We’ve scoured the coast far and wide to bring you 5 incredible wineries on the Mornington Peninsula.
A road trip across Victoria should consist of a few things, great beaches, great food, awesome friends and a delicious glass of wine.
Melbourne is no exception when it comes to wine, as we produce some great barrels and brews to satisfy your palette.
Whether you prefer the fancier, larger establishments like Point Leo Estate, or the more secluded family run places like Mont Rouge, there is something for everyone when it comes to the Mornington peninsula wine region.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MOST INCREDIBLE WINERIES ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA
The beautiful family run business at Green Olive at Red Hill runs an all day farm tapas menu that includes locally sourced and grown produce from along the Mornington Peninsula.
Greg and Sue Donoghue, together with their 2 kids, a handful of dogs, sheep, chickens and ducks had a dream to inspire people ‘to live the good life’ on the farm.
With over 5 varieties of Olives grown on their farm, their wine list is as extensive as is their block of land. Covering 27 Sq km ‘between the bays’ provides an ideal growing location for wineries on the Mornington peninsula.
Only an hours drive from Melbourne, Green Olive separates themselves from the crowd by offering visitors a unique experience.
Try your hand at one of their home-made unique cooking classes where you can try your hand at pasta making classes, gourmet pizza making using a traditional wood fire oven all from their highly qualified and experienced collection of chefs and cooks
Running a farm is no easy feat, which is why you can purchase your experience right here to learn all about the biological approach to farming, as well as the water, waste and energy aspects of Green olives sustainability program.
For this reason alone we continuously return to Green Olive as it’s one of our favourite wineries on the Mornington Peninsula.
Laura and I took her parents here last year and they fell in love with the place. The beautiful wrap around deck gives you incredible views of the vineyards, and if the dogs are out you’ll be lucky enough to meet the Maremmas and kelpies that help keep the guest in check 😉
- 1180 Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge 3928
Open from Wednesday through to Sunday, Polperro wines is a premium, single vineyard label from one of the most incredible wineries on the Mornington Peninsula, located centrally in Red Hill.
This selective and unique vineyard offers three different types of wines to its customers, Chardonnay, Rose & Pinot Noir.
Their biological, biodynamic and organic practices are infused in their deep love and care for the land, as is their philosophy of sustainability and regenerative agriculture.
If this isn’t unique enough or you, you also have the opportunity to stay at one of their 4 studio apartments on their 25 acre property, each with a king sized bed, open fireplace, a central spa and a private deck with views of the vineyard.
New to Polperro wines is a Hot Yoga class located off-site with the beautiful ladies down at Hot Hut Yoga
The perfect chance to finally try a Yoga experience with the backdrop of the Mornington Peninsula vineyards through gentle flow yogas, right through to strong flow Hot yoga.
Polperro Wines achieved organic and biodynamic namic certification in 2019, making them a key player in Mornington peninsula wine sustainability.
Polperro gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a true wine and dine experience, without having to drive home afterwards.
- A 2 night minimum applies on weekends and a 3 night stay applies on public holiday long weekends and peak summer periods
- Best suited for couples, no children under 16 years of age.
- Hot Hut Yoga Classes can be booked online at their website
Point Leo Estate
Located on the scenic coastline of the Mornington Peninsula’s South East corner looking over Western Port Bay lies the idyllic and award winning Point Leo Estate and Sculpture Park.
The maritime breezes of the Western Port winds allow the vineyards to stay cool during the warmer summer months, producing some of the highest quality wine anywhere along the Mornington Peninsula.
The owners have invested more than $50 million into the 135 hectare estate, any its certainly noticeable.
This 50 acre vineyard is also one of the largest on Victoria’s Peninsula, giving guests the opportunity to wine and dine on the wine terrace outside.
On offer is Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Rose all 2019 vintage that firmly establishes themselves as one of the best along the coast.
The restaurant attached (Laura) is an award winning newly created restaurant that not surprisingly won ‘New Restaurant of the Year’ award in 2019 and 2 prestigious Chef Hats!
Overlooking the stunning vineyards, ocean views in the distance as well as an award winning sculpture park, live music can be enjoyed here on the weekends from 1pm onwards.
Even if you’re more interested in smaller family run wine makers, Point Leo Estate truly is one of the more incredible wineries on the Mornington Peninsula..at least visit to admire the stunning architecture and love that has been poured into this place.
- Wine terrace is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday 12pm onwards with live music commencing at 1pm
- For the art lovers, why not book your vineyard experience for one hour sampling the many wines and journey through the award winning sculpture park
Mont Rouge Estate
Down the road from Polperro Wines is Mont Rouge Winery, this small yet quaint Winery situated once again in Red Hill is bottled by the local legend Michael Kyberd.
This French inspired cellar door gives guests a taste of 20+ years experience in the winemaking industry by producing high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir & Shiraz..making guests feel as if they’ve been transported into French wine country.
The wine is matured for anywhere between 12-14 months in traditional oak barrels that permeate the cooler climate wines, then hand bottled personally by Michael Kyberd
Lush, green bushes surround the Mont Rouge in the hinterland region of Mornington Peninsula’s unique climatic region most suitable for wine growing.
This may not be the biggest winery you will come across, but certainly sets itself apart with the experience and love that goes into their wines. Why not try it for yourself?
- Visit Mont Rouge website to find the best deals and prices on their latest wines
- Open weekends and public holidays 11am till 5pm
- 232 Red Hill road, Red Hill 3937
Last but certainly not least on this quaint list of winners on the Mornington Peninsula is Montalto Vineyard, a truly unique and fantastic way to spend an afternoon with your family or loved one.
Montalto sets itself apart from the rest with its ‘Picnics at Montalto’ experience. Groups of 2 to 8 can experience the luxury of fine dining in the private areas of the winery not normally accessible to general guests.
A white linen tabled with proper glassware and freshly prepared fruit offers guests a luxurious and delicious evening in the vineyard of Red Hill.
Vegetarian options are available for those with dietary requirements.
Their ‘beyond the cellar door’ offer consists of 6 different experiences for guests to be guided through the estate, sampling a variety of wines and behind the scenes adventure.
The Alto room is a private room high above the wineries available for private guests who desire a more chic and intimate acquaintance with one of the best wineries on the mornington peninsula.
- Shoreham road, Red Hill South
- Visit the Montalto Vineyard website for up to date information about hours and offers
- Purchase a gift certificate online for a special friend or your loved one