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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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12 great out-of-the-box Christmas gift ideas

Every year it seems to get a bit harder to find gifts that are a bit more personal, that reflect the unique nature of the receiver (and the giver), and are not the ‘same old – same old’. This year we challenged ourselves, firmly put our thinking hats on and came up with 12 great Christmas Ideas that are uniquely Mornington Peninsula and definitely not-your-usual gifts.

Read on to see what inspires you...

What about:

  1. Get their pinkies ready for a Gin High Tea (yes, it’s a thing) for two at the lovely Zigis Bar in Flinders. Pick up a voucher so they can book a date that suits them!

  1. Release their inner child and book them a spot to be a keeper for a day at Moonlit Sanctuary or drive a train with Mornington Railway –Toot toot, all aboard!

  1. Take a very-tailored tour with the team at Grape Exploration. The tour may or may not involve grapes, but will involve your own playlist and perhaps some cider. Its all about choice.

  1. A beautiful, bespoke, hand-blown, personalized wine glass by Gordon Studio Glassblowers. Match it with a special bottle of something local.

  1. For other types of art pieces that are one-offs, hand-made or limited editions peruse the delights on offer at Merricks General Wine Store Art Gallery, or Manyung Gallery; at FlindersMornington, Mount Eliza, or Sorrento

  1. For art of another kind, get tickets to check out the impressive sand sculpting at Boneo Discovery Park. This year’s event is all about Graeme Base’s ‘Animalia’ characters.

  1. If an overseas trip to a remote location is their thing then check out the ‘Wines, Vines and Vistas‘ tour to French Island with Naturaliste Tours. Off the beaten track, scenic and surprising.

  1. For the young people in your life – make them officially a Junior Chocolateir with a workshop from Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie. Who knows - they may share their delicious learnings with you.

  1. Get into the spirit with one of the very popular Gin Masterclasses from Bass and Flinders Distillery – or one of their new Brandy Masterclasses that celebrate their flagship ‘Ochre’ spirit.

    Or choose a Distilling Experience like no other at Jimmy Rum Distillery. So much more than a tour – although you could choose one of those instead if you wanted.

  2. For those who are feeling frazzled at this time of year – and lets face it, who isn’t – you can give the gift of time with an endota Signature Spa Treatment Gift Card. Available from Red HillMoorooducMorningtonor Frankston 

  3. Or fill the larder, picnic basket and/or table with a big bountiful hamper from Hamper Yourself

  4. Still can’t decide? There are even more options available from Arthurs Seat Eagle, Georgie Bass Cookery School, Flinders Hotel, Lakeside Villas and Blue Mini Café with a Mornington Peninsula Voucher

Christmas gift giving = sorted!

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