This region is where the stunning coastline meets the gently rolling hills. The Mornington Peninsula produces a wide variety of wines. There are now over 50 cellar doors and more than 200 vineyards spread across this beautiful region.
Climate – Surrounded by Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay, this is one of Australia’s true maritime wine regions. It experiences relatively high summer humidity, low stress, and abundant sunshine hours, and plentiful rainfall during winter and spring. The late ripening provided by a prolonged gentle autumn results in fully ripe grapes with outstanding fruit flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins.
Soils – Soils range from the red volcanic soils of Red Hill, to the sedimentary duplex yellow of Tuerong, to brown duplex of Merricks and the sandier clay loom in Moorooduc.
Harvest – March/April – May
Wines – predominantly Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, with Pinot Gris and Shiraz the rising stars.