Cellar Doors

Phaedrus Estate

Wine Food Farm Gate Meet the Winemakers at cellar door!
Most weekends you'll find Ewan or Maitena at their cellar door, taking you through a relaxed tasting. They love chatting to people about their wines, as well as wine making and grape growing in general. Both are happy to share their knowledge, about things as simple as how a red wine is made, through to complex questions about clones and soil chemistry. Ask any questions you can imagine!

Opening Hours
Phaedrus Estate is open every weekend, 11am-5pm, along with most public holidays. If you're visiting the Mornington Peninsula during the week, call Maitena on 0438 788134 to make an appointment to drop in.

History of Phaedrus Estate
Phaedrus Estate is a boutique winery situated on a 10acre vineyard in Moorooduc, on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It was established in 1997, when owners Ewan Campbell and Maitena Zantvoort were finishing their wine making degrees with the University of Adelaide. They headed to the Mornington Peninsula with a passion to make world class
Pinot Noir and other cool climate varietal wines which are well loved by their regular customers as well as new tasters.Half the vineyard is planted to five different clones of Pinot Noir. The remaining vineyard is planted to Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

“Phaedrus” (pronounced Fee-druss) is a character in Robert Pirsig’s seminal work “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” who concludes that Quality is when Art and Science combine. From vineyard pruning through to the bottling of wines, it is this approach which produces exceptional wines highlighting terroir, and vintage variations.
If you’re visiting the Mornington Peninsula, it’s worth stopping in at Phaedrus Estate to taste their full range of Mornington Peninsula wines. Most days you’ll find the winemakers manning the cellar door, so you can ask them all your those winemaking questions you’re interested in!

  • Special Features:
At Phaedrus Estate, you’ll find the winemakers double up as your cellar door hosts so if you have any questions about winemaking be sure to test their knowledge!
Phaedrus Estate also stock a selection of local produce, including beer from Mornington Brewery and Mornington Peninsula cheeses. These can be enjoyed at the cellar door, overlooking the vineyard, or taken home to enjoy.
Our facilities are child friendly- we have a playground, and there’s plenty of room for children to run around!
Structured "masterclass" tastings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and wine barrel tastings.

Accessible Friendly: Ramped pathways, Disabled toilet

  • Opening Hours:
Weekends 11am-5pm Usually open public holidays. Check our Facebook page for extended trading hours over summer
220 Mornington-Tyabb Rd
Moorooduc VIC 3933
Mel Ref:147 E9
Phone: 03 5978 8134
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With more than 50 cellar door wineries and some of Australia’s top wines right here on the Mornington Peninsula, there is bound to be something that suits your palette.

In one of the world’s most respected wine magazines, Andrew Jefford also said: “I wrote that it was almost like the Chambolle-Musigny vintage for Mornington. A wonderful amount of grace and impressive force. Super-attractive wines.” It all began in the 1970s with a handful of visionary winemakers, and by the 1990s the Mornington Peninsula was recognised as one of the most exciting new regions in the world for extraordinary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Now, an even more intimate understanding of the Mornington Peninsula’s hills and valleys, micro-climates and their unique ‘terroir’ is leading to a greater sense of place and individuality in these wines. Outstanding Pinot Grigio/Gris, Shiraz and other varietals have also claimed their place. So come and talk to our Mornington Peninsula winemakers and explore Red Hill, Main Ridge, Merricks, Balnarring, Moorooduc and Dromana. More than 50 cellar doors, ranging from the rustic to grand landmarks, are operated by 200 vineyards, and many are open seven days a week. There’s a fabulous range of food too, from casual shared platters through to fine dining restaurants.

Pick up a copy of the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail map and look for the Wine Food Farmgate trail logo as you drive around the region.

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