Discover the diversity of the Geelong wine region on our Geelong Wine Tour. A powerhouse of pinot noir, Geelong is also known for exceptionally elegant chardonnay and subtly spicy, medium-bodied shiraz. For intrepid wine lovers, the wealth of varieties and their various interpretations throughout this sprawling region provide plenty of interest.
Just south of Melbourne and a straight run down the Westgate Highway, in spite of Geelong’s convenient location it often gets overlooked. Stretching from Werribee, halfway to Ballarat and right down Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road. This is region for wine enthusiasts in the know, the refined, complex and character-filled pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz of Geelong have received plenty of praise from James Halliday. In addition to its top-notch drops, this is a destination with inviting cellar doors that serve up sumptuous meals to match, and plenty of great places to take in the horizon across the slopes of the vineyards and curves of the bays.
Join our Geelong Wine Tour and discover how the regions talented winemakers turn a tough climate into superior wines. Here’s some of the Geelong Vineyards we typically visit.
Provenance Wines set up on the edge of Geelong’s infamous river this award winning winery has quickly rooted itself into Geelong’s rich wine tapestry. Making cool climate classics and serving up premium local produce – Provenance has existed to achieve the one simple goal: to make great wines that reveal the fruit quality of special vineyards.
Established in 1997 in the rich limestone soil of Waurn Ponds Nicol’s Paddock is a perfect afternoons escape, only moments from Geelong. Nicol’s Paddock is family owned and operated with boutique, low intervention winery. On site too, is a wonderful little restaurant which overlooks the vineyard. Their focus is on a shared style of dining using wonderfully sourced, seasonal & local produce.
Barwon Ridge Wines
Following in the footsteps of the original Swiss vignerons of Geelong by re-establishing in the Barrabool Hills after an absence of over 100 years. Planted in 1999, they have approximately 4 hectares under vine and 100% of their wines are estate grown. As well as the original planting of Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Marsanne, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon they are currently developing small plantings of Rousanne and Pinot Meunier.
Mount Duneed Estate
Mount Duneed Estate known for wine, great locally sourced produce, outstanding service and a place for everyone to relax and unwind. One of Geelong’s most visually impressive venues coupled with award winning produce this is a destination not to be missed.
The Geelong Winery Tour includes
- A visit to three vineyards
- A wine tasting at each venue
- Pick up & drop off from Geelong or Surf Coast
- An experienced local guide and driver
- Upgrade your experience with a tasting board or gourmet lunch showcasing the regions’ best local produce
- Coming from Melbourne? Let us pick you up from the Port Phillip Ferry Terminal at Geelong. The ferry departs Melbourne Docklands daily.
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