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Monday, February 15, 2010

Interesting Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula

The following are some of the most interesting wineries on the Mornington Peninsula.

Port Phillip Estate
The new Port Phillip Estate complex just opened in December and located at 263 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill South, is a true showpiece winery. There is a restaurant, cellar door and tasting room, and state of the art winemaking facilities for the Kooyong Estate and Port Phillip Estate wines. Open daily from 11am to 5pm.

Merricks General Store
The refurbished 1920`s Merrick General store at 3460 Frankston-Flinders Rd operates as a rustic bistro and cellar door for three local wineries – Elgee Park, Baillieu and Quealy. The Elgee Park chardonnay and Baillieu pinot noir come highly recommended. Open Mon to Fri from 9am to 4pm, Sat from 8am to 10pm and Sun from 8am to 5pm.

You can sample the top pinot grigio at T`Gallant located at 1385 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Stonier Wines
Stonier Wines, established in 1978, specialises in the region`s two classic wines, chardonnay and pinot noir. Located at the cnr of Frankston-Flinders Rd and Thompsons Lane, Merricks, it is open daily from 11 am to 5pm.

Other long established wineries include Moorooduc Estate at 501 Derril Rd, Moorooduc open Thurs to Mon 11 am to 4pm, and Main Ridge Estate at 80 William Rd, Red Hill which is open daily from 12pm to 4pm and Sat –Sun until 5pm.

Mornington Peninsula Markets

Mornington Peninsula Produce Outlets

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