Bellarine Wine Region
This region is the epicentre for Geelong; there are some 20 wineries in the region at your disposal, and it is an easy choice for planning a full day as the wineries are close enough together that you don’t lose much time with travel between each one. The area establishment dates back to the mid-1800’s, but from a wine point of view, the area is relatively young compared to some wine regions in this country. Wine in the Bellarine started to establish itself in the mid-1900’s, and from here the region has flourished and continued to develop. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are what stand out for me, and these varieties are used as the basis for developing Sparkling wine, so you can rest assured that you will find some exceptional Sparkling wines when you come out to play on the Bellarine Peninsula.