Winter is coming
Who doesn’t love the glow from a flickering fire, or pulling on a beanie and a woolly jumper? Or how about a game of jumping puddles? Winter is the time of year that can drive those less adventurous indoors. However, if you’re up for blast of icy arctic air and a few drops of driving rain in the face, it can be a rewarding time to visit the Geelong region’s amazing vineyards. Welcome to the Winter Shiraz Festival.
Greater than some
The Greater Geelong wine region is diverse. Whether you venture north, south, east or west the region has a wide range of vineyards, each with their own unique cellar door experience. Visitors can explore the diversity of the stunning scenery, touring routes and restaurants whilst sampling some of Victoria’s finest cellar door experiences.
Geelong’s family owned wineries maximise their wine’s potential by hand pruning, hand picking and hand crafting their wines, allowing the distinct regional characters to develop. Whether you love a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, an aromatic Pinot Noir or a gutsy Shiraz, the region displays a wide variety of distinctive wines.
Variety is the spice of life
Areas within the region have varying microclimates influencing the depth of colour, bouquet and flavour of the wines. The Bellarine has a maritime climate with bay breezes and spectacular views, whilst the hills and valleys of the Moorabool Valley have a warm, continental style climate. The Surf Coast is famous for its long, summer days and cooling ocean breezes, perfect for early budburst and rich complex flavours.