Start in pretty Queenscliff at the historic Queenscliff Brewhouse for cellar door tastings, bistro dishes and superb local produce. The nearby Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre runs come-try-fishing expeditions and other ocean education.

Head to Piknik, an old roadhouse that showcases local and seasonal produce. It's just five kilometres to Merne at Lighthouse, for contemporary dining with outstanding views, then a few minutes further to Tuckerberry Hill, where you can pick strawberries and blueberries in season.

 Go on towards Portarlington and the Little Mussel Cafe where you can enjoy local mussels and famous scallop pies on site or take seafood home.

Terindah Estate and Jack Rabbit are so close that you might as well drop into both, and make it a triptych with a stop at the Whiskery for whisky, gin and snacks in the garden.

Scotchmans Hill is a Bellarine veteran and has a beautiful cellar door among the vines.

It's 15 kilometres to the final pitstop, the energetic indoor-outdoor Flying Brick Cider House, which incorporates boutique winery Yes Said the Seal. 55km