WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE AUSTIN’S CELLAR DOOR.

OPENING HOURS & BOOKING INFORMATION

Austin’s Cellar Door is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm for wine, complimentary wine tastings & cheese platters. 

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February–April 2024
Nama are back serving lunch Fri, Sat & Sun

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

WHAT’S ON AT AUSTIN’S

We are Geelong's go-to 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.

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Let one of our award-winning and friendly hosts take you through our range of 10 + wines at the dedicated tastings bar.
Our complimentary seated tastings are ideal for smaller groups of up to 4 people, we can also split up larger bookings of up to 12 people. 
Your booking will last for approximately 30 minutes and is the perfect way to start your Austin’s experience. 

Group Bookings

cheers with Prosecco rose at Austin's

Have a group of 10 or more?

  • We can accommodate groups of  up to 12 inside during weekends.
  • Groups larger than 12 can dine outside (weather dependent).
  • We can accommodate up to 4 people per wine tasting booking. Please contact us if you would like a group wine tasting. 
  • Contact us to pre-book a glass of Prosecco with cheese and charcuterie for $35 per person.

Outdoor Drinking & Dining

Want to dine outdoors?

  • We recommend booking outside for a casual, relaxed afternoon. Live music is available Sundays throughout Summer.
  • Tables are available to be booked outside in our courtyard or on the deck. Please note that outdoor reservations are weather dependent and we cannot guarantee we can seat you inside if needed.
  • There will always be a handful of outdoor tables available for walk-ins.
  • You’re always welcome to grab one of our picnic rugs and set yourself up on one of our lawns.
  • Dogs are welcomed in our outdoor areas.
  • You can still book in a wine tasting, even when dining outdoors.

FAQs

The cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday 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.

Both inside and outside spaces are wheelchair accessible with ample space to move around. There is a ramp to enter the cellar door and an accessible toilet.

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.

Austin's Wines
4.9
Based on 125 reviews
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John DJohn D
03:53 08 Jul 23
Lovely setting great staff, the wine tasting was well presented, knowledgeable, informative and fun.
Allena KnottAllena Knott
10:51 26 Jun 23
Austin’s is fabulous!! I have only been twice but it’s a favourite in my books. I have been once for a ladies lunch and I have also been with my hubby and my daughter and it was perfect for both occasions.Can’t wait to go back again when the weather warms up for some delicious wines outside.
Adam HooperAdam Hooper
23:02 19 May 23
As a part of my Sperm Donation Australia tour of Victoria, I ventured out to see some wineries in this region 1st stop of the morning had the pleasure of coming here, Kristy was a great host and shared with me some lovely tasting wines. I ended up walking away with a bottle of pinot gris from their Austin reserved range.
Nicky SandfordNicky Sandford
20:56 25 Apr 23
Such a beautiful place to go.I go regularly.Sunset was pretty special , food delicious, wine yum oh.Owners so friendly.It's a must
Renato TrentinRenato Trentin
03:56 28 Jan 23
The wine discovery tasting was a great experience, knowledgeable staff with great explanation. The wines are up there for this region, and the curated Riesling is very different and delicious. Then the food from Nama was exceptional, one of the best digestation menus I have enjoyed. An Asian fusion cooked superbly, with delicious flavours. Come and enjoy this menu before they leave in March.
Mark TutundjianMark Tutundjian
00:17 08 Sep 22
I have been to Austin's Wines a few times. I love that they offer free wine tastings so you can learn about all the different wines. The cellar door overlooks the beautiful vineyard and I believe was an old sheep sheering shed that has been converted into a really lovely cellar door. It is always a relaxing atmosphere particularly on a weekend when they usually have a musician and is my "go to place" on nice sunny day (or even a not so sunny day). There is always great food menu that changes so it's nice to have different options available.
Tracie CTracie C
10:17 09 Aug 22
A lovely Saturday afternoon spent here at Austin’s. Great service, beautiful wines to try and the person I was with got to experience great company.The gardens are pretty and it’s a really nice place to sit and contemplate life at.I’d definitely go back again.
Dianne ButtigiegDianne Buttigieg
11:56 10 Jul 22
We had such a wonderful afternoon here enjoying the generous wine tasting and Adam's great knowledge and hospitable service. Was difficult to pick a favourite, so we bought a dozen different bottles and joined the wine club.The surrounding vineyards were a lovely backdrop as we sat and ate lunch.Will definitely be back to enjoy this gorgeous location.
Anna WildAnna Wild
05:19 05 Feb 22
Had a great time today at Austin's new cellar door. Super friendly staff! Melissa was amazing.. so lovely in the way she looked after our doggos with ice water on arrival and her friendly warm service while wine tasting made our arvo. Emma and Scott were also super lovely and we appreciated them checking in on us during our visit. Great spot to relax and enjoy a delicious platter in the sun. Wine tasting was fantastic.. Great range of wines to try and an awesome membership deal available to those interestedWill be back for sure. Thanks team!
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Austin’s Gift Vouchers

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Looking for the perfect gift? Austin’s Gift Vouchers are redeemable on our Online Store and for wine and deli menu purchases at our cellar door. Click here to purchase

WonderVine Wine Club

Want 25% off wine all year round?

Our WonderVine wine club is the wine club for adventurers. With perks like 25% off wine all year round and exclusive member only events, it’s the one club you won’t want to miss out on. 

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

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.