Words and pictures by Jeff.
Bright and early, on the Saturday,
With a fresh sunny Sunday after a wet wintery Saturday, it was an early start to get to the United West Gate petrol station for the start of our tour. Here many Motafrenz members were a little outnumbered by the very enthusiastic and keen group of BMC car club members who took the opportunity to bring a very wide range of classic BMC and Leyland classics for a delightful drive to many wonderful wineries from Werribee right round to the top of the Bellarine Peninsula. We got to know each other and Brett gave us a run down of the day.
The first thing to do was to work out how many were going to the first winery Shadowfax in Werribee South. Due to Shadowfax COVID Safe plan we could not all fit at once so others checked out Kisaan Estate, another winery down the Bellarine Peninsula. The presentation was good and the wines here were fabulous.
From our two wineries, we all headed to the Ocean Grove Bowling Club for a spritely lunch in this massive venue and caught up with Motafrenz members that live on the Bellarine Peninsula. The Ocean Grove Bowling Club was ideal and service was good.
After lunch, we then headed to Scotchman’s Hill winery in Drysdale, pretty much on top of the highest point of the peninsular with a spectacular 360 degree view and steeped in history. The presentation was good and the wines here were also fabulous.
After Scotchman’s Hill winery, we then headed to our last winery, Leura Park winery. It was late in the day and here too the wines were also fabulous.
I must say I had fun taking out my friend’s Triumph V8 Stag out for the day, and should have left the hard top at home. Nonetheless, it was wonderful meeting another Triumph V8 Stag owner from the BMC Leyland club, who had left his hardtop on too. Neither overheated just in case you were going to ask.
So that was it for the day. A twelve hour day for those that live on the Mornington Peninsula but what a fabulous wine tour it was yet again thanks to our wonderful member and viticulturist Brett who yet again led a magnificent drive to more magnificent Victoria wineries.