Wine Food Farmgate Trail

Find Mornington Peninsula wineries, farm produce, restaurants and more

One of life's greatest pleasures is the Mornington Peninsula - a place where you can eat, drink, forage, shop, learn, and tour. Wine Food Farmgate reveals the Mornington Peninsula’s most delicious secrets. How do you get a sensational seasonal snapshot of the Mornington Peninsula? Just follow the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate trail, where you can eat, forage, sip, shop, learn and tour the very best of this region.

Just drive through our region, and the Peninsula's love affair with wine, fresh produce, seafood and bountiful food on the table is quickly revealed. Taste it, sip it, pick it, catch it, take it home with you. Summer brings berries and cherries, while autumn is time for apples and pears.  In winter, forage through the hinterland for seasonal produce, warm up with a meal beside a roaring fire or enjoy your favourite tipple overlooking glorious countryside. Stride out on a beach walk then reward yourself with hot soup or a woodfired pizza and a glass of red wine in a seaside village. Return in the Spring for crisp, fresh vegies and cherry blossom. 

You will find many wine, food and farmgate experiences hidden away throughout the Mornington Peninsula. You just need to know where to look. To help you discover them, we've brought the finest together to create the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail.

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New in Spring

Spring has finally arrived, and nature is blooming. The sun shines a little brighter and you have that urge to get outside and breathe fresh spring air. To help you find things to reconnect with family and friends we’ve put together a list of what’s new and in season on the Mornington Peninsula to help you find the best spring things!

NEW EXPERIENCES

Swimming with the dolphins is such a fun and unique experience and will be available again from the last weekend in September with Polperro Dolphin Swims. This magical experience is something that will be remembered for years to come and you will be amazed by how much you learn about our wonderful eco-system.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery welcomes ‘Art and Science’ this spring showcasing three exhibitions that connect art, science and research. Admire well known South Australian Artist, Catherine Truman's work that incorporates contemporary jewellery, objects, digital image and film installation with a focus upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method.

 

Arthurs Seat Eagle have extended their opening hours to 10am-5pm 7 days per week, so you can keep soaring well into the afternoon making the most of the longer days. During school holidays, kids will enjoy a treasure hunt aboard the eagle giving them the chance to win daily prizes!

 

NEW PRODUCE

The goats at Main Ridge Dairy have been hard at work and the dairy team have just added a new cheese to their selection. The Ashed Pyramid is a beautiful chevre exhibiting a delicate citrus flavour, lightly salted and covered in a fine vegetable ash. From the start of October  you will often see lots of little baby goats in the paddock next to the cheesery which are a fun addition for your visit.

After a winter of spawning, mussels are now starting to thrive. The warmer water encourages an explosion in the growth of phytoplankton that the mussels feed on resulting in juicy and plump mussels. Peninsula Fresh Seafoods is the place to get your fresh mussels and other seasonal seafood like calamari, snapper and the prized King George whiting that is starting to become available.

 

NEW SIPS

Coming soon to Bass and Flinders Distillery is a new drop called ‘Eau de Vie’ which is made from distillation of wine in a traditional Alembic Pot still. The grapes are all from single vineyards from across Victoria and contribute to the fine quality of this base spirit.

Dromana Estate is releasing their 2018 Voignier as well as hosting The Creators Market on October 13th; giving you an opportunity to shop, eat lunch and try their new wine all in a gorgeous setting amongst the vines.

When the Red Hill Brewery team weren’t busy collaborating on a new brew with other breweries in the region, they were creating their own new brew ‘East Coast IPA’ which is deep and golden with a punchy hop character of citrus and tropical pine. Available now!

It’s also that time of year where you can unfurl the picnic blanket and start getting outdoors for a playful food date. If you are looking to take the work out of arranging such a soiree then let one of these guys do it for you - make sure to book your picnic in advance to avoid disappointment!

Polperro Winery offers an experience of a picnic in the vines. Get out and explore the Polperro vineyard grounds, blooming garden paths and enjoy a rustic, delicious picnic, whilst settling in on a long and lazy afternoon.

 

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden are offering a stay and picnic package this spring for guests to enjoy a freshly prepared picnic to take on your adventure or simply roll out the picnic blanket amongst the vines by the Lakeside Villas lake, you even get a bottle of wine and a wine tasting thrown in!

 

Blue Mini Café is offering a special take away pack for two this spring for $45 filled with tasty treats to set you on your way to enjoy at your own favourite picnic spot.

 

Elan Vineyard and Winery in Balnarring is a lovely spot to try some wines and welcome you to BYO your own picnic.

 

For a list of ‘Perfect Picnic Places’ and places where you can stock up on picnic treats like a local, check out our previous post here.

 

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Author: Ebony MPT
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