Dog Ridge is used in viticulture as a rootstock but Dr Richard Smart (Oxford Companion to Wine): 2015, p.628) says its extreme vigour means it is not suggested for high quality vineyards or those on fertile soils, adding that the vines need only light pruning to achieve balance [to avoid high pH wines]. Smart suggests that Dog Ridge, a seedling from the species V. champini, be used on light textured soils with high nematode contents, adding that Dog Ridge has only moderately tolerance to phylloxera.