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  • It’s time to talk Shiraz Festival…

    As many of you know – BAIE Wines only throws open it’s doors twice a year for pop up cellar doors, and this is one of them.  We know how to throw a party and this one makes for a wonderful celebration of all things Shiraz! We will be serving up the best of the regions winter warming food and wine, and music from a knockout line up of local artists. And if that’s not enough… this year we are adding a series of Masterclasses from some of our local favourite producers and makers for your added fun at BAIE – think winter florals, ricotta making, creating the perfect cheese board, and gin experiences. Grab your family and friends and don’t miss out on a weekend at the stunning estate. Cellar door is FREE TO ENTER to come and enjoy the live music and awesome food and wine.


    Renowned local Chefs Simon and Alison Donohue will be cooking up a storm to deliver warm, hearty winter dishes. The menu includes Chargrilled Minute Steaks in Brioche Sliders with Shaved Fennel, Blue Vein Bu tter & Onion Rings, Potato Gnocchi tossed with Seasonal Mushrooms, Winter Savoury & Pecorino and Sticky Date Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce & Cream.  A perfect winter menu to share with friends or as a 3 course menu just for you! No need to book – they will be  serving up their home grown goodness from 11am to 3pm.


    Entertainment doesn’t get much better than handpicked locals playing all your acoustic favourites including Matt Baird (Test Pilot Molly) Saturday 12-4pm and James Kernick Sunday 12 – 4pm – these boys are not to be missed!


    The BAIE offer only comes around once per year… buy 9 bottles… get 3 free (that’s a saving of $90 valid at cellar door July 8th and 9th only).


    To make sure you are having all the fun possible at BAIE Wines Winter Shiraz Weekend – we have invited some of our friends along for your creating, making and tasting pleasures. Masterclasses include a Winter Dinner Party Centrepiece hosted by Little Twig, Creating the Ultimate Cheeseboard with Lauren from Bear and Bean, The Ultimate Winter Gin Experience hosted by Barwon Heads Wine Store and Ricotta Making, Cheese Tastings and Shev and Tiramisu with Drysdale Goats Cheese Corinne Blackett! Masterclasses are capped at 15 people. Book here!
  • Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

    Is anyone  ready??? Like every year, Christmas is coming at us fast, and even though we’ve had 12 months to get ready for it, it still seems we want to cram a whole heap into those days once December hits…. like getting carpet cleaning (?), present shopping and of course planning for the big day.  Well we’ve got some hot tips for ‘easing’ yourself through the silly season.  This Christmas we are loving…


    The amazing team at www.littletwig.com.au are making olive, native gum or traditional fir wreaths and delivering every Friday in December – we are totally in love with them and will have one hanging on our front door this Christmas.



    The www.thefoodpurveyor.com.au is our go to for Christmas hampers of the very best of regionally sourced artisanal food, wine and beer that are presented in stunning boxes and baskets.  Check them out for a go -to gift that will be sure to deliver a WOW from someone special on Christmas Day.



    Check out our awesome Christmas Pack – 6 bottles solving all your toasting needs -. A sneaky Christmas Eve Sauvignon Blanc while wrapping last minute presents, a Rose’ with your Seafood on Christmas Day,  Pinot Gris with your Pork and Ham and a decadent pudding and Shiraz to finish it all off – this box delivers the full BAIE Wines experience for Christmas to get yours delivered to your door jump online here for 1x 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2 x 2015 Pinot Gris, 1 x 2015 Rose, 2 x 2015 Shiraz for $160 – we’ve got Christmas covered.




    10 years ago we took a leap of faith, and started producing under our own BAIE Wines label. To celebrate this milestone (we can’t quite believe it) we have teamed up with long time friend and artist Antoinette Ferwerda to feature as the first limited edition Art Series Wine release for the 2016 BAIE Rose’. Check out the competition we are by jumping on our facebook.com/baiewines before December 12th giving you a chance to win a twin pack of the 2016 Art Series Rose’. Good luck to all and thanks for being part of our little story – 10 years of BAIE Wines.


    OCEAN GROVE SUMMER POP UP ….We’ve got a lot going on this summer and hoping you have a chance to come and say hi!!  In collaboration with our friends at Annies Provedore and Stone and Grain at the Hive we will be putting together the ultimate summer experience – SHOPPING- WINE- FOOD…. all in one place from some of the best of the Bellarine. We will be setting up a Pop Up Café and Wine Bar inside Stone and Grain’s newest concept store at 41 Smithton Grove Ocean Grove running Friday’s – Sunday 12-4pm December 16th – January 30th. Pop in for a glass of wine, a sneaky shop and lunch with your girlfriends – can’t wait to see you.

