Best Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula
Wine grapes have been grown on the Mornington Peninsula since the late 1800s. After dwindling to almost nothing, the wine industry began to find its footing anew in the ’70s and ’80s – a boom which has never really subsided. Today it’s home to established wineries like Paringa (1984) and T’Gallant (1990) and a whole host of newcomers with varying levels of polish and ambition.
The 55-kilometre protrusion, which begins at Frankston and ends just past Portsea, is blessed with a cool maritime climate and gorgeous rolling hills. Every turn in the road unfolds a new vista, the sea sparkling beyond or cattle grazing peacefully below eucalypts. This being a cool climate region, elegant pinot noir and chardonnay are the main things you’ll be drinking, but pinot gris/grigio and shiraz are also possibilities, plus a smattering of sparkling.