basil's farm winery, swan bay (bellarine peninsula)

Mamma loves a good surprise, and when a road trip turned into a winery hop and a discovery of this absolute gem - a surprise is what she got.  Upon entering the gardens you can see why this place is so special, it's cute, and quaint with amazing gardens. The white tables and umbrellas make it feel like you're in the south of France but nope - you are in Swan Bay and walking towards the cafe you can't help but be blown away by the bay view that is literally a stones throw away.  Between the cafe and the water is a lovely garden with veggie patch and some grape vines plus a fire pit that makes Mamma wish they had accommodation.
The cafe serves a limited but delicious menu dishes such as a 'farm platter', burgers (with Mamma's fav...Zeally Bay Bread) and salads.....and the wine, don't forget the wine....they do great Chardonnay and lovely Pinot. Oh and for the kids....aside from a frolick in the gardens there is also a sandpit to keep the little entertained whilst you kick back and enjoy!

Mamma's special mention: Through April they have live music on Sundays and not far away is another great winery. - Scotchmans Hill!


Wednesday + School Holiday, Kids Animal Feedings & Lunch
Children's Animal Feeding and Lunch sessions are running every Wednesday at 11am and also on selected dates over the school holidays. Bookings are essential and can be made online: 
Sessions run from 11am for approximately 45 mins, followed by lunch. Children under 5 years must be supervised by an adult. Cost: $15 per child. For further details including school holiday dates, please visit their  EVENTS page.


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43-53 Nye Rd
Swan Bay