It all started out in the 1990’s with Tony Laithwaite, flying a bunch of Aussie winemakers (the Flying Winemakers) over to France to show the old dogs some new tricks. This is where the RedHeads seed was sown for a new wave in winemaking. The crew initially setup in McLaren Vale, South Australia in 2002, in an old restaurant, called RedHeads! The site was used by moonlighting winemakers to break free from the corporate shackles to come and make “real” wines, the way they wanted to. Tiny batches, hands-on, interesting blends and big flavors.
Fast forward over and over a decade later, the RedHeads’ roots are firmly planted in the Barossa with a state-of-the-art custom-built winery with sustainability at the core and their own dedicated production and vineyard teams. The principals are the same. The aim… grape liberation. RedHeads hunt down premium parcels of fruit that were destined to be blended into some big name, nondescript wine and give it the attention it deserves in the winery. They work with over 20 different varieties, all kept separate in the winery and all going on to form wines with individuality and unique character. No two wines are the same.
They can’t save them all, but they try. The “Movement” goes on.