Our story starts at the heart of the Barossa.
Established in 1988, Dorrien Estate is nestled in the heart of the Barossa on the site of the historical Dorrien township. Once the railway centre of the Barossa, Dorrien was where the Barossa’s highly prized wines started their journey by train to others parts of Australia and beyond. This connection to far reaching places has always been at the core of what we do, which is to source the best grapes from passionate growers in the finest regions across Australia, and craft them into premium small batch wines. To this day, we remain true to our roots, which is why we experience one of the longest vintages out of any winery in Australia. Every year between January and June our winemakers travel thousands of kilometres, tasting grapes in hundreds of different vineyards across Margaret River and the Great Southern in Western Australia; the Yarra Valley, Heathcote and King Valley in Victoria; Tumbarumba, Hilltops and the Hunter Valley in NSW; Canberra; the Coal River Valley in Tasmania, and every major wine region in South Australia. This has enabled us to develop extensive knowledge, understanding and relationships with some of the best growers across the country.