Tim Dolan - Senior Winemaker
Tim Dolan is the third generation of his family to make wine in the Barossa, following his father Nigel and grandfather Bryan – two of the most influential winemakers of their respective eras.
Taking a shine to winemaking from a very young age, Tim worked for pocket money after school in just about every part of the winery, from crushing to cleaning. With a degree in Oenology from The University of Adelaide under his belt, in the five years that followed Tim set out to amass as much international experience as possible working vintages in eight different regions across USA, Italy, Canada and closer to home here in Australia.
Tim returned to Australia ready to forge his career. In 2011 Tim joined the Peter Lehmann team under the stewardship of then Chief Winemaker, Andrew Wigan. Since that time he has proven himself to be a talented and highly competent winemaker brimming with passion and ideas.
5 MINUTES WITH TIM
Modern, but continually investigating the past.
Part of the family.
"You make your own luck".
Working in a great team environment.
Steven Crawford of Frederick Stevenson Wines – a four hour debate over said bottle would no doubt ensue.
2014 VSV Valley View Road Shiraz – a step away from traditional Barossan Shiraz whilst being very reflective of the site and vintage.
Riesling and Oysters, enough said!
Playing hockey, trying out new restaurants / wine bars and traveling.
At university I was a champion Water Polo player (true if you cut out the word champion).
Have never considered another option! Something that would involve as much travel as possible.
1993 PL’s Reserve Eden Valley Riesling. Some old Barolos have been incredibly interesting, nothing specific comes to mind.
The community spirit
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks