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Tucked up a back road in the middle of the Coal Valley, bordered by a rivulet that helps to give the property its name, is Wobbly Boot Vineyard.

This vineyard is a dog-gone heaven for both wine fans and dogs alike, as it’s one of the only (very) dog friendly vineyards in the area.

WRITTEN BY
Jared 
Mendham

IMAGES BY
Nat
Mendham

Assisted by their gorgeous Golden Retriever Maeve, owners Lynda and Paul are everything in the vineyard – viticulturists, pruners, greeters, cellar door managers and much more.  Having purchased the vineyard in 2014, Lynda and Paul have recently increased the size of the vineyard with a new block planted in the last couple of years.
 
Known for holding their dog-centric open days – the “Wine and Woofs program”, Wobbly Boot has three off lead areas, and is otherwise open for cellar door sales on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 4pm from October to March, and other times for tours by appointment – check their website for tour listings.
Why is it called Wobbly Boot? That rivulet we mentioned before, it borders the vineyard in such a way that the outline looks like a trace of a wobbly boot! Notably, Maeve also has several well chewed wobbly boots on hand, too.
 
We visited Wobbly Boot in mid-Spring 2018, just as the vines were springing back to life, and tasted some of their fantastic wines. Specialising in Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, the wines tasted a treat, particularly given that we were enjoying them in the big sunny bay window in the cellar door, with a fantastic view of the Coal Valley.

Find Wobbly Boot Vineyard here…

F I E L D   N O T E S

  1. Wobbly Boot grow Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling grapes. In 2019 you can look forward to sparkling rosé!
  2. You can buy directly from the Wobbly Boot website, here.
  3. Their cellar door is open every weekend from 11am – 4pm, October to March. Head here to book a tour at other times of the year.
  4. Every quarter they hold a Wine and Woofs events, which help raise funds for needy causes. Make sure you follow them on Facebook or Instagram to catch the next event.
  5. The cellar door is very dog friendly – watch out for superstar greeter, Maeve, their Golden Retrieve.
  6. The vineyard is a little off the beaten track, and up a gravel road, but it’s a beautiful drive, and the location and wine is worth it! Get driving directions here

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