Dionysus winery is situated in the Canberra District – an area that produces premium cool climate wines. Since opening the Cellar Door in March 2003, over 20 000 people have visited Dionysus Winery. Visitors to the Cellar Door have provided tremendous feedback about their visits and Dionysus Winery is now known for its friendly and warm service as well as the high quality wines.
Located at an altitude of 600m Dionysus Winery is ideally suited to the production of high quality wine. The vineyard was planted over three years, commencing in 1998. In all, 10 acres of vines have been planted. The varieties planted are: Cabernet Sauvignon; Shiraz; Pinot Noir; Gamay: Tempranillo: Viognier; Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; and Riesling.
The winery was constructed in 2000 and operation commenced at the beginning of 2001. Dionysus Winery is a family business focussed on producing high quality wines from fruit grown on its own vineyard.
In 1996 Michael and Wendy O’Dea decided to purchase a 40 acre property in Murrumbateman and live their dream of starting a winery. Michael has completed an Associate Degree in Winegrowing at Charles Sturt University and is chiefly responsible for Winemaking and Viticulture. Wendy O’Dea has completed Viticulture and Winemaking Courses at the Canberra Institute of TAFE as well as a Small Business Management Course and is chiefly responsible for wine marketing and business management.
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