Mornington Peninsula

Where wine meets the sea

Less than an hour drive from Melbourne, the Morning Peninsula offer some of the most beautiful wineries, restaurants, and accommodation in the country. The traditional Aussie warmth mixes with European charm, all wrapped in a coastal living environment where the food and wine meet the sea to offer one of the great regional wine escapes. 

The first winery appeared in 1972 with the planting the Elgee Park vineyard, while the first commercial winery appeared in 1975 called Main Ridge Estate and they are a jewel in this regions crown still today.  There are now over 50 cellar doors, 100 wineries and 200 vineyards in the region, producing some of the countries most exciting cool climate wines.

The top dog in the Peninsula is the pinot noir. They tend to be very bright and elegant with perfumed red fruits, florals, dried herbs, and spice. But don't overlook the chardonnay as they tend to be just as stylish and sophisticated as the pinots. Pinot gris/grigio was brought in and mastered by Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy, and since the varietal has never looked back becoming a firm favourite with the public. Finally, cool climate shiraz/syrah has successfully made this region its home offering a real alternative to those who prefer brighter and lighter styles. 

Private Full Day Wine Tour
AU$165
The Mornington Peninsula is an exciting region for winemakers to express the terroir of their diverse sites. This allows the various characters of wine to almost match the landscape. Pinot Noir is perhaps the best grape to express this and the region is very fortunate to have all the qualities to make a truly great selection of interesting and expressive wines. The principle varieties and most successful styles are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which flourish in the Peninsula's conditions. Though introduced to the region more recently, pinot gris has built a strong reputation for quality and regional distinction. Almost 50% of plantings are Pinot Noir, around 25% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Gris/Grigio and a diverse range of other varieties suited to specific sites, including Shiraz, as you will see as you tour our region.
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Private Two Day Wine Tour
AU$370
The Mornington Peninsula is an exciting region for winemakers to express the terroir of their diverse sites. This allows the various characters of wine to almost match the landscape. Pinot Noir is perhaps the best grape to express this and the region is very fortunate to have all the qualities to make a truly great selection of interesting and expressive wines. The principle varieties and most successful styles are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which flourish in the Peninsula's conditions. Though introduced to the region more recently, pinot gris has built a strong reputation for quality and regional distinction. Almost 50% of plantings are Pinot Noir, around 25% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Gris/Grigio and a diverse range of other varieties suited to specific sites, including Shiraz, as you will see as you tour our region. Inclusions: pick up from your accommodation in our Mercedes tutored wine tasting at 4-6 cellar doors (each day) 2 course a la carte lunch and glass wine at Maxs at Red Hill Estate 2 course a la carte lunch at Yabby Lake winery and glass of Estate wine chocolate tasting cheese tasting
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Private Two Day Wine Tour with Accommodation
AU$520
The Mornington Peninsula is an exciting region for winemakers to express the terroir of their diverse sites. This allows the various characters of wine to almost match the landscape. Pinot Noir is perhaps the best grape to express this and the region is very fortunate to have all the qualities to make a truly great selection of interesting and expressive wines. The principle varieties and most successful styles are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which flourish in the Peninsula's conditions. Though introduced to the region more recently, pinot gris has built a strong reputation for quality and regional distinction. Almost 50% of plantings are Pinot Noir, around 25% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Gris/Grigio and a diverse range of other varieties suited to specific sites, including Shiraz, as you will see as you tour our region.  
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Taste through our current availablie vintage. Our high quality wines are perfectly suited to the climate of the Mornington Peninsula. We specialising in making Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and recently released a sparkling wine, inspired by French Champagne. 
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Behind the Scenes Winery Tour
AU$210
Visit Montalto’s Winery and experience first-hand the winemaking and grape growing process with this unique behind the scenes tour, hosted by Montalto’s highly awarded wine making team. Taste Montalto’s range straight from the barrel and understand the important changes taking place in the vineyard as the grapes mature and in the winery as the wines develop. A tour of the winery will demonstrate how we do it and why, together with the little things that make a difference. Follow up the tour with a private and structured wine tasting in our Wine Experience room overlooking the property, featuring Single Vineyard Wines that truly reflect the location of the vines. Enjoy a garden grazing lunch with wine in Montalto’s Piazza. Includes: guided winery tour, barrel tasting, substantial lunch with matching wines (self drive)
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Perfect Pairing
AU$45
