Welcome to Dichotomy Vineyards
Dichotomy | Di·chot·o·my
To be Dichotomous is to have more than one side. We believe there is more than one side to every story. We believe that there is more than one way to pick a grape. We are here to showcase how harvesting can have a Dichotomy.
We believe that there is more than one way to pick a grape. We started Dichotomy to showcase what different grape varieties can do at different degrees of ripeness.
We started with Mataro. Also known as Mourvèdre or Monastrell, this variety can be easily forgotten when it is blended into Grenache and Shiraz. Each of our wines highlight a new aspect of Mataro.
We are here to showcase how harvesting can have a Dichotomy.
Dichotomy Wines is a partnership between Winemakers Rosie Signer and Jarred Jenner. With 38 Vintages between them, they bring a wealth of global experience to small batch production.
Rosie travelled from America in 2010 to do a single Vintage in South Australia, fell in love with the McLaren Vale region and stayed. Prior to living in Australia, Rosie worked in Italy, Washington State, and Oregon and has done 17 Vintages. Her goal is to eventually establish vineyards in both America and Australia as she now calls both countries home, and loves exploring what each variety can do in all parts of the world.
Jarred grew up in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, and started his winemaking career there. Winemaking is in his blood, but he is also currently expanding his skills working as a distiller. After being a travelling winemaker for many years working in California, Oregon, Canada and Austria, Jarred found a home in McLaren Vale. He has done 21 Vintages in total, worked with fruit from all over South Australia, and spent many years managing a large winemaking facility.