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BELLARINE PENINSULA

Less than two hours from Melbourne, at the doorsteps of Geelong lies a vibrant Australian wine region providing experiences of all kinds. From intimate cellar doors with well-crafted wines to large venues with breathtaking views, the Bellarine has much to offer and does not disappoint. In this coastal cool-climate area with its distinct maritime influence, pinot noir and chardonnay shine, as do pinot gris and shiraz. After a relaxing stroll around the numerous beaches, you could easily spend the day cellar door-hopping, tasting or relaxing in the many inviting grounds, perhaps even serenaded by the various live music events on the weekend. Valentine Kuzniewski-Lebrun

Image of Scotchmans Hill by Pete Ingham.

Scotchmans Hill

Star Cellar Door

(03) 5251 3176
scotchmans.com.au

Scotchmans Hill is an icon of the Bellarine Peninsula. Not only for its extensive winemaking portfolio but also for its pioneering contribution to the development of the region’s recognition as a solid grape-growing region. Its reputation alone might lead visitors to its manicured site, but they will stay for the stellar customer service. The polished and instructive tastings are led by a knowledgeable and passionate team, tailored to group sizes and the level of wine interests. The premium option allows anyone to dive into the history of the estate and the Bellarine while trying some frankly delicious drops from Scotchman’s premium lines, including the Cornelius range. In addition to the cellar door, Scotchmans Hill has various areas for functions and appetising lunches in the freshly renovated outside area. A must-visit for this textbook example of an Australian cellar door.

TOP DROP: 2016 Cornelius Spray Farm Syrah, A$78

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