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  • 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 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 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 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 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

  • SOOO much exciting news to share with you from November.

    We are toasted!

    Well Toast to the Coast came at us with sunshine, flower crowns, tattoos, pics and crowds and crowds of happy wine tasters, and we had sooooo much fun. We loved serving up BAIE Wines to all who came to visit us, and sincerely thank everyone who attended for being so happy, supportive and a joy for us to host. (Click Here for the video of how it all unfolded)

    We even had our first proposal at BAIE Wines on the Saturday morning which involved a carefully crafted plan of Nadine leading the unsuspecting Bride- to- Be and her dapper gent to a barrel two stools and a chilled bottle of Sauvingon Blanc, hidden in a vineyard row in the guise of asking him to help move it– not a great cover story??! – but we got her there – Nadine scarpered…. and he got down on one knee…. and she said YES!! Gotta love a proposal- we are so happy he chose us for such a special moment.


    Geelong Wine Awards

    3 FROM 3!! Only a few short weeks ago we were high fiving and hugging each other (and not just because we were on a kid free night out), but because having entered 3 of our wines into the Geelong Wine Show on 21st October – we received 3 medals – yep that’s right every wine we entered was awarded. Yippee – so the Gold Medal went to the BAIE 2016 Rose’, the Bronze Medal went to the BAIE 2016 Pinot Gris and the Silver Medal went to the BAIE 2014 Shiraz. If you would like to buy a 6 or 12 pack of any of these online Click Here.

    We couldn’t be more over the moon happy and are so thankful to the organisers of the wine show and our BAIE Wines team for the recognition! Don’t forget you can also join our Wine Tribe here for free, which is a free members only rewards programme that ensures you receive free delivery, a $50 voucher on your birthday, special treatment at festivals and more!

    The little guys just did something BIG

    So you know how BAIE Wines is family owned and run – Pete and Simon tend the vines, Anne hosts the weddings and Nadine does the drinking and talking (ha ha) – well our little team just got recognized by a business only slightly bigger than ours – David Jones!! Yes that’s right scream, air punch – only of the most stylish brands in Australia….and while looking for some small batch bespoke products for their Christmas hampers – they found little old us – and see here the results – a BAIE Rose’ standing proudly in one of their beautiful Christmas gift boxes. We are just blown away. Thanks David Jones for believing in us!!



    We have got a fantastic hurrah arranged for your coming on December 3rd, is it big – YES, can you win something – YES, is there something new coming from BAIE Wines – YES – so we will keep you posted or make sure you watch our Facebook Page and Instagram page to find out how you can get your hands on something very new from BAIE Wines and also go in the draw to win our BIGGEST prize yet!!

    Here’s Cheers to a wonderful November and a Cracking run up to Christmas,
    Best Nadine and Simon

  • 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.

  • We’ve got fathers day covered, and we reward our wine tribe AGAIN!


    July was a massive month releasing our new vintages both online and with some of our wine store partners including Barwon Heads Wine Store, Bottles and Barrels, Geelong Cellar Door and Randall’s Wine Store to name a few! The response from the people we had the pleasure of chatting to and pouring for was overwhelming and we are just thrilled so many people loved our wines as much as we do.


    Hands up whose Dad is hard to buy for?? OK, hands down… we got you. We had a long hard think about how to please every Dad out there – it is no mean feat but we think we’ve got it covered. We’ve put together a package that is going to meet just about every need for your Dad, here goes –

    WINE – definitely wine.. the BAIE 2014 Shiraz is a beautiful example of all the plum, pepper and spice you would expect from a Bellarine Shiraz.
    SPIFFY – Happy Socks, these socks replace his old brownish hole in the big toe numbers with an array of colourful patterns designed to make him smile when he slips these babies on.
    CHOCOLATE – We’ve headed to local food heaven Annie’s Providore and sourced a tub of delicious chocolate coated cashews to nail your Dad’s sweet tooth perfectly.
    BUFF – The Body Wash range from ‘HANDSOME’ mens skincare says– ‘you’re a man and you want your skin to feel nice. That’s OK’ – this says it all for us as a treat for all the Dad’s out there.
    DINED – The Annie’s providore handmade mild chorizo also sorts out the gourmet Dad who appreciates charcuterie at its best!

    Louisa Jones Photography

    All this for $95 dollars packaged in a beautiful craft box and delivered to your door. Orders can be placed on the website up until Wednesday 31st August for delivery by Friday 2nd August.


    We are over the moon, jumping for joy happy that so many people out there have decided to join our BAIE Wine Tribe. So in order to show our appreciation we have put together a prize package that is exclusive to Wine Tribe members only! We have teamed up with one of our Lifestyle Partners Stone and Grain to source a beautiful Harpers Project Marble and Oak side table (swoon!!), (which by the way is perfect for a bottle of wine and two glasses by the couch)…. AND a mixed case of new vintage BAIE Wines, valued at over $700.

    So in order to be eligible to win, all you need to do is join our Wine Tribe for free (no obligations – just all the perks we can think of) and purchase a 12 bottle case of any of our wine through our website by Sunday 4th September and the winner will be announced Monday 5th September via Facebook and emailed directly. We hope this prize and giveway speaks volumes about how much we value the support of our Tribe. X

    Louisa Jones Photography


    Pruning is all but finished in the vineyard (Peter is just finessing the Shiraz) and we are now looking forward to Spring for budburst and all the hope and excitement that comes with seeing the new growth in the vines after winter dormancy.

