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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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Keeping the Summer Vibe on a Hot Day

Staying cool on a hot day isn’t hard if you plan it right. Long, lazy days and warm nights are perfect for summer soirees with friends. Find fresh seasonal produce in winery restaurants, or sweet and savoury treats in eclectic cafes.

There is always something delicious to eat and great places to go.

Sensational Swimming Spots

On a hot day, the white sand and aqua-blue shallow waters of Port Phillip beaches beckon enticingly, and with some of the best beaches going around there are many  to choose from. But don’t dismiss the quieter and more natural beaches of Western Port; Flinders, Merricks, Balnarring, or Somers. Whichever you choose, make sure you go early (or late) to avoid the more extreme temperatures in the middle of the day and be Sunsmart. This leaves plenty of time to explore a little further.

Cool brews

Picture this: sitting under the trees with the fragrance of apples on the breeze sipping a long cool glass of cider, or finding a new favourite local pint at one of half a dozen Mornington Peninsula breweries. There’s plenty of interesting (and refreshing) local brews to discover on the Beer, Cider and Spirits Trail and it sure goes down a treat on a summers day. Of course, as the sun goes down there are cool little bars (and icy cocktails) to discover – like Zigi’s at the Flinders Hotel

A Bit of Summer Retail Therapy

Breakfast is sorted by an early jaunt around a market, plus you can do a spot of shopping for fresh produce, handmade clothes, unique jewellery or locally made art pieces. Once the day warms up, hunt out some vintage, retro or antiques or some browse (air-conditioned) fashion boutiques, art galleries or designer homewares in any number of small towns and villages across the region.

Cool Off in a Café

Mmmmm….  iced coffee, iced chocolate, milkshakes, tall glasses of iced lemonade or a blast-from-the-past frothy ‘spider’ lemonade + ice-cream combo. Mornington Peninsula cafés can deliver all this and more.

Think; farm-made ice-cream in a cone, dixie tub, or ice-cream sundaes so big you need two people to eat them. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm has it all!


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Be safe in the hot weather by staying informed of the risks. Remember to stay hydrated, be sunsmart and always Fire Ready

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