Estate grown - Sustainably managed
Situated in the Fleurieu region of South Australia, McLaren Vale is nestled within the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. With it’s close proximity to the Gulf of St Vincent to the west, the resulting Mediterranean-type climate ensures the grapes enjoy a long, even ripening period, producing wines of exceptional flavour and generousity.
The strength of DOWIE DOOLE is the suite of distinctive, premium vineyards that the winemaker can draw upon. Vineyard management is led by advocates of sustainable viticulture practices - Dave Gartlemann and Lulu Lunn. Once harvested, the grapes are hand crafted into premium wines with minimal intervention.
DOWIE DOOLE ESTATE - Tatachilla, McLaren Vale
DOWIE DOOLE’s Estate vineyard in McLaren Vale is biodynamic in conversion and is comprised of 53 hectares of undulating and picturesque landscape, primarily planted to classic McLaren Vale varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and over 50-year-old bush vine Grenache.
TINTOOKIE 2.0 VINEYARD - Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Recently purchased by DOWIE DOOLE in October 2018, this vineyard is located in the rolling hills of Blewitt Springs just over the fence from Lulu Lunn's Tintookie Vineyard. The Grenache and Shiraz vines here were saved from the 1980′s vine pull scheme and age up to 70 and 50 years old respectively.
Select parcels of fruit are also sourced from the founders’ vineyards:
TINTOOKIE VINEYARD - Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Tintookie Vineyard owned by DOWIE DOOLE co-founder Drew Dowie and his partner Lulu Lunn is set on the cool sandy slopes of Blewitt Springs. Of the many grape varieties planted, the Tintookie Vineyard is where the grapes are sourced for our famous Chenin Blanc from some of Australia's oldest Chenin Blanc vines, planted in 1933.
CALI ROAD VINEYARD – Tatachilla, McLaren Vale
Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Norm Doole's California Road Vineyard is one of those treasures, producing low yielding, outstanding fruit.
THE RANGE VINEYARD - Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills
The Range Vineyard is owned by Norm & Jane Doole and is located in Kuitpo in the Adelaide Hills. It is from this cool-climate vineyard that we source our extremely popular Estate Sauvignon Blanc.