Oliver Wines (born 7 October 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Wines received a nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star award in round 1 of the 2013 season, his debut match. He has served as Port Adelaide co-captain since the 2019 season.
Wines played his junior football at the Echuca Football Club and for the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup before being drafted by Port Adelaide in the 2012 AFL Draft. Wines' great uncle was Clinton Wines, who played 39 games for Carlton from 1945–1946, including the "Bloodbath" 1945 VFL premiership.
Prior to the 2012 AFL draft, Wines was predicted to go to the Melbourne Football Club along with Jack Viney, his best friend who attended the same primary school at Echuca and was already a father-son selection pick with Melbourne. Instead he was overlooked by Melbourne and was drafted by Port Adelaide with their first selection, pick seven, in the 2012 national draft. He made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2013 AFL season at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Melbourne, which also featured his best friend, Jack Viney. Port Adelaide won the game by 79 points. In an impressive debut, Wines finished the game with 24 disposals including 16 contested possessions and one goal, earning him the round 1 nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star. He ended up finishing third in the Rising Star with 26 votes.
Wines had a strong season in 2014 with thoughts that he may have been subject to the second year blues dispelled in round one as he achieved career bests in many categories in round one against Carlton—twenty-eight disposals, two goals, and nine tackles. He played in every game for the club primarily as an inside midfielder. In the finals, he averaged twenty-three disposals and kicked five goals across three games. At season's end he placed equal sixth in the club's best and fairest and won his second consecutive Gavin Wanganeen medal as Port's best player under 21.
After a stunning first two seasons, Wines' 2015 season was interrupted. He started the season strongly, averaging 28 disposals and a goal across the first two games before injuring his wrist in round 2 against North Melbourne, sidelining him for a month. Wines returned to the side and quickly picked up where he had left off as Port's big bodied inside midfield having a best on ground performance against the Western Bulldogs in round 10 and Collingwood in round 15. He received the three Brownlow Medal votes in both those games. Unfortunately for Wines, his season came to a premature end in round 18 when he dislocated his shoulder early against St Kilda, requiring a full reconstruction.
In February 2019, Wines was announced as one of the club's first ever co-captains, alongside Tom Jonas. While traditionally the club's captain would wear the no. 1 guernsey during their captaincy, because there was more than one captain, the no. 1 guernsey was retired, and Wines retained his no. 16 guernsey.
- Statistics are correct to the end of round 7, 2018.
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Honours and achievements
- Port Adelaide co-captain: 2019–present
- 3× Gavin Wanganeen Medal: 2013, 2014, 2015
- 3× 22under22 team: 2015, 2016, 2017
- AFL Rising Star nominee: 2013
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- "Jonas and Wines partner to lead Port into the future". portadelaidefc.com.au. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
- "Ollie Wines". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 April 2019.