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Fertile soil and the maritime climate make this region an ideal place to grow things we eat and drink. These environmental factors combined with the relaxed, easygoing nature of the region make it less pretentious and earthier than other 'foodie' destinations in Victoria and Australia.

More than 40 vineyards and cellar doors in the region welcome visitors to sample their wine. Many also have restaurants, art features or accommodation on site.

The wine is terrific, but it's only part of the story in this region. Some specialty produce has long been established in the region, but some newer food product is beginning to make waves in the region.

Bounded on three sides by water, fresh seafood has always been a feature of the region. Recently this amazing product has become even more accessible with the emergence of local fisheries, provedores and fishermens cooperatives selling direct to the public. Portarlington mussels and Apollo Bay crayfish have long-standing reputations among the local food and restaurant crowd.

The rolling hills of the hinterland, volcanic plains and lush peninsula soil are growing all sorts of delicious treats. There are olive groves producing some of Victoria's best fruit and oil, berry farms where the family can roll up their sleeves and pick their own - the taste of fruit freshly picked by your own hand is incomparable.

Other foods are emerging too - cheese, hydroponic vegetables, eggs and other meat products are being grown locally and, in many cases, featured on the menus of local eateries.

Many of the food and wine experiences in the region have been packaged up into neat touring routes, complete with maps and information about their specific area.  Otway Harvest Trail and 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail are worth exploring. Call into a visitor information centre for a guide.


Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove and Queenscliff was officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, taking the 'humble meat pie' to new heights. Walk in to either Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Ocean Grove or Queenscliff bakeries and you will be greeted by an exciting selection of gourmet pies baked to golden perfection, mouth-watering cakes and slices, and a huge range of sandwiches, rolls, wraps, toasted Turkish breads and great coffee. The famous local bakery has appeared twice on Channel Nine's Today Show and recently featured in the Herald Sun's 'Victoria's Top 100 Food Experiences'. You are spoilt for choice with over 15 different flavoured pies, including jumbo chunky beef (judged Australia's Best Pie), country lamb and rosemary, and their famous breakfast pie (judged Australia's Best Brekkie Pie). Try one of their meat and vegetable, vegetarian wholemeal or Bombay pasties, all of which placed first in their respective categories at the Great Aussie Pastie Competition. If you have a sweet tooth you will be treated to an array of guilty pleasures. Try the Lemon Meringue Pie or their famous Beesting. For the kids you can not go past a cupcake, a miss piggie biscuit or a dinosaur shortbread.

Farmers Harvest

Farmers Harvest is a local focused business gathering food from around the Bellarine and near by townships. They stock a wide range of seasonal fruit and vegetables concentrating on quality and flavour. They also stock local meats, deli goods, cheeses and hamper goodies. Come in and say hello to their friendly staff and they will take you for a small tour around the shop to explain how it all works and what is on offer.

Van Loon's Nursery

Van Loon's Nursery is an award winning destination for all garden and home lovers. Established in 1965 the garden centre has been providing top quality garden plants and seedlings along with professional advice to generations of gardeners. Located on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, Van Loon's is approximately 22 kilometres from Geelong, just off the Bellarine Highway. Van Loon's keeps a comprehensive range of trees, shrubs and ground covers as well as indoor plants. A wide selection of Australian natives are available as well as ornamental and cottage favourites such as roses and lavender. Citrus and fruit trees are available year round. Professional and well qualified staff are always on hand to help with plant selections. Van Loon's features the largest range of seedlings in the area. Top quality vegetable, herb and flower seedlings are available year round with varieties changing seasonally. Van Loon's Gifts and Homewares area is the style Mecca for the Bellarine Peninsula! Browse the gorgeous collections of homewares including throws, cushions, furniture and prints. Fashion and jewellery are always changing with new stock arriving seasonally. Books, kitchen goodies and personal luxury items are always popular. Van Loon's Gifts are only too happy to gift wrap for any occasion. Van Loon's Café is situated in the heart of the nursery with lovely views out to colourful plant and pot displays. It is the perfect spot for a delicious breakfast, lunch or morning and afternoon teas. All food is cooked fresh on the premises using herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden. Indulge in fresh muffins, homemade slices and delicious home style cakes. Gluten free menu items and cakes are always available. Van Loon's Café is licensed and serves great coffee.

