Mornington Peninsula Wine Region

By on December 10, 2016 in Wine Region with 0 Comments

Mornington PeninsulaThe wine industry first got under way on the Mornington Peninsula when a vineyard was planted at Elgee Park in 1974. Others followed soon after and the region is now home to more than 100 boutique wineries. It is situated less than 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne and is thriving on tourism.

Dromana Estate Vineyards: Established in 1982 over an area of 12 acres (4.9 ha). It is one of the most prominent wineries on the Peninsula, producing Cabernet Merlo, Shiraz, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. It has the largest range of wines on th Morning Peninsula.Their cellar door operates from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Cheese platters sourced from local producer’s area available for purchase to enhance your wine tasting experience.

Main Ridge Estate: Established in 1975 and owned by Nat and Rosalie White. This boutique winery produces an excellent Half Acre Pinot as well as a Chardonnay.

Stonier: Established in 1978 over an area of 150 acres (61ha). Stonier’s was one of the first wineries in the region and produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. They offer a 10% discount for wine club members who purchase 1 dozen or more wines. The cellar door is open from 11am to 5pm daily.

T’Gallant Winery: established in 1990 by Kevin McCarthy and Kathleen Quearly and is renowned for their Pinot Grigo and unoaked Chardonnay. The cellar door is open 7 days from 9am to 5pm.

 Turramurra: Established by Dr David Leslie and his wife Paula in 1989. This vineyard covers an area of 25 acres (10 ha) and produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

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