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Brilliance of the Bay: Culinary Trail through Bellarine Peninsula with Wine, Beer and Cider Tasting Experiences + Winery Lunch

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

  • Duration

    8.5 Hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Your meeting point for the tour is from outside The Mail Exchange Hotel – 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne (Near to Southern Cross Train Station)
    We offer the following pickup locations prior to this, if you prefer one of these locations please contact the tour operator directly at least 48 hours prior to the tour departure.

    • Travelodge Hotel Southbank - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank

    • Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne

    • Her majesty’s Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne

  • Ending Point

Key Highlights

  • Book before 31 Dec 19 (for travel dates before 31 Dec 19) and we’ll treat you to 10% off!
  • Embark on a culinary trail through the gorgeous Bellarine Peninsula
  • Taste some of the finest wines, beer, cider and seasonal produce as well as dishes from the region
  • Enjoy a serene walk along the waterfront of Geelong
  • Sink into the vintage vibes of sampling beautiful wines in the old French barnhouse of Scotchmans Hill
  • Feast your eyes on sweeping sea views while sipping on your glass of red at Terindah Estate
  • Gorge on an epic lunch paired with some equally incredible wines at Jack Rabbit Vineyard
  • Sample the ‘Taste of the Region’ at the cellar door of Queenscliff Brewhouse
  • Savoura delectable tasting paddle of cider amidst the al fresco lawns of Flying Brick

Overview

Book before 31 Dec 19 (for travel dates before 31 Dec 19) and we’ll treat you to 10% off!

Dig into some of the finest flavours from the Bellarine Peninsula on this culinary trail that treats you a stellar experience of the region’s wine, beer, cider and, of course, food! Discover the hidden taste of the region as it comes alive on our trail of some of the best produce and local producers putting regional Aussie delights on the global culinary map; all while being constantly accompanied by breathtaking views of this gem from the south-eastern Aussie coast.

Read on to find out about all the excitement in store for you!

Geelong Waterfront

Begin your day the Aussie way, strolling along the lovely Geelong Waterfront and soaking up the fresh sea breeze along with some stunning bay views. Don’t forget to check out the historic bath houses!

Scotchmans Hill Vineyard

Our first tasting stop is this gorgeous and quaint French provincial barnhouse nestled amidst an estate’s vineyards; with an additional treat of some incredible views of the surrounded by some mesmerising panoramas of the Bellarine Peninsula. 

Terindah Estate

A mind-boggling assortment of delicious wines, sweeping sea views and a cellar door that is sure to blow your mind, Terindah is bound to become one of your favourites.

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Our lunch stop for the day, Jack Rabbit is a favourite with anyone who likes to order a side of astonishing views along with some epic wine and food pairings. With a range that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, there is something for everyone’s taste preferences available here.

Queenscliff Brewhouse

Presenting you with an outstanding profile of the ‘Tastes of the Region’, the lofty and light-filled brewhouse presents the perfect place to sample some fantastic local wines, craft beers, gins, ciders and artisanal food products at their cellar door and regional tasting room.

Flying Brick Cider

Our final stop for the day is the spectacular al fresco lawns of this pretty cider house. Sit down for an unforgettable tasting session of their house paddle of ciders. In fact, accompanied by some delectable fares, you can even indulge in their sensational range of wines, beers as well as fair-trade coffees.

About the Supplier: Dedicated to showcasing the warmth of the local providores and experiences as well as the natural Aussie beauty, the team at Explore Australia have created experiences that are more intimate while tapping into what a local may do and to bring a ‘moment of stillness’, whether on a beach, atop a cliff, or on the water. They are known for offering some brilliant day tours from Melbourne that are well crafted and deliver that ‘local feel’ with joy, a sense of fun and absolute quality.

Inclusions

  • 4 Cellar Doors & Tastings (A little tipsy, a little tasty and a whole lotta terrific!)
  • Winery lunch (A taste of Aussie magic!)
  • Wine, Cider & Beer (What’s your poison?)
  • Park entry fees (We got it all covered!)

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

Please note

Voucher Information:  You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Don’t forget to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid getting stuck in any last minute rush.

We need a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. The tour might get rescheduled if these requirements are not met, the local operator will be in touch if this is the case.

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