This is the venture of Allen (now full-time winemaker) and Andrea (viticulturist) Hart. Having purchased the property in 1998, the planting of shiraz, riesling, tempranillo, grenache, chardonnay and marsanne began in 2000 (0.2ha of touriga nacional added in '16 and arinto and azal in '20). Given Allen's former post as research scientist/winemaker with Foster's, the attitude taken to winemaking is unexpected. The estate-grown wines are made in a low-tech fashion, without gas cover or filtration; the Harts say, ‘All wine will be sealed with a screwcap and no DogRock wine will ever be released under natural cork bark'. DogRock installed the first solar-powered irrigation system in Australia, capable of supplying water 365 days a year, even at night or in cloudy conditions.
DOGROCK is a small family owned wine business that makes world class wines. Rated 5 star by James Halliday, we have won many trophies, gold medals and accolades for our estate grown wines since our first release in 2005.