South Australia | McLaren Vale

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DOWIE DOOLE was founded in 1995 by Drew Dowie and Norm Doole. They had been connected to the McLaren Vale community for many years as grapegrowers in the region. Vineyard management is now led by champions of sustainable viticulture practices Dave Gartelmann and Drew Dowie. In May '16, with winemaker and managing director Chris Thomas leading a group of like-minded investors, DOWIE DOOLE acquired 35ha of vines of the 53ha Conte Tatachilla Vineyard, book-ended by 50-year-old bushvine grenache and grafted (in '12) vermentino, aglianico and lagrein. In October '18, DOWIE DOOLE purchased Possum Vineyard, including its vineyards in Blewitt Springs and 500t winery. Exports to all major markets.


DOWIE DOOLE is an artisan wine producer in the stunning region of McLaren Vale. Established in 1995 by renowned grape growers and champions of sustainable viticulture; Drew Dowie and Norm Doole, DOWIE DOOLE is now led by Chief Winemaker Chris Thomas. The team are committed to crafting regionally distinctive wines that uphold a sense of place. The founders believed that wine is more than a drink, it is a form of art in a bottleā€¦ a legacy that continues to this day.


Chenin Blanc, Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

Cellar Door


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

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

DOWIE DOOLE is distributed all over Australia. For trade enquiries, please contact the relevant distributor in each market:

International Sales Information

DOWIE DOOLE exports to the major markets of the world including Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada & Alaska.


Winemaker Chris Thomas
Established 1995
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 90 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 695 California Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0459 101 372