Basils Farm is an artisan winery situated on Swan Bay, overlooking the historic township of Queenscliff.

Take in the Bellarine’s most picturesque views to Queenscliff at Basils Farm. Visit the cellar door to learn more about their passion artisan winemaking and wild fermented wines.  Enjoy tastings of quality, hand-crafted wines, including Kiltynane Estate, Basils Farm and Pn2. Varieties include Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

The expansive lawns provide the perfect place to relax as you take in the stunning views. Indulge in antipasto platters and a selection of savoury and sweet house-made seasonal dishes. The menu changes monthly, so ensure you visit their Facebook page or website for updates. A full breakfast menu is available from 8:00am-11:00am on weekends.

The stunning kitchen garden and extensive market gardens provide pesticide free herbs, fruit and produce to Basils Cafe and local chefs. Seasonal produce, house made preserves and honey are also available at the cellar door for purchase, subject to availability.

For fun visitors can play a game of Finska, Giant Jenga or Boules. Kids will also enjoy the sandpit and visiting the farm animals including chickens, baby doll sheep and Llamas.

Cooking classes, Twilight Dinners, Gardening Workshops and special events are held throughout the year. For updates please join the mailing list. Basils “Sunday Sessions” run from September to April every Sunday. Talented local musicians perform acoustic sets from 12.30-3.30pm. Entry is free but bookings are recommended.

Open 7 days in January. For extended Summer hours see website.


  • Cellar Door
  • Restaurant / Cafe
  • Wedding / Functions
  • Tours by Appointment
  • Disabled Accessability

Winery Details

Winemaker: Ray Nadeson
General Manager: Kim Dema
Marketing Manager: Melisa Thompson
Employees: 7
Sales Manager/Gardener: Ben Shaw


  • Kiltynane – a premium selection of each vintage – the best reflection of the season and the times – the winemaker’s selection of the season.
  • Basils Farm – our home base. This barrel selection reflects the beauty of the farm, vineyards and their fruit, the natural wetlands and amazing views.
  • Pn2 – our third tier wine which is fun, funky and an introduction to artisan made Pinot Noir.


2015 French Australian Chamber of Commerce – Concours des Vins De Victoria Awards. GOLD medal  – 2014 Kiltynane Estate Chardonnay.  “2014 Young Chardonnay” category.

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Wine Varieties

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Rose
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz

‘Basils Farm’ 43 – 53 Nye Road, Swan Bay
03 5258 4280

Opening details: 5th February to 2nd April 2018

Days open:
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday
(Closed Tuesday)

Mid week:
Café hours: 9am to 4pm
Cellar Door hours: 11am to 4pm
Breakfast – 9am to 11am – Limited menu as per January.
Lunch – 12pm to 3pm – Full menu

Café hours: 8am to 5pm
Cellar Door hours: 11am to 5pm
Breakfast – 8am to 11am – Full menu
Lunch – 12pm to 4pm – Full menu

Public Holidays:
Café hours: 12pm to 5pm
Cellar Door hours: 12pm to 5pm
Lunch only 12pm to 4pm

  • Australia Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday