19 June 2013 News

The 2013 Wine 100 Challenge in Shanghai, China that took place in mid-May, awarded Heartland Wines a gold medal, a trophy, and a bronze medal. The gold medal and ‘Best Shiraz’ trophy mantelpiece was given to the 2010 Director’s Cut Shiraz, while the bronze medal was for the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 judges panel consisted of several Masters of Wine such as Andrew Caillard, Jane Skilton and the Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown Click here to read more.

14 May 2013 News

Heartland took home the “Best Shiraz” Trophy at the 2013 Langhorne Creek Winemakers Showcase last week. A group of well-known judges including wine writer Huon Hooke tasted over eight categories in the showcase. The Best Shiraz trophy was awarded to the 2010 Director’s Cut Shiraz. Click here to read the full press release.

15 March 2013 News

An article entitled “5 new-style Australian wines to try” was released by Dave McIntyre of The Washington Post on March 6, giving readers some great recommendations. On the list of 5 wines was Heartland’s 2009 Stickleback Red with the top score of 2 stars (meaning “exceptional”).  Read the tasting note below!


Heartland Stickleback Red 2009


South Australia, $13

(Great Value)

A delightful blend of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and the Italian varietals dolcetto and lagrein, this is made by famed Aussie winemaker Ben Glaetzer. There’s tradition here, in a hint of tobacco flavor that calms the more familiar Australian enthusiasm. Alcohol: 14.5 percent.

6 March 2013 News, Videos

The team at Heartland have just put together an excellent new video about the winery. Check it out  below!


Heartland Wines – Taste It From Where You Are from Sam Collins Media on Vimeo.

12 December 2012 News

Heartland Wines Director’s Cut Shiraz 2010 just received the Blue-Gold Award at the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition, and was recognized one of the Top 100 Wines tasted. The wine also received 94 points from James Halliday, his comments are below.

“Deep, dense crimson-purple; this really is built for the long haul; cedary/spicy French oak is the first aroma encountered on the bouquet and is never far away, but there are waves of blackberry, plum and dark chocolate fruits, then round tannins to conclude.”  94 Points James Halliday

29 November 2012 News

The Wine Spectator released their “TOP 100” wines at 90 points or higher  and $18 or less. All the wines on the list offer great quality for a great price. Scoring 90 points on the list is Heartland’s 2009 Shiraz!

1 October 2012 News

In the “By the Glass” wine column in the Boston Globe, they mention wines that are “worth a pour” for great prices. Of the top picks was the 2009 Heartland Shiraz! Their comments are below.

Heartland South Australia Shiraz 2009 Full of finesse and balance. A nose of ripe plum, red currants, loamy soil, and a hit of mintiness. Toasted oak, olive tapenade, and more baking spices show up, along with food-friendly tannins.

3 August 2012 News

Heartland Wines received outstanding scores from James Halliday’s 2013 edition of the Australian Wine Companion. Halliday scores the 2011 Pinot Gris 89 points, 2010 Dolcetto& Lagrein 90 points, and the 2010 Director’s Cut 94 points! The 2010 Dolcetto & Lagrein also was marked as a “special value” wine, great taste for a great price.  Not only did the wines receive great scores but the winery itself was given 4.5 stars overall. To read the full review for each wine and James Halliday’s comments on the winery, click the image below.

2nd July 2012 News

Today’s “Less than $15 Daily Wine Pick” for Wine Spectator Online is our very own Heartland Stickleback Red 2009.  The Stickleback Red scored 86 points and is only $13! Check out the review below.


21 May 2012 News, Videos Wines for the Weekend featured an article on Gordon Getty, son of oil baron J. Paul Getty Sr. and No. 334 on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires. Getty owns two wineries in Napa, PlumpJack and Cade, and could afford any wine he wants, but his top picks suit anyone’s budget.

The article is titled, “Wines a Billionaire Drinks”. Getty surprises by saying that he loves to find great wines that cost around $25-$30. and his current favorite? Heartland Director’s Cut!  Click below to read the full article, and even better, check out this video featuring Heartland in an interview with Getty. Getty discusses how Director’s Cut won a wine competition that was taking place in Adelaide while he was visiting. To see the amazing video click here, to read the piece click on one of the images below.