wines beyond Shiraz, incorporating other popular varietals such as Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Trescowthick's commitment to sustainable practices and terroir-driven winemaking has further elevated the reputation of Redheads Wine among wine enthusiasts and critics alike.

    Red Wines

    • 'Dogs of the Barossa' Shiraz: A flagship wine for RedHeads, the Barossa Shiraz is celebrated for its intense flavors of dark fruit, pepper, and chocolate, balanced by fine tannins and a long, smooth finish.
    • Cabernet Sauvignon: Sourced from premium vineyards, this wine boasts rich notes of blackcurrant, cedar, and mint, with a structured palate and elegant tannins.
    • The Red Sedan: A unique blend that marries Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, offering a complex bouquet of ripe berries, spice, and subtle oak.

    White Wines

    • Chardonnay: This vibrant wine is characterized by its crisp acidity, tropical fruit flavors, and a hint of toasty oak, making it a versatile choice for various cuisines.
    • Sauvignon Blanc: Fresh and zesty, the Sauvignon Blanc from RedHeads features notes of citrus, green apple, and tropical fruits, with a clean, refreshing finish.

    Specialty Wines

    • Blends: RedHeads is renowned for their innovative blends, such as the "MC1R Rouge" (a mix of Sangiovese and Shiraz) that highlights the winemakers' creativity and skill in crafting harmonious, multi-layered wines.

    Awards and Accolades

    RedHeads Wines has garnered numerous awards and accolades over the years, reflecting their commitment to quality and innovation. Some of their notable achievements include:

    • International Wine Challenge: RedHeads Wines has consistently earned medals at this prestigious competition, with several gold and silver medals for their Dogs of the Barossa Shiraz and other standout varietals.
    • Decanter World Wine Awards: Recognized for their exceptional craftsmanship, RedHeads Wines have received high ratings and accolades from Decanter, a testament to their excellence in winemaking.
    • James Halliday Wine Companion: The esteemed Australian wine critic James Halliday has frequently praised RedHeads Wines, awarding high scores and featuring them in his annual Wine Companion guide.