PT. Leo Estate Vine, Dine and Relax
The perfect mid-week discovery from Melbourne
Pt. Leo Estate lies on the often unexplored Westernport-side of the Mornington Peninsula. The sweeping views encapsulate glimpses of Phillip Island, the 50-acre vineyard, paddocks of grazing cattle and an expansive 19-acre Sculpture Park.
Onsite, explore the striking Cellar Door and Wine Terrace at one end of the main building and ‘Laura’, Pt. Leo Estate's renowned fine dining restaurant, at the other, a dining experience that lies at the heart of this world-class venue.
Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park is a 16-acre outdoor gallery housing over 60 large format Australian and International works of art that John and Pauline Gandel have been collecting over many years. Valued at near $70million, the park is the largest privately-owned Sculpture Park in Australia and sits with only a handful of similar outdoor galleries across the globe.
Pt. Leo Estate offers three different culinary experiences. From the intimate two-hatted restaurant, Laura, or the bistro-style one-hatted Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant, to the all-weather Wine Terrace and Cellar Door., dining at Pt. Leo Estate is a celebration of regional produce and craftsmanship.
The 50-acre vineyard stretches up to the crest of Pt. Leo Estate and downward towards the expanse of Westernport Bay where the vines respond to constant forces of nature - sunshine, rain, sweeping winds and cooling ocean breezes - each element contributing to the unique characters of each wine produced on the estate.
This unique property was once part of a more considerable 450-acre holding owned by the Cole family since Federation in 1901, through to the late 1960s. The farm was used primarily as a sheep station and for crop growing. Today, the vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz - varieties which speak to the peninsula.
A dramatic reimagining of the property including building design by prominent Melbourne Architectural firm, Jolson, has seen Pt.Leo Estate emerge as a must-visit destination on the Mornington Peninsula. Set on the highest point of the estate with an arresting aesthetic that explores the possibilities of structural concrete design, the main building represents the harmony of landscape, art and architecture.
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and framed by three contrasting coastlines, the Mornington Peninsula offers some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure and leisure activities. Over 50 cellar doors dot the rolling hills, while the region’s array of beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks 3916
The Mornington Peninsula is a year-round destination and the vineyard offers a reason to visit throughout every season.
Cellar Door: Daily 11 am – 5:00 pm
Restaurant hours vary, visit website for details
03 5989 9011