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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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59 festive things to do this summer

It comes as no surprise that there is an abundance of things to do here on the Mornington Peninsula. Between our celebrated wineries, unbeatable land attractions and magical hinterland and coastal scenes, the pathways to explore more this festive season are limitless. However you decide to spend your getaway, we have all options catered for:

With The Entire Family:

  1. Enjoy a day of coastal sightseeing around the Mornington Peninsula and beyond, hopping on a Searoad or Western Port Ferry.

  1. Soak in the sunshine on the terrace and enjoy a laid-back lunch at Tucks Winery. Furry friends are welcome here too

  2. Meander between the trees at Red Hill Cherry Farm and Ripe ‘n’ Ready Cherry Farm, picking sweet red sensations to delight all.

  3. Find handmade, handcrafted and hand-picked treasures at the Red Hill Community Market on the first Saturday of the month.

  1. Spot wildlife among beautiful Australian flora or take a tour through a heritage homestead at The Briars.

  1. Make a stopover at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, and collect sun-kissed treats that’ll sure be a winner for the whole family.

  1. Take a scenic drive in and around gorgeous locations of the region’s hinterland and foreshores.

 

With A Group:

  1. Rally your friends together for an afternoon in the sunshine, sampling delicious spirits and award-winning beers at Tar Barrel Brewery and Distillery.

  1. Take a seat amongst the vines at Green Olive at Red Hill, grazing away at a specially-crafted picnic hamper full of savoury and sweet delights.

  1. Make the most of the weekend and enjoy the On The Lawn open air cellar door and farm plates at Polperro Winery.

  1. Book a day trip with an expert tour operator, and be guided around both the region’s hidden paradises and famous locales.

  1. Chill out at Hotel Sorrento Lawn Bar or Zigis Bar in Flinders, a signature cocktail in hand and an inviting spread of food on the table.

  1. Elevate your Port Phillip adventure with Mornington Boat Hire and experience all of the beauty and brilliance the bay has to offer.

  1. Plan a day out on the water with Timeout Fishing Charters, with the added potential to spot seals on the way back to shore!

 

With The Little Ones:

  1. Soar 314 metres above sea level and embrace unbeatable panoramic views of the region on the Arthurs Seat Eagle.

  1. Spend the day roaming with furry friends under lush tree canopies at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

  1. Wander through several mazes, or try your luck with the 18-hole mini-golf course at Boneo Discovery Park.

  1. Get up close and make friends with the many famous farm animals at Rain, Hayne and Shine Farmyard.

 

For The Tweens:

  1. Treat yourself to a classic or contemporary film at the Dromana 3 Drive-In under a luminous night sky amongst the great outdoors.

  1. Take to the heights on a high ropes zipline adventure or challenge yourself to a giant brain teaser puzzle at Enchanted Adventure.

  1. Put your skates on and rally your friends together for a day of thrill-seeking at the popular Sk8House.

 

When The Sun Is Shining:

  1. Enjoy a gentle and soothing swim at one of the region’s many swimming beaches, or take to the brisk ocean waves at a top surfing destination.

  1. Walk this way along the Dromana Bay Trail, embracing sweeping coastal views and fresh sea air at every moment of the journey.

  1. Glide gently along shallow waters on a stand-up paddleboard, the ideal aquatic adventure for a warm summer’s day.

  1. Find a spot in the sun at Eagle Ridge Golf Course’s newly introduced Beer Garden, and relish in a cool drink to satisfy your thirst.

  1. Treat your furry friend to a splash in refreshing sea waters through a visit to one of our many dog-friendly beaches.

 

Great at anytime:

  1. Spark curiosity and wander between captivating and compelling artworks at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

  1. Find clues, solve puzzles and channel your inner detective as you race to escape at Locked In Escape Rooms.

  1. Let your creativity shine in a unique candle-making workshop at Red Hill Candle Co.

  1. Stroll down Main Street in Mornington and savour a hearty and delicious meal at Squires Loft grill house.

  1. Browse through the extensive and exquisite ranges of vases, bowls, platters, bottles and animals at Gordon Studio Glassblowers.

