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Our Wines

White Wines

  • 2015 Reserve Semillon

    $50.00

    Gold Medal – Sydney International Wine Show

    Gold Medal – Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show

    93/100 Campbell Mattinson – Wine Front.

    Sourced from the Trevena Vineyard, planted in 1920 on sandy loam soils, these unirrigated vines are situated along what has become known as the golden mile of Semillon on Hermitage Road. A select portion the hand picked grapes were separated to make this wine. A beautiful wine which whilst young is fresh and zesty, full of citris and refreshing acidity, but will reward those with patience to cellar for up to 10 years.

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase – Single Barrel Chardonnay (SOLD OUT)

    $50.00

    92+/100 Huon Hooke

    This wine was my favourite barrel for 2018 from Allanmere Vineyard and accordingly I have bottled it separately. Allanmere Vineyard is located in Lovedale and planted on sandy loam soils. The wine underwent 100% barrel fermentation in French oak, during the 10 month èlevage, bâtonnage was conducted monthly to build complexity, weight and texture. Great drinking any time over the next 5 years.

    12.8% Alc

    Out of stock

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase Skin Contact Semillon – SOLD OUT

    $30.00

    93/100 Mike Bennie – Wine Front

    Only 50 Dozen Made.

    This wine was an experimental batch from the 2018 Vintage. Sourced from the Stanleigh Park vineyard on Wilderness Road; the vines are planted on sandy loam soils. The fruit was hand-picked in early February, the whole bunches were gently de-stemmed, fermented on skins for one week before being pressed off and aged in seasoned French oak Barrels for 3 months. Certainly not a traditional Hunter Semillon, however equally as enjoyable as a delicious light textual wine. Funky and fresh. Cheers 11% Alc

    Out of stock

  • 2019 Chardonnay – Somerset Vineyard

    $40.00

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. The vines were planted in 1973, 1980 & 1987 over red volcanic clay and fine sandy clay loam. The fruit was Basket Pressed and juice transferred directly in oak, where the wine underwent 100% barrel fermentation in French oak, 30% new. During the 8 month èlevage, bâtonnage was conducted every two weeks. A modern Hunter ‘Chardy’, balancing fruit and minerality with texture and beautiful lees weight. Drink any time over the next 5 years.

    12.5% 7.7 std drinks

    Minimal Sulfites added.

  • 2019 Semillon

    $30.00

    93+/100 Gary Walsh

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1969 over fine clay loam soil, the fruit was hand picked in early February. The juice was fermented on fine solids and extended lees contact was allowed before being bottled. The wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines; zesty, citrus fruit and refreshing acidity. Great early drinking, however patience will be rewarded with cellaring 10+ years.

    10.5% 5.9 std drinks

    Minimal Sulfites added, gently clarified with milk products.

  • 2019 Verdelho – Somerset Vineyard

    $30.00

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1987 over fine sandy clay and going into granular red clay as they slop rises. Not a traditional Hunter Verdelho; early picked to retain beautiful natural acidity and freshness. Our Verdelho offers a reinvigorated style and approach to this classic varietal, which has been in the Hunter since the 1840’s. Highly drinkable with anything spicy!

    12.0% alc 7.1 std drinks

    Minimal Sulfites added

  • 2019 Vinden Headcase Semillon

    $30.00

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1969 over fine sandy loam soils, the fruit was hand picked in early February. The juice was fermented on solids in tank/ neutral oak and given extended lees contact to building complexity and texture. The wine shows the character of the old gnarled vines, balancing fruit with minerality.

    10.5% Alc./vol. Approx 5.9 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

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    2018 Sparking Alicante Bouschet

    $35.00

    Vinden Estate is one of very few wineries in Australia to grow and produce this rare varietal. We believe this to be Australia’s first Sparkling Alicante Bouschet. It is one of the few grapes with red flesh, resulting from a cross in the 1800’s between a Grenache and Petit Bouschet. Grown on our estate vineyard on red loamy clay, it truly reflects the characteristics of the grape varietal, a fruit forward style with red berries on the pallet. Picked in early February, the wine resultantly has a lovely crisp finish. 10% Alc

  • 2019 Vinden Headcase Rosé – SOLD OUT

    $30.00

    95/100 Huon Hooke

    93/100 Gary Walsh – Wine Front

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked and my own vineyard. This wine was my favourite to make for 2019, 8 different ferments were blended together to create a delicious, dry, textual rosé. Fermented in seasoned French oak barrels and given extended lees contact. The wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Semillon & Chardonnay lees.