Nestled high above Montalto estate with stunning 360-degree views across the rural landscape, take a seat in Montalto's exclusive and private Wine Room for an experience out of the ordinary. Bask in the iconic views from our floor-to-ceiling windows as we lead you on a wine journey. Sample four of our award-winning wines, expertly matched by our head chef with snacks from Montalto restaurant, our Australian Good Food Guide's Chefs Hat-rated restaurant. During this 60-minute Wine and Food Pairing experience, you'll discover how food can transform the smell, taste and even texture of wine, and how to perfectly match your food and wine choices at home or dining out. We regret that we are unable to cater to dietary requirements for this experience.
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Off The Beaten Track at Montalto
AU$45
Join our wine expert for a sneak peek of some of our most iconic vineyards here at Montalto estate.  Go off the beaten track and experience each wine in its original setting as we venture to Lake Block, home of our sparkling rose; North Face, the source of our multi-award winning The Eleven Chardonnay; South Face, where you'll find our much-loved Pennon Hill Pinot; and Red Hill Block, our revered Single Vineyard pinot noir vines. During this 60-minute hands-on experience, we'll explain why cool climate wines are so unique, how vines grown mere metres apart can have such varying characteristics and our approach to optimising those qualities.  Our wine expert will guide you through a wine tasting at each vineyard to truly experience how each site imbues the wine with subtle character.
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Estate to Plate - A Gourmet Indulgence
AU$165
Taste the grapes as they approach vintage, find out what to cook with fresh produce in season or explore the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection. Experience a private and structured wine tasting, featuring Single Vineyard wines that truly reflect the location of the vines. Experience Montalto’s estate to plate philosophy with a stunning 5-course tasting experience in the restaurant, with matching wine The Estate to Plate experience requires a minimum booking of two people.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$0
Discover our highly rated range of organic and biodynamic wines including the Pony, Estate, and Reserve range from Red Hill South, Mornington Peninsula. Our cellar door offers great views of the bay and a relaxed atmosphere. Availability is extremely limited, so bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. NEWS FLASH: We are happy to announce our Cellar Door will be reopening as of 6th-8th June, the Queen's Birthday long weekend. Please call Tony on 0419393145 if you have any questions. We will of course be complying with all updated rules and regulations regarding COVID19. In order to do this, and to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers alike, we will be undertaking the following actions: - Tastings will be free of charge and pre-poured prior to your arrival. Four people maximum per booking, no children and by appointment only, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. - Appointments will be available at 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5pm for 45 minutes. - All customers are required to have the COVIDSafe app downloaded and enabled on their mobile phone (and carry it with them) - We have purchased Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers to measure all customers temperature prior to their entering the Cellar Door space.  We encourage you to call us to book and we look forward to welcoming you to the Prancing Horse Estate Cellar Door!  
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Group tasting (6 or more ppl)
AU$5
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tasting of six different wines for $5 per person.  We require 24 hours notice for cancellations. By making this booking you agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.     
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weekday lunch
AU$19
T'Gallant weekday lunch includes Seated wine flight x 6 wines 1/2 wood-fired pizza Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available.
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Weekend lunch
AU$49
T'Gallant weekday lunch includes Seated wine flight x 6 wines Dips Selection of wood-fired pizza Salad to share Italian style roasted potatoes, garlic and aromatic herbs Chocolate brownie Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$0
We invite you to come and sample a selection of our highly acclaimed wines including; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. In our relaxed and intimate cellar door you will experience an in depth tasting and discover wines that are a true expression of the unique qualities and character of our vineyards – wines with elegance and complexity, with beautiful balance and length. Serious wine lovers will find much to absorb them and much to discuss with our experienced cellar door staff. Those who are just beginning their journey will quickly appreciate why the Mornington Peninsula is recognised for producing much of Australia’s best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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Wine Centre Tasting
AU$10
Take a seat for a personalised wine tasting experience where you can try wines to suit your interests, at your own pace.  
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$5
