PO Box 17
Basils Café and Cellar Door:
43-53 Nye Road, Swan Bay, Vic, 3225
General enquiries: [email protected]
Basils Café and Cellar Door (03) 5258 4280
Opening Hours, Getting Here & Sign up to our Farm News
Basils Farm Cafe is open with density limits of 1 person per 4 square meters. We have a Covid Check-in Marshal who is responsible for monitoring compliance with our Covid Safe Plan, including entry screening, physical distancing, workplace bubbles, hygiene, cleaning and record-keeping requirements. Once again we encourage you to book ahead online at basilsfarm.com.au/bookings. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 people. In the Pavilion, we have a group limit of 60 guests. As per the regulations, check-ins are compulsory via the Service Victoria Check-In app or website.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Weekends: 11am to 5pm
Public Holidays – 20% surcharge.
Booking Conditions – please refer to our Cafe Page
We will be adhering to social distancing requirements with tables being placed 1.5 meters apart. Hand sanitiser will be available and we will be increasing cleaning of the venue throughout the day. Please use the Victorian Government Check-in on arrival.
Dining for Walk-in’s – Subject to availability. If you wish to guarantee a table we suggest you make a booking.
Pets: Dogs are welcome outdoors at Basils Farm. Please advise on booking.
Cellar Door – Open for wine sales during opening hours.
Getting to Basils Farm:
Basils Farm, Nye Road, Swan Bay, Victoria – 4km from the corner of Bellarine Hwy and Portarlington – Queenscliff Road or 3.5km from the Rail Trail crossing of Portarlington Road if you are cycling. Click here for directions.
Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, 40 minutes from Avalon Airport, 30 minutes from Geelong and 10 minutes Queenscliff, Basils Farm offers panoramic views across the vineyards, gardens and Swan Bay with its abundance of birdlife.
Portarlington Ferry – Service between Portarlington & Melbourne Docklands. Runs 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
Queenscliff Ferry -Connecting the Mornington Peninsula to/from the Bellarine and Great Ocean Road. Every hour on the hour from 7am to 6pm, 7 days a week, with a 7pm departure every day from December 26th-January 31st.
Private Tour Operators
A number of fantastic independent tour operators run tours on the Bellarine Peninsula. Please see the list below for suggestions.
Basils Farm News and Wine Club
Join our mailing list to receive our monthly Basils Farm – Farm enews and be kept up to date on the latest news, events and special offers. Wine lovers can join our wine club and be the first to receive our new release wine and invitations to events.
You can also follow Basils Farm on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Dogs at Basils Farm
We love our furry friends and welcome well-behaved dogs that can be placed on a leash (as we also have lots of families visit). We have many lovely shady spots under our fruit trees and also gums, for doggies to relax. Please also ensure you keep your dog off the garden and bring/take away clean up bags with you.