Chief Winemaker - Chris Thomas


Chris Thomas has been involved with Dowie Doole since 2008 but officially became Chief Winemaker in 2011. Chris graduated in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in 2003 and has a wealth of experience working for top wineries including Fox Creek and Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale and also abroad with Domaine Changarnier in Burgundy, France.

As Chief and sole winemaker, Chris has worked closely with our founders to produce wines that encapsulate the spirit of McLaren Vale and nearby regions.

In 2015 Chris, along with other investors, bought the DOWIE DOOLE wine label and took on the role of Managing Director in addition to his Winemaking responsibilities. When he isn’t crafting wines of exceptional quality, he travels the world spreading the DOWIE DOOLE story.