The proximity to the wild, Antarctic waters of the Bass Strait makes the Surf Coast one of the more difficult sub-regions to make wine. The soils here are sandy rather than rocky and being so close to the ocean gives it that Mediterranean element. In spite of that, there are a handful of very good vineyards.
The core varieties you’ll find remain the same (shiraz, pinot noir and chardonnay), but the styles are distinct. Much like in the Moorabool Valley, adversity here has only made for smarter viticultural practices, hardier vines and more interesting wines.
Another enticing reason to visit? The famous surf breaks, dramatic cliff faces and winding roads of Australia’s favourite coastal highway.
Click on the images below to find out more about the wineries in the Surfcoast region
Brown Magpie Wines
Kisaan Estate Winery
Mount Duneed Estate
The Minya Vineyard
The Minya Vineyard and Winery was established in 1974 by Jeff and Sue Dans. The name Minya was chosen from the Aboriginal name meaning “Place of Many Birds” to preserve the heritage of the area.
Explore other Geelong Wine Regions:
The Moorabool Valley