DogRidge Wine Company

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Dave and Jen Wright (co-owners with Fred and Sarah Howard) had a combined background of dentistry, art and a CSU viticultural degree when they moved from Adelaide to McLaren Flat to become vignerons. They inherited shiraz and grenache vines planted in the early '40s as a source for Château Reynella fortified wines, and their vineyards now include some of the oldest vines in the immediate district. Quality at one end, value-packed at the other. Exports to Canada, Singapore and Japan. -JAMES HALLIDAY


DogRidge is a family owned operation since 1992 with about 140 acres of vineyards in McLaren Vale.
The name DogRidge comes from an old ‘vigorous’ grape vine rootstock (now no longer used in modern viticulture).
We adopted the name DogRidge as it suits our extreme love for Curly Coated Retrievers and the position of the family home on a sandy ridge in McLaren Flat.
DogRidge boasts several 1940’s plantings of Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon that form the basis of our premium bottled product. When you visit our cellar door you can also taste the The Pup range including; Sparkling Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot. Join our DogHouse wine club to be privy to back vintage and special release wines.


Winemaker Fred Howard
Established 1991
Dozens 18 000
Vineyards (area) 56 ha
Viticulturist Dave Wright
Opening Hours Mon–Fri 11–5, w'ends 12–4
Address 129 Bagshaws Road, McLaren Flat, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8383 0140