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Toast to the Coast Event – 29 & 30 October 2016

Toast to the Coast – 29 & 30 October 2016 

Anakie vineyardThe Bellarine peninsula is home to many gorgeous wineries, and are gaining more popularity as well as winning prestigious awards every year. ‘Toast to the Coast’ is held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend where you have the opportunity to explore each of the three Geelong Wine sub regions with a shuttle bus service between each winery!Jack Rabbit

Each region boasts its own amazing points of differences and beautiful undulating fields of vineyards at their Spring best. This year, over 25 wineries are participating across the Bellarine, Surf Coast as well as the Moorabool Valley.
This is a perfect opportunity to visit as many wineries as you please, whilst taking advantage of the “hop on and hop off” shuttle bus service. So no one needs to be the designated driver! 100 Hitchcock guests are advised to catch an UBER to Geelong pick up point and take it from there.

I’ll list all the wineries at the end of my blog as well as the link to buy tickets which cover the shuttle service as well as your passport to free wine tastings!
If you aren’t staying at 100 Hitchcock, why not take the train to Geelong and enjoy a day (or two) of sunshine and good wine.
Meander through the vineyards, enjoy a scenic lunch and be entertained with a selection of local musicians and sample an incredibly crisp range of wines.

The ‘Toast to the Coast’ Bus Circuit:
I recommend you break your adventure into regions, firstly for the convenience of the shuttle service, and secondly to really get a taste for how different each region really is.
Buses depart from central Geelong on both days and take you to one of the 3 sub regions where you can hop on one of these great loops! ($30 per person per day)

Participating ‘Toast to the Coast’ Wineries by region:

toast to the coast wine map

The Bellarine Region:

  • Baie Wines
  • Banks Road Vineyard
  • Basils Farm
  • Bellarine Estate
  • Leura Park with guests (Finesse Wines, Flying Brick Cider Co (allow extra time her- worth it!) Jack Rabbit Vineyard (highly recommended!) &Yes Said the Seal.
  • Marcus Hill Vineyard
  • McGlashans Wallington Estate
  • Oakdene Vineyards
  • Scotchmans Hill
  • Terindah Estate
  • Wayawu
  • Ponda Estate

The Moorabool Valley Region:

  • Austins & Co
  • Clyde Park
  • del Rios of Mt Anakie (highly recommend)
  • Lethbridge Wines
  • Moorabool Ridge
  • Rowsley Fault Vineyards

The Surf Coast and Otways Region:

  • Bellbrae Estate with Guests (Barwon Ridge Wine & Gosling Creek Winery)
  • Mt Duneed Estate (my favourite range of dry whites)
  • Saint Regis Winery Food and Wine Bar

All the details and how to book are found here: http://www.winegeelong.com.au/toast-to-the-coast/

Enjoy!

Kerry

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