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door

Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant and Cellar Door is situated in the maritime region of the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, approximately 90 kilometres from Melbourne. Oakdene's cool climate wines are produced in limited quantities from estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The wines are elegant, complex and reflect true varietal character. The award winning Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant offers a relaxed and memorable experience that you will never forget. The Mr Grubb Cafe is also on-site, offering more casual dining. An original 1920's homestead, Oakdene has been beautifully restored and boasts an eclectic, lush art garden setting offering dining, accommodation, wine tasting and tours of the vineyard. The Cellar Door is open daily from 10:00am offering wine tasting and sales, complimenting lunch or dinner at Oakdene Restaurant from Wednesday to Sunday and if you would like your visit to last a little longer, there is boutique accommodation open daily. Oakdene also caters for weddings and special events. Group bookings are welcomed by appointment only. Oakdene Vineyards is a place to experience, not just a place to visit. Beside the road linking the northern Bellarine Peninsula with the sea-change towns at the start of the Surf Coast, quirky Oakdene is full of lively, arty charm. An eclectic collection of sculpture, paintings and other pieces is woven through the restaurant and cellar door, and there is a brightness and sense of fun about the place that is very winning. It conceals some fine dining, plush bed and breakfast accommodation to save you from driving home and a vineyard providing well-made wines.

Food & Wine

Bustling with fashionable sippers and shoppers, the main street offers a variety of dining experiences from casual provedores and bakeries to fine restaurants or home-cooked take-away meals. MUST TRY: Annie's Provedore Peppercorn Foods Beach House Barwon Heads At The Heads Restaurant Barwon Heads Hotel Fish & chips on the beach

Geelong Wine Region

Whether it is the distinctive maritime flavours of The Bellarine, the ancient richness of the Moorabool Valley Wine Region or the rugged, exposed coastline of the Surf Coast, the Geelong Wine Region is united by boutique, family owned winegrowers producing premium quality hand crafted wines. With each sub region and winery displaying their own unique characteristics, visitors are invited to explore the diversity of the Geelong Wine Region's stunning scenery, touring routes and restaurants whilst sampling some of Victoria's finest cellar door experiences. Geelong's family owned boutique operators maximise their wine's potential by hand pruning, hand picking and hand crafting their wines allowing regional characters to develop. Areas within the region have varying microclimates influencing the depth of colour, bouquet and flavour of the wines. The Bellarine has a maritime climate with bay breeezes and spectacular views, whilst the hills and valleys of the Moorabool Valley – Anakie areas have a warm, continental style climate. The renowned Surf Coast is famous for its long summer days and cooling ocean breezes. James Halliday in his Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand wrote: "If there is a unifying feature in all of the Geelong wines, it is their strength and depth of colour, bouquet and flavour." Not only does the Geelong wine region produce some of Australia's best wines, but the wineries are surrounded by some of Victoria's best scenery and touring opportunities. The Geelong Wine Region. Fine wines – from our hands to yours. For a map of the winery region visit:

Advance Mussel Supply

Welcome to Advance Mussel Supply - the home of fresh Portarlington mussels and Angasi oysters. Fresh from the farm to you, come visit them and see. Advance Mussel Supply is a family owned and operated business that has been farming mussels in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, for over 30 years. They are the only original mussel farmers still farming in Port Phillip Bay and one of the largest. They have multiple growing sites at Clifton Springs and Grassy Point aquaculture zones. Advance Mussel Supply has been a pioneer in developing new growing techniques and building purpose built equipment and boats. Their goal is to produce high quality mussels all year round. After experimenting with Angasi oysters over the last couple of years, they now have Angasi (flat oysters) for sale. They are now cooking mussels and oysters for you to enjoy and selling fresh mussels and oysters for you to take home and cook your self. For more information on Advance Mussel Supply please send them an email or give them a call.

Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff

Officially judged Australia's Best Pie Maker 2013, Rolling Pin Pies and Cakes Queenscliff has taken the 'humble meat pie' to new heights. The famous local bakery has appeared twice on Channel Nine's Today Show and recently featured in the Herald Sun's 'Victoria's Top 100 Food Experiences'. Walk in to either Ocean Grove or Queenscliff bakeries and you will be greeted by an exciting selection of gourmet pies baked to golden perfection, mouth-watering cakes and slices, and a huge range of sandwiches, rolls, wraps, toasted Turkish breads and great coffee. You are spoilt for choice with over 15 different flavoured pies, including jumbo chunky beef (judged Australia's Best Pie), country lamb and rosemary, and their famous breakfast pie (judged Australia's Best Brekkie Pie). Or why not try one of their meat and vegetable, vegetarian wholemeal or Bombay pasties, all of which placed first in their respective categories at the Great Aussie Pastie Competition. If you have a sweet tooth you will be treated to an array of guilty pleasures. Try the Lemon Meringue Pie or their famous Beesting. For the kids you can't go past a cupcake, a miss piggie biscuit or a dinosaur shortbread.

Kiltynane Wines

Kiltynane Wines is an artisan winery situated on Swan Bay, overlooking the historic township of Queenscliff. Visit the cellar door to learn more about Kiltynane's passion for biodynamic and sustainable farming practices, whilst enjoying wine tastings of quality, handcrafted wines, including Kiltynane Estate, Basils Farm and Pn2. Varieties include: Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Expansive lawns provide the perfect place to relax as you take in the stunning views. Indulge in gourmet grazing platters featuring organic produce from the garden, mezze selection and local cheeses and breads. A selection of savoury and sweet house made seasonal dishes are also available until 4pm. (Menu changes weekly, please visit the Kiltynane Wines Facebook page or website for updates). The idyllic landscape, including Basil's Farmhouse, overlooking the vines and Swan Bay, is also an unforgettable location for a private function or wedding ceremony and reception. Kiltynane's commitment to bio-dynamics have contributed to the continued improvement in the soil at Basils Farm, resulting in impressive fruit from the vineyard and the orchard on the farm. An extensive potager garden has been established which provides biodynamic herbs, fruit and other produce to the kitchen, local chefs and visitors. Seasonal produce is available at the cellar door for purchase (subject to availability). Cooking classes, organic gardening workshops and special events are held regularly throughout the year. For updates please join the mailing list on the website. For nature lovers, Swan Bay has one of the most diverse ecosystems on the Victorian coast and is home to a variety of native birds, fish and plants. The wetlands on Swan Bay are listed on an International treaty known as the Ramsar Convention. : Kiltynane Wines is located on Nye Road, Swan Bay, Victoria - three kilometres from corner of Bellarine Highway and Portarlington-Queenscliff Road.

The Food Purveyor

The Food Purveyor brings together a collection of exquisite, regional foods made by incredible artisans and small-scale food and wine producers. Tasty basics to get you started through to luxury treats. Everything is made with quality ingredients that are brought to life by passionate people. Take a journey through the Great Ocean Road region and let The Food Purveyor bring the best food to you. Choose one of our delicious hampers and add in anything that you desire such as wine, a little extra chocolate, some more chutneys, the list is endless. The Food Purveyor hamper can be delivered to your home or holiday accommodation. A perfect start to your holiday or weekend away. All packaged in a beautiful keepsake bag which is perfect for shopping, going to the beach or taking a picnic. For more information on the types of hampers available please visit the website.
The Minya Vineyard & Winery
Near Torquay

The Minya Vineyard & Winery

The Minya Vineyard & 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. Minya is the Surf coasts finest venue for fine wines and relaxing entertainment, overlooking a tranquil and picturesque billabong making the winery an ideal setting to enjoy a light meal, to attend the summer concert series at the outdoor amphitheatre or to utilise this ideal venue for your function, celebration or conference.

