Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula

Geelong is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, with its ravishing scenery and great surf beaches. The Bellarine Peninsula has an historic lighthouse that is famous internationally as a wedding venue.

Bordering this wine region is the historical western district with its sheep and cattle farming country, historical towns and the Ottoway’s forest.

Map - Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula wine regions VictoriaLocation and drive-time

Located 50 kilometres south west of Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula are an hour’s drive away by Rolls Royce, or another car from our luxury range.

Wine styles

The Bellarine Peninsula wine region produces cool climate whites, Pinot, Shiraz and Cabernet blends.

Landscape and climate

Lighthouse in Geelong & Bellarine wine regions VictoriaThe soils in this wine region are mainly red brown clay loams over a hard clay base, with some areas of sticky black volcanic clays. The Bellarine Peninsula enjoys a Mediterranean climate moderated by sea breezes, usually with long cool dry autumns.

Example Wine Tour Itinerary

This itinerary may be varied to suit your interests.

  • Leave Melbourne CBD at 9:30 am
  • Visit 2- 3 wineries
  • Lunch with a seascape view
  • Visit a couple of wineries in the afternoon
  • Return to Melbourne by 5:30 pm.

A visit to historic Queenscliff or the Great Ocean Road may be substituted for the Wool Museum.

Restaurants, accommodation and other ideas

Fresh Yabbies in Geelong  & Bellaranine Peninsula wine regions VictoriaFresh seafood cuisine and good country cooking abound on the Bellarine Peninsula and accommodation choices range from grand old hotels to farm bed and breakfast establishments.

The selection of a venue for lunch can greatly enhance your wine experience, by offering you the opportunity to taste the wines of the region matched to fine food. We are able to advise you on establishments where regional wines are well represented on the wine lists, staff are able to guide your wine selection to match your food and, wines can be ordered by the glass allowing you to experience a more than one wine with your lunch.

For a two-day experience you may enjoy an overnight stay at one of the resort towns along the Great Ocean road.

Boats at Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula wine regions Victoria

 

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