The Bellarine Peninsula
The Bellarine Peninsula punches well above its weight, producing a raft of award-winning wines that are regularly listed in James Halliday’s ‘best of the best’ list.
The Bellarine is the heart of the Geelong wine region. It has a range of wineries and they vary based on their distance from the water, but generally, the maritime environment is favourable for producing cooler climate wines of consistent quality (you’ll also find some pretty great views to Port Phillip and Corio Bay).
It shares the same black basalt over limestone soils as the Moorabool Valley, but it’s home to more moderate conditions.
Here, you’ll find New World pinot noir, chardonnay, shiraz and sauvignon blanc with a hint of Old World charm. The quirkier wines you might find are albarino, zinfandel and picolit.
Click on the images below to find out more about the wineries in the Bellarine region
Banks Road Vineyard
Banks Road Vineyard is located on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. Will and Avanelle Derham established the vineyard at Banks Road Marcus Hill in 2002.
Barrgowan Vineyard specialises in Shiraz, the vineyard is unusual in that 5 different clones of Shiraz are planted, and each clone adds just a little extra complexity to the finished wine.
Stunning views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff, Victoria. Artisan wines, farmhouse cafe, cellar door, edible gardens & events.
Bennetts on Bellarine
A boutique winery on the Bellarine Peninsula, set amongst the trees and overlooking the You Yangs. Our rustic Cellar Door offers a casual atmosphere with a large indoor space and outdoor deck, making it a great venue to host that special event.
Curlewis Winery is a boutique winery making quality wines located in on the Bellarine Peninsula, Our new tasting room, Appellation, offers tasting platters to complement our wines.
Hat Rock Vineyard (Lethbridge WInes)
Our aim is to produce natural, savoury wines that focus on balance and texture with a real sense of place or terroir.
Jack Rabbit Winery
Enjoy unrivalled panoramic views, fine food & great atmosphere. Dining, Cellar Door, Tastings, Functions.
Kilgour Wines is a family owned boutique vineyard established in 1989, producing exceptional cool climate wines with maritime influence. Located on Victoria’s beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, the McAdams Lane vineyard has spectacular bay views.
Leura Park Estate
Leura Park Estate is well and truly established as a dynamic force on The Bellarine. Feast on stunning stone based pizzas, al fresco platters, cheeses as well as a great line up of evolving specials featuring fresh local fare. Live Music Sundays.
Marcus Hill Vineyard
Marcus Hill Vineyard grows Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris and makes its own wines on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.
McGlashan’s is a boutique winery on the Bellarine Peninsula specialising in Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. Open for wine tasting, sales and gourmet platters. Classic car display and automotive, maritime, winemaking memorabilia collection. Great for groups, parties, weddings.
Award winning wines, food & accommodation. Oakdene Cellar Door, Restaurant, Cafe & Gardens, located on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Wineries.
Terindah Estate’s event venue has beautiful views of the bay and vineyard. We make Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rose, Zinfandel & Shiraz.
The Flying Brick
Ciders crafted in the heart of the stunning Bellarine Peninsula.
We are also home to Yes said the Seal wines with tastings for both wine and cider.
Explore other Geelong Wine Regions:
The Moorabool Valley