Anderson Winery, Rutherglen
Our winery, vineyard and Cellar door are at Rutherglen in North East Victoria.
Our Cellar door is open 7 days a week, from 10am until 5pm - visit us at 1619 Chiltern-Rutherglen Road, Rutherglen.
We are closed on Good Friday, Christmas day, Boxing day & New Years day. (Closing time may vary on Dec 23, 24 & 31 - please see Holiday trading on Visit us or Home page for details).
Anderson Wines – A profile by Rob Geddes
Vintage 2019 has commenced!
We've had an incredibly hot January, with a grueling 16 day run of 35+ degree temperatures, peaking at a mind-boggling 45.9 degrees. Fortunately this heat was early enough that it didn't bake the grapes on the vine (green, under-ripe grapes have a natural resistance to burning and shrivel), so we are still hopeful of a very good season, as long as the weather stays sensible for the next couple of months!
We picked our whites for sparkling last week, and we are very happy with how they look - we got them off in time, before they got too ripe and lost their nice natural acidity. It was during the heatwave, and we handpick everything, so we started at 6am and finished about 10am so that our workers weren't out in the heat of the day, and the grapes didn't come in too hot.
Due to well below average rainfall last year, our yields are down quite a bit (by more than half in some varieties since we don't irrigate), but there should be more intense fruit flavours in all our 2019 wines.
We are expecting our red harvest to start in mid February, so stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook for real time vintage updates!
If you would like to visit us at the Cellar Door, please see the location map and directions.