Toast to the Coast – Moorabool Valley Program

By October 14, 2016Toast to the Coast

Nestled between Geelong and Ballarat, the Moorabool Valley is steeped in history of an ancient kind. 20,000 years ago it sat on the bottom of the sea, only to be reclaimed as land by millennia of volcanic activity. The legacy is the tough limestone and basalt base which forms this regions unique terroir.

The Moorabool Valley has a fast growing reputation for “exotics” as well as the traditional varieties that flourish across all of the Geelong Wine Region. The Moorabool Valley’s Mediterranean style climate is producing interesting and unusual grape varieties

The Moorabool Valley Program

AUSTINS & CO. – 870 Steiglitz Road, Sutherland Creek. 10am-5pm


Austins & Co. offers an authentic vineyard and wine tasting experience set amongst the vines. Bring along a picnic rug or sit around the barrels enjoying the music and amazing food by The Daily Food Co.  Our entire range of 6Ft6 and Austin & Co. wines will be served by our wonderful team, and new winemaker John Durham will also be here to discuss all things wine.

  • 6Ft6 range
  • Austins & Co. estate range
  • Austins & Co. Custom Collection
  • Geelong’s first Frose (frozen Rose slushie)
  • The Daily Food Co. will be cooking up a Korean BBQ: Korean Style Skewers, Miso Chicken, Yakitori Rockling, Chimichuri Seasonal Veg, Beef Bulgogi
  • Selection of Korean salads – Garlic, Chilli  Shallot Sambal; Caramelised Tempeh and Green Bean Salad, Korean Potato Salad and Kung Fu Slaw
  • The ‘Get Shucked’ prosecco and oyster bar is back by popular demand
  • Coffee and cake cart by The Daily Food Co.
  • Live music Saturday and Sunday – Johnny Rollins
  • Geelong Creatives market showcasing local creative talent
  • Children’s activity corner

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee and a 20% discount on take home wine sales

CLYDE PARK VINEYARD & BISTRO – 2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn. 10am-5pm


Go behind the label and explore winemaking from grape to glass. A unique, informative yet informal look at how the grapes develop throughout the season. Taste a fabulous selection of our five star, award winning wines. Many exclusive wine deals throughout the weekend.


Our vineyard to plate philosophy is this… if we can grow it we can use it. Located within the wineries working wine shed, our rustic-style restaurant is the place to enjoy our superb menu, inspired by local produce, including:

  • Our Signature Wood Fired Pizzas
  • Amazing Shared Plates highlighting local produce including but not limited to –  our popular Tin Shed platter or Charcuterie Board
  • Wonderful larger plate selections to satisfy the hunger

Bookings essential, book online or call the Clyde Park Team


Enjoy the day and soak up the relaxed atmosphere listening to the sounds of the live acoustic music.

  • Troy Barrett on Saturday
  • Anthony Dellamantra on Sunday

Come and enjoy the festival market environment in our indoor, outdoor and undercover bistro including cheese tasting, artisan meat display and cooking demonstrations.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink

DEL RIOS OF MT ANAKIE – 2290 Ballan Road, Anakie. Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm


New wine releases 2013 Sparkling Curvee “Yaya” , 2014 Savignion Blac, 2014 Del Rios Shiraz.

Tasting the museum wines Marsanne, Cabernet, Pinot.

  • “Champagne Breakfast” 10am-12pm Saturday and Sunday. Egg Benedict with Spanish Jamon or Smoked Salmon an glass of sparkling
  • Lamb gyros spit roast on decking. Only on Sunday
  • Spanish tapas a la carte menu in restaurant
  • Ready to go Spanish pintxos  – the ‘finger food’ of Northern Spain
  • Sangria

Live music Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4:30pm

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee and cake


LETHBRIDGE WINES – 74 Burrows Road, Lethbridge. 10am-5pm


At Lethbridge you can expect a superlative wine experience. Taste our internationally acclaimed wines, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz.

We will also have some of our new Italian varieties to try as well as the just bottled, Toast to the Coast favourite, the delectable ‘Mistelle’. Tastings will be in our spectacular straw bale barrel hall.


Our food options this year are all from local producers with Sage Choice (ethical grass fed meat) using the wood oven to provide delicious gourmet sausages in artisan sourdough rolls, The Hidden Secret supplying the most amazing vegetarian and gluten free fare, as well as Meredith Dairy Cheese platters for the traditionalists.


We will entertain and educate you, not with music but with wine. We will be holding themed tutored tastings throughout the day with, ‘Introduction to Italian Wine’ and ‘How does Australian Pinot Noir stack up against Burgundy’. Register for these sessions is via our website or sign up on the day.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink

MOORABOOL RIDGE – 37 Spiller Road, Lethbridge. 10am-5pm


Perched on the bank of the Moorabool River this family vineyard and olive grove offers high quality, cool climate red and white wines and food at very reasonable prices in a quiet environment.


Farm produced extra virgin olive oil and jam, jellies, chutney and sauces from our own “green” fruit. Café food including cheese and antipasto platters.


A quiet place to relax, enjoy wine and food on the terrace. Watch the wildlife, listen to the birds and enjoy sharing the experience.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee


ROWSLEY FAULT VINEYARD – 131 Lumbs Road, Sutherlands Creek. 11am-5pm


Enjoy the ‘true’ taste of the Moorabool Valley as our dry grown vineyard produces wine that is totally a product of their soil, the terrain and the Australian Climate. Home to Pinot Noir and other European varieties. Sample our wine, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the views and entertainment.


Wood Fired Pizza


Musician – Guitar and vocals Robin Ricketts

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary soft drink.

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