    NIGHTJAR FESTIVAL…. We are so excited to reveal that we will be proudly taking part in the www.nightjarfestival.com.au every Thursday in January from 4-10pm.  Check out what the festival has to offer and come and enjoy a glass of BAIE Wines with us – we’d love to see you there.



    We wish you a Safe and Merry Christmas.  We are so very grateful for your support of BAIE Wines over the last year or many.  Don’t forget we want to say thanks for being part of what we do, so please feel free to join our free rewards programme so we can spoil you with birthday voucher, free shipping and vouchers to local lifestyle stores.  Much Merry to you and your families.

    Cheers Nadine and Simon

  • Come Toast With Us // Important Things You Need To Know

    Our Mexciana Mojo is shaping up to be loads of fun and excitement at BAIE Wines for the TOAST TO THE COAST festival this year OCT SAT 29TH AND SUN 30TH, 10am – 5pm. So just a reminder of what’s on –


    • MEXICAN FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOPS – 11-3pm Saturday running every ½ hour
    • AIRBRUSH MEXCIANA TATTOOS – 11-3pm Saturday and Sunday
    • OPEN AIR PHOTO BOOTH – 11-3pm Saturday and Sunday
    • LIVE LOCAL MUSICIANS – 12-4pm Saturday and Sunday
    • MEXICAN CANTINA – 11am on Saturday and Sunday

    To lock in your seat inside the winery shed and also receive a complimentary glass of wine, you may choose to book on Sunday for the above 3 course lunch and complimentary glass of wine for $30.

    Visit here for bookings (Please note this is not table service dining experience, you will need to visit the cantina and bar for your wine and food. Bookings are NOT taken for Saturday. You do need a Toast to the Coast Wristband and Glass to book for lunch ).

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    To avoid any inconvenience all patrons attending BAIE Wines during Toast to the Coast MUST have a Toast to the Coast ticket, wristband and glass. This event is organised by the Geelong Wine Association and it is a condition of entry that no wristband = no alcohol service. See www.winegeelong.com.au for tickets.

    Agreed Non Drinker – No wristband required, one complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink


    The BAIE Wine Tribe is our way of saying thanks!! It’s free and you are not locked in to or required to purchase anything – it’s our reward programme to for being part of what we do. In order to be eligible for your birthday voucher, Christmas gift, free delivery, special treatment at pop up cellar doors (the surprise gift at TOAST is gorgeous) and more please ensure you have signed up to the Wine Tribe or come and see us at the ‘Wine Tribe’ station and we will sign you up!

    Can’t wait to see you at Toast or say hi in November with Christmas offers, 10 year celebrations at BAIE and the kick off of wedding season,

    Cheers Nadine and Simon Kuc

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  • 10 years and counting, Toast to the Coast and more!


    So excited to celebrate that it was 10 years ago that BAIE Wines was born.  After the BAIE Wines vineyard was established grapes were initially sold to some of the bigger wineries in the area. When we moved to the Bellarine in time to have their first born, Luca (now almost 10 also), we began producing wine under their own label and ‘BAIE Wines’ was born.  During that time we have been so lucky to work with some amazing local restaurants and wine stores who helped spread the word and the wine so that people have gotten to know an love what we do.  And of course we can’t forget the wonderful people who have shared a glass (or a bottle), come to an event or even gotten married with us!! Stay tuned for our October newsletter to let you know how we have decided to celebrate and say thanks!!




    Hola!! Get your ‘Mexicana Mojo’ on at BaieWines for Toast to the Coast this year. Think sumptuous Mexican Cantina Food, Flower Crowns, Airbrush Tattoosand Open Air Photo booth. BAIE Wineswill be serving up their small batch goodness including highly acclaimedvarietals Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose and Shiraz.

    Baie Wines will be proudly hosting The Bellarine’s iconic ‘Annie’s Kitchen’ who will be serving up rustic home cooked Mexican fare on both Saturday and Sunday. Bookings will be taken for Sunday for 3 course lunch and complimentary glass of wine. Visit here for bookings (NOTE Bookings are NOT taken for Saturday).

