Most Australians have one thing in common… we love a glass of wine! From a crisp, refreshing glass of sauv blanc in summer to a hearty shiraz in winter, wine is good at any time of the year. And so is a stay-and-sip experience in one of Australia’s premier wine regions – the Mornington Peninsula.
Mornington is a wine lover’s paradise. There’s only one problem with staying in Mornington Peninsula as a wine buff, and that’s making the choice of which of the 60 wineries to visit during your stay! Here, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats reveals the best accommodations for winery exploration on the Mornington Peninsula.
You’ll be drinking wine, feeling fine and staying at Cloud Nine! This relaxed Australian cottage is nestled between the ocean and the mountains, and is surrounded by some of Mornington Peninsula’s most established wineries. Foxey’s Hangout, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Red Hill Estate and the renowned Pt Leo Estate are all within a 5 to 15 minute drive from Cloud Nine. With two big bedrooms, Cloud Nine is the perfect wine-tasting getaway for one couple or two.
Skyfall is a luxurious stay for family or friends who are big into wine. Head out and explore the local wineries of The Cups Estate and Nazaaray Estate Winery before bringing home a couple bottles and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding hills from the balcony. Skyfall is also cheekily close to St Andrew’s Beach Brewery – a craft brewery which offers some of Victoria’s best beer. With 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, Skyfall is the perfect base for an epic weekend amongst friends and family.
The Little Distillery
As the name suggests, the Little Distillery is where beverage buffs of all sorts gather for an incredible weekend of gourmet food and drink experiences. Located a short walk from the shore of Safety Beach, this boutique stay is perfect for couples or groups who love the beach in the morning and wine tastings in the afternoon. The Little Distillery is close to popular winery Hickinbotham of Dromana and local gem Quealy Winemakers.
Meaning ‘love’ in Malay, Kasih is an especially sought-after listing for guests who love their wine. Located in the relaxed beachside ‘burb of McCrae, Kasih is conveniently placed between the beach and local vineyards. Check out the wineries of Blue Range Estate Wines, Tallarida, and Bayview Estate Winery before enjoying a meal at our local tavern, The Pig & Whistle.
From relative newcomers to seasoned wine buffs, you’ll find Mornington’s best stay-and-sip experiences with Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats boast the region’s best holiday homes, with a variety of listings that are perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. Discover boutique and luxury beachside accommodation just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.