More information on Mornington Peninsula

Located just an hour's drive south of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a top tourist destination and wine area stretching along the southern coast of Australia. Characterized by rolling hills dotted with vineyards surrounded by golden beaches, the Mornington Peninsula is home to both world-renowned cellar doors and small family-run wineries that you can visit for an unforgettable wine tasting.

During your winery visits in the area of Mornington Peninsula, you will have the opportunity to taste some great cool-climate, elegant wines, in particular, made with Chardonnay and Pinot Gris grapes, which present quite a different style compared to the famous full-bodied Australian Shiraz wines. Commercial wine growing only started to take place in the area around the 1970s, and Mornington Peninsula was recognized as a Geographical Indication in 1997.

Which food to taste in Mornington Peninsula?

The Mornington Peninsula is a favorite destination for many Aussie wine lovers for a weekend getaway. This is not only because of the many great wineries offering wine tastings and other wine-centered experiences but also because of its many renowned restaurants where you can indulge in local delicacies. You will have the opportunity to choose among fresh mussels, whiting, artisanal cheeses, hand-picked berries, grass-fed beef, and many other great local products.

Which wines to taste in Mornington Peninsula?

Your wine tastings in the Mornington Peninsula will undoubtedly feature elegant red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes, which account for approximately half of the region’s plantings. The other predominant wine variety found in the area is Chardonnay. Other aromatic white grape varieties like Pinot Gris, Viognier, and Riesling are grown in the peninsula, as well as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Which is the best season to visit Mornington Peninsula?

Known for its vineyards, golf courses, and sandy beaches, the Mornington Peninsula is a very popular destination for wine tours and wine tastings throughout summer, from December to February. During the colder months, instead, the Mornington Peninsula offers the perfect scenery where to relax and unwind.

What things to do in Mornington Peninsula?

Between your winery visits and cellar door tours in the Mornington Peninsula make sure to explore all the other great activities that the area offer. Treat yourself to a day at the Peninsula Hot Springs, swim with dolphins and sea lions, discover underwater marine life, or enjoy a hike in the Mornington Peninsula National Park.

Which wineries to visit in Mornington Peninsula?

Up above you have the complete list of wineries to visit in Mornington Peninsula. Here is, anyway, the list of the top wineries to visit in Mornington Peninsula::

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Where to do wine tastings in Mornington Peninsula?

These are perfect wine tastings to book in Mornington Peninsula:

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