Best Wineries & Breweries In and Around Torquay
Torquay is a short hop away from some of the region’s greatest wineries and breweries. Whether you enjoy a delicious shiraz or prefer a glass of cold cider, there is something for everyone.
We’ve got you sorted with the top wineries and breweries while you stay in Torquay, the perfect activity for when you’re not sure where to explore next. Don’t forget to grab a few bottles to take home, they’re perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself!
Scotchmans Hill can be found in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula, a 48-minute drive from Torquay and is rated among James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries!
Their Cellar Door is open 7 days a week for tastings and wine sales from 11.30am-4.00pm. If you’re in the mood for some food to accompany your wine, their restaurant is open for dine-in from Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesdays). What’s better than wine and cheese in the sunshine!?
One of our favourites is the garlic roasted chicken breast with caramelized fennel, paired with the 2019 Scotchmans Hill Chardonnay, you won’t regret it.
1: Scotchmans Hill Winery. Source: Scotchmans Hill Instagram
Flying Brick Cider House
Flying Brick Cider House is all about delicious food and great cider. Crafted in the heart of the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, the core Flying Brick range comprises three ciders – Original, Draught and Pear. The Cider House is also always busy crafting up boutique, specialty batches from fresh, seasonal fruit – look out for these exclusive pours when you visit us at the Cider House!
Look out for the Flying Brick Food Van during summer, a unique twist on high tea – High Cheese and a group grazing menu, perfect for an afternoon spent in the sun with friends.
2: Flying Brick Cider Range. Source: Flying Brick Instagram
Jack Rabbit Winery
Jack Rabbit Winery on the Bellarine hosts panoramic views with delectable food and cool climate wines to match. This is the perfect winery if you’re looking for unrivalled views to accompany a glass of wine.
At Jack Rabbit you can choose between one of two restaurants, the House of Jack Rabbit for casual café dining and the Jack Rabbit Restaurant for fine dining. See their opening hours and make a booking here.
Our pick of the wine list is the 2019 Jack Rabbit Pinot Nior, so sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful view while sipping on your wine.
3: Lunch at Jack Rabbit Winery. Source: Jack Rabbit Winery Instagram
The independent Blackman’s Brewery is situated right in the centre of Torquay, offering a list of special brews ranging from the Blackmans Lager to the Tiramisu Imperial Milk Stout!
Taking out the 2019 Australian Champion Small Brewery award, it’s the perfect place to go for a cold beer and a feed. Branch out and try the ‘Patsy Wildberry Sour’ or the ‘Juicy Banger’, we can’t get over how good they are!
We suggest getting a crew together, order the ‘family meal’ and enjoy pizzas, chips and 2 litres of fresh tap beer! The little one can tag along too with a great kids menu available.
4: Lunch at Blackman’s Brewery. Source: Blackman’s Brewery Instagram
Terindah Estate is located a 48 minute drive from Torquay but it’s well worth the drive. Sporting beautiful views of the Port Phillip Bay, Terindah Estate is known as the Bellarine’s most beautiful, boutique venue.
The estate is situated along the Bellarine producing Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel & Shiraz. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Terindah’s restaurant The Shed or snack on something smaller in The Deck Lounge.
5: Grazing Tables at Terindah Estate. Source: Terindah Estate Instagram