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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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Peninsula Perfect Picnic Places

What better way to catch up with friends and family than the humble picnic? Here’s our list of great Mornington Peninsula picnic spots, plus some great gourmet food stores that you will want to gather your local supplies from, and some that do all the creative work for you (#winning). We’ve got sensational coastal views, leafy national parks and wetlands to tick all your boxes. Everyone will want an invite!

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You can prop on a beach anywhere along the Port Phillip or Western Port coastline – just take your rubbish with you – but here are a few other options:

Coolart Homestead and Wetlands, Somers

Here you’ll find a unique mix of wetlands (home to around 3000 birds), a historical homestead and recreational areas making it a top picnic choice for people of all ages. With the statuesque 1895 homestead as your backdrop, the surrounding are edged with picturesque garden borders, plus there are free electric BBQ’s and picnic tables. You’ll also find free parking, toilets, and some great walking tracks.

Seawinds Gardens, Arthurs Seat

Just a short stroll from Arthurs Seat Summit is Seawinds Gardens, or drive right on in via Purves Rd (parking is free). Enjoy the indigenous and exotic formal gardens in the area, plus wander around William Ricketts sculptures. The views over Port Phillip are some of the best on the peninsula, and you can spot the big ships as they traverse the bay. The facilities have disabled access and include a picnic shelter with electric BBQ’s, quite a number of picnic tables, toilets and walking tracks with views. Oh, and often the grey kangaroos come in at dusk.

Sorrento Historic Park, Sorrento

If you are looking for breathtaking views over the Port Phillip coastline, grassy hills to roll down or lay your blanket on, then this is the place for you. Sorrento Park features a wooden adventure playground, BBQs, tables (shaded and unshaded) and toilets. Plus you have that view for your after-picnic stroll.

Schnapper Point, Mornington

The large shady trees and outlook make this an obvious choice for a family picnic in Mornington. Conveniently located at the end of Main St, Schnapper Point makes for a short walk to scout out an ice-cream treat at the end of a great day. Facilities include playground, BBQs, tables, drinking water and toilets. Car parking is free but can be busy.

Picnics are meant to be easy

So here are a couple of options to make it special AND relaxed to organise:

Polperro Winery

Spoil yourself by picnicking in a scenic vineyard at Polperro Winery. Before settling into the vineyard enjoy a wine tasting in the cellar door and take the opportunity to select wines to compliment your picnic. Enjoy the blend of European and Asian flavours found on their rustic menu – there’s three delicious courses to make sure your whole afternoon is sorted. Hampers are prepared to-order daily and come complete with all the glassware, cutlery and crockery you need for a stylish picnic.


With the gorgeous backdrop of vines and a multitude of sculptures placed around the property, this gourmet picnic destination is one not to miss. Their sites are perfect for groups of 2 - 8 people and have been pleasing picnickers for 16 years with several exclusive spaces ready to enjoy. Expect white linen, tasty seasonal food and of course fabulous wines.

Blue Mini Café

Pick up your picnic pack to go from Blue Mini Café in Rosebud. They cater for individuals up to large groups and take the hassle out of feeding your crew. Also included is their top short walks list – to make sure you can have your cake and eat it too. Go one step further and let them provide theming for your special occasion to make it truly memorable.

Stock up like a local

Grab your supplies to create your own picnic from one of these great stores:

Cellar and Pantry, Red Hill

Tully’s Corner Produce Store, Mornington

Merricks General Wine Store, Merricks

Peninsula Gourmet Emporium, Dromana

Stringers Store, Sorrento


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Author: Ebony MPT