Tindal Wine Merchants appointed new agent for Dog Point Vineyard. 

September 2023.

Tindal Wine Merchants has been appointed the new, sole Irish agents for Dog Point Vineyard, effective immediately. William Tindal, Director at Tindal Wine Merchants, said: ‘Like all good Kiwis the people behind Dog Point are pioneers, they were in at the beginning, planting vines and helping to establish a reputation for the wines of Marlborough, globally. Dog Point embraces sustainable and organic viticulture with a prudent winemaking style which captures the best of what their vines, soils and the region has to offer. The Tindal family has long ties to the region, we’ve all visited Dog Point over the years, we are delighted to now represent and share them among the ardent wine people of Ireland.’ 

Dog Point is a perfect match for our portfolio, located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region and is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in the region. The Dog Point property comprises of undulating terrain, clay loam soils and a desirable northerly aspect.

Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label.

The name “Dog Point” dates from earliest European settlement of Marlborough, an area where shepherd’s dogs either wandered off or became lost. It is home to one of New Zealand’s cultural and ecological treasures, “ti kouka”, or cabbage tree. It is an aesthetic feature of the Dog Point landscape and a stylised version has become a key part of the Dog Point brand.

Organic philosophies drive the approach to wine growing and in 2009 Dog Point Vineyard started the process of organic conversion. The vineyard and winery are now fully certified under the Biogro New Zealand programme.

Dog Point Vineyard produces four wines including a sauvignon blanc typical of the Marlborough style, plus three barrel fermented wines using natural (wild) yeasts including a sauvignon blanc aged and fermented in older French oak barrels (Section 94), a chardonnay and a pinot noir. All fruit is hand-picked from low cropped vines. Wines are made to drink well on release or cellar gracefully for many years.

We look forward to working with the team at Dog Point Vineyard and our sales team is very excited about showing the outstanding wine family to our top restaurant and retail customers across the country. 

“This is a seriously admirable wine estate that manages to produce great Pinot Noir as well as Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough and, also unusually for an NZ producer, takes Chardonnay seriously. ” Jancis Robinson “New Zealand Worth Celebrating” Feb 8th , 2021

‘Dog Point Vineyard are excited to begin working with Tindal Wine Merchants exclusively in the Republic of Ireland.

Being both family owned and operated business we share similar values. Friends for some time, we are now delighted to be able to work with them in professional capacity and add to what is already an outstanding portfolio. Ireland has always been hugely supportive of our wines and we look forward to continuing to supply our wines to the four corners of Ireland.’ Matt Sutherland, Dog Point Vineyard.


Tindal Wine Merchants was founded in 2004 and partners with an esteemed portfolio of world-renowned wine and spirit producers. 

Constantly discovering new and interesting producers who share their mutual respect for nature and some of the simple yet complex and exciting results we find in our glass. 


For more information, please contact:



Tindal Wine Merchants, B4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin D11 KH50. T: 01 866 5680

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