Bellbrae Estate Winery was established in 1999 on a beautiful section of rolling hills, five minutes from world famous Bells Beach, in the Surf Coast region of Victoria.
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 us to plant the first vineyards here for over 100 years – better late than never!
The wines we produce all have strong varietal character with excellent flavour intensity. Our flagship Bellbrae Estate wines are the pinnacle of our releases. Made only in the better years they exhibit the best of our 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. They are wonderfully drinkable now but are all made to benefit from further cellaring.
The Longboard range of wines are a true expression of the region with their exuberant flavours and are a great match for our local produce. Made more to drink now, they are all bursting with freshness and taste, perfect for the relaxed lifestyle we love here on the Surf Coast.
Our logo, the names given to the Bellbrae Estate Wines and the image on the Longboard range highlight the extraordinary coastline we share, the incredible surf breaks and the iconic local surfers from the region.