Darriwill Farm specialises in unique and exclusive gourmet food, giftware and boutique wines.
The world’s finest produce and wines are sourced direct from the farm gate, making Darriwill Farm a favourite destination for lovers of the best things life in the country offers.
Our retail stores are regular meeting place for people to catch up, enjoy a coffee and take in our latest range of freshly sourced goodies.
Upon visiting our stores you will not only receive friendly service, but ideas, handy tips and solutions from our passionate and knowledgeable people.
The Darriwill Farm Story
The Darriwill property is situated on the junction of the Moorabool River and Sutherlands Creek. The bluestone homestead was completed in 1856 by George and Marianne Hope, and was set up as a grazing property and vineyard. Where the vineyard once stood on the eastern slope, there is an extensive planting of mature bunya-bunyas, pines, olives, and a copse of claret ash and elm trees.
The immediate surroundings to the house were extensively replanted in 1994, when the present owners, Dougal and Nellie Ramsay purchased the 840-acre property.
The garden boasts a magnificent cork oak tree, which is nearby to the original winery building built in 1863. On the south side of the house is an extensive vegetable garden, with wonderful views down to the river valley and the original orchards.
A large lake has been built on the northern side of the original farm buildings, which the owners have planted out with tree species native to the area.
The present owners, Dougal and Nellie Ramsay, have set out on a journey to create a chain of retail stores that embraces all of the lost qualities of the traditional Australian country store. Dougal’s passion for preserving many aspects of Australian rural life comes through in his artwork. Trained as an illustrator, his work is found in many private collections both here and overseas.