Our results for the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion

Halliday Wine Companion award results for Austin's

5 red star winery – again! We have maintained our 5 red star winery rating for the third year running. What does this mean? Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two […]

Climate Change in the Moorabool Valley

We’ve done the digging on climate change If the media coverage in the last few weeks is anything to go by, you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s only the latte-sipping, avocado munching, city dwellers that are crying foul about climate change. Though, dig a little deeper and you’ll also find it’s the chardonnay and […]

Our Fast and Furious 2019 Vintage

Life never seems to slow down at Austin’s. Our Chief Winemaker, John experienced his 41st vintage in 2019 in his finest form, our Winemaker, Duncan Lowe somehow managed to juggle life with a nearly 2 year-old and long vintage nights still looking like a young, sprightly version of Ned Kelly and our Vineyard Manager, Craig Blake […]

Top tips from one bride to the next

In her own words – a Moorabool Valley marquee wedding  At Austin’s, we’re so lucky to live and work at such a beautiful property. The Moorabool Valley is located just one hour from Melbourne and 20 minutes from Geelong, set amongst large farming landscapes and some of the oldest vineyards in the Geelong wine region. Whilst first and […]

RECIPE – Pasta with Chardonnay & Mushrooms

Camilla from Smith & Co. Foods is an absolute natural in the kitchen and her recipes are heart-warming, delicious and easy to prepare. Mill learnt to prepare pasta traditionally when she attended the Culinary Institute of Bologna (covered in our previous post) and it was incredible to learn from Mill how simple it is to […]

Recipe: How to prepare the perfect pasta

Camilla from Smith & Co. Foods spent 10 days in Bologna, Italy at a cooking school called CIBO (Culinary Institute of Bologna). There, Camilla learned how to make pasta using the traditional Italian method, no pasta maker required! And it only requires two ingredients, so it’s super easy. Now believe me, I was skeptical that […]