Bellarine Estate

Victoria | Geelong

Our Review

This business runs parallel with the Bellarine Brewing Company, also situated in the winery, and the extended operating hours of Julian’s Restaurant. It is a popular meeting place. The vineyard is planted to chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, merlot, viognier and sauvignon blanc. Exports to the US.

About

Our beliefs are simple and straight forward… ‘To handcraft exceptional estate grown wines.’ Peter and Lizette Kenny established Bellarine Estate in 1996 with the goal of producing premium Cool Climate wines on the Bellarine Peninsula. The 100-acre property occupies the northern slopes of the hills between Drysdale and Portarlington overlooking Corio Bay. The vineyard is nestled in a valley that is sheltered from harsh winds, yet perfectly positioned to capture the sun’s rays. This true maritime climate provides warm days and cool nights which ensure a long, slow ripening season and fruit of exceptional quality. The area’s rich black basalt soils overlying a limestone base further accentuate the fruit flavours. Bellarine Estate is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Merlot. We carefully tend and hand pick the fruit while allowing it to fully ripen, ensuring that the flavours and tannins reach maturity at the same time as the sugar reaches its desired level. We produce two labels. The Bellarine Estate label is one hundred per cent estate-grown fruit. The Portarlington Ridge label includes fruit from other growers in the region. Since the first Vintage in 1999 our wines have continued to win high acclaim in Australia and overseas. The winery is now in its second generation with the founder’s sons taking on pivotal roles in the business. Julian Kenny has taken on the role of wine maker, whilst James Kenny is heading up sales and marketing and leading the business expansion into the RTD market with a range of bottle cocktails including the popular Espresso Martini under the Shaken Cocktails brand. Our friendly Bellarine Estate staff will be more than happy to discuss our wine and cocktail brands with you and welcome you to our Cellar Door when you are next on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.

Specialities

Pinot noir, chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

The Bellarine Estate Cellar door, located directly off the highway at 2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine. The Bellarine Estate Cellar door is open every Saturday between 10 am – 4 pm For other times, or for a private appointment please phone 5259 3310 The Bellarine Estate online store operates daily -24/7 and offers free delivery for orders over $100.00.

Hours

Friday - 12am - 11pm , Saturday - 12am - 11pm, Sunday 12am - 3:30pm

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Food

Information

A DESTINATION Late in 2017, we launched Bouchon at Bellarine with a very simple idea: Classic French Provincial cuisine, utilising the best produce, smack in the middle of the Bellarine Peninsula's famous wine-producing region. The restaurant is located on one of the Peninsula's oldest established vineyards, Bellarine Estate Winery. We work in close collaboration with our neighbours at Bellarine Estate to provide our customers with great cool climate, award-winning wines all year round, right next door to where the grapes are grown, picked and produced. Our kitchen produces absolutely everything from scratch, paying respect to classic French methods and traditional rustic fare. We love our huge vegetable beds right at the back door of the kitchen and the loads of seasonal goodies that they provide. Great food and service, set amongst the rolling hills of the regions premier wine country, with a very distinct French twist. Elegant and succinct, Bouchon is a true dining experience. Bouchon at Bellarine supports local suppliers and producers. Contact us on (03) 5259 3310. Wedding and function enquiries welcome.

Cuisine

French

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Accommodation

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Stockist Information

Stockist

BWS, Dan Murphy's, Coles, IGA, Cellarbrations

Details

Bellarine Estate logo
Rating
Winemaker Julian Kenny
Established 1995
Dozens 1050
Vineyards (area) 10.5 ha
Viticulturist Julian Kenny
Opening Hours Saturday 11-4
Address 2270 Portarlington Road, Bellarine, Vic 3222
Telephone (03) 5259 3310
Website www.bellarineestate.com.au