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Honoring Old World Styles With Wilton Hill

by Chloe Gordon on 01/11/2022 | 2 Minute Read

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Wilton Hill is produced by Alex Head of Head Wines, a winemaker from the Barossa region of Australia.

THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS

The Barossa has an international reputation for its grape-growing and winemaking heritage which dates back to the early 1800s. Many of its vineyards remain in the care of families, some going back six generations. Wilton Hill is one of these vineyards, highly esteemed for its Shiraz, planted in 1858.

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Wilton Hill is truly unique. It is the only vineyard in the region from where both the Barossa and Eden Valleys can be seen — Barossa Valley to the north west and Eden Valley to the south east. The “Wilton Hill” wordmark is an ambigram and reflects exactly this viewpoint; of singularity and duality in one. Two views in one.

Now, within the Barossa are two main wine-growing subregions: Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. These valleys are divided by the Barossa Ranges. Wilton Hill sits atop these ranges.

Just as this wine has been carefully made honouring Old World styles with minimal intervention, so too has this “Wilton Hill” wordmark been inspired by the calligraphic tradition, crafted by hand with minimal digital intervention.

Careful, traditional methods of detailing extend beyond print as evidenced in the hand- sealed wax closure, tissue wrapping and hot-iron-branded timber boxes.

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Altitude and slope, not only soil, play an important role in the quality fruit that yields wine of utmost quality. None more so than the select rows of Shiraz at Wilton Hill. This special wine expresses the same distinct qualities of the Old World Syrah/Shiraz styles of Co?te Ro?tie, also grown on the slopes and altitudes in the northern Rho?ne wine region of France from where Alex Head draws his inspiration.

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