Very happy with our latest win with best small cellar door from Gourmet Traveller for the Pyrenees/Ballarat region. This is the second time we have won this award with 2016 also a winning year.
Vintage 2018 has just ended with some amazingly good wines made. Shiraz and Grenache are especially strong and we also welcome our first crop of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano. Exciting times for us with the addition of these 2 red wines.
Stocks of our Trophy winning Grenache continue to dwindle as do 2017 Riesling and 2016 Tempranillo (both sold out now). Wont be long and we will be moving onto new vintages of these wines.
Very happy to announce that Grampians Helicopters will soon be taking visitors on the ride of their life with a visit to Dogrock. Arriving by air, individual tastings with us and an incredible scenic flight home are what awaits the lucky who dare. More info on Justin and Justine on the link below.
We have just released the 2016 Degraves Road Shiraz as well as the 2017 Degraves Road Chardonnay. Both wines are true to their and will definitely please those who have previously enjoyed recent vintages.
Other recent accolades include a 94/100 for our trophy winning 2016 Dogrock Grenache (has also won 2 silver medals).
August saw the release of James Hallidays Wine Companion and the 2018 edition has been excellent for the 2 labels from Dog Rock. We have maintained our 5 RED STAR rating with the following scores
96/100 – 2015 Degraves Road Shiraz
95/100 – 2016 Degraves Road Riesling
94/100 – 2015 Dogrock Shiraz
94/100 – 2015 Dogrock Grenache
93/100 – 2015 Dogrock Tempranillo
92/100 – 2015 Dogrock Cabernet Sauvignon
These are great scores but unfortunately all of the wines except the Cabernet Sauvignon have sold out. The good news is that the next vintages are now available.
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.
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.