ADVANCED MUSSEL SUPPLY
Advance Mussel Supply is a family owned and operated business that has been farming Mussels in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia for over 30 years. They have multiple growing sites at Clifton Springs and Grassy Point aquaculture zones. Amid its Mediterranean-type outlook, the area harvests about 60 per cent of Australia’s mussels.
Advance Mussel Supply has been a pioneer in developing new growing techniques and building purpose built equipment and boats. Their goal is to produce high quality mussels all year round.
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!
Sage Farm supplies sustainable, superior eating quality beef & lamb from livestock ethically raised in stress free environments. They do this this through control over every aspect of the supply chain from farm to fork. Sage Farm is based in Bannockburn, about 15 minutes north of Geelong. Their philosophy is to connect customers with where their food comes from. This is why they are transparent about how, and what is done; from the ethical farmers they partner with, to the steps taken to ensure that cattle are cared for – year-round.
Bannockburn’s own “Paddock to Plate” 100% Grass fed Beef & Lamb. No Grains. No Feedlots. A truly stress-free Environment. Truly free range ethical beef & lamb.
Geelong’s 2016 Sustainability Business Award winner!
WATTLE GROVE HONEY
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.
BELLARINE BREWING COMPANY
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.
BELLS BEACH BREWING
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.
BLACKMAN’S BREWING COMPANY
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.”
Made by the Barrabool Hills Brewing Company, which produces small batch craft beers. Cockies’ master brewer Jamie Roydhouse’s hobby has become his obsession, with the business now located in South Geelong.
FLYING BRICK CIDER COMPANY
Naturally crafted to be unashamed and unrestrained.
All Flying Brick ciders are naturally crafted using traditional methods and 100% fresh fruit, with no added sugar, colour, or concentrate.
FORREST BREWING COMPANY
Located in small Otway town of Forrest, the Forrest Brewing company is a sibling owned small scale brewing operation. We brew four regular beers with big flavours including an interesting and accessible range of styles.
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.
ROGUE WAVE BREWING
Brewed at the beach, at Aireys Inlet, our beer is a continuation of our lifestyle, with no extracts, no chemicals and no additives.
Anyone can brew beer but we’re passionate about brewing great beer.Our first year saw us win three awards at the Australian International Beer Awards.
Guided by artisan winemaking principles, incorporating wild fermentation with natural yeasts. No artificial additions or enhancers are used. The grapes, with balanced vines and balanced soil ecosystems, usually require minimal intervention.
JACK AND JILL
This is a vibrant and textural range of wines that draw on 30+ years of winemaking experience. Beautifully Bellarine, these elegant wines reflect their cool, maritime climate surrounds.
JACK RABBIT WINERY
Jack Rabbit and associated vineyards own more than 100 acres of vines spanning the Bellarine. The varied soils across the Bellarine imprint their own distinct fingerprints on the wine, so you really are ‘tasting the region.’
LEURA PARK ESTATE
Established in 1995, Leura Park Estate is a renowned producer of premium cool, maritime, climate wines. Their wines are 100% estate grown and predominantly handpicked.
MARCUS HILL VINEYARD
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.
MCGLASHAN WALLINGTON ESTATE
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.
NINE YARDS AND COUNTING
The expression ‘Nine Yards’ is one depicting noble character, dignity, and true inner strength. That is exactly what this range of wines display. They are all proud Victorians.
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.
Derived from volcanic action, our 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.
YES SAID THE SEAL
Comprises a suite of refined, limited release, cool maritime, climate wines. Crafted by leading Australian wine maker, Darren Burke, the mantra for this elite range is to create wines from local Bellarine fruit that are distinguished and complex yet inherently cutting edge.
The Q Train has been awarded an AGFG Readers Choice award for 2018 in the Modern Australian Category for the Geelong & The Bellarine Peninsula region.