Toast to the Coast – Bellarine Program

By October 14, 2016Toast to the Coast

Meander through charming seaside villages and rolling hills whilst unlocking the many secrets, vistas, provedores and fine wines that define this enchanted sub region.

This sub region has a long history of agriculture buoyed by rich, loamy soils over a limestone base. Grapes were not introduced until 1979, but vines now span more than 140 hectares.  With many vineyards in the area boasting spectacular, bay views, The Bellarine is bordered by Bass Strait to the south, The Rip at Port Phillip Heads to the east, Swan Bay and Port Phillip Bay to the north and the Barwon River to the west.

The Bellarine Program

BAIE WINES – 120 McDermott Road, Curlewis. 10am-5pm

WINE

Hola! Get your ‘Mexicana Mojo’ on at Baie Wines for Toast to the Coast this year. Think sumptuous Mexican Cantina Food, flower crowns, airbrush tattoos and open air photo booth. Baie Wines will be serving up their small batch goodness including highly acclaimed varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose and Shiraz.

FOOD

We will be proudly hosting the Bellarines iconic ‘Annies Kitchen’ who will be serving up some rustic home cooked Mexican fare including:

  • Mexican Sliders – Beef or chicken with red cabbage, apple slaw and chipotle mayo
  • Soft Taco’s – Smoked beef brisket, Ancho chicken or butternut pumpkin served with blackbean and charred corn salsa, manchego and fresh coriander
  • Sweets – Espresso coffee, chilli choc brownies, strawberry marshmallow, lime curd tarts with tequila infused meringue, chilli cashew and caramel popcorn brittle.
ENTERTAINMENT

The ‘Mexican Mojo’ continues at Baie Wines with a jam packed programme of fun including

  • Mexican Flower Crown Workshops – 11am to 3pm Saturday only
  • Airbrush Mexicana Tattoos – 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Open Air Photo Booth – 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Live Music – 12 pm – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Sunday Mexicana Lunch – Bookings taken for a 3 course lunch and complimentary glass of wine

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink

BANKS ROAD VINEYARD -600 Banks Road, Marcus Hill. 10am-5pm

WINE

Enjoy sampling our wines across our 3 labels

  • Banks Road
  • Yarram Creek
  • Soho Road

Plus our Reserves on tasting too! Relax on the lawns with a glass of wine and a gourmet BBQ from our restaurant “Little Red Fox” and great tunes by Tex Miller whilst lazing on picnic blankets.

FOOD

Little Red Fox will be serving up a delicious gourmet BBQ with free range Hot Dogs and Chicken Burgers with Cheese Platters available too.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tex Miller Will be playing both Saturday and Sunday

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee

10% discount on 6 or more wines purchased and includes free delivery (within VIC)

BASILS FARM – 53 Nye Road, Swan Bay. 10am-5pm

WINE

Relax on the lawn and take in the stunning views of Swan Bay. Enjoy wine tastings of the Basils Farm range of quality, handcrafted wines. Learn more about our minimal intervention winemaking, including wild fermentation and sustainable farm practices. Varieties include: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Special wine offers available all weekend. Plus the chance to win a case of wine.

For fun a delicious Sangria is available for purchase by the glass. Ole!

FOOD

Basils Farm seasonal, tasting platters, featuring fresh produce from the garden, local cheeses and organic sourdough breads.

Our Spanish theme continues with a mouth watering Argentinean Asado whole lamb, slow roasted over the firepit. Accompanied by a housemade chimichurri sauce, seasonal farm grown vegetables, flat bread, and Drysdale Cheeses goat cheese yoghurt

ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday – A crowd favourite! Award winning singer/songwriter, Luke Legs from the much-loved Geelong based Folk band, “Luke Legs & the Midnight Specials”.

Sunday – Flamenco Fusion. Adam Wilkie and Ivan Bilic combine their astounding skill and musicality, presenting fresh and original arrangements of flamenco, Latin and jazz.

For Fun – Play a game of Outdoor Jenga or challenge your friends to a Finska match on the lawn.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee, soft drink or mineral water.

