Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions, from surf coast to volcanic plains, which resist the 'cool climate' label. Taste varieties with a subtle European style such as chardonnay and shiraz.
What was back in the 1880s the largest grape-growing region in Victoria has undergone a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Winemakers have rediscovered rich soils and a climate that is halfway between France's Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Geelong and the Bellarine region punches well above its weight, producing a raft of award-winning wines that are regularly listed in James Halliday's 'best of the best' list.
Meet the makers and celebrate the region's wine winners at the annual Toast to the Coast, held over October/November at wineries from the Bellarine and Moorabool Valley out to the Surf Coast.
Stop in at one of 40-odd regional cellar doors that are open for tasting, and sample from a diverse range of wines. Many wineries also have top-notch cafes and restaurants where you can unwind and take in the scenery over a sumptuous meal with perfectly matched wine.
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