McLaren Vale

Star Rating:

598 Bayliss Road
McLaren Vale SA 5171
(08) 7325 6280
(08) 8323 8895
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Chris Thomas
25 000
44.35 hectares

James' Review

DOWIE DOOLE was founded in 1995 by Drew Dowie and Norm Doole. They had been connected to McLaren Vale community for many years and are renowned grape growers in the region. In 2011 Brian Light passed the winemaking baton to his long-time prot?g? Chris Thomas. Chris proudly continues the tradition of making outstanding wines from the Dowie and Doole estate vineyards. Vineyard management is led by champions of sustainable viticulture practices Dave Gartlemann and Drew Dowie. In May ?16, with winemaker and managing director Chris Thomas leading a group of like-minded investors, DOWIE DOOLE acquired the 35ha of vines on the 53ha Conte Tatachilla Vineyard book-ended by 50 year-old bush vine grenache and recently grafted (?12) vermentino, aglianico and lagrein. Exports to all major markets.

Author: James Halliday

About this winery

DOWIE DOOLE was founded in 1995 by renowned McLaren Vale grape growers and champions of sustainable viticulture Drew Dowie and Norm Doole.

At DOWIE DOOLE we believe that wine is a form of Art. For more than 20 years, our boutique winery has been committed to producing rich, premium wine that is well loved and remembered.

Our philosophy has always been to use only the finest parcels of fruit from select vineyards.


Chenin Blanc
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door

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The DOWIE DOOLE Tasting Room is currently closed for Renovation and will be re-opening late 2016

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Distribution Information

Direct distribution nationally by Dowie Doole.

International Sales Information

UK, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, Germany, Canada, US, Thailand.

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4.5 Star

Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above, others 87-89.

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