Geelong Wine Region

Geelong Accommodation

Geelong Wineries and Vineyards

The Geelong region is fairly new to modern winemaking. The vineyards were originally established in the 1850s but due to an outbreak of phylloxera they were destroyed. It was not until the 1960s that the vines returned to the region. Although young in winemaking terms the region has shown great promise in their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more recently their Rieslings and Viogniers.

The region is located on the western side of Port Phillip Bay and is bordered by Little River to the north and Leigh River to the west. The Geelong region has three unofficial sub-regions -

Moorabool Valley
is the most inland of these sub-regions. Weather is harsh here but the grapes produced show incredible character. The soils are much like the famed terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, red-brown topsoil on a limestone base.

The Bellarine Peninsular sits to the south east of the Geelong township. Cellar doors are a feature down the Peninsula.

Surf Coast-Anglesea
sub region is home to some terrific vineyards and some of the country's best surfing beaches. Most of the vineyards are inland of Torquay.

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