Leura Park Estate

Leura Park Estate is well and truly established as a dynamic wine making force on the Bellarine Peninsula, crafting premium cool climate wines since 1995. The 150 acre property comprises 40 acres under vine on stunning north facing slopes cocooned by a majestic cypress guard. An impressive five star stable of wines includes Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Two successive vintages of the Leura Park Sparkling Blanc de Blanc have won the highly coveted trophy for Best Sparkling White - Natural Ferment at the prestigious Australian Sparkling Wine Show in both 2013 and 2014. The winery's 2013 Estate Shiraz also was awarded the trophy for Best Shiraz at the 2014 National Wine Show of Australia. Owners Lyndsay and David Sharp are committed to minimal interference and grape integrity, demonstrated by the heavy culling of fruit to ensure maximum varietal intensity and terroir reflection. The state-of-the-art on-site wineryfacilitates best practice efficiency and small batch handling alongside the traditional practices of foot stomping, wild yeast fermentation and premium French oak barrels. Winemaker Darren Burke extends this commitment to quality. His burgeoning reputation reflects innovative and passionate craftsmanship of outstanding wines. A cellar door experience will delight with its funky, rustic chic ambience. Visitors can enjoy the much-loved grassy alfresco area or the 'Vault', an opera house-style living art compound while feasting on stunning stone baked pizza, alfresco platters or perhaps a seriously hearty fillet steak sandwich - all perfect partners for the 1960's, 70's and 80's Sunday live music offerings. Available for weddings and functions. Please contact for further details.

Lonsdale Hydroponics

Lonsdale Hydroponics is a family owned and run local produce business built in 1998 by Andrew and Helen Pearson and is now run by their nephew Jamie Moran. Lonsdale Hydroponics offers vine ripened tomatoes, the way nature intended. In addition to the produce they grow on site, they also have a range of high-quality seasonal produce, chutneys and sauces available for sale. Lonsdale Hydroponics supply supermarkets and selected restaurants from Queenscliff to Anglesea. When you have a greenhouse as big as they do at Lonsdale Hydroponics, you can grow all sorts of beautiful varieties. They have 6,000 tomato plants including Truss, round, Roma, cherry, and big red monsters as big as your fist. Along with tomatoes, Lonsdale Hydroponics grow a huge range of lettuce as well. Green oak, red oak, baby cos, red coral. The farm gate is open from Thursday to Sunday each week.

Manzanillo Grove

Manzanillo Grove, with over 4500 olive trees and seven different varieties, was established in 1997 in the fertile valleys of the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria near Geelong and is owned and operated by the Kint Family. The Bellarine Peninsula and their Olives in particular have a distinctive flavour that is much sought after by discerning buyers. They pride themselves in producing a fine quality Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is processed on the property. Manzanillo Olive Oil is not heat extracted at any stage of production and therefore is of the highest quality and has a flavour unique from their grove. Our table fruit is hade picked as not to bruise Manzanillo Grove have won numerous awards which include gold for the oils and olives and grove of the year in 2011 which is the most prestigious award in the olive industry. They have a great farm shop and you can ask to see how it is all made. The Groves two labels which is red for the manzanillo fruit, this is a true Spanish type oil and is smooth on the palette, their green label frantoio fruit is a Tuscan type oil and has that great green apple flavour.

McGlashans Wallington Estate

Russell and Jan McGlashan began establishment of their ten hectare vineyard, McGlashans Wallington Estate, at 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington in 1995. Four varieties are now planted including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. The sandy loam over buck shot clay provides the perfect soil structure for production of their premium cool climate wines. Winemaker, Robin Brocket uses French Oak to mature the wines for 12 months prior to bottling. The wines are multi award winning and have received a five star rating in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 The new cellar door has now opened and offers wine tasting and sales, along with gourmet grazing platters featuring local seafood and wood fired pizzas in winter. A maritime and automotive memorabilia display is located in the cellar door along with classic car exhibitions. Abalone sales of export quality are available at the cellar door. Call in and enjoy our friendly hospitality and have a browse while enjoying the view over the vineyard with a glass of estate grown wines


