Apostle Whey Cheese
Located just a short drive from the Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road, Apostle Whey Cheese is a great spot to sample an unforgettable wedge of country life. It is the home of award-winning, delectable hand-made cheeses, prepared on a family farm from pure milk produced by contented herd of Jerseys and Friesians.
All cheeses are handmade and have a unique and distinctive personality. Milk is sourced from a single herd in order to reflect the harsh climate of the Great Ocean road. Everything is done by hand, from skimming to moulding, and every batch, every cheese receive special attention.
The Austins & Co. vineyard is located in Geelong’s Moorabool Valley sub-region, nestled between Geelong and Ballarat. Steeped in history – some 20,000 years ago the Moorabool Valley sat on the bottom of the sea, only to be reclaimed as land by millennia of volcanic activity. The legacy is the tough limestone and basalt base which forms this sub-region’s unique terroir.
Banks Road Wines
In 2008, the vines at Banks Road produced their first vintage. Since then, another eight and a half acres of vines have been planted and the varieties have increased. Banks Road vineyard now grows Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, with thirteen and a half acres under vine.
His vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular the great Burgundies. Stuart Hooper had a purist, uncompromising approach to quality grape growing and winemaking. He had a strong belief in making wines which genuinely reflect the flavours of the vineyard. Although Stuart has since passed away, Bannockburn Vineyards remains in the Hooper family and his philosophy remains as the cornerstone behind all we do at Bannockburn today.
Visit Basils Farm and be seduced by the natural beauty of the location, the panoramic views across Swan Bay, the native birdlife, indigenous plants and trees. Enjoy a walk through the extensive permaculture gardens indulge in a wholesome, house made dish in Basils Cafe or relax on the lawns overlooking the vineyard with a glass of wine surrounded by nature.
Bees of Eden Honey
Bees of Eden produces the best local honey in the region, supporting the organic industry, and bees. They’ve sourced their wildflower Australian raw honey from a local third generation Apiarist dedicated to harvesting 100% Pure Bush Australian honey from native flora away from GM crops and pesticides. The honey is infused with the world’s finest organic plant oils, known for their therapeutic qualities to uplift, relax or renew. Also, it’s not heated beyond hive temperatures!
A family owned micro brewery and who takes an artisan approach to brewing handcrafted beer in Geelong, Victoria. The brewery is 18 hec 4 vessel brew house with electric kettle. Their signature range includes the Lonsdale Lager, Queenscliff (Honey Wheat) Pale Ale, The Heads (IPA) Ale, & Mussel Stout.
Bellarine Estate operates an award winning restaurant and function facility to complement its award winning wines. Established in 1996 Bellarine Estate is one of the oldest wineries on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Bellbrae Estate Winery was established in 1999 on a beautiful section of rolling hills, five minutes from world famous Bells Beach, in the Surf Coast region of Victoria.Originally planted to grapes around 150 years ago by Swiss settlers, at one stage the area from Bellbrae to Geelong and beyond was one of Australia’s largest wine growing regions. For most of the 20th century, however, the land had reverted to grazing but the wonderful climate and the enticing north facing slopes led us to plant the first vineyards here for over 100 years – better late than never!
Bells Beach Brewing
They live on the beautiful surf coast of Victoria and love spending as much of their time as possible either at the beach, in the water or mountain biking in the surrounding country-side. The rest of the time they are working hard to create surf inspired beers to quench their thirst after a hard day of fun. Through their travels they have sampled beers from all over the world and strive to use these experiences to create beers that are a little different whilst blending in as many ingredients from Australia and NZ.
Hand Crafted by local brewers from the Bellarine, with a rich history in the art of craft beer production. Sourcing fresh hops grown locally and processed ready for instant brewing, ensuring a rich array of flavour and currants and taste. Bells Brewing Company use the finest ingredients sourced across Australia and New Zealand. All ingredients hand poured and personally inspected for quality with attention to the craft.
