del Rios of Mt. Anakie Winery
del Rios of Mt Anakie winery and cellar door is where the family philosophy of great wine, food and friends comes together in a wonderful setting only 20 minutes drive from Geelong. Relax and indulge with fabulous sweeping views to the You Yangs and Geelong. Feast on delicious Spanish paella, traditional tapas, cheese platters plus great coffee and home made desserts in our Café.
Located on the western slopes of Mt Anakie, north west of Geelong.
Fax: 0418 543 844
- Winery Cafe, Spanish tapas, paella, wine and wonderful views
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Also, the lure of making pinot noir, one of John’s all time favourites. "There’s still nothing better than to work with nature and the elements to craft something special that reflects the place whence it came."
Gus and Esther del Rio with their 3 sons Andres, Joshua and Marcus purchased the property in 1994 and the first vines were planted in 1996. 18 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne.
Practices & Techniques
Estate Vineyards / AVA
There are seven different varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Merlot planted on the 35 acres under vines. The warmer and well-drained lower blocks allow us to control vigour and consistently ripen our cabernet sauvignon.
Anakie area has a continental climate and has a low rainfall being in the rain shadow of the Brisbane The climate helps to provide prolonged ripening conditions, resulting in low disease pressure and allows control of the canopy through drip irrigation. Special care is given to vine trellising and canopy management so as to maximize the fruit quality for each vintage.