Mermerus specialise in the production of fine wine from the Bellarine Peninsula in Southern Victoria. Their aim is to produce wines that elegantly reflect the terroir of this beautiful part of the Geelong wine region. The vineyard is situated on the eastern slopes of the Bellarine Peninsula, with views of Pope's Eye and Port Phillip Bay. The naturally cool and dry climate, and the influence of prevailing winds from Bass Strait to the south produce naturally low yielding vines with intense and elegant fruit flavours.


Piknik is a unique café and store in a converted roadhouse in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. Piknik is dedicated to providing high quality breakfast and lunch dishes as well as preserves made with produce picked at its seasonal best to produce genuine flavour. Piknik aims to use local produce where possible and when they are not cooking, they are hand picking many of the seasonal fruits from their garden on the Bellarine Peninsula. Drop in for beautiful Allpress Coffee, home-churned ice-cream in flavours inspired from the orchard next door and delicious creative café food made from ingredients grown on site or sourced from the Bellarine Peninsula. Everything is made from scratch on-site. Piknik is owned and run by Dave & Denise Humphris along with a fantastic team of hospitality professionals.

Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Harbour is a destination in itself & being a working harbour there is always something to see and do. The 250 berth marina is home to the historic couta boats, yachts, power boats and a popular destination for local & interstate visiting vessels. The busy working boat yard has the largest straddle carrier in Victoria which can lift vessels up to 150 tonne. Walk along the boardwalk and you will find a dynamic retail precinct which includes, charter / dive operators, eco tours, men's & lady's fashion, nautical gifts, gift ware, hairdressers and a day spa. Foodies are not forgotten, from fine dining to fish & chips, wood fired pizza, coffee, cake, ice-cream and the best local produce all available in pristine surroundings offering incomparable bay views. Make time to climb or catch the lift to the top of the 42m observation tower which offers stunning 360° views of Queenscliff, Port Philip, The Rip, Bellarine Peninsula, Swan Bay, Mornington Peninsula, pilot boats entering the bay or you might even spot a stingray.

Royal Geelong Yacht Club

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is recognised as one of Australia's premier Yacht Clubs and boasts a proud history that stretches 150 years. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club plays host to many major yachting events that cover every facet of sailing from International Cadet racing, Etchell class racing, high octane skiff regattas, club based keel boat sailing, all the way through to Australia's oldest sporting event, Audi Victoria Week held annually on the Australia Day long weekend. The excellent facilities give members the opportunity to enjoy true absolute waterfrontage and enjoy the best view that any yacht club can offer. Take in the views from the Members' Lounge, the Marina Cafe deck or the upstairs balcony. No other facility in Geelong can match the location! Members enjoy subsidised bar prices, access to member exclusive dining and private barbecue facilities that are completely cost free. These are just the beginning of member benefits as there is also a busy social calendar of events to select from. A first class cadet facility provides young sailors with the opportunity to learn from some very accomplished club sailors who include State, National and even World Champions. Novice sailors will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to develop new skills and new friendships. The modern club house allows members and the public to access fresh new conference and meeting rooms, with a larger room that is perfect for corporate events, wedding receptions or other significant events. The many catering options that they provide will suit any occasion. Please call if you have any inquiry, or search the website for concise information on every aspect of The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, drop in to view the facilities or contact by phone or email.

Scotchmans Hill

Scotchmans Hill was established in 1982, and 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. The immaculately maintained vineyards overlook Port Phillip Bay, and the wines are a true reflection of this environment. Other labels are also developed both from the greater Geelong area as well as key winemaking regions of Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy the magnificent views across Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne with a glass of wine in our sunlit courtyard. Although there is no restaurant on site, visitors can enjoy our fabulous wines, location and views; perhaps bring a hamper and while away a few hours.