We are one of the few places with this spectacular view, where you are welcome to bring your own food! Grab some bread and cheese and enjoy a leisurely glass of wine with your nibbles on our beautiful deck. All the wines on the tasting menu are available by the glass. Wine Tastings are only $5 which is refundable on purchase of a bottle.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Wine tasting at the converted piggery is not just about sampling our wines. It is an experience. Sharing stories, learning about viticulture, wine-making, marketing and our philosophy about what we are trying to achieve. The cellar door is the only place where you can taste the whole range of Jones Road wines. Usually we have some 'specials' on offer at discount price and wine club members can claim a 10% discount. Tucked away off the beaten track, the rustic barn offers fantastic vistas of the rolling Moorooduc countryside. Whether you choose to be inside or outside on the terrace, you can relax and soak up the great atmosphere and savour this little piece of paradise.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$5
Explore! Indulge! Enjoy!  Port Phillip Estate is a classic in the making. Go there for the sensational wines. Great Wine Experiences. The Cellar Door is the heart of Port Phillip Estate and the home of Kooyong and Port Phillip Estate wines.  It’s bold architecture, elegant tasting bar and spectacular views make it one of the most exciting cellars doors in Australia. James Halliday recognised Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong as combined Wineries of the Year 2012, his highest accolade.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Come and try our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Merlot wines, which are all made exclusively from Estate grown fruit. Wine Tasting fee waived for each person who purchases bottled wine
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Our cellar door is simply a place to enjoy great wine. Come in for a tasting of the range, a leisurely glass or stock up the cellar. In addition, Richard bakes his sourdough bread for sale on Saturdays and Sundays. Jill offers a range of preserves and produce, also for sale at cellar door.  
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Our Cellar Door showcases our premium, single vineyard wines at an intimate, picturesque setting in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula Perched on the shady deck amongst the garden or on the lawn overlooking the vineyard, we welcome you to enjoy a glass or bottle of Panton wine accompanied by a delicious local produce platter
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Welcome to Paradigm Hill – our small family run vineyard and winery on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Come and discover our estate grown grapes for on site production of pinot noir, shiraz , pinot gris and riesling.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
This intimate space was beautifully designed by Hecker Guthrie and showcases the full range of wines from Polperro and Even Keel founder and winemaker, Sam Coverdale. Polperro is our premium, single vineyard label from the Mornington Peninsula, while  Even Keel celebrates the individual strengths of Australia’s wine regions with a small production of elegant and balanced wines grown in regions best suited to specific varieties. Polperro and Even Keel wines are created by Winemaker Sam Coverdale, learn more about our winemaking process and philosophy 
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Cellar Door
AU$10
It’s with great anticipation that we welcome you to our Cellar Door.  With our stunning backdrop of vine and views out to Western Port Bay, we truly believe in sharing what we have – our property and our region. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the signature wines of this region. The maritime climate and terroir are what make these Peninsula favourites so unique.
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Pt. Leo Sculpture Park
AU$5
The Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park houses an ever-evolving outdoor gallery of over 50 Australian and International pieces. Beyond that, the 19-acre Sculpture Park filled with it’s amazing art of many shapes, sizes and interests allows the visitor an opportunity to escape within an escape! The two, 3km (60 minutes) and 1.9km (30 minutes) serpentine paths take you on a journey of world class art where they can experience the breathtaking work of Australian artists such as Deborah Halpern, Bruce Armstrong and Dean Bowen, as well as international artists including Tony Cragg, Jaume Plensa and Zadok Ben-David to name a few. The diversity of context does not only apply to the art but also the native flora and fauna that links the sculptures to the building, the vineyard and the sea. Our Sculpture park is open daily from 11am – 6pm with last entry at 5pm.  You can choose between a short walk (30 minutes), a long walk (60 minutes) or you can combine the two. Walk the grounds with friends & family, or with a glass of wine or just by yourself. Sculpture Park tickets can be purchased from the guest services desk: Casual Entry: $10 per person Concession: $5 per person Children 12-18 years: $5 per person Children under 12 years: No charge Guests who dine in Laura are offered complimentary entry into the Sculpture Park.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$0
Our bona fide Cellar Door takes you to the heart of the winery, amidst barrels and terracotta amphora. Taste and traverse the widest array of Mornington Peninsula wine, where tradition and innovation work in harmony to elaborate exhilarating styles.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
Stonier's striking winery and cellar door on the Mornington Peninsula were designed by renowned architect Daryl Jackson and completed in 1991. At only an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD, Stonier's cellar door is home to a range of premium wines crafted from estate vineyards in our pristine cool-climate maritime region. 
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Tastings at Cellar Door
AU$10
A slick new tasting bar creates an intimate space for tasting at the end of the dining room. The warmth of the recycled timbers is complemented by industrial-style steel fixtures, polished concrete floors and a striking new central fireplace. 
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