Winemaking is a juxtaposition of science and art – where the rigid and structured environment of science meshes with an artistic freedom and creativity.
The wines are named after the meshing of these two worlds and to reflect the fact that the Juxtaposed wines are free-form – they are not beholden to any rules or structure – but they also expressions of the place from which they come. These wines reflect the culture and climate of their place, but are not manipulated or over handled.
Five vineyards throughout the Sellicks foothills are the source for The Dodgy Brothers’ wines bursting with the generous fruit flavours for which McLaren Vale is known – younger vines that produce outstanding Shiraz, Grenache, Fiano, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. But further north – near the townships of Clarendon, Blewitt Springs and Kangarilla – are three vineyards of particular importance to Dodgy Bros – Smart, Wait and Sherry vineyards. The Smart Vineyard is all Grenache, and the Sherry vineyard is Shiraz. The Wait vineyard is Shiraz and Grenache, planted in 1942.