The Mornington Peninsula is a true maritime climate – surrounded on three sides by the sea. The region has become one of the most exciting and interesting regions in all of Australia – with the small differences in aspect, elevation, soils, and microclimates each contributing to the varied and fascinating character of the wines.

Here are just a few of our favourite wineries and cellar doors here on the Peninsula. Which will you choose for a stunning, leisurely lunch with friends?

Tucks Ridge winery on the Mornington Peninsula

Montalto

33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South

Montalto is a place where you can celebrate life and enjoy a moment out of the ordinary.

Montalto is a family-owned and run estate where produce is grown, shared and celebrated. The home estate of 30 acres under vine is the primary source for their wine range, and the productive kitchen garden and orchards, and 1500 olive trees supply the kitchens.

Montalto produce premium cool climate wine on the Mornington Peninsula, a beautiful region with rolling hills, orchards, olive groves, historic mansions, and over 200 vineyards specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Pt Leo Estate

Pt. Leo Estate

3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks

Pt. Leo Estate is indeed a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards and ocean views commanding the horizon as far as the eye can see. From the moment guests arrive, they are taken by the sweeping views that emerge in front of them encapsulating glimpses of Phillip Island, across the 50-acre vineyard, landscapes of grazing cattle and an expansive 19-acre Sculpture Park with the vast Westernport Bay — comprising a Cellar Door & Wine Terrace at one end and ‘Laura’, our fine dining restaurant to the other, the Pt. Leo Restaurant experience sits at the heart of this world-class venue.

Polperro

Polperro

150 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill, VIC, 3937

Polperro is nestled among the vines and shaded by ancient Angophora trees on a stunning 25 acre property in the heart of the famous wine region Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula.

Our aim is to create a synergy between the vineyard and kitchen, and incorporate the seasonal harvests from the estate into the constantly evolving restaurant plates. We are committed to an ethos that promotes a relationship between the landscape, the people and the produce. Our approach will be to offer fresh, textural & seasonal flavours with an emphasis on where the food comes from and how it is grown. A collaboration between winemaker and chef ensures a new generation of food & wine offerings.

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Foxeys Hangout

795 White Hill Road, Red Hill, Vic, 3937

After two decades of owning and running popular and award-winning Melbourne hospitaity businesses, brothers Michael and Tony Lee turned their years of love and knowledge of fine wines into a livelihood on Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

The brothers planted their first vineyard in 1997, at Merricks North near the iconic Peninsula road junction named Foxeys Hangout, from which our label takes its name.

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Jackaloup - The Rare Hare

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North VIC 3926

A food and wine affair, with a devil-may-care air.

With room for 90 tails, Rare Hare boasts indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the vine-laced hills and across to Jackalope Hotel's striking silhouette.

A hand-crafted wood-fired oven takes pride of place in the dining space, adding character to the mood and food. We cook with a good sense of curiosity and bring a tempting balance of heat, acidity, depth of flavour and texture to each plate.

wineries on the Mornington Peninsula

Yabby Lake

86 - 112 Tuerong Road, Tuerong Victoria 3915

The light and welcoming cellar door space is the perfect spot for a convivial family lunch and features high recycled timber beams framing large expanses of glass that showcase the spectacular setting.  A slick new tasting bar creates an intimate space for tasting at the end of the dining room. The warmth of the recycled timbers is complemented by industrial-style steel fixtures, polished concrete floors and a striking central fireplace.

An outdoor deck takes in the stunning views of the vineyard and beyond.  The wine and food experience is complemented by an engaging collection of artworks - inside and out.

Tucks Ridge winery on the Mornington Peninsula

Tucks Ridge

37 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937

Originally named after Tropp’s grandmother, the Elsie’s Indian BBQ menu includes an array of Indian cult classics including Dehli- style tandoori chicken made over the wood fire, South Indian masala dosa and of course, Mischa’s famous “Chips and Curry - beer battered fries with English “curry” sauce.

Trofeo Estate

Trofeo Estate

85 Harrisons Rd, Dromana VIC 3936

Our 1930s passionfruit cannery building  houses our main indoor dining  space that stretches out onto a stunning deck and wine garden overlooking 50 acres of rural vineyard. Headed by hatted Executive Chef Steve Davidson, our sharing menu is a representation of the region – showcasing local and seasonal produce and designed to be paired with our award-winning terracotta wines. Our seasonal menu features a selection of sharing boards, smaller plates, and more substantial offerings with vegan, vegetarian and children’s options. Pair with our extensive wine list exclusively grown and crafted onsite our Mornington Peninsula vineyard.

wineries and cellar doors

Main Ridge Estate

80 William Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

The Larder is a venue for small groups to enjoy a relaxed lunch
or casual drinks in an historic working winery.

In cooler months, guests enjoy the log fire in the winery, or the fresh Red Hill air
on the under-cover deck, with views over the vines to the bush valley.

Stay with us

The only way to do a tour of the Peninsula wineries justice is to stay for the weekend.  Take a look at these beautiful properties only a stones throw away x

Joie de Vivre

Red Hill rural retreat

Sleeps up to 9 (8 adults)

It’s our dream to escape to the country.  Even if it is only for a weekend!

JOIE DE VIVRE is our dream escape to your own little piece of paradise with picturesque 10-acre views in Red Hill, in the heart of the peninsula’s wine region.

 

Bissbal

Balnarring

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms

We love this because…

its on the quieter side of the Peninsula but at the centre of everything that is gourmet and arty.  It is a beautiful retreat with deep verandahs reminiscent of a country homestead.  Its surrounded by cottage gardens and is the perfect spot to sit and relax.  We pick fresh produce from the veggie patch and make dinner in the glamorous country kitchen.

Cloud Nine

Arthurs Seat

Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms

We love the quiet spot high up looking over Port Phillip Bay where we can put our feet up on the outdoor lounge.  Its the perfect spot to open a bottle of wine and some nibbles and watch the ships travel through Port Phillip Bay in the distance.

In winter the log fire is the perfect spot for our four-legged friend to lie flat out on the rug after a long days walk on the beach.  And iin summer we find this the perfect escape especially as each room has air conditioning so we never swelter on those hot nights.