Bellarine Estate Winery

Bellarine Estate Winery

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

Encompassing 11 hectares of vines on sloping hills overlooking the picturesque Corio Bay, Bellarine Estate is perfectly poised to take advantage of the maritime climate. The warm days and cool nights create enviable growing conditions that result in exceptional fruit and beautiful cool-climate wines.

Established in 1996 by Peter and Lizette Kenny, Bellarine Estate is family run from the ground up. Every stage of the winemaking process, all the way to the final bottling, occurs on-site. Specialising in chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz, Bellarine Estate’s wines are classically cool climate; smooth and complex. Bellarine Estate has a wine to suit every palate – with a sparking rosé and a fortified pinot noir among the distinctive offerings. Bellarine Estate also produces the Portarlington Ridge family of wines which are made from fruit from the Estate as well as from other local vineyards.

Bellarine Estate is also home to Shaken Cocktails, a selection of boutique batched cocktails in single-serve, ready-to-drink bottles – a unique offering perfect for the non-wine drinker in your group! The range includes a classic espresso martini, a passionfruit mojito and a watermelon margarita.

Bellarine Estate’s cellar door offers an array of individualised experiences to create a memorable outing for any visitor to the region. Traditional guided tastings are offered by the friendly and knowledgeable staff, as well as degustation experiences with food from the on-site restaurant, Bouchon. Enjoy your tasting at the quirky inside-out barrel bar or whilst taking in the view from any of the booths or tables in the alfresco area.

Bouchon is the charming, French provincial-inspired restaurant at Bellarine Estate. Using traditional French methods, the talented chefs at Bouchon create almost everything on the menu from scratch to guarantee a truly bespoke and delicious experience!

Gallery

Year Established 1996
Owners Peter and Lizette Kenny
Winemaker Julian Kenny
Viticulturist Julian Kenny
Cellar Manager Liz Kenny
Sales Manager Ben Craig
Events Coordinator James Kenny
Employees 5
Ave. Tonnes Crushed / Grown 120
Hectares under Vine 12.5
Brands Bellarine Estate
Portarlington Ridge
Shaken Cocktails
Thirty Acre Distillery
Red Varietals
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Shiraz
White Varietals
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
Sparkling Varietals
  • Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Rose
Awards BELLARINE ESTATE PHIL’S FETISH PINOT NOIR
TOP 101 RED WINES 2007 Winefront Monthly (2006 Vintage)
RED WINE OF THE YEAR & BEST PINOT NOIR 2010 Federation Square Wine Show, (2008 Vintage)
VIC100 TOP 100 WINE OF THE YEAR 2016 (2015 Vintage)
GOLD 2008 Cowra Wine Show (2008 Vintage)
GOLD Geelong Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
SILVER 2008 Geelong Wine Show (2007 Vintage)
SILVER 2017 Geelong Wine Show (2016 Vintage)
BRONZE 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show (2018 Vintage)
BRONZE 2016 Geelong Wine Show (2015 Vintage)

BELLARINE ESTATE TWO WIVES SHIRAZ
CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY 2003 Le Concours de Vin du Victoria (2001 Vintage)
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD Federation Square 2010
CATEGORY WINNER Winestate Magazine Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2008 (2006 Vintage)
BEST RED OF THE YEAR 2009 Federation Square (2007 Vintage)
Campbell Matterson’s “The big red wine book” 2010/2011 4 Star 94 points,
Winestate Magazine 5 Star (Vintage 2015)
SILVER San Francisco International Wine Show (Vintage 2000)
SILVER 2010 International Cool Climate Wine Show (Vintage 2008)
SILVER 2016 Geelong Wine Show (2015 Vintage)
BRONZE 2009/10 Federation Square Wine Awards (2008 Vintage)
BRONZE 2008 Cowra Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
BRONZE 2014 Geelong Wine Show (2013 Vintage)
BRONZE 2016 Geelong Wine Show (2016 Vintage)

BELLARINE ESTATE PAUL’S PETITE SIRAH
BRONZE 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show (2018 Vintage)
BRONZE 2018 Geelong Wine Show (2018 Vintage)

BELLARINE ESTATE JULIAN’S MERLOT
GOLD MEDAL AND TROPHY 2013 Geelong Wine Show (2012 Vintage)
SILVER 2016 Geelong Wine Show (2015 Vintage)
BRONZE San Francisco International Wine Show (2003 Vintage)
BRONZE 2014 Geelong Wine Show (2013 Vintage)
BRONZE 2017 Geelong Wine Show (2016 Vintage)

BELLARINE ESTATE JAMES’ PADDOCK CHARDONNAY
BRONZE 2000 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (1999 Vintage)
BRONZE 2000 Ballarat Wine Show (1999 Vintage)
BRONZE 2000 Rutherglen Wine Show (1999 Vintage)
BRONZE San Francisco International Wine Show (2002 Vintage)
BRONZE 2009/10 Federation Square Wine Show (2008 Vintage)
SILVER 2016 Geelong Wine Show (2015 Vintage)

Subregion

Bellarine Peninsula

Winery Type

Cellar Door and Food

Features

  • Award Winning
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Functions
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Open Times

  • Some Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • By Appointment
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cellar Door Hours

BOUCHON RESTAURANT
LUNCH Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 3pm
DINNER Friday & Saturday from 6pm

CELLAR DOOR HOURS:
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Other times by appointment

Contact Details

Address 2270 Portarlington Road
Suburb Bellarine
Postcode 3223
Phone 03 5259 3310
Website http://www.bellarineestate.com.au
Email beadmin@bellarineestate.com.au

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