Winemaker Rob "Sticks" Dolan crafts these wines from fruit grown on premium vineyards in Victoria's Yarra Valley. Rob Dolan's career began in South Australia, where he learned the art of making wine from the ground up. He developed and refined his skills under the instruction of two of Australia's most distinguished teachers. It was during this time that the budding winemaker and towering sportsman, known as "Sticks", was also a dual premiership player for the Port Adelaide Football Club.
In 1991, Rob Dolan became the winemaker at Yarra Ridge. The small family winery provided Rob with the opportunity to experiment, which enabled him to hone his winemaking skills. His efforts were immediately recognized on the international show circuit. Rob proceeded to plant his first "Sticks" grapes in the mid 1980's. The goal at Sticks is to provide today's drinker with immensely satisfying wines at affordable prices.
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The color is a deep vibrant red with deep purple hues. The aroma is of raspberry, cherry liqueur, cinnamon, and plum. On the palate is cherry, plum, and spice; very textural. more
This Pinot Noir has a vibrant, bright red color with purple hues. The bouquet is one of dark cherry, plum, and red berries with hints of spice. The fresh red berries are evident on the palate with mulberry
and spice. more
This Pinot Noir has a vibrant, bright ruby red color with purple
tinges. The bouquet is one of dark cherry, raspberry, and plums
with hints of spice. The fresh red berries are evident on the palate
with cloves, rhubarb and velvety tannins.
Pair with mushrooms stuffed with pancetta and
This Pinot Noir has a vibrant, bright red color with purple tinges. The bouquet is one of cherry, raspberry and strawberry with hints
of spice. The fresh red berries are evident on the palate with cloves and fine tannins. more
Fruit for this wine is drawn from Sticks' established estate vineyard in Yarra Glen and from valued local growers. The fruit was cold soaked prior to fermentation to maximize color and flavor extraction. Maturation was initially on light lees in new and seasoned French oak, then racked and... more
The fruit was gently destemmed, crushed then pressed. The juice was cold settled, racked, then fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to maximise fruit expression.
Towards the end of fermentation, the wine was transferred to new and seasoned American and
French oak... more
Number 63 on the of 2007!Maturations was initially on light lees in new and seasoned French oak, then racked and returned to oak for extended oak maturation.
The color is garnet red with purple tinges. The bouquet displays cherry, plum and spice, enhanced by subtle oak. The palate possess rich... more
Healthy spring rains replenished water supplies and promoted good early growth. The remainder of the growing season was hot and dry, allowing excellent flavor development.
Although the vintage period was difficult with the periodic rains, Sticks' vintages were harvested on the basis of flavor... more
Number 2 on the of 2007!
The color is a brilliant light straw with vibrant green hues. The bouquet possesses nectarine, peach and savory oak characters. The palate is clean and dry with tropical fruit flavors and a crisp zesty finish.
Former Aussie rules footballer-turned-winemaker Rob... more