All wines are made onsite in our small hands-on facility.  We also make wine for some of the other vineyards in the area.  We are very passionate about our wine and enjoy the closeness to our produce that being a small winery gives us.

A boutique winery based in the Bellarine Peninsula just outside Geelong.  We have approximately 12 acres of grapes planted and a cellar door that offers wholesome meals using local produce of the region.  The vineyard is set in a rural  environment with a contemporary setting surrounded by sculptures of renown artists, rows of vines and views of the picturesque Swan Bay.

Acknowledged in the 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion as a 4.5 star winery.

Bistro at Banks is now open with fabulous food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, matched to our wonderful wines. Nathan & Kate will be happy to make your reservation on 03 5221 2405


  • Cellar Door
  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Wedding / Functions
  • Tours by Appointment

Winery Details

Year Established: 2002
Owners: William and Avanelle Derham
Winemaker: William Derham
Viticulturist: William Derham
Marketing Manager: Karen Goudge
Cellar Manager: Avanelle Derham
Sales Manager: Charlie Swan
Employees: 10


  • Banks Road
  • Yarram Creek


James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 4.5 Star Winery 2014
James Halliday 94 points – Sauvignon Blanc 2011
James Halliday 94 points – Will’s Selection Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay 2010
James Halliday 93 points – Chardonnay 2009

Wine Varieties

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dolce Grigio
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz

600 Banks Road, Marcus Hill
03 5258 3777

Fri – Sun 11am – 5pm
January: 7 days 11am – 5pm