Making wine in the Yarra Valley for over 20 years has made Rob Dolan one of the great characters of the region, and is one of the people who has influenced what the Yarra Valley has become.  In 2012 he released the first wines to bare his name, a range that we love, and we wanted to know a bit more about this very very good winemaker.  We asked him six questions....

If you weren't a winemaker, what job would you like to do?

Own a large undercover car park next to the airport - you can't get out without paying!  Or a pro golfer.

Describe yourself in three words.

Glass half full

An often asked question is 'what is the best wine you have ever made?', so what is the worst you have ever made?

A 1987 Grenache when I was working in Hunter Valley in New South Wales

Aside from your own wines, what do you drink at home?

Orange Juice or Chablis

What is you most prized possession?

My three kids - Tess, Ben & Max

Name three people, real or fictional, living or dead, that would be guests at your ideal dinner party and what would you be drinkIng?

Audrey Hepburn, Tom Hanks & The Goodies and we'd be drinking Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Click here to see Rob's wines


Peter Wood