A commitment to nurturing their land and making interesting wines in the most sustainable way possible have been guiding principles for the Ritchie family in the 50 years since founders Robert and Vivienne first launched Delatite Wines.
Since then, the winery near Mansfield at the foot of Mt Buller has become synonymous with the outstanding award-winning Riesling first produced from cuttings sent by South Australian winemaker Jim Irvine in 1968.
Now under the stewardship of son David Ritchie and talented maker Andy Browning, Delatite has evolved into a highly regarded small-batch producer of biodynamic cool climate wines produced with minimal intervention, using natural ‘wild’ yeasts and little or no filtration.
In 2021 the Ritchie family took their commitment to sustainability to the next level, opening a stunning new cellar door and dining room with unobstructed views of Mt Buller and the alpine landscape.
Now one of the High Country’s most iconic and stylish must-visit destinations, it’s a masterpiece of modern architecture, powered by solar panels and battery, and harvesting water from the expansive roof. There are Tesla EV charging stations, with a kitchen garden and chickens providing fresh veggies and eggs for the restaurant table.
The new cellar door and restaurant are a fantastic place to spend time sampling the range of excellent Delatite wines paired with delicious food and a side of incredible scenery.
Alfresco/Outdoor DiningBetween $20 and $40Biodynamic WineCarparkCellar DoorCentral Victoria (zone)Coach ParkingDisabled access available, contact operator for detailsEstate GrownFamily FriendlyFamily RunFood & WineFully licensedHand-pickedLawn / GardensLight MealsLunchNatural WineOrange / Skin Contact WineOver $30Pet Friendly - EnquirePizza or Wood fired PizzaShare PlatesSingle VineyardSuitable for FunctionsSustainably Produced WineTakeaway AvailableTraditional MethodUpper GoulburnVegan or Vegetarian WineWineWine AustraliaWine BarWine Tasting