The Q Train - Our Local Producers


Everyone in Queenscliff knows about Alchemy’s delicious naturally leavened organic breads, pastries & cakes. All baked in their woodfire scotch oven built in 1905. Pop into 36 Hesse St Queenscliff to take home their bread for yourself!

Barongarook Pork is a family run farm producing delicious outdoor raised pork. They are proud to utilise heritage breed and cross breed pigs. This helps them produce the full-flavoured, tender pork (with a great crackle!) that they’re renowned for.

Barongarook Pork’s animals are free to roam in open paddocks with a constant supply of food and water, along with cosy shelter to protect them from the elements. Sometimes the pigs are a little too free range and it’s not uncommon to find a cheeky pig or two under the apple tree helping themselves to fallen goodies. Barongarook Pork genuinely cares for their pigs, but it’s also the best pork you will ever taste as well.

Happy pigs are tasty pigs!

Introducing Drysdale Cheeses, the first commercial goat cheese manufacturer on the Bellarine Peninsula. Registered in December 2005, our cheese making concentrates on a range of handmade cheeses, manufactured from the high-quality milk from our herd of Saanen goats. The goats live on our Scotchmans Road property in Bellarine, where they are milked daily. We are a registered dairy herd and so all of our animals are pure bred.

Two qualified chefs started Geelong Fungi in mid 2017 in Corio. These urban oyster mushroom growers have a passion for permaculture, sustainability and local food production. They collect used coffee grounds, add straw and spores, and turn them into mushrooms! It takes about 1kg of coffee grounds to make 1kg of mushrooms and they estimate they’ve already saved 200kg of coffee grounds from landfill.

Lard Ass cultures the freshest, and highest quality cream from local grass-fed cows to produce a butter that is creamy, buttery and smooth.

When it comes to making butter, Lard Ass is proud of its dairy heritage. We know and love dairy food and work hard to ensure that our butter is full of natural flavours, so our customers can truly enjoy fresh, single batch churned butter.

Cultured butter is an age-old European tradition of fermenting cream using good bacteria naturally found in unpasteurised cream, then ripened for 24 hours and slowly churned to preserve flavour and creaminess.

Lighthouse Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a multi-award-winning olive oil, grown and cold pressed on the Bellarine Peninsula. The property is situated overlooking Swan Bay and Queenscliff and spans 165 acres.

Our range includes many varieties of extra virgin olive oils ranging from mild to intense robust flavours.

Lonsdale Tomato Farm prides themselves on producing the finest and freshest tomatoes, lettuce, herbs and chutney on the Bellarine Peninsula. All plants are nurtured in a hydroponic greenhouse setting with a drip system, so no precious drinking water is wasted. The tomatoes are hand tended, ripened on the vine and very tasty- as close to home grown as you can get!

Miss Lillypilly Florist is owned and operated by Vicki Wiggins. Vicki saw the need to provide a higher standard of flower arrangement design and services and also gift requirements for the Bellarine Peninsula as well as Geelong and surrounding suburbs. Miss Lillypilly can cater for all of floristry and gift requirements from simply Thank You arrangements and gifts through to wedding and corporate events.

Mount Moriac Beef produces premium grass-fed Black Angus beef on a family farm in Mount Moriac.

Eliza Holt and Jim McKenna breed and raise Black Angus cattle sourced from the Murdeduke Angus stud. The cattle are handled quietly by Eliza, Jim and their two young children, and have a stress-free environment.

Mount Moriac Beef raises its cattle in paddocks with pastures rich in ryegrass and clover. The cattle are grass fed and finished, and the beef is tender and well marbled.

Otway View Lamb is located at Yeo in the foothills of the Otways. Here the Potter family run a Polwarth sheep stud, alongside breeding Polwarth/Suffolk/Southdown prime lambs.

Lambs are born and raised in the clean fresh air of the Otways, free-range on grass-based pastures and receive a high standard of animal care. The Potter’s are passionate about their sheep and farm, and this shines through in their high-quality product.

Stephanie & Jim, of Wattle Grove Honey, have a passion for bees. Their honey spreads from local, being Wallington, to Victoria wide. The orange blossom honey comes from their hives situated between Swan Hill & Mildura, where there are great orange orchards. The Lucerne honey is from near Winchelsea, just down the road.

Their produce shop is located at 459 Grubb Road Wallington. Feel free to pop in & buy some delicious local honey for yourself!

WesEggs is a family owned producer and purveyor of genuine, true pasture raised, free range eggs, located in Maude, Victoria. Their hens are grain fed and free to roam, with unclipped wings and beaks. They believe that a natural high protein diet, the freedom to exhibit natural behaviours of scratching, foraging, wing flapping and dust bathing, not only improves the health and happiness of the hen, but also the quality of the egg.

WesEggs are socially responsible, using sustainable and regenerative farming methods. They are a 100% chemical and toxin free zone, not degrading soil, waterways or any other natural resource.

