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Bellarine Wines

The Peninsula’s reputation as a fine-wine producer grows with every vintage. From humble beginnings, the vineyards and wineries have blossomed overlooking Port Phillip Bay.


The wineries are open for cellar-door sales. Some have restaurants or barbecue and picnic facilities.
Nearby wineries include Barrgowan Vineyard, Curlewis; Bellarine Estate, Bellarine; Curlewis Winery, Curlewis; Grassy Point Wines, Portarlington; Hat Rock Vineyard, Bellarine; Jack Rabbit Winery, Bellarine; Leura Park Estate, Curlewis; Marcus Hill Vineyard, Marcus Hill; Mermerus Vineyard, Drysdale; Scotchmans Hill Vineyard & Winery, Drysdale.

 

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Perched high on the majestic cliffs of the Bellarine Peninsula, amidst rolling paddocks and vines, is iconic winery and restaurant, Jack Rabbit.  Patrons cannot help but delight in the ‘to die for’ views which span across the bay to Melbourne, the You Yangs and Geelong.  The view isn’t the only thing that excites – a stunning a la carte menu - featuring an abundance of local produce - will indulge even the most discerning culinary whim.  A stable of sophisticated cool climate wines guarantees to cap off a truly brilliant regional experience.
Jack Rabbit is open 7 days per week for lunch, guided tastings and Cellar Door sales, 10.30 – 5pm. Open Friday and Saturday nights for dinner.

Bellarine Estate

Established in 1996, Bellarine Estate had the goal of producing premium Cool Climate wines on the Bellarine Peninsula. The 100-acre property occupies the northern slopes of the hills between Drysdale and Portarlington overlooking Corio Bay.
The fruit is carefully tended and hand picked while allowing it to fully ripen, ensuring that the flavours and tannins reach maturity. Since the first Vintage in 1999 our wines have continued to win acclaim in Australia and overseas.
We produce two labels. The Bellarine Estate label is one hundred per cent estate-grown fruit while the Portarlington Ridge label includes fruit from other growers in the region.
Realising there was also a niche market for beer on the Bellarine Peninsula, Bellarine Brewing Company was created. Established in 2007, the "Beer by the Bay" brewery produces exceptional quality lagers, ales, pilsners and stouts.
Dining in Julian's Restaurant with its casual yet stylish menu completes your visit. Our friendly Bellarine Estate staff will be more than happy to discuss our wine and beer styles in Cellar Door when you next visit the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.

Leura Park Estate

Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate has firmly established itself as a renowned producer of premium cool maritime climate wines. Leura Park Estate wines are 100% estate-grown and predominantly hand picked. A commitment to grape integrity, voice and ‘methode traditionelle’ is showcased in a stable of multi-award winning wines boasting a distinctive and delightful French-style subtlety.

Oakdene

Oakdene is a 230 acre property situated just outside Ocean Grove on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula. Our vineyard was established in 2001, with plantings of Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, followed by Sau- vignon Blanc in 2002.
From the beginning the aim was to produce ready to drink quality wines that will improve over time. The second consideration was that the wines should be elegant to match the modern Australian cuisine.
Oakdene wines are available to sample and purchase from our cellar door daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Oakdene's restaurant, awarded Best Restaurant in a Winery Nationally at the Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence in 2010, was opened in 2004 and is a must visit destination on the Bellarine Peninsula. Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner, Oakdene offers modern Australian and contemporary cuisine and extensive wine list.

Scotchmans Hill

Scotchmans Hill, established in 1982, is the benchmark winery of the Bellarine and its wines rarely disappoint. The Pinot Noir is always full of ripe fruit and the Sauvignon Blanc is always delicious. At the cellar door you can also taste the wines from the Browne family's other label Swan Bay.
Open: 10.30am-5.00pm daily