Rows of grapevines stretch out to the horizon as Russell and Jan McGlashan admire the stunning expanse of their winery that has blossomed like the plump grapes ripening with the change of seasons. Breathing in the fresh air as you arrive at the popular McGlashan’s Estate in Wallington, you’ll find your mind is already at ease as you anticipate tasting some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s finest drops.
Ripe pear, stone fruit and citrus notes with floral hints feature in the pinot grigio, while the shiraz is brimming with notes of plums, cherries, licorice, spice, cloves, pepper and cedar oak. And if your palette prefers something else, McGlashan’s also has its own beer label and make pale ale, lager and refreshing ginger beer.
Year round they serve tasting platters the colour of the rainbow to accompany their top drops. They often feature King Island smoked cheddar, Tasmanian brie, smoked Atlantic salmon, Portarlington mussels, prawns, house made fruit chutney, abalone and freshly baked Zeally Bay sour dough — and their woodfired pizzas prove a tasty way to warm up on a winter day.
McGlashan’s Estate is located at 225 Swan Bay Road, Wallington.