Category: Events

Geelong Winter Shiraz Weekend – 3rd/4th July 2021.

Join us at Barwon Ridge to celebrate Geelong’s annual Winter Shiraz Festival on 3rd/4th July. Try our fabulous Shiraz, support the Geelong wine region and buy local.

Barwon Ridge will be one of 25 local wineries opening their cellar door for a weekend feast of Shiraz, food and entertainment. At our cellar door we will be joined by our good friends at Barwon Bank winery.

Check out the full regional program for all participating wineries here.

If you do not wish to drive on the day, transfers between Geelong Station and Barwon Ridge can be arranged – contact June on 0411 151 920 for details. This service is to and from Barwon Ridge only.

At Barwon Ridge we will have:

  • wine adventures
    • the release of our 2017 gold medal Shiraz
    • tasting and purchase of reserve Shiraz from our cellar
    • tutored vertical tastings of cellar reserve, pre-release and in-barrel Shiraz. Saturday and Sunday at 2.30 to 3.30. Spaces are limited and bookings essential. Book here.
    • the award winning Shiraz of Barwon Bank
  • food
    • slow baked Barrabool Hills lamb served on fresh rolls, with whipped salad and salad, accompanied by fresh French Caneles (Saturday)
    • Barwon Ridge cheese platters full of gourmet cheeses, home made bread and crackers, homemade pickles and preserved fruit. (Sunday – book platters here)
  • music
    • Janet Vague and Frank Broom (“Out of Nowhere”) singing a range of jazz standards, folk and contemporary songs (Sunday)
  • discounted prices for current release wines

The Pinot family wine tasting – 2nd June 2018.

In anticipation of our Pinot Meunier planting later this year we have decided that for our next Barwon Ridge wine adventure we will explore the broad Pinot family.

Pinot is one of the most intriguing grapes as it can come in many guises and styles. Australia, Europe, New Zealand and USA are some of the places where the different flavours of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and other members of the family can be found.

We will look at how the Pinot family is handled in different parts of Australia and in different countries. Can you spot the Aussie vs OS Pinot Noir?, is there a “Geelong” flavour vs a “Mornington” flavour?, what is the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio?, do Australian and French Pinot Blanc taste the same?

Come along and have some fun, and together we hope to learn something new about this family.

Cellar door. Barwon Ridge Wines, 50 McMullans Road, Barrabool.

Saturday 2nd June 2018. 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Try around 12 fascinating ‘Pinot’ wines, our home made nibbles and good company.

Price: $45.00 (wine club member discounts apply).

Numbers are limited so book early. Book.