South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our 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 50yo bush-vine grenache and grafted vermentino, aglianico and lagrein. In October ’18, DOWIE DOOLE purchased Possum Vineyard, including its vineyards in Blewitt Springs and 500t winery. Exports to Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the US and the UK. -JAMES HALLIDAY


DOWIE DOOLE is a story of two terroirs and time. Our home McLaren Vale, South Australia has unique, ancient terroirs that produce world-class wines. DOWIE DOOLE’s Estate Vineyards are in two of McLaren Vale’s most sought after and unique terroirs; The Dowie Vineyard on the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs and the Doole Vineyard on the ancient rocks of Tatachilla. These terroirs have evolved over time with geology as old as 650M years. As custodians of these terroirs, we incorporate sustainable practices in the growing and crafting of our wines. We can do this as we have full control being a genuine grower-producer with all wine estate grown and estate made. With the wines being crafted to embody both a sense of place and an essence of Australia. DOWIE DOOLE is a McLaren Vale experience of the best of the Australian lifestyle, our wines are crafted to be enjoyed sitting on the beach or by a fire or simply gathered with friends around a table, and that is why they are shared all around the world. An expression of this Australian spirit can be found at the DOWIE DOOLE Tasting Pod. An immersive wine experience set in the rolling ancient Australian landscape. Where we proudly showcase the world-class quality of Australian Wine, McLaren Vale, and DOWIE DOOLE’s unique terroirs, to visitors from Australia and all over the world.


Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Shiraz

Cellar Door


The DOWIE DOOLE Tasting Pod can be found at 695 California Road, McLaren Vale.


Daily 10–5

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Charcuterie platters

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

DOWIE DOOLE is distributed all over Australia. For trade enquiries, please contact

International Sales Information

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


Winemaker Chris Thomas
Established 1995
Dozens 25 000
Vineyards (area) 64 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 695 California Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0459 101 372