Star Cellar Door
What sets Dogrock apart is the hands-on approach of owners Allen and Andrea Hart. Open by appointment only, the winery and cellar door are operated by this talented and passionate husband-and-wife team. Dogrock is a very personal experience. When Allen and Andrea open the doors to share their highly awarded handmade small-batch wines, they step out of the vineyard or winery. Nestled above the off-grid winery, the rustic cellar door has views of Mount Langi Ghiran and Mount Cole. The sustainably produced low-intervention wines here are served in beautiful glassware, and impress with their quality and intrigue. From the region’s renowned chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet to grenache and tempranillo. Be sure to ask Allen and Andrea about arinto and azal, the latest additions to their vineyard, and their first Blanc de Blancs release. Located between Avoca and Ararat on the western side of the Pyrenees mountain range, this experience leaves a small carbon footprint but a big impression.
TOP DROP: 2017 Dogrock Degraves Road Blanc de Blancs, A$38