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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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Craving A Getaway? Here Is Your Perfect Winter Red Hill Escape

If you’re thinking what we’re thinking, you’ll know this chilly weather is the perfect inspiration for a Mornington Peninsula Red Hill escape. There are so many memorable things to do this winter season, a cold yet calming and magical time of the year. For those currently craving a much-needed getaway, we’ve made this itinerary just for you. Add an extra day to your weekend or midweek adventure and explore more of some of the best hinterland scenes of the Mornington Peninsula.

DAY 1

Port Phillip Estate Luxury Accommodation

Alongside the rolling vines of Port Phillip Estate in Red Hill South, check into your own contemporary and classy suite, complete with a king-size bed, indulgent ensuite, private terrace and of course, sweeping window views. Resting here for the upcoming two nights couldn't be more blissful and relaxed…we're already jealous!

Take a tour of the six luxury suites at Port Phillip Estate here.

Mont Rouge Estate

A (very) short wander across the road brings you to the French-inspired and simply fabulous Mont Rouge Estate. Here, the warm and inviting cellar door space is matched with exclusive handmade estate-grown wines - from Chardonnay to Shiraz, Pinot Gris to Pinot Noir. Enjoy a glass (or two) of your favourite drop or opt-in for a wine tasting to see which taste takes your preference. Don’t forget to visit the on-site Cocoa Rouge for a sweet chocolate treat!

Explore more of the marvellous Mont Rouge Estate here.

Port Phillip Estate

Back to basecamp, it’s in the Port Phillip Estate Dining Room, where exceptional food and wine journey awaits for dinner. Pull up a seat at a white tablecloth setting before indulging in the European-inspired and seasonal menu. For the evenings, where daylight lingers a little longer, expect to be enthralled by views out across the vineyard and towards the coast.

Uncover more on the Port Phillip Estate experience here.

DAY 2

Foxeys Hangout Winery

Heading to Foxeys Hangout Winery in Red Hill, expect an informal light lunch experience with even more spectacular vineyard views. This is a walk-in venue, so we recommend arriving a little earlier to secure a table. And if you're keen to hang around after dining, take part in a wine tasting to sample all the exceptional flavours on offer.

Click on the link here for all the details you need before visiting Foxeys Hangout Winery.

Red Hill Rail Trail

On the route of an old railway line used initially for transporting apples, visitors to the charming hinterland hills can walk the Red Hill Rail Trail and take in all the magnificent countryside sights. An afternoon stroll here can be as long as desired, with the total distance of the track 13km (between Red Hill and Merricks).

Follow the path of the Red Hill Rail Trail here.

Max’s Restaurant

If we had to list one aspect of wintertime we love without a doubt, it would be cosying up alongside an inviting fireplace with great food and homely company. And yep, you guessed it! As well as being the home of a delicious seasonal menu and panoramic country and coast vistas, Max’s Restaurant also makes its warmth with a dining room fireplace. So find your table for dinner sitting and enjoy everything about the first winery restaurant on the Mornington Peninsula.

Explore more of Max’s Restaurant here.

DAY 3

Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Would there be any better way to start the final getaway day with an overflow of colour at Gordon Studio Glassblowers in Red Hill? Both indoor and outdoor artworks can be admired when visiting, and there is also the frequent opportunity to watch the glassblowers practice their craft. If you need a gift to take home to someone special, we're sure you'll find the perfect piece right here.

Unearth more of the beauty at Gordon Studio Glassblowers here.

Mock Red Hill

If not for their spiced rum cider or mulled apple juice (the perfect remedy for cold winter days), the vibrant menu of tapas-style dishes at Mock Red Hill will excite for the lunch date. So get cosy in the Cider Lounge or head outside to the courtyard if you feel brave enough to take on the chill.

Look at how you can spend the afternoon at Mock Red Hill here.


Discover more exciting (and scenic!) ways to add another day to your getaway and take a not-so public holiday - Mornington Peninsula this winter here:

-       Mornington Peninsula Walks

-       Mornington Peninsula Drives

-       Mornington Peninsula Beaches

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