Combining modern knowledge and traditional methods, Anderson Winery is highly regarded in the Rutherglen region. Though one of the smaller wineries in Rutherglen, Anderson Winery boasts a large range of sought-after wines. Howard Anderson has spent his entire working life in the wine industry, and was a senior winemaker at Seppelt Great Western for fourteen years. As winemaker and general manager of Rutherglen’s Jolimont Wines, Howard made the first sparkling white and red wines in North-East Victoria in 1986.
In 1991, Howard purchased 24-hectares of land on Chiltern Road, Rutherglen, before opening the cellar door of Anderson Winery in 1993. Today, Howard is joined by his eldest daughter Christobelle and together they make a formidable father-and-daughter winemaking team. Anderson Winery specialises in sparkling wines, and 2021 marks fifty years of Howard making the variety. Howard and Christobelle’s other passion is full-bodied reds, particularly shiraz and durif, and the winery’s low-yielding, unirrigated vineyard, along with the use of hand picking and gentle basket-pressing, helps to achieve great fruit intensity and richness.
Over the years, the winery has won a multitude of awards. Most recently, three trophies at the 2019 Rutherglen Wine Show; Best Dry Red Wine made from fruit grown in Rutherglen Region of Victoria and Best Other Red Variety for its 2017 Verrier Saperavi, and Best Durif for its 2016 Cellar Block Durif.
A visit to the Anderson Winery cellar door ensures you enter a working winery where visitors can smell the yeast and see the winemaking equipment for making sparkling wine, and the barrels that hold the current vintage. Visitors to the small, hands-on winery will be greeted by someone directly involved in the winemaking process.
⇐ 2015 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Chenin blanc is a white variety that excels in the Anderson Winery vineyard in the Rutherglen region. Made using the traditional method, this sparkling white is crisp, dry, ﬂavoursome and refreshing.
⇐ 2015 Sparkling Shiraz
Crafted by Howard Anderson using the traditional method, this sparkling red wine exhibits rich shiraz fruit characters. The 2015 Sparkling Shiraz is a delightful wine that has a wonderful creamy texture and displays small, persistent beading – a testament to its exceptional quality.
⇐ 2017 Petit Verdot
Petit verdot is a minor Bordeaux variety that is proving to be well-suited to the climate and conditions of Anderson Wines’ Rutherglen vineyard. This wine has a deep red colour, with rich, spicy, dark berry fruit characters and a lovely smooth finish.
⇐ 2016 Storyteller Durif
The Storyteller Durif is a local specialty of the Rutherglen region and has been grown in the area for more than 100 years. It makes bold, full bodied red wines with rich, dark berry fruit characters and excellent aging potential. Anderson Winery released it’s Storyteller Durif at 5 years old, and although very enjoyable at this age, it will cellar much further if desired.
1619 Chiltern Road,
Open 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Saturday.
Weddings & Functions
Online wine sales and cellar club