    We have been planning up a storm to bring a bigger and better than ever progamme to BAIE Wines for this years Toast to the Coast – and we think you are going to be very excited about what we have in store for you wining and dining pleasure – plus a whole lot of fun to boot.

    Happy Fathers Day in advance to all the Dads, and good luck to all of you who join the Tribe and purchase a case of BAIE Wines this month to go into the draw for the Marble Side Table and Case of BAIE Wines.

    Cheers to all of that good fun!

    Nadine and Simon Kuc

  • 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

  • Shiraz Festival

    Finally…… we can reveal all of the fun to be had at BAIE Wines for this years annual Shiraz Festivals on July 2nd and 3rd for which we are open 10am-5pm each day. This is the first of only two events this year (the other being Toast to the Coast in October) when we open our stunning waterfront venue to the public – so make it a priority to come and enjoy.  We will have our rustic and stylish winery shed warm, decked out with beautiful florals and copper lights – all we need to complete the fun is YOU! No bookings required and entry is free so it just gets easier and easier.

    Leading into winter it has all been about Shiraz  at BAIE Wines – what to eat with it, what to listen to while drinking it, who to share a bottle with… and we think we’ve got you covered.


    So, for what to eat with it …. we’ve headed to amazing local chefs Simon and Alison Donohue to create a pop up canteen for the weekend at BAIE Wines. The menu they’ve come up with, for those lucky enough to be joining us will have you positively drooling in anticipation. Designed to either share with your friends or make it a 3 course meal all for yourself (just quietly that’s how we’ll be rolling) they will be serving up Steamed Buns with Duck and Asian Herbs, Homemade Gnocchi with Beef and Mushroom Ragout AND…. Sticky Date Pudding. Do we need to say anymore.. or will we just see you there?

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    Second… what to listen while sipping on your deliciousness glass of red goodness…. BIG TICK….. we’ve also got you covered! On Saturday (12-4pm) the awesome Matt Baird of Test Pilot Molly fame will be delighting the crowd with his signature acoustic tunes, whilst on Sunday (12-3pm) the one and only Johnny Rollins will be banging out a stunning live acoustic performance just for us!

    And… who to share a bottle with – we’ll leave that up to you, but given it’s the 2014 BAIE Shiraz you’ll be sharing, you may want to keep it all to yourself.  Of course if you are not a Shiraz drinker – but prefer one of our other much loved varietals including our Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc or Rose’ we will have them all ready and waiting for you.

    One more thing that is sure to rock your socks is our once a year only Shiraz Deal that is available over the weekend.  To add to the hurrah we are offering our Wine Tribe members the opportunity to buy 9 bottles of Shiraz and get 3 free – that’s $90 saving, valid for that weekend at Cellar Door only.  Not a member of the tribe? – no worries head over to the wine tribe page to join for free in order to access this deal, as well as a $50 birthday voucher, Christmas gift and heaps more!

    We can’t wait to see you there –its’ going to be an awesome weekend of winter fun!

    Cheers Nadine and Simon

  • Introducing the Baie Wine Tribe…our rewards program with a difference.

    simon and peterBusy, crazy, fun times at Baie Wines right now…we’re getting to the pointy end of our 2016 vintage and it’s looking just oh so good!

    We are about to get busy bottling in the winery and are getting very excited about releasing the 2016 Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose in the first week of July. We can not wait for you to try this vintages BAIE Wines deliciousness! As you can see, we’re hard at it, getting the flavours just right!

    Pete and Simon have been busy testing the Shiraz – and we are sure it’s ready for you (although a couple more little “tests” won’t hurt!)…so the annual Shiraz festival is on again the weekend of July 2nd/3rd please make a note in your diary as we have some truly amazing local chefs and musicians coming to Warm up your Winter in a big way from 10-5pm both days.

    Watch out for our June newsletter along with Facebook and Instagram for full details of performers, menus, and of course our super Shiraz specials.



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    We’ve had a little secret we’ve been wanting to share for a while now…and it’s time to let you in on it.  We have created the BAIE Wine Tribe and we would love you to join us.

    Now, there are literally loads of wine clubs out there that require that you purchase a certain amount of wine or offer tiered discounts.

    We wanted to do something different.  We are the small batch winery trying to work in a way that is reflective of who we are. So we have created a Wine Tribe for free, something which says THANK YOU in as many ways we can think of!

    • When you purchase your first case of BAIE wine, we will send you a $50 voucher to one of our 4 partner stores – Stone and Grain, Bottles and Barrels, Barwon Heads Wine Store or The Food Purveyor.

    A big thank you to you, and to them, our partners!

    • On your birthday we will send you $50 voucher to spend on any 12 bottle case of BAIE Wines online.
    • We would looooove for you to join us at our annual Shiraz Festival on July 2nd/3rd and purchase 9 bottles of Shiraz and get 3 free (that’s $90 of thank you).
    • Also if you tell a friend to join our Wine Tribe and ask them to pop your name in the comments section when they order their first case, we’ll send them an extra bottle just to share with you! Because, you know…we’re a tribe!

    So that’s just some of the fun…we will let you know via our monthly newsletter what’s on and what offers we have in store. You can just sit back and let the good times roll! Join the Tribe here.

    Here’s a big cheers to that!
    Nadine and Simon Kuc