In 1982, Pamela and Richard Austin purchased a small 5 acre block in Waurn Ponds, Victoria. Driven by a love of the idea that they could grow grapes and make wine to be enjoyed with their friends around the dinner table, they developed a small vineyard of 3 acres.
Over the years, this passion developed and grew into a desire to make wine for not only friends, but for the general public as well. In 1990 they made the decision to expand, purchased 800 acres in the Moorabool Valley and set about planting a new vineyard. Over the course of five years they established 150 acres of vines, and Austins & Co. was born.
For more than thirty years, the Austin family’s bold venture has crafted Pinot Noir for the people, as well as Riesling, Chardonnay and Shiraz to be seriously shared. A blend of cool climate elegance and warm family atmosphere, the Co. in Austins & Co. affectionately stands for the company we love to keep - our circle of friends, family and followers - and the quality conversations that can be sparked by a glass of two of our wines.
You could say we’ve a real taste for longing and belonging, and we love to welcome each and every guest into the world of our Australian original, Austins & Co.