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Best Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published March 16th 2013
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Ten Minutes by Tractor


Some of the best wineries in Australia are located on the Mornington Peninsula. With over 50 cellar doors on the Peninsula it's no wonder the wine from the region is excelling internationally and winning many awards.

With so many wineries, restaurants and cellar doors to choose from, I wanted to share my top three picks with you.

In no particular order they are:
Ten Minutes by Tractor.
Red Hill Estate and Max's Restaurant,
Willow Creek and Salix Restaurant


Entrance to Ten Minutes By Tractor


Ten Minutes by Tractor owner, Martin Spedding is a perfectionist in the industry and you will notice the attention to detail as soon as you step inside.

If you like a polished winery with professional wait staff, you will enjoy Ten Minutes by Tractor.

Wine Tastings @ Ten Minutes by Tractor


Red Hill Estate has been a long time favourite of mine with Max's restaurant, this multi award winning winery will win the hearts of the most discerning critics.

The amazing views across the vineyards towards the water of Western Port are quite simply stunning.

Red Hill Estate


Red Hill Estate is the perfect place for a marriage proposal, wedding, anniversary, or any special occasion. It has a wonderful atmosphere if not, romantic feel about it. The food is always excellent with great wine to match. You really can't go wrong with Red Hill Estate.

Entrance to Red Hill Estate


Willow Creek Winery and Salix Restaurant is another superb property, located in Merricks North. An extremely popular winery with lovely views over the vineyard. Salix restaurant is refined and comfortable with knowledgeable staff. The menu has a good variety of fresh and interesting dishes. Last time I visited I could not fault the pan seared scallops for entrée or the chocolate pudding for dessert. The main was small and I would have expected more, however the quality was excellent.

Weddings are very popular at Willow Creek Estate, and it's not difficult to see why. My sister and brother in law held their reception at Salix and it was the most enjoyable wedding I have attended.

Willow Creek also have a less formal cellar door cafe which flows onto a deck overlooking the vineyard, perfect in summer.

I must also mention Box Stallion. Many argue that Box Stallions wines are the best on the Peninsula, with great food to match.

Red Hill Estate




There are many other wonderful wineries on the Mornington Peninsula such as Box Stallion, Dromana Estate, T 'Gallant, Port Phillip Estate, Paringa Estate, Montalto, Tucks Ridge, Crittenden, Stonier, Main Ridge Estate, Tanglewood Estate, Blue Stone Lane Vineyard, Elgee Park Vineyard, Ballieu Vineyard, Hanns Creek Estate, Craig Avon Vineyard, Foxeys hangout, Moorooduc Estate, Vines of Red Hill, Paradigm Hill, Eldridge Estate, Darling Park, B'Darra Estate

This is not the entire list, there are many more to discover.

Enjoy the Mornington Peninsula Wineries and Restaurants.
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Why? Multi Award Winning Wineries and Fine Dining
When: All year round
Where: Mornington Peninsula
Your Comment
This is a great article Lorraine, there are so many wineries on the Peninsula, its good to get a list of the good ones!
by EricaL (score: 3|1645) 2087 days ago
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