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BELLARINE ESTATE – 2270 Portalington Road, Bellarine. 10am-5pm

WINE

Bellarine Estate Winery and Brewery offers both wine and beer tasting over the weekend as well as gourmet wood fired pizza, Panini’s and local seafood. A host of entertainment including live music and a vintage vehicle display (weather permitting).

FOOD
  • Wood fired pizzas
  • Panini’s
  • Local Seafood
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Live music across the weekend
  • Vintage vehicle display

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee

Join the mailing list to receive a free bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on your next visit

LEURA PARK ESTATE – 1400 Portalington Road, Curlews. 10am-5:30pm

WINE

Our full five star stable of multi award winning wines on tasting including new release premiums and rare back vintages. Lots of wine ‘goodness’ as three top Bellarine wineries join us as guests this year as well! PLUS:

  • Flying Brick Cider Co showcasing their range of naturally crafted ciders.
  • Embrace the ‘Frose’ revolution and be tempted by a frozen Moscato Mojito or Cosmopolitan!
FOOD

Delectable edibles – all day, every day! Celebrate Toast with our lavish foodie line up.

  • Salt & Pepper Calamari, house-made aioli
  • Moroccan Lamb Burgers, house-made chilli jam
  • Freshly beer battered local fish goujons, house-made tartare
  • Hand-made Bellarine Waygu Sausages, caramelised onions, chunky relish
  • Stunning Cheese Platters
  • Spicy Wedges
ENTERTAINMENT

Test Pilot Molly. Rock on to the best of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with this brilliant cover band. 12noon – 5.30pm, both days.

  • Estate grown Halleleura Olive Oil
  • The awesome team from Wildings onsite – preserves, relishes and artisan produce

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink

FINESSE WINES – Guest at Leura Park Estate

Finesse Wines is a small producer focusing on intensity of flavours in its wines. Our point of difference from other wineries in the region in that ours are matured vintage wines showing the aging potential of wine in the region.

Sample our Cabernet, Chardonnay and Shiraz, full flavoured, smooth and mellow aged wines captured by the development in bottle of the complex characters which only bottle age can provide.   Come and taste our wines at Leura Park and see what cellaring can achieve.

FLYING BRICK CIDER CO. – Guest at Leura Park Estate

Come and try our ciders that are made from 100% fresh regional fruit. No sugars, concentrate or colourings

JACK RABBIT VINEYARD – Guest at Leura Park Estate

Meet, chat and taste with Nyall Condon, Jack Rabbit Vineyard winemaker as he runs you through the stand out stable of sophisticated wines that won the trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor – Geelong Show 2013, 2014, 2015.  New releases and rare reserves on tasting with some great Toast deals to be had!

YES SAID THE SEAL – Guest at Leura Park Estate

Elegant, refined, yet inherently cutting edge. Relative newcomer to the Bellarine wine scene, Yes said the Seal ticks has the accolades and suite of wines ready to impress.

Top winemaker Darren Burke will guide you through these gracious, highly awarded Bellarine wines including the newly released Reserve Sparkling Blanc de Noir. A delightful Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir and Shiraz complete your palate’s most excellent journey over Toast weekend.

MARCUS HILL VINEYARD – 56 Banks Road, Marcus Hill. 11am-4pm

Perfect for the wine purists. Visit our fuss-free vineyard, meet the maker and sample our handcrafted wines, which are made by adopting a minimal intervention, handling and processing principles.

*Please note no food is available for purchase at our winery

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee

McGLASHAN’S WALLINGTON ESTATE – 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington. 10am-5:30pm

WINE

Guided tastings of our Award Winning Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rose, Sparkling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Lots of room to relax while overlooking the picturesque vineyard. Toast to the Coast wine specials all weekend.

Beer lovers can try our craft beer range.

Five Red Stars James Halliday Wine Companion 2017.

