Dabblebrook Vineyard is 100% solar powered and uses recycled water for irrigation. We follow organic practices where possible to reduce chemical both on the property and in our wines. See the Sustainable Wine Growing Community.

Climate & Terrain

The geology of McLaren Vale is fascinating, with the layers of sediment easily seen along the coastal cliffs. It is one of the most geologically diverse regions in the world with  over 40 unique geologies that vary in age from 15,000 years to over 550 million years. A wide variety of soil types are found across our wine region, creating a great influence on grape growing and wine making.

Dabblebrook Vineyard is on the foothills of the Onkaparingka Range, at Sellicks Hill. Although we have a mix of soils on our 20 acres, the Grenache and Shiraz vines grow mainly on alluvial clays.

McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association (MVGWA) and the Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) have published  a detailed overview of the terrain on the Geology of the McLaren Vale Wine Region Map. Download the Geology Map for more information.

Start planning your visit to the McLaren Vale Wine Region to enjoy our stunning beaches, amazing food and other wine makers on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Contact me if you would like to talk more about vines, wines or the rural lifestyle.

In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.