    • MEXICAN SLIDERS – Beef or Chicken with red cabbage, apple slaw and chipotle mayo.  $10
    • SOFT TACOS –Smoked Beef Brisket, Ancho Chicken or Butternut Pumpkin served with black bean and charred corn salsa, manchego and fresh coriander $15
    • SWEETS – Espresso Coffee, Chilli Choc Brownies, Strawberry Marsh mellow, Lime Curd Pies with Tequila Infused Meringue, Chilli cashew and caramel popcorn brittle. $5

    The ‘Mexicana Mojo’ continues at BAIE Wineswith a jam packed programme of fun including (note all workshops, tattoos andphoto’s are FREE to attendees at BAIE Wines)

    • MEXICAN FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOPS – 11-3pm Saturday only, running every ½ hour
    • AIRBRUSH MEXCIANA TATTOOS – 11-3pm Saturday and Sunday
    • OPEN AIR PHOTO BOOTH – 11-3pm Saturday and Sunday

    Agreed Non Drinker – One complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink

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    We always like to find ways to give the royal treatment to our Wine Tribe members – so if you are attending Toast to the Coast with us – please make sure to check come and say hi at our ‘Wine Tribe’ Station so we can say hi, join you up and spoil you with a little secret something.

    In addition a big thanks to all of the people who jumped online and became official Wine Tribe members last month !!! This made them eligible for our thank you offer for August which was a mixed case of BAIE Wines and a Harpers Project marble side table – the lucky winner – Lorelle, was notified on Monday and apparently it made her day!!

    So if you want to  make sure we can start spoiling you too… jump over to our wine tribe page to sign up.

  • Get your celebration on – 2016 new vintage now released!


    Aaaannnnd that’s a wrap on our annual Shiraz Festival pop up two weekends ago, and we couldn’t be happier. Firstly, the sun was shining, yes… shining and warm…. who knew?!. Which meant that we welcomed heaps of very happy festival goers inside the winery shed, outside at barrels and crates by the fire on a magical winters day. The festival saw many old and new faces, so a big THANKYOU to those of you who came along and joined us.


    It’s Wine Time

    Blow up the balloons, pull the party poppers it’s time to get your celebration on as we finally announced the release of the 2106 NEW VINTAGE Wines. The demand in 2015 kind of took us by surprise and saw us sell out of all wines by about April of this year. But it is with great pleasure that we introduce you to these guys again, because they are back, and judging by the reaction we have had at the Shiraz festival and the tastings we have done with some of Wine Store partners – people are super happy with all of the new releases. So to get you re acquainted, please allow us to introduce you to…


    2016 Sauvignon BlancSB-flatlay

    A refreshingly delicate wine, bursting with zest of honeydew and citrus characteristics, underlined by an impressive minerality. Gather your friends and get your taste buds ready for this lip smacking white.

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    2106 Pinot GrisSB-flatlay

    Try some small batch magic in this estate grown BAIE Wines best seller. This wine packs rich, creamy honey and pear flavours, with a full ripe palate and firm acid balance. A delight for the already converted and sure to attract some new devotees.

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    2016 RoseSB-flatlay

    There’s a reason why we’ve been seduced by Rose’ in recent years, and you’ve found it all right here in this bottle. The 2016 BAIE Rose’ delivers delicate flavours of strawberries and red fruit with a delicious dry savoury finish.

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    Have you joined the Tribe?

    Now with all of the new vintage wines on the website and ready to be delivered, this is the perfect time to join the BAIE Wine Tribe free online.

    Why – we hear you ask – it’s simple – if you become a Tribe member we want to say thanks in every way possible, so when you order a 12 bottle case of any of the new vintage wines, you not only receive free delivery anywhere in Aus, you will (drum roll please) activate first of many of the Wine Tribe rewards, which is a $50 voucher from your chosen partner store (Stone and Grain, Barwon Heads Wine Store, Bottles and Barrels). That’s it – it’s that easy – you’re welcome!

    Keep Up With What’s New

    Just so you get the sneaky heads up before anyone else – given we are celebrating the new vintage release in July, we are giving away a twin pack (VALUE $50) of one of the new vintage wines each week for 3 weeks. This week it will be a twin pack of the stunning 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. Check out the details on Facebook and Instagram this Saturday. In addition we have our first new vintage tasting for anyone in Geelong, who hasn’t had a chance to try the new wines at Bottles and Barrels this Friday 15th July 5.30pm – 7pm. And to make the night extra dapper… anyone who would like a free suit measurement can hook up with the guys from Bellington Estate who will be there too!

    What an awesome July here at BAIE Wines – Shiraz Festival and New Vintage releases hurrah – thanks for being part of the fun!


    Nadine and Simon