Sea Bounty

A family-owned company that has been involved in the fishing industry for over 30 years, Sea Bounty has become one of Australia's leading mussel growing and processing companies. Sea Bounty farms mussels at a number of sites in the cool, clear waters of Port Phillip Bay, serviced by a fleet of specially equipped fishing vessels. A modern processing plant, built in 1997 and located at St Leonards on the Bellarine Peninsula south of Geelong, operates to the highest standards ensuring Sea Bounty's reputation for top quality product. Being positioned close to the sea port of Melbourne and the international airports of Melbourne and Avalon enables Sea Bounty to supply every state in Australia as well as the Asian markets and the rest of the world on a daily basis, all year round. Sea Bounty mussels are harvested daily and delivered around Melbourne to wholesalers and regional centres four days a week. The mussels are sent all over Australia via air (overnight) or road freight twice a week. Sea Bounty has a one kilogram retail pack available for sale, view their website for further details. The retail packs are available from Coles supermarkets and other fine seafood retailers. The mussels are available in five kilogram, ten kilogram and twenty kilogram polyboxes. They also supply mussels in thirty kilogram fish bins direct to wholesalers. Sea Bounty currently has three grades of mussels, cocktail, standard and large. For all enquiries please contact by email or phone during business hours.

Bellarine Taste Trail

The Bellarine Taste Trail is a collection of gourmet delights and foodie experiences all within 20 minutes of each other. The trail twists a scenic path around The Bellarine, taking visitors to vineyards that are receiving some of Australia’s highest accolades for their wine and farms that have changed the local restaurant scene with their amazing produce. There are breweries using innovative techniques for original flavours and bakeries known for amazing wood-fired bread and multi-award winning pies. Several tour companies run charter operations across the Bellarine, so you can truly indulge in all the Bellarine Taste Trail has to offer and let someone else worry about transport and navigation. The Bellarine is bounded by Port Phillip Bay to the North and Bass Strait to the South – as such, the seafood on offer is amazing. Portarlington’s mussels are well known locally and feature in a different dish at virtually every restaurant in the region. Places to eat range from those with stunning water views, or nestled in rolling farmland hills to exquisite and grand historic hotel dining rooms. They all offer their unique take on local fare. For more casual meals, pick up a bounty of local produce from one of the provedores and food stores around the Bellarine and make it yourself – either at home or at your holiday accommodation.

Food & Shopping

The main road through Drysdale, the Geelong Portarlington Road features shops, cafes and historic buildings. The Drysdale Community Craft shop has local, mostly hand-made products and is also home to a small visitor information outlet. Turning left into Wyndham Street, or up Clifton Springs Road and left into Hancock Street again presents many more shopping choices, from antiques to the supermarket. Turning right into Murradoc Road is a more industrial area, but with an excellent seafood shop.

Food & Wine

With beautifully maintained historic buildings and world class dining, Queenscliff is a great spot for any dining experience - from a 5-star luxurious experience to fish and chips with the family. Cafes along Hesse St in Queenscliff are in good supply and offer a fabulous variety of gourmet treats and freshly cooked meals. Pop into one of them for a coffee as you sit back and soak up the scenery of the bustling Hesse Street. Particular dining highlights in Queenscliff are restaurants such as Athelstane House, Apostle Queenscliff, Gusto, the Queenscliff Hotel and the Vue Grand Hotel. These historic buildings, along with a number of others house world class chefs and offer customers a truly luxurious experience. Smaller restaurants along Hesse Street are also popular for dinner and ensure that all tastes - and budgets - are catered for.

Coffee Cartel

Uniquely based in the heart of industrial Breakwater, Coffee Cartel is dedicated to providing Australians with the most rare and coolest specialty grade coffees and teas available on the planet! Coffee Cartel roast all coffees on site, guaranteeing the freshest mix of single origins and house blends are ready to please your palette. With their adjoining teahouse serving over 150 specialty teas, Cartel is the place to visit for all your hot beverage needs. At Cartel, they also pride themselves on the education that goes with the coffee. When you understand the processes, the passion and the flavours that go into making just one cup of caffeine goodness, you can only appreciate it even more than you already did. The funky staff is here to answer any questions you might have. Whether you are looking for beans to take home, a cup on the go, or one of the best coffee experience of your life, Coffee Cartel should be at the top of your to visit list!

