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Award-winning Cellar Door Itinerary

If there’s one way to treat both yourself and that special someone alongside you throughout the seasons, it would easily be through an exploration of some of the best wineries in the state which call the Mornington Peninsula home. Winding in and around the verdant hinterland, this itinerary incorporates destinations from Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards for 2022, in addition to luxury accommodation and extra adventuring pursuits. Ready to go?

Gourmet Traveller WINE has recently announced Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards for 2022, with five familiar businesses of the Mornington Peninsula recognised with distinct accolades. Now, and with a little helping hand from us, you can explore more of these distinguished destinations for yourself. Ready to go?




Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill

Check into your luxurious suite at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill; a place of bountiful beauty, tranquillity and ideally located for all the wineries you’ll be set to explore more of. Quality furnishings and cosy textures make for a comfortable and romantic setting, while verdant garden and vine surroundings exude a quintessential hinterland wonderland. You’ll even have the chance to enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning as part of your stay.

There’s so much to love about Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, see the magic for yourself here.



Crittenden Estate

Awarded Best Large Cellar Door

Spend the early afternoon indulging in a bespoke tasting at Crittenden Estate in Dromana, where knowledgeable staff lead a relaxed yet informative wine journey. The Estate boasts a comprehensive and comfortable tasting space with individual tables, quality stemware and exemplary wines to sample.

See what all the excitement is about at Crittenden Estate here.



Ten Minutes By Tractor

Awarded Star Cellar Door

It’s in the fine dining restaurant at Ten Minutes By Tractor in Main Ridge where the evening dinner booking will be made. Fresh regional produce takes centre stage of Chef Hayden Ellis’s menu, complemented by a dining atmosphere rich in sophistication. If possible, stop by the Cellar Door late afternoon to sample a selection of highly acclaimed wines.

Make your reservation at Ten Minutes By Tractor here.



Polperro Winery

Awarded Best Tasting Experience

Meandering through the verdant hills of the hinterland will bring you to your table for lunch at Polperro Winery in Red Hill, where a visual, textural and seasonal experience awaits in the Vineyard Dining space. If time permits, partake in one of the three Polperro Cellar Door offerings (they are all the ultimate temptation!)

Explore more of the superb tasting and dining experiences at Polperro Winery here.


Avani Wines

Awarded Best Small Cellar Door

Only a quick drive or leisurely stroll from Polperro Winery is the rustic mudbrick building that is Avani Wines in Red Hill South. Enjoy a glass (or two) of a new release wine whilst overlooking the biodynamically and organically farmed syrah vineyard.

Take a tour of the picture-perfect Avani Wines here.


The Dining Room at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill

Before surrendering to a blissful night of rest, find a seat in The Dining Room to discover a delicious European-inspired menu - perfect for dinner! Sample a drop or more of a Lindenderry wine and clink your glass to a wonderful day spent on the Mornington Peninsula.

Find out why we love The Dining Room at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill here.



Red Hill Cellar and Pantry

There’s nothing quite like a morning coffee run to warm up the taste buds for the day ahead. And it’s on the sundrenched deck at Red Hill Cellar and Pantry where you’ll find your seat and enjoy a delicious roasted brew. Looking for some kitchen essentials to return home with? Seasonal produce, salumi, cheese, wine and plenty more can all be purchased during the stopover here.

Have a look at all the deliciousness to expect at Red Hill Cellar and Pantry here.


Red Hill Trail

If time’s on your side, we recommend a gentle stroll along the picturesque Red Hill Trail - right on location! Weaving alongside gorgeous countryside scenery, the 4.5-kilometre route finds its endpoint at the Red Hill Primary School. Bring the morning coffee with you of course!

Check out all the details for the Red Hill Trail here.



Awarded Cellar Door With Best Food

Whether choosing to dine in the Restaurant or on the sundrenched Piazza, your final day lunch experience at Montalto in Red Hill South will be nothing short of a culinary delight. Beforehand, wander to the Cellar Door to partake in one of the multiple wine tasting journeys on offer.

Explore more of the drinking and dining menu at Montalto here.



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