Geelong

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Geelong
Latitude
Altitude
20-150m
Growing Season Rainfall
250mm
Mean January Temperature
19°C
Harvest
Early March to end April
Wineries
10
Website
Cracka Rating 0

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, 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

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2009 Dinny Goonan Museum Release Riesling

2009 Dinny Goonan Museum Release Riesling

Dinny Goonan are located off the Great Ocean Road in Victoria's Otway Ranges and have a serious bent towards Riesling. This 2009 Museum Release Riesling is held back by the winery until it is five years of age, then launched as a more complex aged...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2013 Austins Six Foot Six Pinot Noir

2013 Austins 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 nuances, it is silky, fine grained and made for some Chinese duck pancakes.

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
NV Scotchmans Hill The Hill Moscato

NV Scotchmans Hill The Hill Moscato

It seems everyone is making a moscato these days, and why not! It's a refreshing, fragrant drink with a slight spritz, and low alcohol, so what's not to like. This offering from Scotchmans Hill is 8% alcohol, and shows smells of sultanas and red f...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong
2010 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Sauvignon

2010 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Sauvignon

The 'Cornelius' savvy is basically the top end, oaked sav blanc from Scotchmans Hill. It's certainly a departure from the usual 'fruit bomb' savvys you can get, and shows passionfruit, gooseberries and citrus on the nose, with some creaminess swir...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay

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, nectorines, roasted nuts and lemon citrus play with the senses, whilst the palate is rich and juicy, wi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Noir

2012 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 French oak. Aromas of strawberries and red plums rise from the glass, along with hints of baked spices. T...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Shiraz (375ml)

2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Shiraz (375ml)

Available in a convenient half-bottle size, this wine is more full-bodied and fleshier than expected.  There are notes of dark berries, raspberries, toast, char and earthy spices on the nose, whilst the palate has some finesse, with dark berry and...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2013 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Noir (375ml)

2013 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Pinot Noir (375ml)

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 French oak. Aromas of strawberries and red plums rise from the glass, along with hints of baked spices. T...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2010 Curlewis Pinot Noir

2010 Curlewis Pinot Noir

Curlewis have been making cracking pinot noirs for years, and this one from an epic Victorian vintage would really hit the spot with some peking duck. It's a pure fruit style of pinot that shows lots of red berries, dark plums and a touch of earth...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Late Harvest Riesling (375ml)

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 Scotchmans Hill shows smells of bright, spicy citrus and honeysuckle florals on the nose, before the...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Brut Sparkling

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. There's lots of elegant red fruits and white stone fruits on the nose, along with hints of cream and fre...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong
2011 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay (375ml)

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 fruits, roasted nuts and lemon citrus tempt the senses, whilst the palate is rich and juicy, with good ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2013 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Grigio

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 adorn the nose, whilst the palate is quite dry and plush, with pear and peach flavours, a rounded m...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong
2009 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Pinot Noir

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 elevate from the glass, whilst the palate is medium to fuller-bodied and earthy spiced, with a good...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2009 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Syrah

2009 Scotchmans Hill Cornelius Syrah

The Cornelius range of wines are made from small parcels of grapes from the best sites at Scotchmans Hill. Theses single vineyard wines are hand crafted using traditional winemaking techniques inspired from time spent working in the old world wine...

Cracka rating90
Region: Geelong
2010 Curlewis Syrah

2010 Curlewis Syrah

Here we have one of those uber cool-climate shirazes that are oh so popular right now. This one from Curlewis shows lots of red and blue fruits on the nose, with hints of white pepper and violet florals for added appeal. The palate is medium-bodie...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geelong
2013 Scotchmans Hill Bellarine Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc

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 grassy, herbal and lemony hints. The palate is bright, zippy and devoid of oak, with a juicy citrus cent...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong
2013 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (375ml)

2013 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 the glass, whilst the palate explodes with citrus and gooseberry flavours, together with a lick of ho...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Pinot Noir

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 approachable and easy-going sort of Victorian Pinot that marries juicy and quite pretty Pinot fruit w...

Cracka rating90
Region: Geelong
2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2012 Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

This bright and vivacious white out of Geelong is from a good Victorian vintage, and shows lots of gooseberries, yellow citrus and lemongrass on the nose, along with a touch of honeysuckle florals. The palate is light, bright and bracy, with juicy...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geelong