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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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5 Ways Sustainabillity Is Always In Season On The Mornington Peninsula

Sustainability is always in season on the Mornington Peninsula. And for those visiting, there is the chance to enjoy the very best exploratory experiences on offer, whilst ensuring the region’s natural wildlife and landscape are protected and preserved for generations to come. We’re talking eco-friendly dolphin swims, regenerative kitchen gardens and winemaking with an environmentally friendly attitude. Explore more of seven Mornington Peninsula businesses excelling in their dedication to sustainable practice below!

1. Crittenden Estate

The sustainable processes at Crittenden Estate in Dromana are nothing short of inspiring. They even took out the 2020 BRIT/FIVS International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition! Overall, their commitment to innovative and environmentally conscious winemaking remains eminent. Soil health, recycled water and even bees form part of their sustainable initiatives.

To learn more about sustainability at Crittenden Estate, click here.

 

2. Mock Red Hill

Since the certification of their orchard in 1974, Mock Red Hill has led the way as pioneers of the Australian biodynamic movement. From craft apple ciders to sparkling and cloudy juices, their range of biodynamic products is extensive and delicious. There is a strong dedication to environmentally-friendly practices at the fifth-generation family-owned orchard.

Take a tour of Mock Red Hill via the link here.

 

3. Kitchen Gardens - Montalto and Polperro Winery

The kitchen garden at Montalto in Red Hill South is one of Victoria’s largest and oldest. As no surprise, it's also bursting with produce grown using organic principles! At just over three acres, the growing areas represent the perfect backdrop for workshops led by produce manager Julie Bennett. These experiences have been designed to educate visitors on sustainable food production.

Explore more of Montalto here.

 

At Polperro Winery in Red Hill, their certified organic and biodynamic produce farm sets an impressive standard. From the 2.5-acre vegetable farm to the fruit orchard, an abundance of nourishing produce is harvested year-round. This is before it makes its way to the kitchen and dining room plate! Polperro has a strong commitment to sustainability and regenerative agriculture.

Learn more about the farm, wine and dining experiences on offer at Polperro Winery via the link here.

 

4. Marine Adventures - Moonraker Dolphin Swims and Polperro Dolphin And Seal Swims

Maintaining Australia’s highest level of eco certification since 1998 (‘Advanced Eco Certified’), Moonraker Dolphin Swims in Sorrento remains a leader in sustainable practice and tourism on a national scale. Did you know they are a ‘Green Travel Leader’? This makes them one of 66 Australian companies that have committed to sustainable business for more than ten years. The team supports the Dolphin Research Institute and is dedicated to environmental preservation.

Get up close to amazing marine wildlife on one of Moonraker’s underwater eco-adventures here.

First established in 1986, Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims in Sorrento has also become a leading business for environmentally responsible marine tourism. Additionally holding an ‘Advanced Eco Certified’ accreditation, the team has established research, education and community goals for environmental awareness.

Explore more of Polperro Dolphin and Seal Swims here.

5. Torello Farm

Pocketing a plethora of grown, grazed and gathered fresh produce, Torello Farm in Dromana is overflowing with complete deliciousness. Shopping here means you're supporting all the local Mornington Peninsula farmers and producers, and what’s not to love about that? Sustainable-focused workshops are also held here on a regular basis.

Learn more about Torello Farm via the link here.

 


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