Dodgy Brothers Story 2018-11-13T13:01:34+00:00

Dodgy Bros:
Not all that dodgy

A long time ago, Peter Bolte and his good friend decided they were going to make some wine. As a consulting viticulturist, Peter not only had the knowledge of what quality grapes were all about, but he also had the connections to be able to procure some of these grapes. As a well-known wine company would move through picking one of their top vineyards, Peter would swing a deal with the grower: “Mate, how ‘bout you leave the last row for me and I’ll take care of it.” This technique seemed to work well, and the deal was always sealed with a handshake.

With the advice of a few local winemakers, and some rudimentary winemaking equipment, the grape crush began, and the ongoing antics led to the nine-year-old son of Peter’s partner to dub them the “Dodgy Brothers”.

By July 2010 Peter knew he had to step up his game, enlisting Canadian winemaker Wes Pearson and grower extraordinaire Peter Somerville to form The Dodgy Brothers we now know and love.

Throughout this evolution, Peter’s original ideals remain unchanged – the boys still like to have a good time, a good laugh or two, and they still seal all their business deals with a handshake.

A grower, a viticulturist, and a winemaker: The Dodgy Brothers.