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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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The Season Of Love

The desire to treat a special someone is strong at this time of the year. Maybe it’s the summertime heat? The vision of burnt orange sunrises and sunsets? Or simply because Valentine's Day is just under a month away? Whatever the reason may be, we have all the ways to spoil your loved one here along the Mornington Peninsula, and leave for romance to just linger a little longer:

Food could truly be the best pathway to one’s heart. And if that’s the case, you should know we carry the many keys to unlock this warming pursuit. Between our distinguished wineries, quaint cafes, foreshore restaurants and radiant farmgates, the opportunities to dine (and be delighted) are overflowing. Click a glass or two of region-famous Pinot Noir or Chardonnay overlooking the vines at Paringa Estate or take a wander amidst nourished fields at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and pick sweet red sensations to please unquestionably. Embrace seascape splendour and a casual restaurant atmosphere at The Baths or enjoy a European-infused fine dining spectacle at Port Phillip Estate. The choice? It’s yours of course. Make sure to take a look at our own Wine Food Farmgate Trail, uncovering the region’s most delicious secrets.

 

Away from the brunches, lunches and dinners, it becomes time to reconnect with not only yourself but that someone alongside you. Leave yourselves to indulgence as you embrace natural geothermal waters and surrender to pure bliss at Peninsula Hot Springs. Or find renewal within the contemporary Hammam bathing space at the RACV Cape Schanck One Spa, where two can both reawaken and relax the mind and body.

For a bit of spontaneity, take a self-tour of one of our many National Parks or wander through the idyllic setting at Heronswood House and Garden, hand-in-hand with your partner, contentment at its summit. A little secret from us…sunset is the most enchanting time of day here on the Peninsula and could just be the perfect time to say those three little words. Hey! I’m not crying…you are! Hop aboard a sunset cruise with Victorian Yacht Charters, and be mesmerised by a flow of citrus colours on the sunset (a glass of bubbly and cheese platter also makes an appearance here too!)

 To spark some adventure into the date, pay a visit to the longstanding Dromana 3 Drive In for a classic night at the pictures under the stars (it might be too warm for a blanket, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cosy!). And if you are really seeking to impress your loved one, an overnight stay in a luxurious room at Jackalope Hotel is sure to dazzle. And the added bonus? It adds a whole extra day to your journey with us here along the Mornington Peninsula.

It’s hard not to fall in love with our picturesque landscape; whilst our foreshores and ocean waters breathe life and refreshment into the everyday, it is in our hinterland where verdant beauty captivates. Could there ever truly be a better place to bring your special someone too? We might be biased, but we truly think not.

 

So…what more is there to say? Love is here to be celebrated on the Mornington Peninsula and will continue to be an unwavering motivation for how our visitors mark their time spent between both coast and countryside. Now, it’s time to adore.

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