Makers & Growers

Clyde Park, Moorabool Valley

Handmade With Love By Locals

Family owned vineyards, boutique producers and organic farmers grow and make their food and wine in traditional, high-quality ways.  

Hand picked, hand milked, hand made - often by members of the same family, always by people who share a passion for good produce. Gourmet tastes that call Geelong and The Bellarine home include wine, beer, cider, cheese, olives and olive oil, seafood, chocolate, vegetables and fruit. In many cases, you can visit the sites and meet the people behind the produce.

Secrets only a local would know

Discover these recommended local gems during your stay.

The Little Mussel Cafe

The Little Mussel Cafe

The Little Mussel Cafe is loving its new location in the main street of Portarlington overlooking the water watching the boats come in. They are still selling fresh…

Queenscliff Distillery

Queenscliff Distillery

Rooted in the natural landscape of the Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff Distillery is a perfect example of everything they love about craft. Queenscliff Distillery…

Queenscliff Brewhouse

Queenscliff Brewhouse

"Where generations meet, since 1879"Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, walking distance from the Searoad ferries’ terminal, Queenscliff Brewhouse showcases the…

Sober Ramen

Sober Ramen

Sober Ramen is located in the Little Malop Street precinct.Their speciality is ramen and dumplings. They have a good selection of Sake and natural wines.If you've…

Epic Taste Experiences

Epic Taste Experiences

Epic Taste Experiences offer small bespoke private epicurean taste tours. They help create experiences and great memories through their tailored tours that involve…

Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours

Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours

Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours offer Bay Fishing Charters, Scenic Sunset Tours, Biology Educational Cruises and Fishing Clinics. All ages and abilities…

For the Love of Grape - Geelong & Bellarine Wine Tours

For the Love of Grape - Geelong & Bellarine Wine Tours

For the Love of Grape Wine Tours offer a relaxing and memorable experience to the variety of wineries in Geelong, including the Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool…

Mustang & Co

Mustang & Co

What better way to travel The Great Ocean Road or around the magnificent Bellarine and Geelong winery region than with the top down in a stunning 1966 Red Mustang…

The Fresh Food Merchant

The Fresh Food Merchant

A must visit Geelong CBD destination for all food-loving tourists.The Fresh Food Merchant is a locally owned grocer consisting of all good things local and imported.…

Boxoffice Cafe

Boxoffice Cafe

Creating modern food from fresh locally sourced farmers and serving specialty coffee using Axil Coffee Roasters, Box Office Café is set just off Pakington Street,…

Twisted History

Twisted History

Come and get totally twisted at some great locations across Victoria and explore the darker side of history on a range of tours with Twisted History.Join Twisted…

Harvest Experience Cooking School

Harvest Experience Cooking School

Harvest Experience hosts cooking classes in Geelong, Drysdale on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. They run a range of hands on classes including the…

Wilsons Wine Tours Geelong

Wilsons Wine Tours Geelong

Wilsons Wine Tours Geelong is all about creating a fun, memorable and personalised day for you and your crew.With 25 years of wine industry experience, you can trust…

White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall

White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall

Nestled in the grounds of the Little Creatures Village in Geelong, White Rabbit Brewery is a space created for flavour exploration. As you push through the doors…

Adelia Fine Foods and Bellarine Brownie Company

Adelia Fine Foods and Bellarine Brownie Company

Based on the Bellarine Peninsula, husband and wife, Adam and Amelia (Adelia) share a genuine passion for making handcrafted, nutritious, premium quality, unique…

BellaMoora VIP Touring Experiences

BellaMoora VIP Touring Experiences

BellaMoora is known for personalised VIP Touring Experiences through an iconic region of Australia, a region they are privileged to call home. They believe in providing…

BrewiColo Brewing Co.

BrewiColo Brewing Co.

