Geelong Wine Region

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Geelong
Latitude 38°07'S
Altitude 20-150m
Growing Season Rainfall 250mm
Mean January Temperature 19°C
Harvest Early March to end April
Wineries 56
Website www.winegeelong.com.au

About Geelong

Centred around the port city of Geelong, this region is well known for premium shiraz, stylish pinot noir and chardonnay. Wines achieve great depth and flavour in a cool, maritime environment with limited rainfall. Shiraz is dark berried, structur...

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Centred around the port city of Geelong, this region is well known for premium shiraz, stylish pinot noir and chardonnay. Wines achieve great depth and flavour in a cool, maritime environment with limited rainfall. Shiraz is dark berried, structural and concentrated with savoury nuances, while chardonnay shows plenty of life and minerality. The region also makes high quality sparkling wine, varietal cabernet sauvignon, riesling, viognier, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris.

While vineyards were established in Geelong in 1845, the industry was short-lived due to an outbreak of the phylloxera pest. Viticulture was revived in the 1960s and plantings have now grown to 500 ha. The region can be divided into three main districts: Moorabool Valley, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast. Surf Coast lies along the great ocean road, where temperatures are moderated by the cooling breath of Bass Strait. The Bellarine district also enjoys a maritime influence and benefits from gentle winds rising across Port Phillip Bay. Further inland to the north of Geelong, the Moorabool Valley is more continental. Soils vary throughout the landscape, ranging from clay loams and cracking black biscay to rich volcanic deposits, sand and limestone.

The rugged coastline of dramatic cliffs and rocky outcrops near Torquay is one of many highlights along the great ocean road. Bells beach is a legendary surfing haunt on the international pro-tour circuit.

[Jillong] – land/cliffs, Wathaurong Aboriginal word

Vintage Ratings

2007
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2010
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
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No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
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No Data

Wine Vintage

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2011 Curlewis Bel Sel Chardonnay

Coming atchya from Geelong in Victoria is this charmer of a chardy that will hit the spot for people looking for a little richness in their whites....

Winery: Curlewis Winery | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $32.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.99
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2013 Six Foot Six Pinot Gris

The team at Six Foot Six love their Pinots - whether it be Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris. This Gris is a restrained style with subtle peak and citrus fr...

Winery: Six Foot Six | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2008 Scotchmans Hill Norfolk Vineyard Pinot Noir

This is Scotchmans Hills' tilt at a French-style of pinot noir. Aromas of red cherries, earthy spices and slight herbaceousness and savouriness dec...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $60.00 | OUR PRICE : $47.99
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2013 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc

This savvy offering from Scotchmans Hill is a bright young thing that shows lots of tropical fruit salad smells on the nose, intermingled with gras...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $27.00 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Brut Sparkling

Made from a blend of 60% pinot noir and 40% chardy, this is a bright, crisp style of sparkling made for those casual gatherings during Summer. Ther...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $20.50
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2011 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Shiraz (375ml)

Available in a convenient half-bottle size, this is a mighty effort from a supposedly difficult year. It's more full-bodied and fleshier than expec...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $12.00 | OUR PRICE : $9.99
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2009 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Pinot Noir

This is quite a densely-fruited, spicy number from Scotchmans Hill that has seen some generous cedary oak. Aromas of red and dark berries and plums...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Noir

Scotchmans Hill tends to hang its hat on pinot noir, and this one has certainly seen a lot of care and attention, as well as some of the best Frenc...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $39.00 | OUR PRICE : $31.99
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2010 Sibling Rivalry Geelong Pinot Noir

Here we have an easy-drinking, 'happy go lucky' pinot noir that is extremely smooth and glugable. Aromas of red berries, plums and soft, earthy spi...

Winery: Four Sisters | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $28.99 | OUR PRICE : $22.50
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Riesling

If this was not a wine, it would be a go-cart! It's zippy, racy and nimble on its feet, with plenty of fruit fuel to back it up. Aromas of lemons, ...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $32.00 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Fragrant and complex bouquet; displaying aromas of tropical fruits and gooseberry with herbaceous overtones. The palate is crisp, dry and balanced...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong
RRP: $23.50 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2012 Six Foot Six Pinot Noir

Well if this isn't one of the best value Pinot Noirs on the market, then I am a monkey's uncle. Elegant, spicy cranberry fruit with some earthy nua...

Winery: Six Foot Six | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Late Harvest Riesling (375ml)

Late harvest means that this is a sweeter wine style that would go equally well with a chicken liver pate, or a fruity dessert. This offering from ...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $27.00 | OUR PRICE : $20.50
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Noir

Swan Bay sits about midships in the Scotchmans Hill range, the wines typically showing enough authenticity without losing the fun. Here we see an a...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (375ml)

Coming in a handy half-bottle size, this is a crisp and crunchy style that has seen no oak whatsoever. Smells of tropicals and herbs float out of t...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2013 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Grigio

Here we have a ripe style of grigio masquerading as a gris, and it's seen a kiss of oak, too. Aromas of ripe pears, red apples and a touch of honey...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay

This is a full monty style of chardy that has seen generous oak, and lots of creamy lees for that added lip-licking feeling. Aromas of peaches, nec...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $35.00 | OUR PRICE : $28.99
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2011 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay (375ml)

Coming in a handy half-bottle, this full monty style of chardy has seen generous oak, and lots of creamy lees for added effect. Aromas of stone fru...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2011 Dinny Goonan Mount Gellibrand Shiraz

We have been a fan of Dinny Goonan wines for a couple of years now for their honest, generous fruit characters. The 2011 Gellibrand is a spicy and ...

Winery: Dinny Goonan | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.00
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2010 Six Foot Six Shiraz

Six Foot Six sounds like an odd name for a wine, bit like the name of Russell Crowe's band - Sixty Odd Foot Of Grunt. However, don’t go confusing t...

Winery: Six Foot Six | Region: Geelong| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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