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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How to eat and drink on the Mornington Peninsula

Spring is the perfect time of year to unfurl from your winter hibernation and take yourself on a gastronomic journey through the Mornington Peninsula. Here the foodie scene has been growing in leaps and bounds with more options for tempting your taste buds than ever before.

It’s no secret that our region is a wine lovers’ destination with a particular affinity for producing stunning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thanks to our cool climate and landscape. There are over 50 cellar doors waiting to be discovered so now’s the time to start ticking them off your winery bucket list! Many wineries come complete with on-site restaurants while others are hidden off the beaten track small cellar doors that are well worth stopping by.

If you’re not a wine buff or you prefer something icy cold then you need to gather your crew and head out on the Beer Cider and Spirits Trail. The peninsula is home to a new generation of movers and shakers crafting a solid reputation for leading the way in this space. Think new age brews, distinctive whiskey, gin and rum, plus ciders made from apples grown at orchards that existed on the peninsula well before wineries boomed. You’ll find it hard to drive for more than 15 minutes without coming across one the 14 trail stops scattered across our compact peninsula.

Tuck into brekkie with a view while you sip on coffee made from locally roasted beans, snack on fish and chips by the sea or treat yourself to a Chef Hatted restaurant at a vineyard. Or, better yet, make a day of it and do all three. It’s no wonder that with such abundant fresh produce and eye for innovation that our well awarded cafes and restaurants have made a name for region on the dining scene and continue to push the boundaries.

From roadside caravans with fresh seafood, artisan cheesemakers, chocolatiers and olive groves, fresh produce abounds on the Mornington Peninsula. Keep your eye out year-round and you’ll find market gardens and small family farms selling seasonal produce where you may be able to pick your own berries, join in a sustainability workshop or take a tractor ride with the kids. Our artisan retailers tock gourmet goodies perfect for creating your own picnic hampers and our farmgates are the place to go when you want a cook up a storm.

GETTING AROUND

You are now armed with all the information needed to re-discover your taste buds by mixing and matching great food with beverages of all kinds. While self-driving is one way to get around, if you are looking for someone with all the insider’s knowledge then join a tour with one of the experts. Our top picks include Grape Expectations Australia and MP Experience.


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