Wine tour continued..
Mt Anakie Estate...
One of the first vineyards of the modern era in this region, the steep slopes of Mount Anakie were planted in 1968. Currently producing vibrantly fruity wines like the unusual and delicious red made from the Italian variety, Dolcetto.
There is also a rustic restaurant, for weekend lunches and group bookings at other times.
Phone 5284 1256
Mount Duneed Winery....
The small Mount Duneed cellar door is nestled next to a charming garden.
Winemaker Ken Campbell will show you his award-winning wines, whites and reds styled very much in the fashion of Bordeaux, with clean fruit aromas. Phone 5264 1281
Staughton Vale Vineyard...
Next to Zambelli's vineyard at Mount Anakie, north of Geelong, this vineyard shares it's neighbour's ability to produce richly fruity wines. Again, Cabernet can be the most successful wine and it is perfectly suited to the country lunches and cheese served here in the Cottage Restaurant.
Phone 5284 1477
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Wine Tasting Tour..
I thought this might be a good place to add information about the local wineries.
Most are located within a few minutes from Geelong, have a resturant or eatery, cater for group bookings, and have a great selection of great quality wines.
Hours are from 10am till 5pm. for most of these.
Scotchmans Hill, acquired in 1975 The vineyard produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. They carefully apply modern viticultural and winemaking practices, producing wines of national and international acclaim. Cellar door tastings.
Scotchmans Hill is 25 minutes from Geelong... Ph (03) 5251 3176
Idyll was the vineyard that kick started the modern wine history of Geelong when it was established in 1966. Wines such as the rich Gewurztraminer and rich, award-winning Cabernet Shiraz enjoy great popularity; especially in overseas markets such as Germany and Singapore. Located a few minutes from Geelong.... Phone 5276 1280
Kilgour Estate Winery....
One of the region's most full-flavoured Pinot Noirs, to attract you to Kilgour's hillside vineyard. As well as great views, there is a restaurant specialising in local seafood, a barbecue.
Located at 85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine, only a few minutes from Geelong.
Wines on offer.. gold-medal Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Phone 5251 2233
By the time Y'all finish this tour... I think you will be feeling pretty OK... ;-))
Or not feeling at all... LOL...
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