GEELONG'S NEWEST CELLAR DOOR DESTINATION IS NOW OPEN.

Welcome to Austin's, Geelong's wine destination for great wine, casual dining and unique wine experiences

Our renovated shearing shed is located on our Austin's vineyard in the Moorabool Valley, a short drive from Geelong and less than an hour from Melbourne.

870 Steiglitz Road, Sutherlands Creek | Open Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

Converted Shearing Shed | Guided Tastings | Moorabool Valley Views | Cheese Platters | Kitchen Open Weekends

OPENING HOURS & BOOKING INFORMATION

Open Thursdays to Mondays from 11am to 5pm.

  • Wine, tastings & cheese platters available Thursday to Monday.
  • Nama will be with us from July 15 until August 14, Friday to Sunday. Japanese influence menu.
  • Pasta Face will be with us from August 19 until September 12. Gourmet Italian Kitchen

Up to 10 people?  

  • Bookings can be made online below
  • Book for lunch (tables inside for 12pm or 2pm)
  • Book for a tasting (4 at a time) at the communal bar

Over 10 people?

  • Bookings required, email or call below.

Keeping it casual?

  • Walk ins welcome for parties under 4.  (we recommend booking on weekends for an inside table)
  • Please note seating for walk ins will be outside, in the dining hall, or at the bar, subject to capacity.   

Tables are reserved for up to two hours per party. If you would like to stay on, grab a picnic blanket and spread out on the lawn.

We recommend booking in your signature tasting, 30 minutes before your table booking. This will need to be booked in separately.

Please note that we don’t have cover in our outdoor areas, so they are weather dependent.

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

*Please note that a 15% surcharge applies to all Public Holidays.

Group Bookings

Over 10 people?

If you're a group of 10 or more, email or call on 03 5281 1799

FOOD & MENU'S AT AUSTIN'S

FROM THE DELI – select from local and imported cheeses. Served generously alongside crusty bread, local honey and a fresh item. Other delectable treats are available to order on the side.

FROM THE BAR – A selection of wines, beer and non alcoholic beverages available to be enjoyed on site at the cellar door. 

FROM THE KITCHEN, NAMA- Nama will be joining us for a kitchen residency from July 15 to August 14. Friday Dinner from 5pm, Lunch Friday to Sunday 12-3. Please note menus will be changing regularly, so the below are an example only. View sample KIDS menu.

FROM THE KITCHEN, PASTA FACE- Pasta Face will be joining us for a kitchen residency from August 19 to September.  Lunch Friday to Sunday 12-3. There will be weekly specials and a dedicated kids menu.

Click on the image below to view the menus

What's On at Austin's

For a list of upcoming events, head to our dedicated What’s On page, or click on a thumbnail below.

The cellar door timeline

2017

MGAO DRAFTED UP ARCHITECT PLANS

2017 – 2021

AUSTIN’S RAISED PRIVATE, GOVT and PUBLIC FUNDING

May 2021

THE BUILD STARTED

Austin's Cellar Door Exterior

January 2022

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FAQs

The cellar door is open Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm.  

Build-your-own cheese plate options will be available ‘from the deli’ every day. Friday-Sunday we also have a variety of exciting chefs taking over the kitchen.  See above for the latest residency.

We are taking bookings for tastings and limited Table bookings. We have ample seating for walk ins.

We have plenty of space for walk ins. A booking does help us plan for staffing and ensures you will get the best seats in the house, so it is encouraged. However there is enough tables and outdoor space for walk ins.

Tastings for up to 4 people are available at the communal bar. 

We have our entire portfolio on for tastings at both our Austin’s and 6Ft6 ranges (up to 13 wines!).

The outdoor space will be very child-friendly with vast open lawns. It’s the ideal spot to grab a picnic rug and let the kids run around while you enjoy some food and wine in the sun. Inside seated bookings will also be available, however the tasting bar isn’t suitable for children.

We have ensured that our space was designed with all people in mind.Both inside and outside spaces will be wheelchair accessible with ample space to move around.

Dogs will be allowed on a lead, outside as long as they are supervised. Please call ahead to ensure there is outside space and not too busy to bring your beloved pet. Of course, guide and assistance dogs are welcome both inside and out.

We are located in Sutherlands Creek, a beautiful but slightly hidden pocket of the world. We are an hour drive from Melbourne, twenty minutes from Geelong and an hour from Ballarat.

This project was possible through the generous support of our Cellar Door Founding Members. Also thanks to the State Government of Victoria through the Regional Development Fund.