Banks road Vineyard is a family run, small production winery based in the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. William and Avanelle Derham established the vineyard in 2002, planting first 5 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay then expanding to Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.
Will’s winemaking philosophy of minimalist intervention from the low yielding vineyard encourages high natural acidity and sugar levels, resulting in well-structured, elegant wines made with passion. All their wines are made on site - from grape to bottle to tasting counter their estate wines travel only 400 metres!
Banks Road Winemaker - William Derham
Banks Road Wine Labels
Banks Road vineyard Range
From their 14 acre vineyard at Banks Road they proudly grow Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Their estate wine varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Banks Road Vineyard Growers Range
This label celebrates the fantastic contribution from growers from different regions around Victoria. Each variety they make is specifically sourced and selected as the standout variety for that region. When the grapes are picked they travel back to Banks Road to be made by Will, and represent the fabulous partnership between maker and grower, which is evident in the wine. The Growers Range includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Sangiovese.
Soho Road Vineyard Range
Single vineyard wines from the oldest vines on the Bellarine Peninsula, planted in 1978. This vineyard is just 5 acres, producing only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. It is low yielding, producing exceptionally high quality wine with great complexity and flavour. At harvest the grapes are handpicked and transported the 5kms down the road to Banks Road Vineyard, where Will delights in making Vintage Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Full Methode Champenoise, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Chardonnay (very limited), Barrel Select Pinot Noir (very limited).
Yarram Creek Range
This range of wines are named after the creek that crosses Banks Road and heads down to Swan Bay. This wine is made at Banks Road Vineyard from fruit locally grown by their many great growers on the Bellarine Peninsula. These wines offer excellent value and true varietal characters that you will see on many local wine lists. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Malbec Merlot. Enjoy all the current release Banks Road vintages (and occasionally even a few back vintages!) at the Banks Road Cellar Door & Restaurant. Banks Road wines are also available in local restaurants and selected restaurants throughout Melbourne and the rest of Australia. As well as here, on CellarSpace!
Banks Road Cellar Door Hours
Thursday - Friday: 11am - 3pm Saturday: 11am - 5pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm