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About Chateau Dorrien

Chateau Dorrien

The Martin family, headed by Fernando and Jeanette, purchased the old Dorrien winery from the Seppelt family in 1984, officially opening it as Chateau Dorrien on 13 January 1985. In 1990 the family purchased Twin Valley Estate and moved the winemaking operations of Chateau Dorrien to the Twin Valley site. All of the Chateau Dorrien group wines are sold at Chateau Dorrien winery building in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

We grow the grape, we make the wine, we bottle it, we sell it and YES! We do drink it.




Fernando Martin was a third generation descendant of an Italian wine and liqueur making family. Having successfully created fabulous Honey Liqueurs from recipes handed down through generations and producing premium quality red and white wines from the grapes on the famous Dorrien vineyards he went on to purchase a larger wine production facility at Lyndoch.

His Son Ramon (Ray) Martin himself is a dedicated winemaker and joined the family business, his aspiration today is to continue his fathers legacy producing handcrafted products of medal winning quality and consistency in the family boutique winery.

Steady growth in the popularity of our wines has provided Fernando and son Ray with the most important award they could achieve, their customers appreciation. Their efforts resulted in favourable recognition from Mr James Halliday in his best selling publication "Wine Companion", featuring articles reflecting the quality of Chateau Dorrien Wines.




You can NOW order the wines direct from our website without leaving your home. However, if you are planning a trip to the Barossa Valley we invite you for an enjoyable wine tasting and to explore our heritage gallery in our historic cellar door.

The atmosphere is informal and relaxed with seating area inside and out. We are wheelchair and electric disabled vehicle accessible. For large groups, a courtesy call prior to arrival would be appreciated

Jeanette, Monica, Vic and Levi look forward to seeing you at the cellar door soon.

Jeanette Martin 

Co Founder of Chateau Dorrien Wines.

Ray Martin  

Wine Maker.


Contact Us

Cnr Barossa Valley Way & Seppeltsfield Road

Tanunda SA 5232

(08) 8562 2850

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“ Thanks for your visit to Chateau Dorrien site, your stop here is appreciated. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our winery, vineyards, wine production and personally discover our top quality, limited supply wines that you never knew existed. We are proud to introduce our family Boutique wines. ”


Barossa Valley Discount Wines

Purchase 12 bottles or more with mixed wines to be eligible for discount.

Discount Code is: DOZEN10