What do Scotchmans Hill, Bellarine Estate, Terindah Estate and Bennetts On Bellarine all have in common? Besides being amazing wineries; besides being situated on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula; besides serving up delectable wines; all these wineries are featured on the Portarlington Wine Tour.
Sail into Portarlington on the ferry and set yourself up for a day of complete pleasure. As you disembark the ferry, step onto the bus and tour the Bellarine’s finest wineries.
Scotchmans Hill is well known for their premium cool maritime climate wines and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. Enjoy your glass of wine while overlooking the pristine vineyard that then spreads across to an expansive view of Port Phillip Bay.
Bellarine Estate takes pride in handcrafting exceptional estate-grown wines. The 100-acre property is nestled in a valley that stages views of Corio Bay. At Bellarine Estate Winery you can have the best of both worlds and choose from enjoying one of their cool climate wines or one of their exceptional microbrewed beers.
Terindah is Indonesian for “most beautiful” and Terindah Estate is most certainly that. Take a seat on The Deck and soak in the views of Port Phillip Bay while sipping on Terindah’s estate-grown and hand-harvested wine. Terindah’s industry acclaim is vast and impressive, including Tourism Victoria – rated in the top 5 Victorian regional restaurants to visit 2013, Gourmet Traveller Wine – cellar door with best food Geelong 2014 & 2015 and James Halliday – 5 stars in 2016!
Bennetts on Bellarine offers a place among the gum trees where you can look across the bay to the You Yangs. Sample the deliciousness of Bennetts’ wines at the Milk Shed Cellar Door which is positioned in a charmingly rustic 100-year-old milking shed.
All these superb wineries are easily accessible thanks to the Portarlington Wine Tours bus service that runs out of Portarlington, visiting each of these destinations. This bus service is FREE on weekends but on weekdays you can secure your place with a paid booking.
Be sure to coordinate your ferry trip with the fantastic Portarlington Wine Tour. We highly recommend looking at Tuesday, Thursday and the weekend ferry service to best synchronise your ferry-to-bus-to-winery experience.
Step into the experience of the Portarlington Wine Tour. Outstanding times are a certainty.