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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.

Download our Wine Food Farmgate Trail Map here, or our seasonal produce calendar here.

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Perfect Picnics

Romantic charm wraps our plans as we dream of gorgeous spreads of gourmet delights on the humble picnic rug. A place to gather, a place to feast – we believe – things do taste better outdoors, especially if we are sampling flavours specific to our landscape.

As we make the most of the stunning autumn weather, we have gathered our favourite picnic spots to let you in on all the local secrets.

Unique spaces


Find your happy space at Montalto in one of their exclusive and secluded sites scattered throughout the estate. Available to book for groups of 2-8, picnic rugs get an upgrade as you sit surrounded by nature on a table set with white linen and seasonal inspired food. As the team like to explain, ‘wine by us, memories created by you,’ it sounds like a good combo!

Arthurs Seat Eagle

At Arthurs Seat Eagle you can feast and soar. Combined with a return gondola flight for two adults, you can add additional gondola tickets to make it a fun day out for the whole family. The team will help you select your ideal picnic hamper of goodies.  There are so many stunning locations around the Arthurs Seat Summit, the hardest part will be which one to choose once you have collected your spread from the Summit Café. Bookings are essential so make sure you let them know what delicious choices you want no later than 2pm the day before you want to visit.

Blue Range Estate Teepee

Create a special celebration with a private picnic for four in a Blue Range Estate Teepee. Enjoy a long luxurious picnic, bursting with antipasto, cheese, smoked salmon, salads, dessert and of course a bottle of Blue Range Pinot Grigio! Who will your special group be?

Take-away taste sensations

Merricks General 

If you want to choose your own adventure while exploring Red Hill, Merricks General Wine Store offers a delectable range of goods to enjoy on the go.  Let their team help you choose from breadsticks, cheeses, cakes and of course their impressive selection of wine and all you need to do is pack the appetite and the glasses!

Blue Mini

Experience a Peninsula Picnic Pack from Blue Mini. Featuring homemade delicacies and local produce their picnic packs have the personal Blue Mini touch, including an exclusive list of our favourite nearby picnic spots and short walks! Choose from 3 options including food, drinks, cutlery, napkins, and biodegradable packaging. Gluten free and vegetarian options available on request and 24 hours’ notice is required.

Tully’s Corner Produce Store

Tully's Corner Produce Store is renowned for its market fresh fruit and vegetables, an abundance of local and international lines, continental deli, butcher, artisan style breads, fresh flowers, juices, and smoothies – all the perfect ingredients for a Peninsula picnic done your own way. Drop in to get all the things you need for a delicious autumn day out.

Treasure Hunt


If you are after a treasure hunt for flavour, consider collecting the ingredients for your picnic from a range of our incredible local farm producers. Make a day of it as you find the best of the Mornington Peninsula at the abundant faregates across our region.  You will not be disappointed when you experience the flavours of farm fresh. Stain your fingers pink with mouthfuls of late-season raspberries and the last of the lovely sweetness of strawberries from warmer months—time to enjoy the tart, tangy flavour of seasonal apples or juicy pears. Plan your flavour treasure hunt today.

So many ways to picnic the Peninsula way.  Time to sample the flavours of autumn your way.

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