Nominated Best Cellar Door Eatery/Licensed Cafe 2019 Golden Plate Awards
First judges’ comments in 2019
On a sunny day with northern light streaming through the full height windows or seated on the lawns outside, there are few places more attractive than Leura Park just 15 minutes from Geelong on the Bellarine. The music is pleasant, the tables linen covered, and the grapevines are metres away. Attractions include the cellar door experience, lunch, coffee, or live music events. The menu features fresh Portarlington Mussels and other locally-sourced dishes. There’s a selection of pizzas with inspired toppings such as curried cauliflower, caramelized onion, tomato, king brown mushrooms, cheese, Indian Relish and vegan pizzas. Or try the “Winter Warmers” menu of $25 for two courses. Of course there’s an excellent choice of beverages, including its famous Shiraz, Pinot Gris, ciders, local beers, and good coffee too. With free Sunday music, reasonable prices, helpful staff and optional tours of the estate, great entertainment and value for money await visitors to Leura Park.
Attractive indoor and alfresco settings among the vineyards. Family-friendly. Good entertainment. Wine tasting. Good range of light meals and beverages. . Good coffee. Reasonable prices. Good value for money.
Second judges’ comments in 2019 coming soon
What the judges said in 2018
Leura Park is one of the Region’s most enjoyable destinations for wines, foods and entertainment, consistently producing some of the best wines in the Geelong region. And what better way to enjoy them than at the cellar door eatery indulging in great pizzas, cheese platters or the famous and generous paddle board of mixed local delights. Plus there are choices of good local ciders and beers. Do yourself a favour and bring those friends you have been meaning to catch up with to enjoy quality time in one of this region’s most social venues.
Family friendly. Frequent entertainment. Generous paddle board of comfort foods. Luncheon Specials. Good choices local wines, beers and ciders. Good value for money.
2018 State Awards
State Finalist Best Cellar Door Eatery/Licensed Cafe sponsored by Comcater Pty. Ltd.
- Finalist Best Regional Licensed Café Sponsored by The Gordon Institute
- Finalist Best Regional Menu of Local Wines Beers & Ciders Sponsored by Furphy
- Finalist Best Regional Menu of Local Foods Sponsored by Western Plains Pork