Workers Barbecue is bringing smoked meats and burgers to Austin’s Wine with a pop-up weekend residency

Workers Barbecue is bringing smoked meats and burgers to Austin’s Wine with a pop-up weekend residency

The brilliant side hustle of Geelong’s Workers Club, Workers Barbecue, is popping up at Geelong's newest cellar door.

Proving to be one of the most resilient local businesses in the region, Workers Barbecue is running a pop-up weekend residency at Austin’s Wine’s new cellar door for the next month and a bit.

Previously operating out of the café, diner and bar space at Queens Park Golf Course, the Workers crew were forced to change up locations (much to the dismay of local BBQ lovers) in early January after an incredibly successful six months.

The key takeaways

  • Workers Barbecue has teamed up with Austin’s Wine.
  • Workers BBQ are popping up at Austin’s every Saturday and Sunday in February.
  • You’ll find delicious smoked meats which can be enjoyed in the cellar or outside on the beautiful lawn.

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Dedicated to churning out delectable smoked meats for the region, Worker’s Club owner Steven Nichols has upped the ante and will be manning the smokers out in the Moorabool Valley in what is a hot contender for collaboration of the year.

Kicking off this weekend, Workers Barbecue will be serving an incredibly delicious BBQ menu for all the locals, tourists and wine-lovers visiting Austin’s Wine’s new drinking destinations, located on the Austin’s family-owned vineyard in Sutherlands Creek. Having only recently opened, this only adds to the excitement for anyone checking out the stunning new venue.

A dream come true for Austin’s Wines co-founders Belinda and Scott Austin, the Austins have transformed one of the property’s original shearing sheds into a state-of-the-art facility complete with an original ceiling and a large bar area for wine tastings with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Complete with timber bar tops, a huge custom bar light and elegant decor,  it’s a sleek space from the inside out where everything has been considered, to the point of terracotta tiles being used in the bathrooms to represent the rich terroir of the  Moorabool Valley.

The cellar door will be open Thursday to Monday from 11am-5pm for wine tastings but visitors can also book in for a picnic lunch on the property’s extensive lawn, which is where Workers Barbecue comes in.

Operating every Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be able to tuck into the charred, succulent and profoundly flavoursome barbecue meats while admiring the stunning region and sipping on some truly fantastic wine. While the menu is likely to differ each weekend, the first menu is a solid indication of what to expect. Served with fries, there’s brisket burger (made with 10hr smoked beef brisket, cheese, pickles, mustard and bourbon bbq sauce), pulled pork burger, smoked chicken sandwich, and a barbecue rice bowl. There’s also a barbecue tray that feeds two and is stacked with brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, corn and bourbon barbecue sauce. Simply throw down a rug and your afternoon is looking pretty damn fine if you ask us.

There’s also an option for the kids with a mini cheeseburger and as a bonus, all times are either gluten-free or can be made gluten-free.

The weather is turning it on this weekend so head on down and make a day of it while supporting two brilliant local businesses.

Workers Barbecue will pop up at the cellar door every Saturday and Sunday in February. Kitchen is open Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

The cellar door is located in Sutherlands Creek, a beautiful but slightly hidden pocket of the world. For more, visit