In 1999 Geoff and Joan Anson planted chardonnay, shiraz and marsanne at Barwon Ridge, the vines growing slowly (if at all) in the limestone soil. The vineyard nestles in the Barrabool Hills, just to the west of Geelong. Geoff and Joan focus on producing premium fruit; the vineyard is now planted to pinot noir, pinot meunier, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, marsanne and chardonnay. The wines are made at Leura Park. The vineyard is part of the re-emergence of winemaking in the Barrabool Hills, after the area's first boom from the 1840s to the '80s. The well written website contains a wealth of information about the history of the region.
Barwon Ridge sits in the Barrabool Hills just 10 minutes west of Geelong. The vineyard sits on a ridge that looks onto You Yangs to the north. The vineyard sits in a rain shadow and the combination of its sunny open aspect, its limestone soil and our meticulous crop management means we achieve intensely coloured and flavoured award winning wines. The vineyard is 3.6 hectares and was planted in 1999. A combination of the site and extended dry years has meant that the vines have ‘done it tough’ and have grown slowly. They are now getting their roots into the limestone and gaining maturity, and are showing the innate quality of the site. All wines are vegan.
Shiraz, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon
Enjoy tastings and cheese platters, purchase our home made jams and vinegar.
10am to 5pm, weekends and public holidays
Details are correct at time of writing
Please check winery website for up to date details
Marcus Gniel wine agency 0447 772 387