Gorgeous little strawberry farm with very friendly staff. They take you personally through the varieties and provide advice and tasting prior to picking. Bring your friends, children grandies for some guaranteed fun time. There is a cafe where you can enjoy sweets and savoury platters, including strawberry thickshakes, decadent cakes, hot coffee and much more.
The Bronx Pressed Juices creates delicious cold pressed juice and juice cleanses that will nourish and hydrate as well as tantalising the taste buds. Their juices are proudly pressed in Geelong and we use only the freshest fruit and vegetables ensuring that each bottle is filled with vitality as well as the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Brown Magpie Wines
Brown Magpie Wines is nestled into the hinterland of the Otway Ranges. The grapes are wholly estate grown, hand-picked and processed within hours of harvesting. As guardians of the winemaking magic, Brown Magpie Wines encourages the activity of desirable microbes and use clean, science-based practices to eliminate undesirables. Pruning, shoot thinning and disease control is carefully monitored to ensure the highest standard of canopy management and hence quality of fruit.
Camilo Olive Oil
Camilo is a premier producer of Australian extra virgin olive oil and artisan food products. Founded in 2002 by Joan & Peter McGovern, when they planted their first olive trees on the flat plains between the reserve and the river valley. The grove quickly expanded to 12 hectares of Taggiasca, Koroneiki, Pendolino, Kalamata and Corregiola trees. The location provides a great climate, position and soil for growing premium quality olives.
Capi Soft Drinks
They source and blend the best natural ingredients and they don’t use any preservatives. CAPI sparkling fruit sodas and mixers are the perfect refreshment on their own, or can be used to elevate any quality spirit. Their award-winning water comes from just 50 minutes outside of Melbourne. Why choose imported brands when you’ve got the best right here?
Fine wine, magnificent views and luscious fruit are what you can expect from the Clyde Park Vineyard. The setting on the truly unique hills surrounding the Moorabool River, 30 kilometres north of Geelong, Victoria, places Clyde Park at the forefront of cool climate viticulture.
The Barrabool Hills Brewing Company, began in the hills just outside of Geelong and lead by Geelong boy and Cockies Master Brewer, Jamie Roydhouse, who produces small batch craft beers. Cockies beer is a craft beer inspired by the lifestyle and location of the surf coast of Victora, Australia.
Ever struggled to think of something delicious to eat or cook? For Cooks Treat cooking is a passion. There is nothing that compares to good old homemade. Let Cooks Treat help you with great recipes, flavoursome condiments, sauces and rubs. With Cooks Treat you will have an endless versitile, ease of use option to provide you and your family with great tasty food.
Dinny Goonan Wines
Dinny Goonan Wines is a family run winery and vineyard situated in the Otway hinterland. They specialise in the production of cool climate wines made from Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognior.
Farr Rising Wines
The Farr estate is located in the Moorabool Valley between Geelong and Ballarat, 100km southwest of Melbourne. Grape growing in this region dates back more than 200 years, with Swiss settlers planting Victoria’s first vineyards here in the early 1800s. The rich volcanic soil and continental climate at our estate produces premium fruit with a flavour, bouquet and colour that is unique to our surrounding area.
Flying Brick Cider
Made from 100% crispy, crunchy apples and fresh, succulent pears.
Naturally fermented with minimal interference. Dangerously delicious.
Crafted in the heart of the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, the core Flying Brick range comprises three ciders – Original, Draught and Pear. The Flying Brick Cider House is also always busy crafting up boutique, specialty batches from fresh, seasonal fruit – look out for these exclusive pours when you visit.
Forbidden Fruit Cider
Forrest Cordials celebrates real fruit and real flavour. Made from local organic produce, Forrest Cordials reinvents flavoured water and even cocktails.
Gorge Chocolates creates delectable treats using Belgian chocolate. Located just down the road from the world famous Great Ocean Road and the equally famous 12 Apostles, you will find Gorge Chocolates nestled in a serene country location. Gorge Chocolates is a working farm with vineyard, horses, dogs, koalas and over 70 different chocolates.
Gosling Creek Wine
Gosling Creek flows from the Great Otway National Park through fern gullies and picturesque rolling countryside to the Barwon River. The vineyard is located on the northern slopes, where the maritime influences of Bass Strait make an ideal location for cool climate grapes.