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery offers cellar door sales and tastings by appointment only. Contact to make an appointment. Curlewis winery is situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, one hours drive south-west of Melbourne, Australia. Owners Stefano Marasco and Leesa Freyer produce highly-concentrated, complex, food-friendly wines, using traditional French wine-making principles combined with "new world" techniques.

Drysdale Cheeses

Introducing Drysdale Cheeses, the first commercial goat cheese manufacturer on the Bellarine Peninsula. Registered in December 2005, Drysdale Cheeses concentrates on a range of hand made cheeses, manufactured from the high quality milk from its herd of Saanen goats. The goats live on the Scotchmans Road property in Bellarine, where they are milked daily. Drysdale Cheeses are a registered dairy herd and all of the animals are pure bred. Their diet comprises of pasture, tree cuttings, hay and goat "muesli", a home recipe. They also love their daily offerings of fruit and vegetable scraps from the fruit shop in Drysdale -especially watermelon!! Extra essential minerals and vitamins are administered via seaweed meal and salt licks. Although Drysdale Cheeses is not certified organic, they follow permaculture farming principles and adopt ethical animal treatment. They do not milk animals that are heavily pregnant and newborn kids will stay with their mums for those first few days of all-important colostrum (first milk). Each doe only kids once every two years, allowing for their optimal health. The milk is then transported to the cheese making room at Drysdale. The basic method for making cheese requires pasteurisation in this country, although a small group of speciality cheese makers are working to allow raw milk cheese to be made legal in Australia soon. After pasteurisation, cheese making cultures are added to the milk for flavour ripening and then an enzyme (rennet) is added to coagulate the milk, thus producing curds and whey. These cheese making procedures use only vegetarian rennet. Different varieties of cheese will then require different temperatures and different treatments. The cheeses are made in small batches and require careful ageing and draining, and so may be unavailable from time to time. Drysdale Cheeses are only available locally, from selected restaurants and providers.

Anglesea Golf Club

The Anglesea Golf Club is situated on the Great Ocean Road and is an undulating 6,074 metre Par 73 layout set in natural bushland. A feature of the course is the number of elevated greens that require plenty of thought when selecting your club. There are only 42 bunkers throughout the course which have been likened to sand-belt bunkers and coupled with eucalypt tree lined fairways combine to produce a stimulating round. Also there is the ever present resident population of Eastern Grey Kangaroos which number approximately 300. Anglesea Golf Club welcomes social golfers and social groups every day of the week, don't have golf equipment? The Pro Shop carries hire clubs, pull buggies and motorised carts. There are green fees with cheaper rates for group bookings, juniors and nine holes. If you are not interested in golf why not come along and have lunch or dinner in the Bistro over looking the 18th hole with ocean glimpses. The Bistro is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 9.00am till 9.00pm. The kangaroos generally come down towards the Clubhouse of an evening so visitors having a drink on the balcony or dining in our bistro have the unique experience of seeing Australian Wildlife in a natural setting. Roo Tours are conducted Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm with volunteer Roo Ambassadors to take you out on course, get up close to the Eastern Grey Kangaroos in their five seater Roo Buggy. Great photo opportunities. Please contact operators for prices and details.

