Victoria – Mornington Peninsula – Show Your Card and Save

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By Sara Schwarz
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Morning Star Estate, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Morning Star Estate, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria [©Mornington Peninsula Tourism]

Your Shuttle - Mornington Peninsula transport service
Dromana Estate's Pinot Noir highlights the cool climate viticulture of the Mornington Peninsula
Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Vines overlooking the sea, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 

An easy drive for most Melbourne-ites and a favourite destination for many Victorians, the Mornington Peninsula has truly come into its own in the past decade with world class wineries, award winning restaurants, and a range of well respected local food producers.

With so much choice, it can be difficult to know where to go. Wherever you choose however, don’t forget to pack your RACV Members card to take advantage of great savings of up to 15 per cent along the way »

 

Red Hill Community Markets

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Operating on the first Saturday of the month from September to May, the Red Hill Markets have become a bit of an institution on the Peninsula. Established 30 years ago, this is the ‘grand dame’ of craft markets. Here you will find over 100 stalls of locally grown fruit and veg, baked goods and honeys, exquisite jewellery, pottery and artwork along with plants, flowers and even a children’s petting farm.

Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
Ph 03 5974 4710

 

Hickinbotham of Dromana

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Established in 1988 by third generation winemaker, Andrew Hickinbotham and his wife Terryn, the Hickinbotham cellar door has a real and rustic feel with views over the vineyard out to Port Phillip Bay.

Recycled, rejuvenated, renovated and revamped are words to describe the Hickinbotham Cellar Door. It’s a great place to introduce yourself to some to the fine wines of the region and relax with a cold beer (Hix Beer is made onsite) on the patio. The restaurant is open seven days and live music is a regular feature on weekends and over summer.

194 Nepean Highway,Dromana
Ph 03 5989 2686

 

Myrtaceae Vineyard and Winery

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Nestled in a small picturesque valley and surrounded by gardens, Myrtaceae Vineyard and Winery is one of the regions’ real hidden gems. Owners John and Julie produce limited quantities of high quality, cool climate, single vineyard wines and are more than happy to take you through a tasting in beautiful Riedel glasses.

Note though, the cellar door is only open the first weekend of each month.

53 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge
Ph 03 5989 2045

 

Ashcombe Maze

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Australia's oldest and most famous traditional hedge maze, Ashcombe Maze is located at Shoreham on the east of the Mornington Peninsula.

Stroll around 25 acres of internationally acclaimed garden settings with over 10 garden displays with individual themes that change with every season of the year. Explore the Lavender Labyrinth, the circular Rose Maze or get lost in the Hedge Maze planted with over 1000 cyprus trees. And when you’ve finally made your way out, recover in style with a Devonshire tea in the café.

15 Shoreham Rd, Shoreham
Ph 03 5989 8387

 

Dromana Estate

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Winner of not one but three awards for their chardonnay at the 2010 Le Concours des Vins awards, you’ll find Dromana Estate less than a minute from the Moorooduc Fwy in Tuerong.

Here the cellar door and restaurant are set within the historic Tuerong Homestead. The friendly staff will take you through their extensive range of wines from crisp French style whites to rich italian style reds. Doubling as a gallery space, take your time browsing the fine artwork also.

Enjoy long summer afternoons sitting out on the lawn and let the kids explore to their heart’s content while in the colder months, book a cosy table for two by the open fire in the restaurant.

555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong
Ph 03 5974 4400

 

Morning Star Estate

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Established in 1932 by the Franciscan order and set amidst 22 acres of exquisite gardens, and 30 acres of vines, the century-old mansion, ‘Morning Star’, enjoys panoramic views of Port Philip Bay stretching from the Bellarine Peninsula to Melbourne.

Whatever the weather, a walk through the rose gardens with their ever changing views over the bay is quite a special experience. Popular for weddings, you’ll often catch glimpses of activity from your table when dining at the restaurant and don’t forget to take in a tasting at cellar door before you leave.

Keep an ear to the ground too for regular ‘big name’ events held at the Estate. It is well worth making a weekend of it.

1 Sunnyside Road, Mt Eliza
Ph 03 9787 7760

 

Box Stallion Wines

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The name Box Stallion is a nod to one of the region’s other main industries – horse racing. Indeed you’re likely to find fine thoroughbreds peering at you from over the fences of neighbouring properties. At Box Stallion’s converted red brick stables now cellar door, the horses are long gone however and in their place you’ll find a line up of fine wines and food.

All wines are made from grapes grown on Box Stallion's own vineyards across the region. Enjoy their sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, or try the popular moscato. For something different, the arneis, dolcetto and tempranillo are all exciting and tasty new varieties to the region.

64 Tubbarubba Road, Merricks North
Ph 03 5989 7444

 

Your Shuttle

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With all this wonderful wine, food and scenery to take in, who has the inclination to drive?

Your Shuttle wine . dine . tour . golf . weddings will shuttle you to and from your choice of wineries and restaurants on the Mornington Peninsula in comfort with a reliable and professional local driver/guide at hand.

Make the most of your time and relax knowing you’re in safe and professional hands.

PO Box 95, Red Hill
Ph 1300 798 488

 

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

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Located a leisurely 90 minute drive from Melbourne, RACV Cape Schanck Resort offers all the ingredients for a great value holiday within a spectacular coastal environment.

All RACV members and their guests can relax in one of the 52 Ocean View accommodation rooms or 12 Condominiums, enjoy a round or two on the magnificent 18 hole, par 70 golf course or simply sit back and indulge in the superb regional produce that features throughout the restaurant.

Other onsite facilities for the enjoyment of guests include tennis courts, table tennis tables, a volleyball court, a heated swimming pool and a 4 km jogging track.

RACV Cape Schanck is also the venue of choice for those seeking an inspirational conference and events destination with a range of flexible conference room options catering for groups up to 200.

Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck
Ph 03 5950 8000

 

Make the most of your travels! Find out more about the RACV Regional Wine and Food program  – brought to you by VisitVineyards.com and enjoy discounts of up to 20 per cent at cellar doors, winery restaurants, microbreweries, gourmet provedores and more across regional Victoria  »

 

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