Don’t miss us at the Red Series at the Ballarat Mining exchange on July 29. A fabulous evening of fine wine and fun. Bookings via Eventbrite.
The 2017 Dogrock Degraves Road Riesling has made its appearance and is now available at cellar door or mail order. A small volume was bottled early to ensure those Riesling lovers out there can have their Friday night cheese and Riesling nights.
Dog Rock is thrilled to have its 2015 Degraves Road Grenache included in the Gourmet Traveller Wines (GTW) Feb/March editions Top 100 new releases with 93/100. This brings this wines tally to 1 Trophy, 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal to dae .
The 2015 Degraves Road Shiraz and the 2015 Dogrock Shiraz are now available for purchase. The 2015 Degraves Road Shiraz scored a Gold Medal at the 2016 Victorian wine show to maintain this wines unblemished record. All vintages from 2012 – 2015 have been awarded a gold medal which is a pretty neat trend. A recent review from the 2017 WineWise championship had this wine ranked 15 of 83 with 93 – 96 points (silver to gold).
We are also very proud that Dog Rock has been given a chapter in a book by Bill Hampel titled “Against the Grain” which is a collection of stories from 14 rural businesses and their actions to combat climate change. Its great to see that there are a few others out there starting to make adjustments to their business in light of what is emerging as a very serious problem.
In the vineyard at Dog Rock, we have just started pruning and the frosty clear mornings make for great days once a little heat gets into the days. Andrea has been diligent and well on track to finish early if the weather holds.
Dog Rock is looking forward to the annual reviews from James Halliday which is due out shortly. Stay tuned.
Every year we all await the release of James Hallidays Wine Companion and the 2017 edition has been excellent for the 2 labels from Dog Rock. We have maintained our 5 star rating but unfortunately, all of the wines reviewed have sold out. We do have the next vintages available
Recently, Dog Rock was included into the Hall of Fame at the Powercor Grampians/Pyrenees Small Business Awards. In addition, the winery was recognised for its environmental program with the Sustainability Award.