This Waurn Ponds District includes wineries on the fabulous Bellarine Peninsula between Anglesea and Geelong and includes wineries and vineyards surrounding the towns of Waurn Ponds, Barrabool, Torquay, Anglesea, Moriac, Mt Duneed and Bellbrae. The dstrict includes the western end of the Bellarine Peninsula which is transforming into one of Victoria`s beat gourmet destinations, due to a host of new and innovative food and wine businesses and the development of the new Bellarine Taste Trail. The district also includes the area inland from the famous surfing and beach holiday destinations of Torquay and Anglesea. There are many attractions and activities in the district including water-based sports such as swimming, surfing, snorkelling, jet-skiing, diving with dolphins, canoeing, kayaking, fishing,
marine sanctuaries, sailing and much more. The area is also popular for bushwalking, camping and mountain bikes.
A number of operators also offer ecotourism and nature tours in the area.
The Geelong Wine Region includes eight districts : Waurn Ponds ; Colac ; Curlewis ; Bellarine ; Werribee ; Lethbridge ; Bannockburn ; Batesford
Barongavale, VIC East - West Rd, Barongarook Vic 3249
Otway Estate was first established in 1983 and was known as Barongavale winery. During 1998, expansion of the vineyard began with further plantings of mainly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. The estate consists of nearly 30 acres with approximately 14 acres under vine. Further expansion to the winery facilities as well as a cellar door have taken place during 2002 - 2003. Otway Estate produces...
Red Rock Winery, VIC 1 Red Rock Reserve Road, Alvie VIC 3249
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse. A...