The Bellarine Peninsula is south-west of Melbourne and is surrounded by Port Phillip, Corio Bay and Bass Strait. The Bellarine Peninsula together with the Mornington Peninsula separates Port Phillip from the Bass Strait. The area is a popular tourist destination, with around 20 wineries in the region. Due to the macroclimate and maritime influence, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah really define the region. In addition to this other grape varieties found here are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.