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.

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Old Granny Mock's Apple Pie

Love, love love this spin on a traditional apple pie, with plenty of Mornington Peninsula Apples along with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sultanas

INGREDIENTS

CRUST:
3 cups plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
250g unsalted butter cold and cubed
2 egg yolks
4 tbsp cold water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon

APPLE FILLING:
8 large Mock’s Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped into 1cm cubes (no need to peel)
1 cup sultanas
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cloves
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornflour

METHOD

Mix the flour, cinnamon, sugar and butter until mixture resembles very coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks, cold water and vanilla, and process until a dough forms. Take a third of the dough (for your lattice), wrap in plastic wrap. Wrap the remaining dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Combine apples, sultana, butter, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and water in a saucepan. Cook over a low heat for 20 – 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft but not mushy. Drain the juice from the apples into a small bowl and stir in the cornflour until it dissolves. Return this mixture to the apples. Mix to combine. Set aside. Remove the larger disc of pastry from the fridge. Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease a pie dish well. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the larger ball of dough until it is big enough to line your pie dish. Lightly flour the dough and ease it into the pie dish, pressing it into any edges. Trim the excess pastry, leaving a 2cm overhang. Fill with the apple filling. Roll out the lattice dough and cut into 1.5 – 2 cm wide strips. Arrange them in a lattice over the apples. Bake for 40 - 60 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

TO SERVE

Serve with fresh cream, and an icy cold glass of Mock Red Hill Sparkling Apple Juice with crushed mint.


ABOUT MOCK RED HILL

In 1895 the Mock Family planted their first Orchard just outside Melbourne. Five generations later, they continue to grow apples in the picturesque hinterland of Red Hill. Today they invite you to visit the Orchard to sample a delicious range of certified Bio-Dynamic products, including Apple Cider, Juices & Freeze-dried Fruits.

1103 Mornington Flinders Road, Red Hill
Tel: 03 5989 2242
Find out more HERE>>

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