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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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Mornington Peninsula Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Longer days, balmy nights and that buzz that tells us that holiday season is just around the corner, it must be summer! Make memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime with these amazing Mornington Peninsula moments.

Work your way through our 30 things to tick off on our Summer Bucket List and share with us your epic adventures through social media using the #findyourwaymorningtonpeninsula hashtag.

1. Glamp by a lake at Iluka Retreat or in a working winery and vineyard with Mornington Peninsula Glamping

2. Marvel at the Peter Pan themed sculptures at Sand Sculpting Australia’s newest exhibition (from 15th December – 28th January) at Boneo Maze and Mini Golf

3. Say cheers with beers, cider and spirts with 14 breweries, distilleries and cideries to tick off from the Beer, Cider, Spirits Trail 

4. Visit the untouched French Island 

via Western Port Ferries  for a nature and history lovers tour with Naturaliste Tours  

5. Pick your own cherries 

with Red Hill Cherry Farm and Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm or grab your ready-picked punnet from Staples Apples

6. Hike to beautiful Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck with its towering basalt cliffs, or Green’s Bush - spotting kangaroos along the way

7. Dive right into the bay on a snorkel trip to spot the amazing Weedy Seadragons with Bayplay Adventure Tours 

 or swim amongst the dolphins with Moonraker Dolphin Swims 
 or Polperro Dolphin Swims 

8. Fly through the trees on the big zip at Enchanted Adventure Garden or get lost in one of their brand new hedge maze 

9. Go for a rock pool ramble at Mushroom Reef Marine National Park in Flinders

10. Discover the National Trust listed walk around the Endeavour Fern Gully in Red Hill through enormous tree ferns and impressive gum trees 

11. Stay overnight at the impressive new RACV Cape Schanck Resort where the whole family will be entertained

12. Experience a close encounter with animals at the farm at The Big Goose or Rain Hayne and Shine Farmyard

13. Taste the freshest (and certified Demeter bio-dynamic) blueberries 

at Drum Drum Farm - get in quick, the season starts Boxing Day and only lasts 4-8 weeks!

14. Catch new talent at the Peninsula Film Festival over 3 days in February 

15. Dine right on the beachfront at The Baths (Sorrento), 

or just across the road from the beach at the Rye Hotel

16. Make the most of the summer Snapper season and catch one for yourself with Relax Go Fishing

or Timeout Fishing Charters, or hire your own boat with Mornington Boat Hire

17. Play giant connect four in a vineyard at Barmah Park

18. Indulge in the freshest seafood straight from the bay with Peninsula Fresh Seafood 

19. Walk through The Briars Park in Mt Martha spotting birds, wallabies, and the occasional koala along the way or tour the heritage homestead 

20. Relax and unwind at Woodman Estate with a spa treatment or high tea 

21. Wander the world-class sculptures admiring the expansive Western Port views at Pt Leo Estate and try out one of their three distinctive dining options 

22. Pick plump, sweet berries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and sample their new menu 

23. Sip wine with friends on the lawn and enjoy the vineyard views at Max’s Restaurant, Polperro Winery , Tucks or Rare Hare at the beautiful Jackalope Hotel 

24. Blend your own gin at Bass and Flinders Distillery who have just moved to their new home in Dromana, or blend your own sparkling at Foxey’s Hangout

25. Share fish and chips in front of some of the prettiest beach boxes in the region while watching the sunset at Mills Beach or Mothers Beach in Mornington, or Mount Martha Beach

26. Check out handmade crafts and produce at Craft Markets Australia Mornington Twilight Market on 15th December or 10th January

27. Cool down in the water and try your hand at surfing at Point Leo Beach or stand up paddle boarding at Balnarring Beach

28. Soar at sunset with Arthurs Seat Eagle enjoying Summer Saturdays with a BBQ in January

29. Frock up and admire the horsemanship at the Portsea Polo or Flinders Polo 

30. Plan a BBQ picnic to Seawinds Gardens at Arthurs Seat.

You can grab your summer BBQ meat straight from the farm at Hillock Downs Produce Store (Rye), or Woolumbi  Farm (Tyabb). Or find your own Perfect Peninsula Picnic Places whether it be a coastal wonder, a leafy national park or by lush wetlands.

If you are after more information call into the Visitor Information Centre’s to get all your information at either Baxter or Dromana.

Find more inspiration for this Summer HERE>> 

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