FOOD
  • Gourmet Platters featuring local produce, cheese plates and fresh seafood all weekend
  • Wood Oven Kransky sausages served in freshly baked crusty rolls with yummy toppings of your choice
  • Abalone Tasting Shells prepared by diver Russell
  • Produce market all weekend. Taste the Bellarine’s best
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Live music all weekend featuring Paul Carrigg on Saturday and Cal Young on Sunday
  • Classic car display
  • Outdoor games
  • Maritime and automotive memorabilia exhibition
  • Heaps of room to relax inside the cellar door or on our man y outdoor tables while enjoying all the activities
  • All weather venue

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary soft drink

OAKDENE VINEYARDS, RESTAURNT & CELLAR DOOR – 255 Grubb Road, Wallington 10am-5pm

WINE

Visit the Oakdene ‘Upside-Down House’ Cellar Door for informative tastings of our award winning wines, including new releases. Established in 2001, Oakdene specialises in the varieties best suited to the region: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, and the range includes both still and sparkling wines. The wines are elegant and complex and reflect the true varietal character of the region.

(Five Star James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

FOOD
  • Dine amongst the birch trees at the café, Mr Grubb @ Oakdene
  • Grazing plates in the restaurant garden
  • Contemporary dining in the award winning Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant
ENTERTAINMENT

Vineyard Tours aboard the Oakdene Train – Tour the Oakdene property in the Thomas the Tank Engine themed train, complete with 3 carriages. Take in the llamas and alpacas and enjoy the vineyards & gardens. There is always something to see at Oakdene.

Visit Oakdene for a unique and eclectic tourism experience – with something quirky and different around every corner and behind every tree, there are always new things to discover.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee

SCOTCHMANS HILL – 190 Scotchmans Road, Drysdale. 10am-5pm

WINE

Take in the stunning views over Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne whilst enjoying our iconic Scotchmans Hill and Swan Bay wines.

FOOD

Frank Iannuzzi’s Mobile Pizzaria will be on-site service their renowned pizzas all weekend. The pizzas are traditionally made with a crispy base and fresh toppings that match perfectly with Scotchmans Hill wines.

Food available 11am -4:30pm Saturday and Sunday

ENTERTAINMENT

Live jazz in the Barrel Hall Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 -3:30pm with The Jazz Connection

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary bottle of water or can of soft drink

TERINDAH ESTATE – 90 Mc Adams Lane, Bellarine. 10am-3pm

WINE

Visit Australia’s 2016 Dark Horse of the year at our 5 star winery, as rated by James Halliday. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the vineyard and across the bay whilst you taste our award winning wines in our Barrel Hall.

Meet the winemaker and taste a range of varieties and vintages.

FOOD

The Shed will be open from 8am for weekend breakfast and lunch with live music provided by Bellarine Entertainment from 11:30AM to 3PM

Local cheese plates available to purchase from our Cellar Door.

ENTERTAINMENT

Live Music all weekend from 11:30am to 3pm (provided by Bellarine Entertainment)

Saturday 29th – McRobin

Sunday 30th – Luke Legs

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink. 

Visitors will receive up to 20% discount on case purchases this weekend only. Free local delivery

WAYAWU ESTATE – 170 Bellarine Highway, Leopold. 10am-5pm

WINE

Come and visit Wayawu Estate Cellar Door and Winery.

Enjoy Bellarine Peninsula cool climate Shiraz tastings – vertical tastings from 2011 to 2015 vintages all produced from quality fruit grown organically right next to the cellar door. Take the opportunity to speak with the winemaker and tour the winery to appreciate the wine making process up close and personal. Take the time to slow down and talk about Shiraz in a convivial setting.

Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea or coffee

PONDA ESTATE – Guest at Wayawu Estate

Ponda Estate is a small boutique, family owned vineyard situated in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula, Wallington.

They are passionate about growing premium quality fruit in an organic and sustainable environment, which includes a flock of ‘Babydoll’ sheep that tend the vineyard, guarded by two Maremma sheepdogs.

Ponda Estate’s award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines will be available for tasting and for purchase over the Toast weekend, with special offers for ‘Toasters’.