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 Reserve, Basils Farm and Farmhouse. Varieties include Prosecco, 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 new Pavilion Space, overlooking Swan Bay. Indulge in an antipasto platter or a selection of house-made seasonal dishes. The menu changes seasonally, so ensure you visit their website for updates.

The stunning kitchen garden and extensive market gardens provide pesticide free herbs, fruit and produce to Basils Cafe. Seasonal produce, house made preserves and honey is 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. 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 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 Basils Farm Wedding Packages on their website or email to discuss menu options.

Cellar Door Hours:

Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed–Fri: 11am – 4pm
Sat/Sun: 11am to 5pm

Café Hours:

Mon/Tue: Closed
Wed–Fri: 10am – 4pm. Brunch – 10am to 12am, Lunch – 12pm to 3pm.
Sat/Sun: 10am to 5pm. Brunch – 10am to 12am. Lunch – 12pm to 4pm.

Open 7 days in January. For extended summer hours please see website.


Winemaker Ray Nadeson
General Manager Kim Dema
Marketing Manager Melisa Thompson
Cellar Manager Mark Telfer
Employees 14
Brands Basils Farm
Basils Farm Reserve
Red Varietals
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Prosecco
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Sparkling Varietals
    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.


    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


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