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Basils Farm, Queenscliff

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Basils Farm (Formerly Kiltynane Wines). Artisan Winery on the shores of Swan Bay, specialising in minimal intervention Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Enjojy wine tastings and wine by the glass in the garden with a tasting platter or a seasonal housemade dish, featuring local and Basils Farm grown produce in Basils Cafe & Pavilion.

Please visit our website for current opening hours and to view our menu.

Basils Café current opening hours - summer 2019/2020:

Open 7 days a week from 27th December through to 27th January, 10 am - 5 pm. Open from 12pm - 5pm on the Australia Day Public Holiday, Monday 27th January. Regular hours from 28th January. Closed Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th January.

Regular Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed

Thursday, Friday & Monday: 10 am – 4 pm.

Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm.

Open PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 12noon - 5pm.

Please note: A 20% Surcharge will apply on Public Holidays.


Our amazing views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff and expansive gardens, make Basils Farm the perfect spot to relax outside in the sunshine or stay cosy inside Basils Farmhouse Cafe or Pavilion in the cooler months. Over winter we fire up the firepit and serve mulled wine. During the warmer months, we also open our Garden Bar which is perfect for walk in's, serving picnic style dishes, cocktails and beverages.
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  • A lovely, picturesque, and laid-back dining experience, not too far from anywhere under the gum and fruit trees with a stunning Swan Bay sea view across to Queenscliff. Apart from the inside café...  more »
  • Beautiful spot to while away an afternoon. The kids loved the scavenger hunt, llamas and sheep and we loved the view. The staff were so kind and helpful too  more »
  • My review has a good side and a bad side. The good side is the beautiful surroundings complimented a beautiful day. Lovely location. The bad side of this review is that my husband, who has terminal Cancer and just finished another round of treatment was craving for a pie and chips listed on the kids menu. My husband has not been eating well for a long time and we were thrilled he wanted to eat. I mentioned this to the lady behind the register after she told me I couldn't order from the kids menu and she said in that case, that would be fine. The waiter who delivered the food walked away from the table and then returned saying that the Chef had told him to tell us that if we ordered from the kids menu again we would not get it. By the way, we got nothing with the $13.00 pie. What happened to the chips? Not happy. How about a little compassion? Also if you don't like whats on the menu, why can't you order from the kids menu?
  • Last January 2017 was my 1st visit to Basil's Farm and was so enjoyable compared to my visit last Sunday. Our waitress was lovely and very engaging, however the food was very disappointing, particularly the calamari and the pulled lamb burger. Considering the restaurant is coastal, I would have expected beautiful fresh calamari. Instead I received 4 small triangles of calamari that was tasteless on a bed of couscous also lacking flavour. The pulled lamb was dry and the burger consisted of more coleslaw than lamb. As a family we looked forward to our gathering only to be very disappointed. However we did enjoy the wine.
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