Ahrens helps shape Barossa Valley’s newest winery

The Barossa’s newest winery, RedHeads Wine, embodies plenty of character, complete with a shiraz vineyard, cottages that date back to 1888 and brand new winemaking facilities that are full of potential.

Ahrens played a key role in helping the new winery take shape, with the design and construct of a new winemaking and barrel storage facility.

Ahrens specialise in winery buildings and infrastructure, warehousing and logistics, commercial buildings and engineering and winery maintenance.

RedHeads Wine is the Barossa Valley’s latest wine venture however, their principles of winemaking trace back to the “olden days” – tiny batches and hands-on, the way wine used to be done.

With this in mind, the client trusted Ahrens to offer the care and attention needed to deliver this project.

The main purpose-built structure spans 1,850m2 to provide ample space for the winery’s tanks and barrels where they sort, crush, ferment and age all their wines on site.

A secondary smaller 160m2 shed was also erected on-site.

Ahrens scope of works included all site clearance, earth works, footings, steel erection, cladding, concrete floors, and electrical, fire and plumbing works.

With a long history of delivering quality projects and services to the wine sector, Ahrens’ extensive portfolio of past work includes everything from buildings, production and supporting infrastructure.

Ahrens are experienced in working with larger operations and boutique businesses throughout Australia, using their significant pool of in-house labour, trades, plant and equipment.

While RedHeads had already made a name for themselves as quality South Australian winemakers, including their previous studio winery at McLaren Vale, this was their first full-fledged winery and vineyard.

The purpose-built facilities by Ahrens will allow the winemakers to give the fruit the special treatment it deserves so it can go on to form wines of true individuality and character that are signature to RedHeads Wine.

Ahrens’ specialist wine capabilities include:

  • Barrel stores and storage facilities.
  • Civil and storm water works.
  • Finished goods stores.
  • General site services and facilities.
  • Offices, tasting rooms and amenities.
  • Support infrastructure, catwalks and canopies.
  • Storage facilities.
  • Tanks and fermenters.
  • Temperature controlled buildings.
  • Barrel wash-down areas.

Learn more about Ahrens’ proven history of meeting tight deadlines while closely managing costs and safety, quality and environmental factors for wine construction and infrastructure, visit www.ahrens.com.au