BrewiColo Brewing Co. is a family run independent craft brewery located on one of the most picturesque coastlines in Victoria, Ocean Grove.The taproom is right inside…

Manzanillo Grove

Manzanillo Grove

Manzanillo Grove, with over 4500 olive trees and seven different varieties, was established in 1997 in the fertile valleys of the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria near…

Sphinx Entertainment Centre

Sphinx Entertainment Centre

The Sphinx Entertainment Centre offers a taste of Egypt in the heart of Geelong. The 15 metre Sphinx is your one stop entertainment venue in Geelong.The Sphinx Entertainment…

Wine Wheels

Wine Wheels

Let Wine Wheels take you on a Bellarine Epicurean Adventure.Pre-booked day tours, tastings and luncheons taking in some of the Bellarine's finest establishments.…

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop

Yummy Mummy Lolly Shop is Geelong’s biggest ‘Pick N Mix’ Lolly shop, one foot in the door and you will be sure to take a trip down memory lane. A real hot spot for…

MyBus Geelong

MyBus Geelong

MyBus Geelong is regional Victoria’s premier mini bus hire service based in Geelong. Transporting passengers in the air-conditioned comfort of well-appointed modern…

Artisan Adventures

Artisan Adventures

Artisan Adventures is a boutique travel company based in Geelong. Artisan Adventures love to showcase the region's plentiful natural attractions, boutique accommodation…

Bellarine Distillery / The Whiskery

Bellarine Distillery / The Whiskery

The Whiskery is the cellar door for Bellarine Distillery, and is set on seven acres in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. The immediate surroundings of beautiful…

Moorabool Valley Chocolate

Moorabool Valley Chocolate

Moorabool Valley Chocolate is a small family-owned business. The chocolates are carefully hand-made in the new chocolate kitchen attached to a 90-year-old farmhouse…

Anther Distillery

Anther Distillery

The Anther Distillery is a place of wonder for the cocktail and spirit lover.Just over a one-hour drive from Melbourne, near the North Geelong station, The Anther…

Basils Farm

Basils Farm

Located on Swan Bay with spectacular views across the water to the historical town of Queenscliff. Basils Farm delightful settlers style Farmhouse café, spacious…

Oakdene Vineyards Cellar Door

Oakdene Vineyards Cellar Door

Oakdene is a boutique, family owned vineyard featuring a cellar door, wine bar, bistro, accommodation and gardens. Located on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula near…

Thirty Acre Distillery

Thirty Acre Distillery

Thirty Acre Distillery is Bellarine Estates’ latest venture and captures the essence of Bellarine Estate’s vineyard by distilling their grapes to create Thirty Acre…

Bellarine Estate

Bellarine Estate

Bellarine Estate vineyard and winery is a family-owned and operated affair established in 1996 by the Kenny family. There are 30 acres of vines including Shiraz,…

Scotchmans Hill

Scotchmans Hill

Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been…

Mermerus

Mermerus

Mermerus specialise in the production of fine wine from the Bellarine Peninsula in Southern Victoria. We aim to produce wines that elegantly reflect the terroir…

Terindah Estate

Terindah Estate

As you drive down McAdams Lane to the entrance of Terindah Estate, you gain glimpses of the breathtaking views awaiting you. Terindah Estate is a boutique winery…

Bellarine Smokehouse and Pantry

Bellarine Smokehouse and Pantry

The Bellarine Smokehouse produces award-winning premium smoked fish. 'Hot smoked' products using local ti-tree sourced from their local surrounds on the Bellarine.…

Kisaan Estate Winery

Kisaan Estate Winery

Kisaan Estate Winery is a family owned boutique winery in Connewarre, approximately three minutes drive from the seaside town of Barwon Heads. The estate sits on…

Lighthouse Olive Oil

Lighthouse Olive Oil

Lighthouse Olive Oil is a multi-award winning producer of exceptional extra virgin olive oil, grown and cold pressed on the Bellarine Peninsula. The property is…

Banks Road Vineyard

Banks Road Vineyard

Banks Road Vineyard is a small family run vineyard and winery on the Bellarine Peninsula just outside Geelong, on approximately 12 acres. The 12 acres of grapes…

FarmDog Brewing

FarmDog Brewing

Gin enthusiast? Beer lover? Wine nut? They have you covered at FarmDog!FarmDog brew craft beer and distill boutique gin onsite- did they mention 'onsite' is a winery?Join…

McGlashans Wallington Estate

McGlashans Wallington Estate

Russell and Jan McGlashan began establishment of their ten hectare vineyard, McGlashans Wallington Estate in 1995. Four varieties are now planted including Chardonnay,…

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies

Wattle Grove Honey and Beekeeping Supplies is a small farm and company operated by Jim Drever and Stephanie Hinton.Jim has been a registered Beekeeper for many years…

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery

Curlewis Winery is situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, near Geelong, one hours drive south-west of Melbourne.Family owned artisan producers Stefano and Leesa produce…

