Our Vineyards

It all starts in the vineyard…

Over the years we have been fortunate to work with several outstanding vineyards and growers in the Yarra Valley, many of whom have become loyal friends.

When we decided to launch the Rob Dolan range of wines we selected vineyards with a brilliant track record of consistently producing fruit of the highest calibre.  Each vineyard has been specifically planted with varieties and clones that suit the very distinct “terroir” of each site.

Yarraland

YARRALAND, CHIRNSIDE PARK

Proprietors: D’Aloisio Family

This family owned property sits proudly in a prime location with sweeping views over the Yarra Valley. The property was planted to Strawberries in the early 1990’s and eventually the family decided to branch out to vineyards (pun intended). The first plantings were Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1994 and later in the 90’s Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot followed. More recently some of the Cabernet was grafted to produce popular Italian Varietals including Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Tempranillo.

WHITE LABEL SHIRAZ + WHITE LABEL CHARDONNAY + TRUE COLOURS CHARDONNAY + WHITE LABEL PINOT NOIR + TRUE COLOURS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON

YERING PARK, YERING

Proprietors: Trevor + Elspeth Hill 

Originally home to cattle and Texan Angoras this picturesque North facing site lends itself to warm days and cool nights. It was only a matter of time before the Hill Family, who have owned the site for over 30 years, planted the entire vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1997. There are currently 5 acres under vine producing high calibre fruit year in and out.

WHITE LABEL CABERNET SAUVIGNON

IMMERSE, DIXONS CREEK

Proprietors: Steve + Helen Myles

The purchase of this unique property almost 15 years ago enabled the Myles family to create a boutique lifestyle destination where lovers of food and wine can Immerse themselves in the best of the Yarra Valley. The 23 acre vineyard planted in 1989 is home to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Immerse was hard hit by the 2009 bushfires with majority of the buildings burnt to the ground and all of the fruit destroyed; with help from the local community the Myles family rose from the ashes to rebuild and restore the property and lovingly tend to the vineyard which has now bounced back to yet again produce high quality fruit year in and out

TRUE COLOURS PINOT NOIR + TRUE COLOURS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON + WHITE LABEL CHARDONNAY

BOAT O’ CRAGIO, HEALESVILLE + KANGAROO GROUND

Proprietor: Steven Graham | Vineyard Manager: Andrew Mills 

Two stunning Family owned Vineyards in the Yarra Valley. The high altitude Healesville site currently boasts 20 acres under vine, mainly planted to White Varietals including three clones of Chardonnay, two clones of Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. Kangaroo Ground also boasts 20 acres under vine and is mainly planted to Red Varietals to make the most of its rich, volcanic soils, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Viognier. Andrew Mills (pictured) currently manages both sites for the family.

TRUE COLOURS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON + WHITE LABEL CHARDONNAY + WHITE LABEL SHIRAZ

WILLOWLAKE, GLADYSDALE

Proprietor: Jo Goodman | Viticulturist: Tim Wray 

Down a winding dirt road just outside the Township of Gladysdale proudly sits the family owned Willowlake Vineyard boasting some of the earliest plantings in the Yarra Valley. Elevated at 300 metres the property was mainly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 1979, the owners later went on to plant Sauvignon Blanc and other Pinot Noir clones and currently have a total of 80 acres under vine. Viticulturist Tim Wray (pictured) has been managing the vineyard for over 8 years.

WHITE LABEL PINOT NOIR + WHITE LABEL CHARDONNAY

HJ ESTATE, GRUYERE

Proprietors: Helen + Joey Xu | Vineyard Manager: Peter McRobert 

Alongside a hilly dirt road in Gruyere this family owned property was first planted to vines in 1996 and again in 1998. With sweeping views of the Yarra Valley and a total of 85 acres under vine the site is home to numerous varietals including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Peter McRobert (pictured) manages the Vineyard for the family and has lived locally for over 20 years.

WHITE LABEL PINOT GRIS + WHITE LABEL PINOT NOIR