del Rios Winery and Restaurant

del Rios Winery and Restaurant

del Rios is a family-owned, vineyard, winery, restaurant, and tasting room established in 1996 on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Mt Anakie. We create and serve premium artisan wine and food in a breathtaking environment, with a hint of Spanish charm. The perfect platform to enjoy quality time with friends and family.

We strongly believe that wine is made in the vineyard. The vineyard is positioned on the southwest slope of Mt Anakie, the main cone of the ‘The Anakies’ volcanic complex, which last had an eruption approximately 1.5 million years ago. We have a total of 42 acres of vines, 7 varietals, and 14 clones split across 13 blocks. The area has a continental climate and low rainfall, being in the rain shadow of the Brisbane Ranges. The soil varies from rich volcanic to sandy alluvial; they are rich in nutrients and drain well requiring the vines to grow deep root systems in search of water.

The combination of the terroir and vine care provides the ideal environment to produce rich, high-quality, and intense fruit reflecting the true varietal character of the del Rios Estate.

It is in the restaurant where our family philosophy of great wine, food, and friends comes together in a wonderful setting. Our restaurant uses local and estate-grown produce, that similarly to the wine, offers a blend of traditional Spanish and contemporary cuisine. We have also adopted a paddock to plate approach – breeding our own free-range pasture-fed Black Angus Beef and Texel Friesian cross Lambs consistent with our approach of creating premium products from start to finish.


Year Established 1996
Owners Gus & Esther del Rio
Winemaker Gus del Rio
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 70 – 90 tonne annually
Hectares under Vine 17
Brands del Rios
del Rios AD
Mayhem @ Anakie
Red Varietals
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Shiraz
  • Tempranillo
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Marsanne
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Sparkling Varietals
  • Method Traditionelle
Awards 2018 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Best Small Cellar Door
Gold @ 2016 Victorian Wine Show - 2015 Tempranillo
Gold & Trophy for best other white wine @ 2016 Geelong Wine Show - 2015 Hildegard White
Gold @ 2016 Victorian Wine Show - 2015 Chardonnay
5-star winery rating - 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion
Top ten dark horse wineries - 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion
Gold @ 2015 Concours du Vin - 2014 Shiraz
Gold @ 2015 Concours du Vin - 2013 Shiraz
Gold @ 2015 Geelong Wine Show - 2013 Shiraz
Gold @ 2015 Geelong Wine Show - 2013 Pinot Noir
Gold @ 2014 Geelong Wine Show - 2012 Chardonnay
Gold @ 2014 Geelong Wine Show - 2013 Mayhem Chardonnay
Silver @ 2014 Geelong Wine Show - 2013 Pinot Noir
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


Moorabool Valley

Winery Type

Cellar Door and Food


  • Award Winning
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Child Friendly
  • Events
  • Functions
  • Live Music
  • Tours by Appointment
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Open Times

  • Some Weekdays
  • Weekends

Cellar Door Hours

Friday 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday/Sunday 11am - 5pm

Contact Details

Address 2290 Ballan Road
Suburb Anakie
Postcode 3213
Phone 03 5284 1227
Email [email protected]


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