Hello Coffee is a local coffee brand from Apollo Bay. At Tastes of the Region we sell their Daily Coffee Blend. The Daily Blend is a meticulously crafted blend of specialty Honduran, Sumatran, and Ethiopian coffees. It’s your go-to morning blend, bursting at the seams with a rich, full body and sweet tropical fruit. Hello Coffee designed it to punch through a morning flat white.
Their portfolio of beverages includes a diverse mix of Australian and imported non-alcoholic products, which include soft drinks, juices – both fresh and long life, mineral waters, energy drinks, coffees as well as other complimentary products like biscuits and chips.
Hepburn is a family run business that has been operating for 20 years and prides itself on great customer service, servicing our customers on a regular basis, whether they are a small corner store or a major chain store.
Sunlight streams into Irrewarra bakery through large glass windows and their bakers look out over ploughed paddocks and grazing cows. Their bread is imbued with the fresh country air, and the filtered water used in our dough comes straight from the Otway Ranges. Surrounded by the remnants of a 120-year-old garden, this picturesque, historical setting sits well with their traditional bread-making techniques.
The vineyard sits at the top of the slope facing large water reserves ‘Salt Lake’ and the ‘Calvert Lough’ to the north.
It is a site that shows great fruit expression with a deceptively long and mineral palate. Vintage occurs during April after quite a long growing season.
Jack Rabbit Winery
An iconic Bellarine winery with unrivaled panoramic views. The restaurant features contemporary a la carte cuisine with sophisticated cool climate wines. Guided wine tastings and lunch available 7 days, with dinner available Friday and Saturday evenings. The perfect place for weddings and special occasions.
Experience the delectable food, take a guided tasting of the diverse stable of sophisticated cool climate wines. Soak up the spectacular and ever-changing views and intimate coastal ambience. The ultimate Bellarine experience awaits…
Lana’s Garden is based in Warrnambool and 90% of the rhubarb in their products is grown in their back yard. Currently there are four products in Lana’s Garden range of rhubarb preserves. Rhubarb and Raspberry Jam, Rhubarb Relish, Rhubarb Coulis and a savoury Rhubarb Sauce. Lana’s Garden products are handmade in small batches, each batch is individual in colour depending on the varieties used. All products are gluten free and do not contain artificial colours, artificial flavours or artificial preservatives.
The passion for wine drove them to a tree change, and in 2003 after 7 years of balancing careers in science and running a vineyard and winery, we made Lethbridge Wines their reison d’etre.
Their aim is to produce natural, savory wines that focus on balance and texture with a real sense of place or terroir.
Leura Park Estate
Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate has firmly established itself as a renowned producer of premium cool maritime climate wines. Leura Park Estate wines are 100% estate grown and predominantly hand picked. A commitment to grape integrity, voice and ‘methode traditionelle’ is showcased in a stable of wines boasting a distinctive and delightful French-style subtlety.
Lonsdale Tomato Farm
At Lonsdale Tomato Farm they pride themselves on producing the finest and freshest tomatoes, lettuce, herbs and homemade chutney on the Bellarine Peninsula.
They tend to all of our plants by hand; nurturing, preening, pruning, pollinating, plumping and hand picking to ensure our seasonal fruit and veggies are the highest quality their customers can buy.
Love Tea Geelong
At Love Tea, they skillfully craft, blend and pack each of their products in Australia. They collaborate with growers and small scale cooperatives around the world to fairly source organic ingredients. They thoughtfully design each of their unique products, to ensure optimum therapeutic benefit, exceptional flavour and minimal impact on the environment. They hope their tea inspires you to make time to appreciate the quiet moments, take care of your health, and to share great tea with the people you love.
The core philosophies of Mahalia Coffee are the pursuit of perfection and variety in flavour through the natural intrinsic flavours of coffee. They use no artificial flavour enhancers or additions. Each coffee origin used in their blends is chosen for its own integral flavour qualities and sourced from the entire global coffee farm.
