While we finalise the 2018 program, these are some of the special events over the 2017 weekend…….
Make a good weekend out of your visit to the region. Visit the wineries, take in one of the additional events and book some accommodation. Stay a while and take your time.
Free Friday Night Wine Tastings
Special evening tastings at local Geelong & surrounding retailers:
Barwon Heads Winestore, Barwon Heads – 4.30pm – 6pm. Shop 2, 86 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads. www.barwonheadswinestore.com.au
Featuring: Barwon Ridge, Marcus Hill Vineyard, Scotchmans Hill, Bellbrae Estate
Bottles & Barrels, Newtown – 5pm – 7pm. 132 Aberdeen Street, Newtown. www.bottlesandbarrels.com.au
Featuring: Austins & Co./6ft6, Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Leura Park, Yes Said the Seal, Dinny Goonan
Randalls Wines, Newtown – 5pm – 7pm. 326 Pakington Street, Newtown. www.randalls.net.au
Featuring: Oakdene, Saint Regis Winery
Union Street Wine Bar, Geelong – 5pm – 7pm. 8 Union Street, Geelong. www.unionstreetwine.com.au
Featuring: Clyde Park, Brown Magpie, Basils Farm
Lunches, dinners & entertainment
So many delicious lunch and dinner options on offer over the weekend with entertainment galore!
Download each sub-region – The Bellarine, The Moorabool Valley & The Surf Coast above to check what’s on offer at each winery.
Masterclasses will be held at various wineries over the weekend. Contact individual wineries for further details.
Austins & Co – Wine blending workshop, Saturday and Sunday 1pm – Workshop with one of our winemakers – you will create your very own shiraz blend after some hands on learning about the process of blending wines. This will be a fun and informative workshop with limited spots available.
$40 per person, including spit roast lunch, tasting with the wine maker and blending workshop. Book online to avoid missing out!
Baie Wines – Regional ‘Create, Taste & Make’ Masterclasses – To make sure you are having all the fun possible at BAIE Wines Winter Shiraz Weekend – we have invited some of our friends along for your creating, making and tasting pleasures. Masterclasses are capped at 15 people and bookings are essential. On offer:
- Winter Dinner Party Centrepiece – Little Twig
- Say Cheese – Creating the Ultimate Cheeseboard – Bear & Bean, Lauren Sault
- The Ultimate Winter Gin Experience – Barwon Heads Wine Store
- Ricotta Making, Cheese Tastings & Shev & Tiramisu – Drysdale Goats Cheese, Corinne Blackett
Please click here for more information and to book
Banks Road – Exclusive Shiraz Masterclass – Saturday 8 July, 12-1pm, $30pp including tastings and a Little Red Fox Eatery cheese platter.
To book please call the winery on 0412 857 939. Places are limited, so it’s first in best-dressed!
Join winemaker Will Derham in a shiraz tasting masterclass held at the winery. Taste and discuss premium shiraz vintages from our Banks Road cellars and the Bellarine Peninsula, and a selection of premium shiraz from different regions of Australia, including the Grampians and the Barossa Valley. Cheese platter from Little Red Fox Eatery included.
Barwon Ridge Wines – Shiraz Masterclass – $25pp, numbers are limited to 10 and booking is essential – A tutored vertical tasting of Barwon Ridge Shiraz will be held Saturday and Sunday at 2.30. Booking are essential via our web site. www.barwonridge.com.au
Scotchmans Hill – Shiraz Masterclass – Indulge in Shiraz heaven in our Shiraz Masterclass hosted by Chief Winemaker Robin Brockett, with matching cheese and meats provided by PikNik.
Robin and the winemaking team have curated a selection of wines from the cellar, our current list and some secret gems from our Scotchmans Hill and flagship Cornelius to showcase the very best of the Bellarine.
$25 per person and only 20 spaces available, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. Sat 8th July at 11am in the Barrel Hall
See our website to book and for more details www.scotchmans.com.au
Lethbridge Winery – Visit Lethbridge Wines for further details www.lethbridgewines.com