Bellarine Estate Winery & Brewery

Bellarine Estate Winery & Brewery

Our beliefs are simple and straight forward… “To handcraft exceptional estate grown wines.”

Peter and Liz Kenny established Bellarine Estate in 1996 with the goal of producing premium Cool Climate wines on the Bellarine Peninsula. The 100-acre property occupies the northern slopes of the hills between Drysdale and Portarlington overlooking Corio Bay.

The fruit is carefully tended and hand picked while allowing it to fully ripen, ensuring that the flavours and tannins reach maturity. Since the first Vintage in 1999 our wines have continued to win acclaim in Australia and overseas.

We produce two labels. The Bellarine Estate label is one hundred per cent estate-grown fruit while the Portarlington Ridge label includes fruit from other growers in the region.

Realising there was also a niche market for beer on the Bellarine Peninsula, Bellarine Brewing Company was created. Established in 2007, the “Beer by the Bay” brewery produces exceptional quality lagers, ales and stouts.

Dining in the Restaurant with its casual yet stylish menu completes your visit. Our friendly Bellarine Estate staff will be more than happy to discuss our wine and beer styles in Cellar Door when you next visit the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.


Year Established 1996
Owners Peter and Lizette Kenny
Winemaker Robin Brockett
Cellar Manager Katie Hoare
Sales Manager Gavin Lewinski
Employees 5
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 120
Hectares under Vine 12.5
Brands Bellarine Estate
Portarlington Ridge
Bellarine Brewing Company
Red Varietals
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
Sparkling Varietals


    Bellarine Peninsula

    Winery Type

    Cellar Door and Food


    • Cafe / Restaurant
    • Functions
    • Weddings
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Open Times

    • Some Weekdays
    • Weekends

    Cellar Door Hours

    Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm

    Contact Details

    Address 2270 Portarlington Road
    Suburb Bellarine
    Postcode 3223
    Phone 03 5259 3310


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