Ros Ritchie Wines


Carefully crafted wines, hand-picked from cool climate vineyards in the high country of Victoria...made with skill and passion.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Mansfield, Victoria.


  • Multi award winning wines

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After graduating from Roseworthy at the end of 1981, Ros returned home to Victoria to help establish and set up the Delatite winery. She was the winemaker for Delatite for the next 25 years, producing and growing the range of wines; these included the classic aromatics, methode champenoise sparkling, as well as red varietals and blends.

Many of these wines gained consistent critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, with 13 trophies, 39 Gold, 67 Silver and over 210 Bronze medals.

Over the years she took several opportunities to travel within France, Germany and Italy several times, but especially to Alsace, Baden, the Mosel, Rheingau and Pfalz, whose wines strengthened her passion for riesling and gewürztraminer and stimulated her interest in pinot gris...

Estate Vineyards / AVA


Ros Ritchie Wines secures high quality white and red varieties from several growers of a like mindset in the region, who produce fruit from low cropping vines, with smaller, more open canopies and minimal requirement for water, to produce well balanced fruit with optimum flavor and ripeness.

Ros inherited Dead Man's Hill Vineyard in 2009. 500 metres above sea level, this vineyard is planted solely to Gewürztraminer.


Ruth and Jim Baxendale’s vineyard is planted on the top of the hills, south of Whitfield, above the King River valley.

Since 2009, the cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc has been grown entirely without irrigation, producing lower crops with increased intensity of flavour, which shows through in both the wines made from their fruit.


Judy and Roger Cowan’s Mt Samaria vineyard – a north-westerly slope near Lima South in the Broken River valley, 20 minutes north of Mansfield – provides both the shiraz and tempranillo fruit which are harvested at optimum flavour and ripeness.

The wines made are rich with mature fruit flavours and fine tannins.

Dead Man Hill:

In February 2009, Ros Ritchie inherited the highly regarded Dead Man’s Hill vineyard, originally included in the vineyards providing Delatite Winery with gewürztraminer grapes. Planted wholly to gewürztraminer by Robert Ritchie (Ros’ father) in 1975, the vineyard has deep soils and the vines now grow without supplementary water, producing small canopies with small-berried, intensely aromatic fruit.


Malcolm and Susan Kinloch on Waiere Rd, Booroolite have from the beginning concentrated on producing the classic champagne varieties - chardonnay, pinot meunier and pinot noir.

A portion of all three are picked to produce delicious, full flavoured, yet elegant base wines in our winery, which are then bottle fermented and disgorged at Cofield's winery.


The Timbertop vineyard, owned and run by Geelong Grammar School, is the source of our nebbiolo, being our first release from this vineyard.

Planted on a high, north facing slope east of Mansfield, in the lee of Mount Buller and Mt Timbertop, the fruit ripens slowly and is usually harvested very late, in May.

The low cropping fruit grown here has very firm structure, fine acidity and savoury, earthy, spice characters.


2011- Gold award at Fed Square New Releases 2012
2012- Gold award at Fed Square New Releases 2013; James Halliday 93 pts

2011 Gold award & Best Wine in Show, at Fed Square New Releases 2012
2012 - Gold award & Best in Show, at Fed Square New Releases 2013
2013 - 95 pts James Halliday; WOW Factor Whites

pinot gris
2010 - Best in Class (PInot Gris/Pinot Grigio) Fed Square Annual Wine Awards 2010-2011
2012 - Silver award Fed Square Annual Wine Awards 2013.

cabernet sauvignon
2010 - Best in Show (Cabernet Class) Fed Square Wine Awards 2012/2013.
2012 - James Halliday 95 pts

2010 Best in Show Fed Square Annual Wine Awards 2013.

2010 - Best in Class (Mediterranean Wine Class) Fed Square Wine Awards 2012/2013.

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PO Box 210
Mansfield, Victoria 3724

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