Ket Baker

Ket Baker

Ket Baker is an artisan bakery with a big heart, located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Visit the rustic shed bakery, set among the gumtrees.People seek them…

Austin's Wines

Austin's Wines

Austin's is Geelong's wine destination for great wine, casual dining and unique wine experiences. The renovated shearing shed is located on the Austin's vineyard…

Blackman's Brewery Geelong

Blackman's Brewery Geelong

Welcome to the newest brewing location, Blackman’s Brewery Geelong.Their 16 taps are pouring super fresh beer straight from the source amongst the shiniest of shiny…

Barrgowan Vineyard

Barrgowan Vineyard

The Barrgowan Vineyard and Winery is owned and operated by the Simonsen family. Vines were planted in 1994 with the objective of producing a high quality Shiraz…

Marcus Hill Vineyard

Marcus Hill Vineyard

Marcus Hill Vineyard is located on the Bellarine Peninsula, a short drive from Geelong towards the coastal townships of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. Established…

Clyde Park Vineyard + Bistro

Clyde Park Vineyard + Bistro

Clyde Park Vineyard and Bistro has a cellar door and bistro set on the beautiful Moorabool Valley just off the Midland Highway half an hour north of Geelong, 35…

Flying Brick Cider House

Flying Brick Cider House

Open seven days a week, the Flying Brick Cider House is a retro-inspired landmark venue. Think innovative space, a tasting paddle of ciders, amazing food without…

Yes Said The Seal

Yes Said The Seal

Yes Said The Seal is a premium winery on the Bellarine. Located on site at the spectacular Flying Brick Cider House, Yes said the Seal comprises a suite of limited…

Sea Bounty

Sea Bounty

A family-owned company that has been involved in the fishing industry for over 30 years, Sea Bounty has become one of Australia's leading mussel growing and processing…

Nicol's Paddock

Nicol's Paddock

Join Nicol's Paddock for a taste in their cellar door.Relax and dine amongst the vines. A simple approach to a shared dining experience. Wholesome and delicious.…

Barwon Ridge Wines

Barwon Ridge Wines

Barwon Ridge Wines is a small family vineyard in the Barrabool Hills just ten minutes west of Geelong. Their objective is to produce fine Geelong wines through the…

Franscene Bellarine

Franscene Bellarine

Franscene Bellarine is a private boutique wine tour and transport company operating since 2018. They are your concierge on the Bellarine Peninsula. Discover the…

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & Cafe

Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & Cafe

Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool Ridge's tasting…

Lethbridge Wines

Lethbridge Wines

Established in 1996, Lethbridge produces savoury wines with intensity and finesse. Sit down at the tasting table inside the strawbale winery, sample the wines and…

Mt Duneed Estate

Mt Duneed Estate

Located just 15 minutes from Geelong and the Surf Coast, or an hour from Melbourne, Mt Duneed Estate offers couples, families and groups relaxed dining, paired with…

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields

Surf Coast Strawberry Fields is a ‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberry Farm situated on the Surf Coast Highway in Mount Duneed. Located between Geelong and Torquay, there…

La Cantina at Common Ground

La Cantina at Common Ground

La Cantina is a farmhouse restaurant celebrating simple Italian flavours and fresh, locally-grown ingredients. The menu is designed for sharing and updates on a…

Revitalise Escapes

Revitalise Escapes

Are you looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life and immerse yourself in nature? Are you ready to explore and discover new experiences while feeling thoroughly…

del Rios Winery

del Rios Winery

del Rios is a family-owned, vineyard, winery, restaurant, and tasting room established in 1996 on the slopes of an extinct volcano, Mt Anakie.It is in their restaurant…

Shadowfax Winery

Shadowfax Winery

Established in 1999 and situated just 30 kilometres from Melbourne in the heart of Werribee Park, Shadowfax is one of Victoria's leading boutique wineries. With…

Cycling Vine Tours | Geelong Bellarine Peninsula

Cycling Vine Tours | Geelong Bellarine Peninsula

Geelong Bellarine Peninsula Cycle Tours, find the tour perfect for you and experience the wonderful food and wine of the Pinot Coast.Pedal past stunning coastal…

Great Private Tours

Great Private Tours

Great Private Tours is a privately run, independent luxury tour operator for the discerning traveller.Offering unique itineraries, with a private guide, that incorporate…

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