BELLARINE TASTER TOUR
Experience the Bellarine Taste Trail – From $129 per person
The Bellarine Peninsula is the fastest growing produce region in Victoria – come with us and find out why.
This all inclusive tour is the definitive way to showcase the world-class Wineries, Gin Distilleries & Cideries on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Relax and enjoy the tour, with the whole experience taken care of with one of our knowledgeable local hosts and drivers.
If you are coming from Melbourne, Port Phillip Ferries will bring you from Docklands in Melbourne to Portarlington where we can pick you up. Coming from the other side of the bay? Searoad Ferries can bring you via Queenscliff. Sail to the Trail – it’s all part of the fun.
A Typical Day
These are just some of the places we like to visit on this tour. You won’t go thirsty on The Bellarine.
10:30 am Our guides will pick you up from either Geelong, Surf Coast or the Bellarine.
11:00 am We start the tour with a visit to the dangerously delicious Flying Brick Cider Co. Enjoy a Paddle of ciders made from crispy Victorian apples and succulent Packham Pears.
12:30 pm We visit The Whiskery which is the cellar door for the Bellarine Distillery. You’ll get to sample 4 award winning gins in their lush fairytale garden, sitting by the fireplace, or under the trees on a sunny day where you can watch staff pottering around for cocktail ingredients.
2:00 pm To finish, you’ll get to sample a selection of local wines with a hosted tasting session at one of the Bellarine’s top vineyards. Scotchmans Hill is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries, Terindah Estate is one of the Bellarine’s most picturesque locations with bay views, Bennetts on Bellarine is a leading hand-crafted wine-maker and Yes Said the Seal has one of Australia’s best pinot noirs and was winner of the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2018.
4:30 pm All good things must come to an end. After a big day exploring the Bellarine Taste Trail, our tour concludes and we drop you back at your home or accommodation.
We’ll visit three of the following venues, offering an in-depth experience at each location.
Set beside a rustic 100 year old dairy on the corner of Macadams lane, this charming family run vineyard offers old fashioned hospitality. Sit under the sugar gums, sip wine from a broad tasting menu and enjoy the panoramic view.
The Whiskery is making award winning Gins amongst a picturesque seven acres in the heart of the Bellarine. Visitors can experience a unique setting, friendly staff and the best Gin on this side of the bay! They will also have their own whisky available soon, depending upon maturation.
Established in 1982, 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 Australian Wineries. Bellarine Peninsula grown labels include Cornelius, Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay.
Flying Brick Cider Co
The Flying Brick Cider House is a retro-inspired landmark venue. Think innovative space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without the ‘fancy’, the best Bellarine wines around, a solid selection of beer, live music which traces the roots of rock, soul, rhythm and blues. All of this is just the beginning of what you’ll expect to find at Flying Brick Cider House.
McGlashan Wallington Estate
McGlashan’s is a boutique winery specialising in Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. Of course you can visit for wine tasting and sales, but their gourmet tasting platters are what tempts most people to stop and enjoy.
With award winning premium cool climate wines and a highly acclaimed restaurant serving exquisitely prepared food, the unique and eclectic Oakdene Vineyard property is an experience you shouldn’t miss on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Bellarine Estate Winery
Family owned winery producing exceptional cool climate wines and craft beers. Enjoy fabulous food made with the freshest local produce while overlooking the vineyard and Port Philip Bay. Relax on their expansive manicured lawns and enjoy a game of giant chess or checkers.
Jack Rabbit Vineyard
When only a brilliant regional experience will do. Unrivalled panoramic views across the bay. The onsite restaurant, winery and cellar door ensures the ultimate vineyard encounter. Enjoy sophisticated wines & stunning seasonal menu.
As you drive down McAdams Lane to the entrance of Terindah Estate, you gain glimpses of the breathtaking views awaiting you. It is the place for anyone interested in visiting a vineyard with award-winning wines, delicious food and stunning architectural spaces.
Leura Park Estate
Leura Park Estate is a funky, boutique vineyard with a mighty reputation for exceptional cool climate wines and fun. A cellar door experience will delight – enjoy the rustic chic ambience or ‘Cirque de Soleil-esque’ POD, whilst feasting on stunning stone based pizzas, hearty fillet steak sandwiches, Al Fresco platters and cheeses, with live music every Sunday.
The Bellarine Taster tour includes:
- Gin Tasting Paddle at The Whiskery
- Cider Tasting Paddle at the Flying Brick Cider Co
- Wine Tasting at a Bellarine Vineyard
- Pick up & drop off from Geelong, Surf Coast or Bellarine area
- An experienced local guide and driver
- Upgrade your experience with a tasting board or gourmet lunch showcasing the regions’ best local produce
Please note that venues may change due to availability. Food is available at each venue with time given to experience the menu.