  1. Have a gentle meander throughout Bayside Centre, with clothing, beauty and giftware stores aplenty.

 

With A Special Someone:

  1. Enjoy sophisticated tastes and expansive ocean views at Pt. Leo’s distinguished restaurant Laura.

  1. Explore and sample a diverse range of cool climate wines at Crittenden Estate, all whilst admiring stunning vineyard views.

  1. Indulge in a luxury cruise and admire the endless charm of the Mornington Peninsula with Victorian Yacht Charters.

  1. Relish in a guided tasting and signature rum-focused cocktail at JimmyRum Distillery.

 

For Those Looking To Relax:

  1. Immerse yourself in the award-winning geothermal baths at Peninsula Hot Springs and welcome the everlasting sentiments of renewal and rejuvenation.

  1. Take a gentle stroll along the gorgeous Mount Martha beach before taking a snap (or two!) of the colourful and vibrant beach boxes.

 

For Those Looking To Try Something New:

  1. Swim alongside the dolphins in a magical and mesmerising adventure, with Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims, WaterMaarq or Moonraker Dolphin Swims.

  1. Partake in a unique masterclass experience and create your own bespoke gin at Bass and Flinders Distillery.

  1. Roam amidst the exclusive outdoor sculpture galleries at Pt. Leo Estate and Montalto, a visual feast for all who visit.

  1. Complete a walk at the Point Nepean National Park, offering outstanding scenery and an unbeatable snapshot of the thriving natural landscape.

  1.  Embrace rustic vibes at Red Gum BBQ and appreciate some of the best Aussie-smoked, American-style BBQ meals this side of the equator.

 

For Those Wanting To Get Active:

  1. Follow the path on one of our picturesque cycling trails, with experiences set to challenge and charm.

  1. Make your pedalling adventure even more special with a Cycling Vine Tour, partaking in local food and wine tasting stopovers during the ride.

  1. Lead a walk around the magical Cape Schanck Lighthouse, observing spectacular coastline vistas of basalt cliffs and gravity-defying swells.

  1. Witness the pure splendour of St Andrews Beach Golf Course and play through the acclaimed and classic 18-hole course.

  1. Hike, pedal or paddle your way to the finest picnic destinations and enjoy specialty grazing boxes of fresh produce and native flavours with Wild Adventures Melbourne.

 

For Those Looking For A Trail To Follow:

  1. Meet the new generation of brewers, cider makers and distillers and enjoy a signature drink to quench your thirst as you journey along the Beer, Cider and Spirits Trail.

  1. Uncover more of the region’s rich art scene and history with an expedition on the Arts and Heritage Trail.

  1. Sample impeccable flavours as you forage, sip and pick your way through the Wine Food Farmgate Trail.

  1. Tee off from an impressive selection of courses along the Golf Trail, all of which boast excellent playing grounds and spectacular views.

 

Good For Coffee:

  1. Pull up a chair at Portsea’s Le Capucin, and enjoy sensational French bites alongside their premium coffee.

  1. Pay a visit to the ex-Bowling Alley of Blue Mini, where their ethically sourced coffee beans are roasted into flavour triumphs.

  1. Grab a seat on the sun-drenched deck at Red Hill Cellar and Pantry, a signature cup of coffee in hand.

 

Hidden Gems:

  1. Be welcomed into a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at Banks Brewing, and enjoy a specialty beer made from the highest quality ingredients.

  1. Make a stopover at the quaint and enchanting Hart’s Farm to sample divine apple ciders, olive oil and cider vinegar.

  1. Engage in a distinct hospitality experience at Elements Eatery, where healthy food choices and local produce are abundant.

  1. Make yourself comfy with all the family at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s top parks, amidst lush green vegetation and towering trees.

 

Wherever you decide to start your journey this festive season, we have no doubt you will enjoy your time with us along the Mornington Peninsula. Besides, there will always be somewhere here to explore more of…

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