If you are looking for a luxurious place to take your mom this Mother’s Day or a holiday weekend getaway, Geelong is the right place. Only an hour away from Melbourne, you will be able to get away from the city noise and enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of the nature. The rich history of the region and excellent Geelong wines will make this your best travel decision. The popularity of Geelong dates back to the middle of the 19th century, when this region was popular for the quality wines. Due to economic reasons, the residents of Geelong were not able to replant the vineyards, thus Geelong wine region was forgotten for some time. However, a century later, the Geelong wine region gained back its old popularity and is one of top destinations in Melbourne.
Geelong wine region, pronounced a town in the 1869, is today known for over 50 vineyards, which mostly grow Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. Also, Pinot Gris is very popular among winemakers. When here, you will have the opportunity to try different Geelong wines that will satisfy everyone’s tastes. Even though you can visit Geelong wine region in a day, it is best if you can spend a weekend, and experience all the beauties of this Melbourne jewel. In the past, Geelong wine region was reserved for sailors only, but today Geelong is open to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of the nature and a glass of good Geelong wine. Aside from visiting most popular attractions such as Point Lonsdale lighthouse, Queenscliff, Appolo Bay and Port Campbell National Park, make sure you taste more than one type of amazing Geelong wines. Here are few most popular ones.
Shadowfax Single Vineyard – Shadowfax represent the core of the Geelong wine region. Ideal for people that enjoy a hint of snow pea and almond kernel, with its pale green color, this Geelong wine is a perfect supplement to your green salad, delicious sea food dish or other light food choices.
Bellarine Estate Two Wives Shiraz – This Geelong wine will surely win you over with its aromatic and savory red fruit notes. A heavenly blend of smoked charcuterie, savory spice, soy, cranberries and black cherries, will have you asking for more. The red and blue flavours of this popular Geelong wine are enriched with fine tannin, cinnamon and white pepper.
Sangreal By Farr Pinot Noir – If you are looking for a powerful Geelong wine, this is the one you must try. The perfect blend of red fruits and spice gives this wine an amazing taste. Sangreal is one of the best Geelong wines, that features perfect balance of acidity and oak.