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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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Warm Up With These Indulgent Winter Experiences On The MP

Falling in love with the winter season on the Mornington Peninsula is something simply special. As a time to cocoon, get cosy or witness the magic of the outdoor wintertime wonderland, it soon becomes clear we have countless experiences to suit these distinct pursuits. So, whether journeying with your significant other, solo or alongside the extended family, take a look at how you can all indulge more this chilly yet charming season. We know you’ll be tempted from the get-go:

Indulge By Reconnection

Outdoor bathing in natural geothermal waters, luxurious treatments, time to rest and repose - if any of this has swept you away into a world of dreaminess and joy, be sure to read on. Both Peninsula Hot Springs in Fingal and One Spa at RACV Cape Schanck Resort provide unparalleled opportunities to rejuvenate during the wintertime. Find warmth from the cold and embrace the natural oasis surrounding. Surrender to complete relaxation and reawaken the senses. The path you choose to take awaits.

Explore more of Peninsula Hot Springs here and One Spa at RACV Cape Schanck Resort here.

Indulge By Gourmet Discovery

If there’s anything to get us excited about at the start of the new season, it’ll be the winter picnics at Montalto in Red Hill South. Find your table next to a crackling open fire and enjoy a delicious trio of starting, main and dessert plates in the picturesque setting. Blankets and a bespoke wine tasting pre-picnic add extra warmth to an already inviting afternoon of dining. If seeking an experience that takes exploration to new heights, MP Experience offers Truffle Hunting expeditions complemented by brunch, lunch and dinner sittings.

Find all the details for winter picnics at Montalto here and Truffle Hunts with MP Experience here.

Indulge In New Flavours

Continuing our journey of exquisite indulgence, we take a detour to JimmyRum Distillery in Dromana and Chiefs Son Distillery in Somerville, where respective craft rums and whiskeys enliven the taste buds and warm the soul. Both of these destinations promote comfortable settings to enjoy the signature drop, together with distillery tours and informative tastings.

Check out the impeccable flavours on offer at JimmyRum Distillery here and Chiefs Son Distillery here.

Indulge Under The Stars

Drawn to the clear night sky whilst rugging up in the crisp cool air? We are too! The Dromana 3 Drive In is arguably one of the most iconic places here on the Mornington Peninsula. There’s nothing more tempting than cosying up in the back of your car, popcorn in hand before enjoying the latest flick on the big screen. Under the same twinkling night sky, expect to meet many quirky characters as part of the Night Tours at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. From the glow of hand-held lanterns, meander to meet pythons, potoroos, tiny feathertail gliders and more.

Uncover the ongoing magic of the Dromana 3 Drive In here and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park here.

Indulge By The Fire

You’ll find more than comfort when staying the night at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, The Brewer’s Cottage at Red Hill Brewery or the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate. These tranquil abodes, each nestled amidst thriving environments, are home to cosy and warming fireplaces. As you may already know by now, the winter season calls for romantic escapes with your special someone. And how we have found your next destination that will delight.

Feel the love at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill here, The Brewer’s Cottage at Red Hill Brewery here or at the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate here.

Looking for more ways to entertain yourself on the Mornington Peninsula this season?

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