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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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Feel At Home In Red Hill

On the hunt for a destination that is both endlessly magical and superb for all the family? As well as being known for its beautiful orchards and wineries, Red Hill boasts an abundance of family-friendly experiences for all visitors to enjoy. Many venues are family-owned, which trickles into the treatment of customers - whether through honouring tradition or promoting open plan spaces to encourage gatherings.

Green Olive at Red Hill

If you look out onto the farm at Green Olive, you’ll be able to spot an Olympic-sized trampoline, playground, and some vineyards too. Greg and Sue O'Donoghue, owners of the 27-acre estate, don’t just offer wine and food; they offer experiences. 

Picnics at the farm have become an increasingly popular pursuit for visitors, where a gentle wander amongst the property soon leads to the enjoyment of a deliciously crafted grazing platter of cheese, dip, olive, bread, cakes and other special treats. Whether you find your seat in the olive grove, the paddock or by the dam watching the ducks, Green Olive has you covered for a day of complete indulgence in the great outdoors.

Educating families is also an important focus for the business, as it is for many others in the region. Currently, they are partnering with Melbourne schools to create curriculum-based content on their first-hand experience of farming - something both students and their parents will be able to benefit from. 


Mock Red Hill

While adults can help themselves to cider, Mock’s extensive range of apple juice and chocolate-coated freeze-dried fruit are a true winner for all young ones. Imagine yourself indulging in a tasting as your little ones do the same (just with an alcohol-free alternative!)

Fruit growing has been in the Mock family for over one hundred years, and they’re not focused on competing with other local businesses. Rather, they look to join forces to make Red Hill a haven for all families enjoying the area.

Red Gum BBQ

The set-up at Red Gum BBQ is something you won’t find in a standard restaurant. The tables are longer than normal, and this isn’t a coincidence - it is a way to fit as many people next to each other as possible. You may have three generations bundled together or even find a seat next to complete strangers. The open-plan setting and even the dishes served, demonstrate the core values of American BBQ and hospitality: sharing and caring. 

A mini mock barbecue pit sits in the ‘kids’ corner,’ where children can escape to keep entertained. Colouring sheets are available, and it is during school holidays where the magic happens (local face painter and entertainer ‘Fairy Emma’ is known to make an appearance!)

The function space is available for a special birthday treat - a quiet place to celebrate with scrumptious food.

T'Gallant Cellar Door & Pizzeria

When you walk into T’Gallant, you are likely to see a flurry of young ones; babies in the arms of their parents and toddlers running around in muddy boots.

But it’s not just these scenes and views that make the winery attractive. Offering both outdoor and indoor seating, visitors can tuck in into an impressive selection of pizzas and side dishes if the heart so desires.

Don’t be afraid to bring your relatives to Red Hill - it’s full of wonder, beauty as well as businesses and locals who will always be ready to warmly welcome your family into their story.



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