Mornington Peninsula Wineries, Wine & Food
Just drive along our coastlines and cruise our quiet country roads, and the Peninsula's
love affair with wine, fresh produce and bountiful food on the table quickly becomes obvious.
The Peninsula's landscapes are reminiscent of the Mediterranean too, with silvery olive groves,
rolling hills laced with vineyards, waterfront cafes and restaurants, roadside signs for strawberries
or free range eggs and lively local markets where growers bring just-picker and just-made produce.
Our gentle maritime climate puts a very individual stamp on Mornington Peninsula wines, as
do the micro-climates which result in quite different wine styles from the same grapes grown
at neighbouring vineyards.
So come and sample at 50 cellar doors – try the hallmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along
with excellent Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Merlot. Visit one of the Mornington Peninsula's microbreweries for beer tasting, dining and to see the brewers in action.
Then settle down for lunch or dinner at a vineyard, and experience how our chefs bring
together the inspirational produce and wine that surrounds them.
A number of high-profile Melbourne chefs have now discovered the joys of living - and cooking -
on the Peninsula, using our organic vegetables, aged meats, fruits from cherries and bio-dynamic
apples to blueberries and quinces, olive oil, seafood, preserves, coffee that's roasted on
demand and local cheese.
Much of this produce is also available at gourmet food stores – look for the Mornington
Peninsula Gourmet brand at retail outlets, restaurants and cafes and on produce – it's
your assurance of top local quality.
You can also pick or buy a lot of seasonal produce at the farm gate, including plump berries and luscious cherries during summer.
With a coastline that's more Mediterranean than Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula has a
string of seaside villages where you can enjoy local seafood including mussels, whiting and
Some hotels, restaurants and cafes overlook the water, others are right on the beach. And
yes, you can buy take away fish and chips on the beach at Sorrento if you'd like to stroll
while you eat.
Or you can put together a gourmet picnic, select a bottle of chilled local white wine, then
head off to Cape Schanck or Point Nepean and enjoy a lazy al fresco Peninsula lunch.
Get Fresh at the Farmgate Brochure 2013-14