Basils Farm

Basils Farm

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 for minimal intervention winemaking. Enjoy tastings of quality, hand-crafted wines, including Basils Farm Reserve and Basils Farm.. Varieties include Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rose, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

The expansive lawns provide the perfect place to relax as you take in the stunning views, or sit inside Basils Settlers style Farmhouse Café or Pavilion overlooking Swan Bay. Indulge in an antipasto platter or a selection of house-made seasonal dishes. The menu changes seasonally, please visit their website for updates.

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

Kids will also enjoy playing in the sandpit and visiting the farm animals including chickens, baby doll sheep and Llamas. Twilight Dinners, Children’s Animal Feeding Sessions 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 musicians perform from 12.30-3.30pm. Entry is free but bookings are recommended. Check out the Events page on the website for a list of performers each month.

Basils Farm is a stunning location for a wedding, private function or corporate event. Functions can be held inside Basils Pavilion and/or inside Basils farmhouse. Both afford picturesque views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff. Maximum 100 guests (sit down) inside the Pavilion. Food and beverage packages are also available. View the View the Basils Farm Wedding Packages on their website or email [email protected] to discuss menu options.

Our regular (pre covid-19 restriction) hours are:

Monday, Thursday and Friday:  10am – 4pm
Weekends 10am – 5pm.

Cellar Door
Monday, Thursday and Friday:  11am – 4pm
Weekends 11am – 5pm.

Due to government restrictions we are currently open on (until 21st June, limited to 20 guests, seated, eating a meal):

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 12-3pm
Weekends: 11am – 4pm.
Bookings essential. Book online:

Cellar Door (light menu/no wine tastings)
A glass of wine can be purchased with a meal.
Walk-in’s. 11am-3pm on weekends only.

Take away wine and food is available during business hours.

Wine purchases also available online, with free delivery Australia wide.


Winemaker Ray Nadeson
General Manager Kim Dema
Cellar Manager Mark Telfer
Marketing Manager Melisa Thompson
Events Coordinator Natalia McLaughlin
Employees 14
Brands Basils Farm
Red Varietals
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Sparkling Varietals
  • Sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
Awards GOLD medal – 2014 Kiltynane Estate Chardonnay. “2014 Young Chardonnay” category.
2015 French Australian Chamber of Commerce – Concours des Vins De Victoria Awards.

SILVER medal – 2015 Kiltynane Pinot. “2015 Pinot Noir” category.
2016 Geelong Wine Show.

BRONZE medal - 2016 Basils Farm Pinot Noir. 2016 Pinot Noir Category.
2017 Geelong Wine Show.

BRONZE medal - 2016 Basils Farm Shiraz. 2016 Shiraz Category.
2017 Geelong Wine Show.

BRONZE medal - 2015 Kiltynane Pinot Noir. 2015 Pinot Noir Category.
2017 Geelong Wine Show.

BRONZE medal – 2017 Basils Farm Shiraz and 2017 Basils Farm Pinot. Huon Hooke – The Real Review

BRONZE medal – 2017 Basils Farm Reserve Pinot Noir – 2019 Geelong Wine Show.


Bellarine Peninsula

Winery Type

Cellar Door and Food


  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Functions
  • Live Music
  • Tours by Appointment
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Open Times

  • Some Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cellar Door Hours

Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed-Fri: 11am – 4pm
Sat/Sun: 11am – 5pm
Café hours:
Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed-Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat/Sun: 10am – 5pm

Contact Details

Address 43 – 53 Nye Road
Suburb Swan Bay
Postcode 3225
Phone 03 5258 4280
Email [email protected]


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