Located between Ballarat and Geelong, the Moorabool Valley is a one-hour drive from Melbourne and only 20 minutes from Geelong.
Bed down in heritage-listed luxury at DEVLIN APARTMENTS. 312 Moorabool Street, Geelong; devlinapartments.com.au
Eating and drinking there
KING OF THE CASTLE Load up on Padre Coffee and Asianinfluenced breakfast fare at this award-winning institution. 24 Pakington Street, Geelong; kingofthecastlecafe.com.au
CLYDE PARK VINEYARD &
BISTRO Savour cool-climate drops and pizza from the wood-fired oven while taking in sigh-wor thy vineyard views. 2490 Midland Highway, Bannockburn; clydepark.com.au DEL RIOS WINERY Drink Tempranillo, eat tapas and chat to the 92-year-old matriarch who can be found in the kitchen. 2290 Geelong-Ballan Road, Anakie; delrios.com.au GLADIOLI Enjoy a night of fine dining at this lauded restaurant located within a picture-perfect cottage. 14 High Street, Inverleigh; gladiolirestaurant.com.au SONNY CAFE Tuck into brunch at this new kid on the block that’s injected a little cafe culture into Inverleigh. 15 High Street, Inverleigh
Call ahead to taste complex, out-of-the-ordinary wines created using traditional techniques. 74 Burrows Road, Lethbridge; lethbridgewines.com