We believe that great wines are produced from the best quality grapes. Thus, the wines are hand pruned and trained, the fruit is hand picked and the wines are handcrafted solely from estate grown fruit.

del Rios Cellar Door and Cafe, located next to the Brisbane Ranges, 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 while enjoying our many award winning wines.

Feast on delicious Spanish paella, traditional tapas, cheese platters plus great coffee and homemade desserts in our Café, which is open for lunch every weekend from 12 to 4 pm. Function bookings are welcome.

You might enjoy the company of a pair of wedge tail eagles that hover above the vineyard. A nearby granite outcrop is the popular children’s attraction Fairy Park. Please note that our new cellar door and cafe is 200 metres south of the winery (and old cellar door). Cellar door is open for wine tastings and sales on weekends 11 am – 5 pm.


  • Cellar Door
  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Weddings / Functions
  • BBQ / Picnic

Winery Details

Year Established: 1996
Owners: Gus & Esther del Rio
Winemaker: John Durham
Avg. Tonnes crushed / grown: 70 – 90 tonne annually
Hectares under vine in Geelong: 16


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The Age Epicure by Jeni Port Top 5 in VIC – Marsanne 2011
Fed Square Wine Showcase Silver – Chardonnay 07 2011
Boutique Wine Show Bronze – 2006 Shiraz 2010
Winewise Small Vigneron Wine Show Gold – 2007 Pinot Noir 2010
Rutherglen Wine Show Bronze – 2009 Riesling 2010
Geelong Wine Show Bronze – 2008 Chardonnay 2010
Geelong Wine Show Bronze – 2007 Chardonnay 2010
Geelong Wine Show Silver – 2010 Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Wine Varieties

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Marsanne
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Sparkling Chardonnay

2290 Ballan Road, Anakie
03 5284 1227

Open Weekends