Geelong is just 30 minutes from the Bellarine Peninsula, while Melbourne is 90 minutes away. Trains run regularly from Melbourne and bus services are available all over the Peninsula. Or perhaps enjoy the sights of Port Philip Bay from the Ferry which departs Melbourne daily sailing 365 days a year with Port Philip Ferries. This 80-minute one way journey will delight your senses while enjoying a coffee or wine as you travel from Melbourne to Geelong or Portarlington.
Cool climate and soil ranging from sandy loam top to volcanic provide perfect conditions for growing grapes. The Bellarine is host to some 40-odd wineries that are open to taste a diverse range of wines and gourmet meals. Here are just some of the top wineries to experience.