Bellarine Winery Tours operate throughout the Greater Geelong Region. We operate both public and private tours within the Bellarine Peninsula and offer private tours within The Surf Coast and Moorabool wine regions.
Here are some of the amazing wineries within the regions:
- Banks Road
- Bennetts on the Bellarine
- Leura Park
- One Day Estate
- Scotchmans Hill
- Terindah Estate
- Basils Farm
- McGlashas Wallington Estate
- Bellarine Estate
- Jack Rabbit Winery
- Oakdene Estate
- Mermerus Winery
- The Wiskery
- Clyde Park
- Austin and Co
- Moorabool Ridge
- Spence Wines
- Bannockburn Wines
- Barwon Ridge
- Provenance Wines
- Minya Winery
- Bellbrae Estate
- Brown Magpie Wines
- Mt Duneed Estate
- St Regis
- Wolseley Wines
Note: Additional wineries can also be visited however we have so many options we can’t list them all!
Breweries that we visit:
- Little Creatures
- Blackmans Brewery
- Flying Brick Cider House
- Bellarine Estate
Our public tours operate within the Bellarine Peninsula. We offer a number of different and unique wineries on our tours all with their own individual style and charm, from breath taking views of the bay and You Yangs to, quirky and unique artwork not to mention their delicious wines. We also have the ability to incorporate a Brewery or Cider House on the tour. We pick up anywhere within the Central Geelong or Bellarine Peninsula Region. We require a minimum of 4 people to operate a public tour and have a maximum of 11.
Due to COVID restrictions we are currently not operating public tours.
We provide private tours to the Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool regions, tailored to suit your needs and have two lunch options for our private tours.
- Lunch options included in tour package
- Guests pay for lunch on the day.
- Bus Hire and Tour Guide – Flat day rate.
Private tours can be arranged for groups of 6 or more When booking your private tour we will discuss wineries that you would like to go, where you would like to have lunch and any other requests you may have. We endeavour to cater for the groups needs as best as possible. We will also give you recommendations as to where might suit your groups and some of what we think are little gems of the region.
Tours operate between 4 – 11 people and travel by mini bus. We can cater for larger groups. Please contact us to discuss your group size and tour options.
- $135 per person – (Min 4 People) Lunch and a glass of wine, tasting at 4 wineries included in the cost of the tour (Currently not available due to COVID restrictions)
Private Tour (Min 6 people required )
- $135pp -Bellarine Region – Lunch and a glass of wine, tasting at 3 wineries included in the cost of the tour
- $135 – Moorabool Valley – Lunch and a glass of wine, tasting at 3 wineries included in the cost of the tour
- $100pp – Lunch venue organised as part of the tour with guests paying for lunch and wine on the day – this gives our guests the opportunity to create a dining experience of their choice and increases lunch venue options for the tour. Tastings are included as part of the package.
Please note, due to booking timings at venues etc we can now visit 3 wineries on the day, previously it was 4. This does have some positives – you get to sit, relax and really enjoy each of the venues you visit.
Flat Rate Hire (11 passenger seat bus)
- $600 – Flat Rate – Tour Guide, and Bus Hire for the day. – We organise the day for you, you have a tour guide and transport with you for the day and you pay for lunch, tastings and drinks on the day. If you have 8 or more people this is the best option $$$$ for the group.
How to Book
We operate year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Please note: Sample tour is an example of the wineries and the structure of the day. On any given day the wineries that we go to may vary.
10 – 10.30 – Pick up from accommodation. Have a sleep in and a big breakfast and enjoy the morning before we pick you up from your accommodation, before being welcomed to Bellarine Winery Tours and given a run-down of the day’s festivities. On the way to our first winery you have the opportunity to ask questions about the region and also listen to some interesting historical information about Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula
11am – Basils Farm. Basils Farm sits on the western banks of Swan Bay with beautiful views back towards Queenscliff with the Mornington peninsula hills on the horizon. With is French influence enjoy a variety of wines which include Prosecco, Chardonnay, Rose’, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Mark at the cellar door gives a great explanation of the wines and history of Basils Farm as well as legacy of Kiltynane.
12.15pm – McGlashans Recently awarded a 5-star rating by Halliday for the 2nd year in a row, you will enjoy a tasting along with a delicious lunch and a glass of wine. Lunch includes wood oven pizza’s and gourmet platters. Lunch is a designed to be shared to ensure everyone can enjoy a variety of the delicious food on offer.
2.30pm – Scotchmans Hill One of the oldest wineries on the Bellarine enjoy Scotchmans Hill’s large variety of wines whilst looking out over the vineyard, across Port Phillip bay back towards Melbourne. Scotchman’s Hill has 3 ranges of wines with a variety of both whites and reds for you to enjoy.
3.30pm – Bennetts on the Bellarine The new comer to the Bellarine Peninsula opening on boxing day 2015. Bennetts on the Bellarine combines the rusty charm of the old farm with stunning view of the bay and You Yangs. Bennetts has a nice selection of whites and reds including Verdello, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Jamie provides a great description of how they made the wine and what style they were made in along with a history of the vines and the property
4.45 – Drop off back to accommodation.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions Bellarine Winery Tours adheres to the Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines. In the event that we deem any client to be intoxicated they will not be permitted to consume any more alcohol whilst on our tour. This is to ensure the best possible experience for others on our tour and those at the wineries that we visit. Please read the following Terms and Conditions
- No consumption of alcohol on board our vehicles.
- Any damages inflicted on our vehicle or at wineries will be made liable to you.
- Bellarine Winery Tours will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings during our tour.
- We accept direct bank deposit, Visa or MasterCard.
- Passengers are asked to be at their pick up points 10 minutes earlier than the designated time to ensure that our tours run to schedule
- Public tour itineraries are set before the day of the tour. Any requests as to what wineries we go to need to be made at the time of booking. And we will try our best to incorporate it into our tour however we can’t make any promises.
- Gift vouchers are non-refundable and need to use within 1 year of purchase date.
- 10% deposit required upon booking – Date specified in booking email
- Remaining payment required 14 days prior to tour. – Date specified in email
Cancellation Policy Public and Private Tours
- 14 or more prior to tours. A full refund will be given. Less $35 Administration fee.
- 2-14 days – 50% of payment will be refunded
- 0-2 days prior to tour no refund will be given.