del Rios of Mt Anakie
del Rios of Mt Anakie
The del Rios vineyard, uniquely situated on the slope of an extinct volcanic mountain, and in sight of Corio Bay, sets the style and tone of del Rios of Mt Anakie’s wines. Lovers of Spanish cuisine will revel in an afternoon filled with distinctive food and award-winning wine, all while soaking in the sweeping vistas of the Brisbane ranges and towards Geelong.
The once feisty volcano of Anakie is no longer active, but the winery’s vineyard produces wine of outstanding quality and intensity of flavour. The wines are from estate-grown fruit that require little winemaking technique, apart from trying to provide a structural balance that perfectly frames the varietal and terroir flavours of the vineyard.
Grapes are hand harvested, then selected bunches are gently treated during the grape processing to preserve fruit and to avoid excessive extraction. Natural fermentation techniques are employed by del Rios of Mt Anakie where possible, and attention to detail makes the difference. del Rios of Mt Anakie produces a number of wines, including sauvignon blanc, marsanne, chardonnay, shiraz, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, sparkling wines and a cordon-cut semillon.
You’ll receive a warm Spanish welcome when you visit the café and cellar door. Del Rios of Mt Anakie’s café offers delicious, traditional Spanish cuisine. Tapas – such as paella, Spanish chorizos, albondigas (meatballs) and Spanish pinchos – can be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Located near the popular children’s attraction Fairy Park, del Rios of Mt Anakie is the perfect destination for families to relax and share a meal, as well as indulge in a wine tasting. Live music is also played once a month.
A winery steeped in cultural and family tradition, del Rios of Mt Anakie is not one to be missed. Visit the new cellar door and restaurant extension and take in the vineyard’s stunning scenery.
⇐ 2016 Chardonnay
A rather rich style of wine, this chardonnay displays a voluptuous, silky and textural mid-palate with a subtle acid spine. With a clean finish, this chardonnay exhibits long lingering flavours.
⇐ 2015 Pinot Noir
With plush cherry aromas on the nose and palate, this perfectly poised pinot displays gorgeous oak notes, which add nuance and background. The seamless palate delivers delicious cherry and chocolate flavours, which fills the palate with joy!
⇐ 2014 Shiraz
This is a beautiful cool-climate shiraz that has perfectly captured spicy and fragrant fruit aromas on the nose. This wine displays aromas of cherries and plum, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, and a hint of licorice. This wine was awarded a gold medal in the 2015 Les Concours des Vins de Victoria.
⇐ 2015 Tempranillo “Carmen”
This is del Rios of Mt Anakie’s first tempranillo that features fruit from the King Valley. With aromas of cherries and raspberries, this
wine displays a savory, earthy note with a hint of licorice and spice. Delicious with Spanish tapas, this wine was awarded a gold medal in
the 2016 Victorian Wine Show.
2290 Ballan Road,
Open 11:00am–5:00pm on weekends
Open 12:00pm–4:00pm on weekends
Weddings & Functions
Shared-platter functions, max 120 seated/150 cocktail, Vista Room, Alfresco Decking
Live music every third Sunday of the month