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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Black gold in Red Hill

Wander Victoria to the Mornington Peninsula and uncover the elusive secret world of the truffle. There are great things a-goin' on...

Hunting truffles is a fine art, only mastered by well trained pigs and (in the case of truffles in Red Hill) a well trained super sniffer dog. Meeting ‘Thomas’ the truffle hunter in question is a bit of a trick as you are not allowed to distract him while he is working. This means not making eye contact with him or patting him while he is ‘working’, and this is quite a feat as he is very handsome. But its all part of the charm and ritual that comes with finding truffles. Luckily Danielle  Paganoni of MP Experience is on hand to talk you through the finer points of truffle hunting etiquette. Going on a truffle hunt with Danielle is not the only truffle-y option available over winter – there are truffle weekend immersiosn at Georgie Bass Café and Cookery, or great truffle inspired dinners at FlindersHotel, or at Max’s at Red Hill Estate.

Truffles have long been known to have somewhat intoxicating effects on those that come into contact with them. Just ask Linda Crittenden of Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate - she once went on a truffle hunt and came back with a fiancée! You’ve been warned.

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