Distinguished West Australian winemaker John Durham has left Plantagenet winery in the Great Southern for the boutique winery del Rios, at Anakie in the Geelong region.
Geelong's wine, food and music festival. A signature Victorian event - getting bigger and better than ever before... Wineries across Geelong - one of Australia's truly iconic wine regions - will be celebrating in style as they 'Toast' the 11 Year Anniversary of this major annual festival.
Del Rios 2007 Marsanne Listed as one of the Five Top Marsannes by Jeni Port in article "Grape debate on Marsanne". The Age Epicure 8 Nov 2011. Bold and beautiful. Ripe fruit but carries it well: youthful and firm with honeysuckle, jasmine and a mealy intensity.
Each year El Patio books a big bus to take a group on a day trip to del Rios of Mt. Anakie, a winery established by a Spanish family. Upon arrival we get to taste their wines and are treated to a fabulous Spanish lunch, overseen by our Abuela (grandmother) Damiana!
Some photos of our dam after rain.