Starve Dog Lane

When the first pioneers crossed Australia in search of gold and land to call their own, for protection they would travel in groups. At night they would pitch their tents in straight lines, military fashion, with a central row down the middle. Inevitably they would attract canine followers and these hungry dogs would search these rows (lanes) at night scavenging all they could find from the pioneers: this central row was often called starve dog lane.

Starve Dog Lane’s Winemaker is Nic Bowen; raised in a well-known Western Australian winemaking family, Nic first explored the world of wine by working in the cellars and vineyards of the estates that his father was managing. He felt it was a natural move for him to take on responsibility for the award winning Adelaide Hills and South Australian wines from Starve Dog Lane. 

The Adelaide Hills region is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia and amongst the most varied in terms of climate, soil and topography; this is the perfect hunting ground for Starve Dog Lane. The region has the reputation as home to some of Australia’s most elegant cool-climate wines which display great finesse and varietal intensity.

Starve Dog Lane’s Winemaker is Nic Bowen; raised in a well-known Western Australian winemaking family, Nic first explored the world of wine by working in the cellars and vineyards of the estates that his father was managing. He felt it was a natural move for him to take on responsibility for the award winning Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley wines from Starve Dog Lane.