Barwon Ridge Wines

Barwon Ridge Wines

Our aim at Barwon Ridge is to express the characteristics of fine Geelong wines through the growing of premium grapes and production of quality distinctive wines.

Discover our hidden gem in the Barrabool Hills just 10 minutes west of Geelong. The vineyard is located on a ridge above the Barwon River and has sweeping views over the You Yangs.

We planted our vines in 1999 and have approximately 4 hectares under vine. Our wines are 100% estate grown. As well as the original planting of Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Marsanne, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon we are currently developing small plantings of Rousanne and Pinot Meunier.

We are following in the footsteps of the original Swiss vignerons of Geelong by re-establishing in the Barrabool Hills after an absence of over 100 years. In 2019 we established a small Pinot Meunier vineyard with vines that were sourced from vines taken from one of those Swiss vineyards in the 1860s.

We are committed to sustainable whole farm management and large areas of our property are being revegetated with native and indigenous vegetation of the Barrabool Hills.

Call in and enjoy our cellar door tastings, tasting platters and home-made produce. All of our wines are vegan.


  • Tasting plates served on the cellar door veranda
  • Home-made jams and vinegar
  • Bushland walks through the revegetation area
  • Small groups welcome
Year Established 1999
Owners Geoff & Joan Anson
Winemaker Nyall Condon, Jack Rabbit
Viticulturist Geoff Anson
Employees 1 plus family & friends
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 15
Hectares under Vine 3.6
Red Varietals
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Shiraz
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz
  • Shiraz Rose
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Marsanne
Sparkling Varietals
  • Method Traditionelle
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
  • Sparkling Pinot Noir
Awards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Chief of Judges Trophy and Gold - Geelong Wine Show
2018 Pinot Noir Silver - International Cool Climate Wine Show.
2017 Cabernet/Shiraz 95 points James Halliday
2017 Chardonnay Silver - International Cool Climate Wine Show.
2017 Shiraz Gold - International Cool Climate Wine Show.
2017 Pinot Noir 93 points James Halliday
2016 Chardonnay Silver - Geelong Wine Show.
2016 Shiraz Silver - Victorian Wines Show.
2015 Pinot Noir Gold – Victorian Wines Show
2014 Marsanne Gold - Alternative Varieties Wine Show
2014 Shiraz Gold Medal – Geelong Wine Show
2014 Sparkling Brut Silver – Concours des Vines
2014 Pinot Noir Bronze – Victorian Wine Show
2014 Pinot Noir Bronze – Geelong Wine Show
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bronze – Geelong Wine Show
2013 Pinot Noir Double Trophy Best Pinot Noir and Best Current Release – International Cool Climate Wine Show
2013 Marsanne Gold - Victorian Wines Show
2013 Marsanne Bronze – International Cool Climate Wine Show
2013 Marsanne Bronze – Geelong Wine Show
2013 Chardonnay Silver – Australian Small Winemakers Show
2013 Chardonnay Bronze – Geelong Wine Show
2013 Chardonnay Bronze – International Cool Climate Wine Show.


Moorabool Valley

Winery Type

Cellar Door and Food


  • Award Winning
  • BYO Picnic
  • Tours by Appointment
  • Vegan

Open Times

  • Weekends

Cellar Door Hours

Open first weekend of the month 11am – 4pm or by Appointment
Contact Details