DogRidge is a small family owned venture that started when our first vineyard was purchased in 1992. We now produce a range of boutique wines from 90 acres of premium McLaren Vale vineyards. DogRidge is the name of an old-fashioned vine rootstock and strangely it caught our imagination. Given the main house is on a ridge overlooking the vines, and we are besotted with curly haired – four legged friends, you can figure it out.
DogRidge is a shared dream that includes art, an intimate cellar door and gallery, heritage vines and, above all, a commitment to distinctive wines that celebrate the beauty around us. There is Jen’s fresh-baked sourdough bread and our own fantastic olive oil to taste and perk up the palate and Dave’s hand-crafted refectory table to sit around while Janet presents our wines. Janet knows them intimately and is a mine of knowledge about the other wines and personalities of the district.
Tables and chairs outside under the gum trees beside the creek cater for picnics with friends and family. The gallery joining the tasting room displays the works of local artists as well Jen’s drawings and paintings, including her intriguing bird studies. Amid the birds, frogs and other wildlife by the creek you may be lucky enough to see and hear the delightful shrike thrush who bursts into song to greet guests every day. We do not charge for wine tastings and are happy for you to try 6 - 8 wines of your choice free of charge.
Group tastings at DogRidge
For groups of 6 or more, bookings are required in advance. We have three experiences available to suit your group (maximum of 14 people):
We accept groups between 11am to 1pm only. Please note that we do not accept licenced buses, 18th or 21st celebrations or hen's/buck's parties.
Please call the cellar door on (08) 8383 0140 for bookings.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.