Vintage 2017 is fast approaching. Lately we’ve had some cool nights and warm days, perfect for ripening grapes. We are down a little on yields due to some cool wet weather in spring but quality looks excellent. The vines are balanced and we are looking...

Vintage is now over and like waking up after a heavy night on the sauce we have found ourselves wondering what happened and how we got here. In a normal year, there is a natural order of ripening which gives us a chance to handle each...

Well it’s all happening here at Rob Dolan Wines.. bottling, bottling, bottling. We’re getting all of our tanks and barrels empty, ready to be filled during the 2016 vintage. It’s early days but all is on track for a superb vintage, let’s hope it’s as...

The recent release of the much-awaited James Halliday Australian Wine Companion has once again been kind to us. For a winery, there is no wine review publication with more credibility than this one. It’s sort of like the Brownlow medal for wines. In 2014 we were...

When people ask, “hey how would you rate the 2015 vintage”, instinctively I revert back to the stock line – “best vintage in living memory”. As winemakers, it’s what we’re taught to say at uni. In reality, the stock line might not be too far from...

Get on board and join the Rob Dolan Wines Footy tipping competition for 2015! AFL Footy Season is our second favourite time of the year (second only to vintage of course) and this year we are ramping it up and inviting our loyal customers, family and...

House Dolan | Sigil White tank bursting at seams on a crimson field | Words Make it fit If you are a Game of Thrones fan you will understand the previous statements. For the rest of you it represents how some of us view the looming three months otherwise known as “vintage”....

pictured L-R: Ben Dahlenburg (Eldorado Road), Adrian Santolin (Santolin Wines/Boy Meets Girl) and Shaun Crinion (Dappled Wines) A recent survey of Yarra Valley winemakers has found one in five has at some time in their careers worked under Rob Dolan. Ok, so I may have invented...

When winemakers resurface from the hard toils of the vintage period, friends inevitably pose the same question: “what the hell do you guys do for the rest of the year?” Firstly, we don’t just sit around tasting wine all day (that job’s for sommeliers). Wine needs...

I am very excited to announce that Rob Dolan Wines has been awarded ‘New Winery of The Year’ by James Halliday in the 2014 Australian Wine Companion. The winery has also achieved a coveted 5-star rating....

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