South of Adelaide the ranges that guard the city’s eastern flank drift towards the sea, as if trying to catch a glimpse of St Vincent Gulf itself. It is in this area, throughout the McLaren Vale where we source fruit for our wines.
Five vineyards throughout the Sellicks foothills are the source for our wines bursting with the generous fruit flavours for which McLaren Vale is known – younger vines that produce outstanding Shiraz, Grenache, Fiano, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.
But further north – near the townships of Clarendon, Blewitt Springs and Kangarilla – are three vineyards of particular importance to Dodgy Bros – Smart, Wait and Sherry vineyards.
The Smart Vineyard is all Grenache, and the Sherry vineyard is Shiraz. The Wait vineyard is Shiraz and Grenache, planted in 1942.
In each of these vineyards old vines moderate their crop loads, requiring little irrigation and warding off disease. The vines effectively look after themselves and wines made from these vineyards are meant to be true expressions of the places that these grapes come from.