Manzanillo Grove, is a biodynamtic grove with over 4500 olive trees and 7 different varieties, is owned and operated by the Kint Family. The Bellarine Peninsula and their Olives in particular have a distinctive flavour that is much sought after by discerning buyers.
Manzanillo Olive Oil is not heat extracted at any stage of production and therefore is of the highest quality and has a flavour unique to their grove.
Marcus Hill Wine
Their intention is to grow premium quality grapes in an environment where natural balance is encouraged.
The vineyard is part of a small farm with substantial plantings of indigenous trees and shrubs which are home to a wide variety of birds and other creatures which provide natural pest control for the vines – no pesticides are required. The vines receive minimal watering and a variety of natural fertilisers are used to encourage soil and plant health.
Mason’s Creek Olive Oil
Their focus is on small volume production of superior extra virgin olive oil, using sustainable growing approaches that ensure excellent quality whilst protecting our environment. What differentiates them from most other growers is that their trees are dry-grown. That means that they do not irrigate, so the trees survive on whatever natural rainfall there is. This usually means the trees yield less fruit, but they believe that is more than compensated for by the concentration of flavour and improved quality.
Russell and Jan McGlashan began establishment of their 10 hectare vineyard at 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington in 1995. Four varieties are now planted including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. Seven wines are produced including a lightly wooded Chardonnay, a Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir and a Rosé.
The sandy loam over buck shot clay provides the perfect soil structure for production of their premium cool climate wines. Winemaker, Robin Brocket uses French Oak to mature the wines for twelve months prior to bottling.
Moorabool Valley Wine
The Moorabool Valley represents one of Australia’s finest cool climate wine regions with a fast growing reputation for boutique wineries producing premium hand crafted wines.
Family owned and operated wineries dominate the Valley giving visitors the opportunity to meet with the people who tend the vines and produce the wide range of classic and alternative wines on offer.
Established in 2001, Oakdene‘s boutique vineyard is located in Wallington (near Ocean Grove) on the Bellarine Peninsula, approximately 20kms east of Geelong and 90kms South of Melbourne. The region enjoys a cool, maritime climate moderating our weather patterns, resulting in a long cool growing season; producing low yields of high quality fruit.
Dedication to excellence in the vineyard and winery has produced immediate results, with wines awarded medals and trophies in major wine shows, and a 5 star rating in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion for the past four years.
Otway Chef combines sea salts infused with the flavour of pure, natural ingredients in a way that offers both professional and home chefs the oportunity to create memorable dishes with little effort. Otway Chef hand cruches the spice blends using a mortar and pestle and harvest as many fresh, local ingredients as possible, giving you a taste reflective of the beauty and uniqueness of the world renowed Otway Region and Great Ocean Road.
Located in Gerangamete, at Otway Fields they create beautiful award winning jams, chutneys and many other preserves using only local and organically grown produce, following organic food growing practises and not using any chemicals on the products. The chooks are free range and enjoy the run of their farmyard.
Otway Pasta Company is a small boutique pasta manufacturer located in the Otway Region of Victoria. There pasta truely stands out, because they only use “true” Free Range local Eggs and a special blend of Durum Wheat Semolina, “00” White Flour and Organic Khorasan Flour. These flours are the highest quality available in Australia. Khorasan is an “ancient’ grain and imparts a wonderful flavour and texture to the pasta. The pasta is manufactured using an authentic Italian process on a machine that was imported from Italy over 30 years ago.
Ponda Estate is a small family owned vineyard situated on the Bellarine Peninsula in the Geelong wine region of Victoria.
The premium wines produced at the vineyard have been hand-picked and expertly crafted to capture the spirit and character of The Bellarine.
Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beer
Our most popular craft beer! After many years of research (and many samples of beer) the decision was made Prickly Moses was born. Blessed with the availability of pure Otway rainwater, Prickly Moses brew all of their beers with this ‘gift from the gods’. It is well known that you need good water to make good beer and there’s nothing better than water from the lush rainforest. The beers are prickly by name…smooth by nature.
