Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Mornington Peninsula


Tucked in amongst the orchards, olive groves and vineyards, over 50 wineries have opened their doors to offer the region’s famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnays at elegant cellar doors and restaurants serving regional cuisine.

Located on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the peninsula is also famous for its seaside villages, world-class golf courses, spa retreats and local produce, which you can buy at bustling markets, farm gates, or pick-your-own-produce farms.

The Mornington Peninsula is suited to wine growing for its natural topography and mild climate. Its vines thrive in sheltered undulating valleys surrounded by water on three sides.

The Mornington Peninsula's wineries are relatively small, but the region’s many different sites, soils and climates produce an exotic array of wines - predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

HISTORY

Wine production on the Mornington Peninsula started in the late nineteenth century. In 1886 Dromana wine won an honourable mention in the Intercontinental Exhibition in London. But, like so many other Victorian wine regions, by the 1920s many of the region's vineyards were abandoned or uprooted. In 1972 some aspiring vignerons recognised the potential of the peninsula for producing high quality, cool climate varieties.


Varieties

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Climate

Maritime cool climate

International Airport

Melbourne Airport

Distance from state
capital city

Under an hour's drive south-east of Melbourne

Fact Sheet

For information on the wineries in this region, download the Mornington Peninsula fact sheet.

Ultimate Winery Experiences

Our wineries have created a select series of iconic must-do experiences in Australia's wine regions. We've hand-selected this diverse range so you can discover more about what goes on beyond the cellar door.
Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

Behind the Scenes Winery Tour

Winemaking how-to and lunch

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Estate to Plate - A Gourmet Indulgence

Estate to Plate - A Gourmet Indulgence

The best of the seasonal cycle at Montalto

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Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting

Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting

Educational tasting and shared lunch

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PT. Leo Estate Vine, Dine and Relax

PT. Leo Estate Vine, Dine and Relax

The perfect mid-week discovery from Melbourne

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

A wine immersion like no other

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Getting Around

Australia's wine regions are so accessible. And when you get there, there's more than one way to get around. If you're looking for a driver to take care of your daily transport needs, or a helicopter transfer so you can arrive in style, we're here to help you get around.
Private Transfers

Private Transfers

Sit back and relax.

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Guided Escapes

Our people know people. Read on to see how our touring partners pull it all together, picking you up from home then delivering you beyond the multiple cellar doors in our wonderful wine regions.
Acacia Luxury Private Tours

Acacia Luxury Private Tours

Luxury Mornington Peninsula Touring

Epicurean

Epicurean

Private Mornington Peninsula Touring

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What's on in the Region


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