RUTHERGLEN | Anderson Winery was founded in 1992 by Howard Anderson, who despite having no family links to the wine industry, has worked in the industry his entire working life, including a 15 year stint as head winemaker at Seppelt Great Western. Since 2006 he’s run Anderson Winery with his daughter Christobell (who has trained/worked in Adelaide and France) and together they are making some of the best wines in this part of Victoria.
There’s a focus on sustainability here, with the entire vineyard being unirrigated. All the water needs of the winery are met using rain collected in rainwater tanks and in 2012, Anderson commenced the installation of solar panels, with the aim being to source all of the winery’s electricity needs from the sun. Traditional, labour intensive methods including hand harvesting, basket pressing and minimal additives are used and a wide variety of wines are available for tasting or to buy.
Anderson Winery focuses on full bodied reds, including, but not limited to, Tempranillo, Saperavi, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, and the region’s famous Durif. They also specialise in traditional sparkling white and red wines, which includes their sparkling Durif, which is one of our favourites. Check out the “Cellar Block” range of wines, which contain individual parcels of the very best grapes from the vineyard and are only made in certain years where the grapes are up to the required standard.
Telephone: (02) 6032 8111
Sat – Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm