I’ve been in Melbourne four years now and have never heard of Toast to the Coast. CATASTROPHE! Luckily, my new job requires me to know about these things and attend them.
So on Sunday I spent the day frolicking about the Bellarine wine region with a wine glass in hand.
With the purchase of a $45 ticket comes a plastic wine glass: Your entry to Geelong’s three incredible wine sub regions. You can visit all three regions or just one, it’s up to you. From there, you can choose which wineries to visit.
They all provide tastings, which is the most important thing, but not all have live music, food and a view. There’s definitely a romantic winery, a party one, a one fit for kids and so on! Do research and time wisely!
If you have a sober Sally in the group then great, use her. If not, you can buy a shuttle bus ticket for the day. The shuttle bus is incredible at getting from one winery to the next safely.
Once you connect with a wine you love, you can buy a bottle and enjoy it anywhere on the premises or keep it in your backpack to take home. Yes, you’ll need backpack for snacks, picnic blankets, sunnies, photo booth pictures, etc.
It’s seriously such a fun day. I’ve started to plan next year already so that everyone I know can come.
I do have to mention Baie Wines because it is truly stunning and a favorite from the day; It sits on rolling fields that overlook Port Phillip Bay. Plus, I’ll be drinking their rosé all Summer.
Baie Wines is not usually open to the public, but you can book in for private group tastings and weddings. Maybe Jack and I will throw a wedding there for our one year anniversary. Waiting until next year’s Toast to the Coast to visit is far too long!
Click through for some more photos of the day.