    Handcrafted by Angus Vinden

    12.5% Alc./vol. Approx 7.7 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

     

    Out of stock


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Red Wines

  • 2017 Vinden Headcase – Single Barrel Shiraz (SOLD OUT)

    $60.00

    97/100 GT Wine Mag – Best 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz

    96/ 100 Huon Hooke

    This wine was my favourite barrel for the 2017 vintage. Nicknamed the ‘smooth operator’. Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 1970 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. Picked in mid-February, the age and character of the old vines and unique vineyard shine through in this smooth elegant Shiraz. Cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in seasoned French oak for 10 months. Great drinking any time over the next 10 years. 14.3% Alc

    Out of stock

  • 2018 Basket Press Shiraz

    $40.00

    Sourced from our Estate vineyard in Pokolbin, planted in 1995 over red clay soil; and the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked. The 3 blocks were planted in 1966, 1968 & 1970 on red volcanic clay soils, over a limestone hillside in Pokolbin. Made in traditional methods; cold soaked, fermented wild in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak (20% new) for 16 months. The wine is a vibrant Modern Hunter Shiraz with fine tannin and dark fruits. Drink now or any time over the next 10 years.

    13.9% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

  • 2018 Fountainhead Shiraz

    $60.00

    94/100 Gary Walsh

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. The 3 blocks were planted in 1966, 1968 & 1970 on red volcanic clay soils, over a limestone hillside in Pokolbin. Made in traditional methods; cold soaked, fermented wild in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged and aged in French oak for 16 months (25% new). The wine is a bold, vibrant modern Hunter Shiraz with fine tannin and dark fruits. Drink now or any time over the next 10 years.

    Hand Crafted by Angus Vinden

    13.9% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

     

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase – Single Barrel Shiraz #1 Eastern Slopes – SOLD OUT

    $60.00

    95+/100 Gary Walsh.

    This wine was one of 3 barrels selected from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. In the stellar 2018 vintage I separated the three aspects of the vineyard; Easterly, Northerly and Westerly to explore the ‘Terroir’. Each block was picked, fermented and vinified separately.

    The Eastern Slope was planted in 1966 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. The dry-grown fruit was cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak for 14 months. Unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed to bottle; drink any time over the next 10+ years.

     Handcraſted by Angus Vinden

    13.7% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

    Out of stock

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase – Single Barrel Shiraz #2 Northern Slopes – SOLD OUT

    $60.00

    96/100 Gary Walsh

    This wine was one of 3 barrels selected from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. In the stellar 2018 vintage I separated the three aspects of the vineyard; Easterly, Northerly and Westerly to explore the ‘Terroir’. Each block was picked, fermented and vinified separately.

    The Northern Slope was planted in 1968 on red-orange volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. The fruit was cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak for 14 months. Unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed to bottle; drink any time over the next 10+ years.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden

    13.9% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

    Out of stock

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase – Single Barrel Shiraz #3 Western Slopes

    $60.00

    94/100 Gary Walsh

    This wine was one of 3 barrels selected from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. In the stellar 2018 vintage I separated the three aspects of the vineyard; Easterly, Northerly and Westerly to explore the ‘Terroir’. Each block was picked, fermented and vinified separately.

    The Western Slope was planted in 1970 on orange volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. The fruit was cold soaked, fermented in open concrete fermenters with wild yeast, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French oak for 14 months. Unfined, unfiltered and gravity fed to bottle; drink any time over the next 10+ years.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden

    13.9% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

  • 2018 Vinden Headcase – Tempranillo

    $40.00

    95/100 Huon Hooke

    92/100 Gary Walsh

    Sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard where I once worked, I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. Planted in 2004 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. Picked in early February, the fruit was cold soaked, wild fermented in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged in French & American oak for 16 months (20% new). Drink it now or sometime during the next decade as the tannins soſten.

    Handcraſted by Angus Vinden

    14% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

     

  • 2019 The Vinden Headcase Charmless Man

    $30.00

    Named after the Blur Song, ‘Charmless Man’, this wine was an experimental batch for the 2018 vintage. The base of the wine is Alicante Bouschet, which was hand picked by our incredible members. The whole bunches were subsequently foot-stomped on a scorching summer afternoon in February.

     

    The Alicante Bouschet was fermented in large open concrete ferments. The wine was settled in tank before èlevage in seasoned French oak Hogsheads. The final wine is a blend of multiple varieties; I wonder if you can guess what they are? This funky little number is light, fun and delicious. Cheers!

    12.5% Alc./vol. Approx 7.7 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

  • 2019 Vinden Headcase – Nouveau Shiraz

    $30.00

    This wine was inspired by a trip to Beaujolais. This light, crisp, perfumed style of Shiraz was sourced from the Howard family Somerset Vineyard were I once worked; I know this vineyard almost as well as my own. This dry grown block was planted in 1966 on red volcanic clay soils, over weathered limestone in Pokolbin. Hand picked in Mid February, cold soaked, wild fermented (20% whole bunch, 80% whole berry) in open concrete fermenters, hand plunged, basket pressed and aged for 5 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Enjoy it now or on a hot summers day serve it chilled with a straw. Cheers!

    13.5% Alc./vol. Approx 8.3 std drinks.

    Minimal Sulfites added

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