Bellbrae Estate

Bellbrae Estate is fortunate to be situated right in the heart of one of the world's most magnificent stretches of coast, Victoria's Surf Coast. And like those pioneers of the waves from the 1950s through, those people that lived their lives in order to get back to 'their' breaks, Bellbrae Estate wants to remind you of what life is truly about. Enjoyment. Finding something you love. Dreaming. With handcrafted wines made from predominantly estate-grown fruit, Bellbrae Estate realised their dream which is why their wines are named after the regions local surf breaks. Cheeky though some of those names are, they locate their wines firmly within their regional context, and it is this region that is celebrated at Bellbrae Estate. The new Release wines are a standout. Extraordinary examples of cool climate wines, the 'Bird Rock' Pinot Noir and the 'Bells' Syrah burst with berry characteristics. The Pinot Noir exemplifies the fine tannin balance and characteristic flavours of this cool climate-preferring grape and the Syrah ripples across the palate in a delicate dance of flavours and aromas delighting all who try. The 'Boobs' Chardonnay, named after legendary 60s surfer Boobs Johnson, was recently awarded four and a half stars by Wine State and is virtually flying out the door. The Longboard Range is inspired by the image of China enjoying a lazy ride in after the swell; there to help you unwind after work or to enjoy over dinner at home or with friends. Long in flavour and impact, each of the varieties on offer in this range is a finely crafted example of its type, priced for every day. Elegant, contemporary wines made from estate and select Geelong region fruit their ranges include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz Pinot Noir and a Fortified Cabernet Shiraz.

Blackman's Brewery

Blackman's Brewery is in Torquay, where beer is brewed just a hop and a skip from the surf, not far from Bells Beach, one of the world's most famous surf spots and home of the prestigious surfing competitions, the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro. Blackman's have a core range of beers including the gold medal winning Smoked Porter, and silver & bronze winning Unfiltered Lager, all brewed on site. Blackman's Brewery have created a spot for you to come and taste some quality brews and catch up with your friends and family. The all-day kitchen is open whenever beers are being served. Blackman's Brewery have developed a share style, beer-food menu to complement Blackman's hand crafted beers. Mix and match from bites such as beer battered fish tacos or spent grain meatballs, settle in for a pizza and look out for the changing specials, like sticky beef ribs with stout jus and pulled pork bau. Out the back, in what used to be a kid's games room, is the brewery equipment. It is a Canadian made setup, showcasing beautiful copper and stainless steel which can be viewed through the glass at the end of the hallway and beer garden. Renn spends his days in here making the magic happen, and the best thing is you are welcome to join him. Public brew days and brewery tours: From 12noon till 4pm on every second Sunday of the month, you can come and learn how Renn brews the beer. Brewery tours are given at 4pm daily for up to ten people. Let the brewery know via email you are interested and they will add you on the brewery tour list.
Brown Magpie Wines
Near Jan Juc

Brown Magpie Wines

Brown Magpie Wines is a family owned winery and vineyard in Modewarre, which is situated in the Surf Coast hinterland in the Geelong wine region. The gently sloping estate overlooks the picturesque view of Mount Moriac. Its small sheltered, nine hectare vineyard is ideally positioned to grow aromatic cool climate grape varieties. Taking no short cuts and selecting only the best fruit, the grapes are hand-picked and processed within hours of harvesting. Brown Magpie Wines believe in the traditional art of winemaking. The wine is handcrafted at the on site dedicated winery. Traditional techniques suited to each variety are used to produce wine of the highest quality. Brown Magpie Wines only leave the vineyard in the bottle. The love and care taken is to honour the wine and the region, and to deliver special wines for you to discover and enjoy with friends and family. Recent awards include: - 2014 Boutique Wine Award - Best in Show - Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013 - 2013 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show - Trophy - Best Pinot Noir of Show - Pinot Noir 2012 - 2013 Geelong Wine Show - Best Wine in Show - Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 - 2014 Concours de Vins - Gold - Paraparap Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 - 2014 Royal Melbourne Show - Gold - Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014 - 2014 James Halliday - 5 star winery The Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road hinterland is a treat for all wine and food lovers, abounding with great restaurants, produce and wineries.

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High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.

High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.
Enjoy table service in elegant surroundings, exquisite food, quality tea and real coffee!

$40.00 per person and includes immediate return travel on the same ferry for a leisurely experience.

Every Sunday from February to November
12pm sailing from Sorrento
3pm sailing from Queenscliff.

To book visit or contact 03 5258 3244