The Mornington Peninsula is a wine lover’s dream with rolling green hills, a backdrop view of the ocean and warm, friendly vineyards to boot. Whilst the region is most famed for it’s Pinot Noir, the cool climate growing conditions mean it’s also fantastic for Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Tempranillo. With over fifty cellar doors to choose from, we have done the hard-work for you by choosing a mixture of our favourite venues.
Stop 1: Green Olive at Red Hill
What better way to start the day than with a paddle of four fantastic wines, home-grown olives and freshly baked bread. Walking into Green Olive is like coming home. It’s 100% family owned and operated and they have a huge focus on sustainable farming so almost everything that you eat and drink there, has been produced there.
Stop 2: Red Hill Estate
Set at the very top of Red Hill, the view from the Estate is nothing short of spectacular. Boasting the largest selection of wines on the Peninsula, you will be spoiled for choice! Red Hill Estate is a fantastic option for lunch, as you graze on the lawn soaking in the fabulous views. Insider Tip: Don’t leave without trying the prosecco!
Stop 3: Pt. Leo Estate
The award-winning wines you’ll find at Pt. Leo Estate only compliment the classy, sophisticated feel of the venue itself. More than a cellardoor, Pt. Leo is a wonderful example of fine architecture, great food and excellent wine. The staff are passionate and full of knowledge, so you’re bound to walk away with an education as well as a few bottles to take home.
Stop 4: Trofeo Estate
Our final stop of the day will be something a little bit different. Picturesque, historic, unique- this sums up Trofeo! As the biggest producer of Terracotta Wine in the Southern Hemisphere, they have a unique story to share. Learn about the unique features of our Estate and how Terracotta wine is making contrasts to oak or stainless steel methods.
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