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Dennis Wines
Daringa Cellars Pty Ltd
Ph 08 8323 8665
Fax 08 8323 9121
McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171

History

In 1947 Egerton (E S Dennis), after serving in the RAAF settled on his present 90 acre vineyard at McLaren Flat. Ege initiated the emergence of Dennis Wines in 1971, with the object of converting the high quality grapes produced into premium wine.

In 1979 the Winemaking and Management passed to his son Peter who continues the tradition of producing only premium quality wine.

The family vineyard "Nindethana" is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The property is beautifully situated at McLaren Flat at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges where the soil, climate and rainfall are ideal for the purpose.

Pioneered at the winery in the early seventies is the production of Mead, made from fermented honey, the oldest alcoholic beverage in recorded history (the wine of the Vikings, King Arthur, Robin Hood etc.) The ancient Romans regarded Mead as an aphrodisiac and therefore the honeymoon beverage.

Since its establishment Dennis Wines have collected over 200 medals at capital city and international wine shows, together with other trophies including The Dan Murphy and Bushing King awards (twice) for the best wine in the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition.

Testimonials

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