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Inspired by Aromatics.

One of the things which Ros has always loved about the winemaking life is the ability to travel and experience the culture of wines (and food) elsewhere in the world – over the years she has taken opportunities to travel within New Zealand, France, Germany and a little of Italy, several times, but especially to Alsace, Baden, the Mosel, Rheingau and Pfalz, whose wines strengthened her passion for riesling and gewürztraminer and stimulated her interest in pinot gris.​She has also visited the northern American wine regions of BC, New York State, Oregon and Washington.

After graduating from Roseworthyat the end of 1981, Ros returned home to Mansfield to help her parents, Robert and Vivienne Ritchie, establish their winery at Delatite. There she was the winemaker for the next 25 years, growing the range of wines to include the classic aromatics, methode champenoise sparkling, and red varietals and blends; many of these wines gained consistent, critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, with 13 trophies, 39 Gold, 67 Silver and over 210 Bronze medals.

In 2008, Ros and her husband John established their own winemaking enterprise and eponymous label in Mansfield and after 6 years, moved their winery to new purpose-built cellars on Barwite Vineyards on Long Lane near Mansfield. 

Ros Ritchie Wines is proud to be a wholly local and Australian owned family wine business.​

Ros has recently opened a Cellar Door at the Magnolia on Mount Buller Road in Mansfield, a beautiful and historic location with lovely garden surrounds. Pop~in and sample her stunning wines and delicious pairing food ~ OPEN every weekend and public holidays.

Cellar Door Now Open at the Magnolia Mansfield...