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Toast to the Coast Geelong Wine Festival 2016

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Toast To The Coast is a 2-day celebration of wine production in the Geelong district and specifically within the three major wine producing regions of the Bellarine Peninsula, the Moorabool Valley and the Surf Coast which, between them, have 25 wineries competing for your custom.

Victoria Geelong Moorabool Valley Surf Coast Wine Wines Winery Wineries Wine Tastings Coastal Getaway Weekend Away
The vineyards of the Bellarine Peninsula and surrounding districts produce some of Victoria's great wines and Toast the Coast offers an unparalleled opportunity to sample many of them. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Traditionally held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend the event this year will be staged on the 29th & 30th October and provides a great opportunity to tempt your palate over a leisurely weekend in one of the State's most scenic and inviting environs.

Your cost of entry to Toast To The Coast includes a commemorative Geelong Wine Glass, your pass to free tastings at all the competing venues. There'll be fine food, music and other entertainment on hand as you make your way from vineyard to vineyard visiting one, two or perhaps all three of these regions each offering an amazing range of award winning, and some lesser known but equally good, wines.

Victoria Geelong Moorabool Valley Surf Coast Wine Wines Winery Wineries Wine Tastings Coastal Getaway Weekend Away
Local chefs will combine with vignerons and primary producers of the region to showcase some great food and wines. Photo: Stockimages / freedigitalphotos.net


You can leave the car at home as shuttle bus services will run throughout the weekend, meeting VLine trains from Melbourne and transporting visitors to one of the three sub-regions where other buses will shuttle passengers around a loop in that particular region.

The Bellarine will be further divided into two loops, north and south. Bellarine North will run services every 20 minutes and take in Leura Park, Baie Wines, Bellarine Estate and Scotchmans Hill.

Bellarine South will also run at 20-minute intervals and visit Oakdene Vineyard, Marcus Hill, Basils Farm, McGlashans Estate and Leura Park.

Victoria Geelong Moorabool Valley Surf Coast Wine Wines Winery Wineries Wine Tastings Coastal Getaway Weekend Away
Cellar Doors throughout the region will make this one of Victoria's great wine promotions of 2016. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


Buses on the Moorabool Valley Loop will run every 30 minutes visiting Austins & Co, Rowsley Fault Vineyard and Lethbridge Wines.

The Surf Coast Loop, also running at 30-minute intervals will visit Mt Duneed, Bellbrae Estate and Saint Regis Winery Food & Wine Bar.

A Weekend Pass will cost you $40 and includes your own commemorative glass valued at $10, entry to all participating wineries and tastings.

Victoria Geelong Moorabool Valley Surf Coast Wine Wines Winery Wineries Wine Tastings Coastal Getaway Weekend Away
Australian Wine ..... can't beat it! Image: Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

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Why? Enjoy a weekend away in one of Victoria's principal wine producing regions sampling the produce of some of the State's great wineries.
When: Saturday & Sunday 29th and 30th October.
Phone: Geelong Visitor Information Centre (03) 5222 2903
Where: Venues throughout the Bellarine Peninsula, the Moorabool Valley and the Surf Coast.
Cost: A Weekend Pass costs $40 and includes your own commemorative glass valued at $10 as well as entry to all participating wineries and tastings.
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