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Tastes of The Bellarine

23rd March 2016

Explore the Bellarine Taste Trail on the Bellarine Peninsula just an hour and half from Melbourne. Boasting over 40 unique food and wine destinations, the trail is littered with farmgate producers, provedores, unique wineries, beer and cider and award-winning cafes and restaurants. Explore, taste, relax! Fresh is best! There’s nothing better than seeing where your food has come from or seeing it fresh from the paddock or sea. The Bellarine’s makers and growers consist of fresh fruit, vegetables and produce from farmer’s markets and provedores, seafood and mussels direct from the sea, cheese from the goats in the roadside paddocks, oil from the olive trees you drive past and blueberries that fill your buckets from the earth you have just picked them from. Some highlights of our region are listing below! Flying Brick Cider Co., Wallington Home to Flying Brick's famous traditionally crafted, 100% natural ciders, this retro-inspired landmark venue is fabulous, funky & fun. Open 7 days for lunch & guided tastings. Dinner Friday & Saturday nights Advance Mussel Supply, Portarlington Fresh Portarlington mussels and Angasi Oysters direct from the farmer to you. Buy them fresh, cooked to take home or dine in and enjoy our extensive menu. Open weekends, January and public holidays. Drysdale Cheeses, Drysdale Farm fresh milk and award-winning hand made cheese and yoghurt, proudly manufactured on the Bellarine. Farm Gate Shop is open on the first Sunday of each month, from 1pm - 4pm Lighthouse Olive Mill Shop, Drysdale A multi-award-winning olive oil, grown and cold pressed on the Bellarine. This is the largest olive grove on the Bellarine. Open Thursday to Sunday 11am - 4pm Lonsdale Tomato Farm, Point Lonsdale Just over the railway line in Point Lonsdale, grow beautiful vine ripened tomatoes and varieties of lettuce and herbs. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm Elk Horn Roadhouse, Wallington Country setting for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Offering local products, local wines and produce. Open 7 days, 8am - 4.30pm Tuckerberry Hill, Drysdale Pick your own blueberries and strawberries. Family friendly licenses cafe with wood fired pizza and outside play area. Open weekends during strawberry season and every day during blueberry season. Oakdene Vineyard, Wallington Experience award-winning wine & food in a uniquie eclectic vineyard setting. Enjoy wine tastings in the cellar door, fine dining in the restaurant and casual dining in the cafe - Mr Grub. Open daily. Jack Rabbit Vineyard When only a brilliant regional experience will do. Unrivalled panoramic views across the by, the onsite restaurant, winery and cellar door ensures the ultimate vineyard encounter. Enjoy sophisticated wines and a stunning seasonal menu.