South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

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 recently grafted (in '12) vermentino, aglianico and lagrein. 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.


Winemaker Chris Thomas
Established 1995
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 53 ha
Opening Hours CLOSED - Under Construction - due to open in 2019
Address 598 Bayliss Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 7325 6280