Ravens Creek Farm
Ravens Creek Farm are owned by the Findlays. Over the past seven years, they have been redeveloping the 90 acre property. In this time they have converted a humble beef farm providing minimal income, into a biodiverse, naturally regenerating environment with a wide variety of stacked enterprises.
Raspberries and a range of brambleberries were planted at Ravens Creek Farm in September 2011. The berries are now available to pick your own in December and January every year.
Rowsley Fault Wines
Their vines are hardy, drought resistant beasts, with deep rooting systems that have sought out natural water supply from limestone and mineral enriched soils. Our fruit delivers a naturally concentrated, complex flavour profile and intense aromatics. Low yields are a given, but the reward is in award winning powerful wines that appeal to a European biased palate.
Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill is located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. A producer of premium cool maritime climate wines, Scotchmans Hill has been a leading local winery for over thirty years and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries. Bellarine Peninsula grown labels include Cornelius, Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay. The immaculately maintained vineyards overlook Port Phillip Bay, and the wines are a true reflection of this environment. Other labels are also developed both from the greater Geelong area as well as key winemaking regions of Australia and New Zealand.
Screaming Seeds Spice Co. passionately creates fresh and heavenly spice blends to seduce your tastebuds in the fragrant world of spices and cooking! They offer 24 deliciously fresh spice blends, all freshly roasted, crushed and blended, conveniently ‘ready to add’ to your cooking. Screaming Seeds and spices are 100% natural, gluten free, nut free and without artificial fillers, preservatives, MSG, soy and anti-caking agents.
Southern Bay Brewing
The Brewery is old, dated and is somewhat unique. They require more than the traditional malt, hops, yeast and water to brew a beer. Their staff are the key to producing a great beer. In essence, a beautiful beer is what you get when the brewers put the know-how and love into making the best beer they can.
Southern Light Herbs
Australia’s premium organic herbal producers for over 30 years!
Together with their Maldon herb farm and network of 30 dedicated certified organic growers throughout Eastern Australia, they are passionately committed to producing the highest quality organic herbs for your tea, culinary and well being requirements.
Each year they match their collective garden plantings with our customers’ needs to ensure they always provide the freshest possible herbal products.
Tanybryn Park Limousins
At Tanybryn Park Limousins they aim to breed docile, easy calving, polled animals with good structure, suited to a variety of purposes. They also make sure they assess the animals when they have good structure and muscles. All the limousins they breed are tested for a variety of genetic markers – the double muscling gene, horned/poll status, disease carrier status, colour etc. Bulls are semen tested before sale and all animals are vaccinated to give them the best start possible.
Terindah Estate Wines
Terindah Estate is situated on The Bellarine, part of the historical Geelong wine region which boasts some of Australia’s finest winemakers. Low rainfall, cool winds across the bay and a cool climate ensures wines with great flavour. Terindah Estate produces Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel & Shiraz.
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery
The whisky they make at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery is a single malt whisky, distilled in a pot still, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. The inspirations are the great single malts of Scotland and the Isles, so it’s only natural that the whisky is made to the same time honoured traditions.
Their vision at WesEggs is to be a family owned producer and purveyor of genuine and true, pasture raised free range eggs. To be an industry leader, that is economically successful and socially responsible, by using sustainable and regenerative farming methods.
Their ladies do not have trimmed beaks or clipped wings. WesEggs hens have the freedom to exhibit their natural behaviour of scratching and foraging for insects, wings flapping and dust bathing. A natural high protein diet, not only improves the health and happiness of the hen, but also the egg quality.
Wildings Pantry Essentials
At Wildings Pantry Essentials, they are one of the few producers that still passionately make everything by hand in their kitchen at St Leonards, on the Bellarine Peninsula of Victoria.
All their products have been cleverly designed and crafted to provide versatility yet are brilliant in their simplicity.
The quality of the livestock of Woodlands Wild is exceptional. They combine organic and traditional farming for free range livestock care, improved land care, environmentally friendly food yield, and efficient stewardship of resources. Free range, grass fed livestock provided with the best possible care.