OurBeer & Cider Producers

This family owned micro-brewery was established in 2007.
We take an artisan approach to brewing handcrafted beer in Geelong, Victoria. We also create private label products for many satisfied customers.

Where thirst follows surf.
Our surf inspired beers were created to quench thirst after a hard day of fun.
We strive to use our experience to create beers that are a little different, while blending in many Australian and New Zealand ingredients.

Geelong owned, and hand crafted by some of Victoria’s most experienced brewers producing boutique artisan beers showcasing their rich history in the art of craft beer production.
Using only the highest-grade malts, yeasts and hops ready for instant brewing, ensuring rich aroma and taste and undeniable freshness.

Proud to be a 100% independently owned brewery, everything is brewed and canned onsite in Torquay. Our philosophy is “we love good beer, it’s really that simple.”

Otway Estate Winery and Brewery are the proud makers of Prickly Moses handcrafted beers and Forbidden Fruit ciders.
Located in the Otways with access to pure Otway rainwater, we use good water to make good beer.

Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, the Queenscliff Brewhouse is located in historical Queenscliff, best known for its grand old hotels. Our building has its own story! The Queenscliff Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 400 craft beers to try. We only pour the best craft beers on tap, including our Queenscliff Brewery and sister company Prickly Moses Handcrafted Beers.

The brewery sources malt locally to provide you with the freshest ingredients to make great beer. Southern Bay Brewing company have won multiple Australian International Beer Awards. Unlike other fully automated breweries we rely on old fashioned manpower, manual labour and traditional brewing methods.

The Whiskery is the first distillery on the Bellarine in thirty years. Set on a historic seven-acre site near Scotchmans Hill that was a formerly the Cobb & Co horse watering hole, The Whiskery will not only serve its own whiskey and gin, but will also showcase locally-produced wine, cider, and beer as well as select drops from further afield.

Valhalla Brewing are a microbrewery based in Torquay on Victoria’s stunning surf coast.

Valhalla Brewing creates craft beer that honours the Viking philosophy that life is to be lived to the fullest. That life (and, of course, beer) is a gift from the gods and therefore should honour the gift that has been bestowed upon us. We intend to live up to this philosophy by producing brilliant beer and serving it in an environment where people are welcomed and encouraged to have a great time.

Valhalla’s first and commercial beer, the Obsidian Black Ale, was brewed in 2016. Obsidian remains Valhalla’s flagship favourite.

OurWine Producers

The motto of 6Ft6 is simple: life is too short to settle for ordinary! From natural party starters to sophisticated showstoppers – from “Pinot for the people” to Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Crisp White, Rosé and Prosecco. These premium, cool climate drops are class acts at a price that’s never out of reach.

Baie Wines is a true family owned and operated winery, established in 2000. Grapes are their passion, and their wines represent excellent drinkability and an uncompromising representation of the unique maritime cool climate patch.

In 2008, the vines at Banks Road produced their first vintage. Since then, another eight and a half acres of vines have been planted and the varieties have increased. Banks Road vineyard now grows Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, with thirteen and a half acres under vine.

Bellarine Estate produces hand crafted, small batch award winning wines. Established in 1996 Bellarine Estate is one of the oldest wineries on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, this vineyard was established in 1999. The intention is to grow premium quality grapes in an environment where natural balance is encouraged. The grapes are picked by hand in small parcels, often with family and friends – hence the People Madly Stomping label. All wines are handcrafted with minimal intervention, handling and processing principles.

This vineyard was established in Wallington in 1995. The sandy loam over buckshot clay provides the perfect soil structure for production of their premium, cool climate wines, for which they have won multiple awards.

Oakdene is situated on lush farmland between Ocean Grove and Geelong, on the Bellarine Peninsula. Oakdene wines are made in small quantities from high quality fruit, using meticulous vine management. The wines are elegant and complex, reflecting the true varietal character of the region.

Oneday Located at Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula, Oneday Estate is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. The winery is the Bellarine Peninsula’s most unique estate, specialising in weddings and functions for those who desire privacy, a picturesque country atmosphere and a rustic, handcrafted establishment.

With the recent purchase of a farm at Bambra, nestled in the beautiful Otway ranges, they have fulfilled another lifelong dream; to grow and produce cool-climate Pinot Noir.

Derived from volcanic action, the basalt, black soils lend great depth and structure to our wines. High in iron, these soils are unique to Scotchmans Hill, its immediate surrounds and the Bellarine Peninsula. Our ultimate aim is to produce highly individualistic wines by using both modern and traditional winemaking techniques.

Terindah Estate produces Sparkling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel & Shiraz. Low rainfall, cool winds across the bay and a cool climate ensures wines with great flavour.

Our vineyard of only 1 acre was planted in 2009 using 5 year-old transplanted Pinot Gris from nearby Portarlington. Remarkably 2012 was the vineyard’s first vintage, and it took the Geelong Wine Show by storm.

LocalProducers Map

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