Bellbrae Estate Winery was established in 1999 on a beautiful section of rolling hills, five minutes from world famous Bells Beach (home of the Rip Curl Pro, the world’s longest running surfing competition), in the Surf Coast region of Victoria. 

“Best Wineries of the Regions” + “5 black stars”

Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Appropriately, Bellbrae Estate wines are named after the acclaimed local surf breaks along its world famous Great Ocean Road: ‘Sparrows‘, ‘Boobs‘, ‘Bird Rock‘ and ‘Bells‘.

Originally planted to grapes around 150 years ago by Swiss settlers, at one stage the area from Bellbrae to Geelong and beyond was one of Australia’s largest wine growing regions. For most of the 20th century, however, the land had reverted to grazing but the wonderful climate and the enticing north facing slopes led Bellbrae Estate to plant the first vineyards here for over 100 years – better late than never!

The wines produced at Bellbrae Estate from the 7 hectares of vines all have strong varietal character with excellent flavour intensity.  The flagship Bellbrae Estate wines are the pinnacle of the releases – they exhibit the best of the vineyards plus high levels of care and commitment in the winery.  Quality French oak and traditional winemaking techniques add to the excellence of this range. These wines are wonderfully drinkable now but are all made to benefit from further cellaring.

Bellbrae Estate also produce the Longboard range of wines, which are a true expression of the region with their exuberant flavours and are a great match for the local produce.  Made more to drink now, they are all bursting with freshness and taste, perfect for the relaxed lifestyle loved on the Surf Coast.

 

Bellbrae Estate ‘Bells’ Syrah 2017

Available from 1st September 2020   “95 points + Exceptional” “Hand-picked, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, pressed to French barriques (50% new, 50% 1yo) for 14 months. Has the restraint of ’17 writ large, with spice as much as red fruits providing the flavour base, superfine tannins part of what comes naturally.” James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021   The Bellbrae…

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Bellbrae Estate ‘Bird Rock’ Pinot Noir 2018

Available from 1st September 2020   Bird Rock is a right-handed reef break to the West of Jan Juc beach Plum and berry aromas and flavours, a touch of truffle and leafy whole bunch ferment character; graceful, fine and has a bit of new school sass thrown in.

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Bellbrae Estate ‘Boobs’ Chardonnay 2018

Available from 1st September 2020   Local legend has it that the ‘Boobs’ surf break is named after Bobby ‘Boobs’ Johnson, who was given naming rights after being the first person to surf there in the early 1960s. Lifted aromas of lime and citrus fruits are underpinned with a hint of cashew derived from the French oak maturation. This wine…

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Bellbrae Estate ‘Sparrows’ Semillon 2017

Available from 1st September 2020   Sparrows is a consistent reef break between Bird Rock and Boobs near Torquay which works best on a north west swell with incoming tide. This is the first release of this new dry style Semillon.  The Sparrows Semillon grapes came from a tiny patch near the Great Ocean Road.  The fruit flavours are bright…

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