Mornington Peninsula grapes, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Adrian Lander
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Mornington Peninsula wine region

Pristine beaches and gloriously green hinterland – this much-loved holiday favourite is just an hour's drive from Melbourne, and home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region's renowned pinot noir.

Passion for pinot
Hear the stories of passionate peninsula vintners, who grow their own fruit and produce their own wines. They'll tell you all about the famed regional pinot noir and the cool-climate chardonnay, and let you in on the secrets of the newer regional varietals, including pinot grigio, pinot gris and shiraz.

Regions within a region
Taste different styles on a cruise around this compact and diverse region. Climate, topography, land and soil structure create distinct micro-climates around the hinterland villages of Red Hill, Main Ridge and Moorooduc, and Merricks, Balnarring and Dromana on the coast.

Chat with other wine buffs on your tasting journey, or relax and take advantage of award-winning winery restaurants, casual eateries, accommodation and broad sundecks.

Highlights

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Merricks Estate

Merricks

Enjoy high-quality wines from estate-grown chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Try the estate's new label Merricks Thompson's Lane.

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Dromana Estate

Dromana Estate

Moorooduc

Taste an extensive range of estate wines from four different labels: Dromana Estate, Mornington Estate, i (Italian varietals), and David Traeger wines.

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Willow Creek Vineyard

Willow Creek Vineyard

Merricks North

Enjoy captivating vineyard views and elegantly crafted wines, predominantly pinot noir and chardonnay, from the stylish cellar door and Salix restaurant.

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Paringa Estate

Paringa Estate Winery and Restaurant

Red Hill South

Enjoy award-winning food and wine with magnificent valley views at this Red Hill winery and restaurant hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.

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Red Hill Estate

Red Hill Estate

Red Hill South

From $5 - $5

Gather the troops for day down the coast. Sip on a glass of Red Hill's popular sparkling wine while taking in panoramic views of Western Port Bay.

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Hickinbotham of Dromana

Hickinbotham of Dromana

Dromana

Tap into acclaimed beers, wines, food and provincial bakery treats at this quirky, rustic cellar door. Highlights include a chardonnay with aligote.

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Foxeys Hangout Winery

Red Hill

Hang out on Foxeys' hill and put your appetite in the hands of the chef and feast on a seemingly endless stream of tasting plates with matched wines.

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Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery

Shoreham

Taste and purchase top quality pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris and sparkling wine at this family-run cellar door. Open Thursday to Sunday only.

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Phaedrus Estate

Moorooduc

Pack yourself a picnic, meet the winemakers for an informal tasting and try a pinot noir, shiraz, pinot grigio, chardonnay or pinot gris, or three.

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Winemaker and Owner Kathleen Quealy

Quealy Winemakers

Balnarring

The Quealy McCarthy family established their Mornington Peninsula winery in 2006. They have a long history in the region, beginning their winemaking...

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