Crittenden Estate launches a new concept in wine tourism »

Launched in December 2014, an innovative approach to wine tasting

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Crittenden Estate -Duncan and Fiona in the tasting room

Crittenden Estate -Duncan and Fiona in the tasting room

Crittenden Estate -Wine centre
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The Crittenden family, Crittenden Estate in the Mornington Peninsula
Crittenden Estate - Private tasting room


From mid-December 2014, the new Crittenden Wine Centre is set to introduce an exciting new way of experiencing wine on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. A range of alternative and traditional wines will be available for tasting in a format that is unique, innovative and is potentially a game changer in the field of wine tourism.

How will this be different?

You'll be met in the new purpose-built Wine Centre by knowledgeable members of the Crittenden team and taken through wine flights carefully designed to give you a full understanding of the wines you'll be tasting.  And no more standing around a bar jostling with everyone else. You'll be able to sit and relax, admiring the views over the tranquil lake and lawns – and some of the Peninsula's oldest vines – and taste at your leisure.

The large range of wines available to taste – up to 25 in total – reflects Rollo Crittenden's passion for traditional varietals as well as his inability to resist the temptation to experiment in the winery with challenging and alternative grapes such as vermentino, a white which hails from Italy and the red tempranillo from Spain.

Your wine tasting experience will be informative and comprehensive, but most of all, fun. Bring your friends but please  book ahead for a groups of more than six.  It's anticipated to be popular, and like anything to do with wine, this is a new experience best enjoyed with friends and family.

When and how?

The beautiful, purpose-built new centre is opening mid-December: to enquire or book ahead over the holiday period please call Clayton on 03 5981 8322. You might even get to meet Rollo, who can always be relied on to pull out one of his special favourites!

Why not consider a stay in their recently refurbished luxurious Lakeside Villas? These are simply gorgeous, and a perfect base for your Peninsula exploration – if you can bear to leave the Estate, that is!

The Crittenden Family looks forward to welcoming you to their new tasting room and the adjacent Stillwater Restaurant run by Zac and Jacquie Poulier.

The new Crittenden Wine Centre is a complete wine and food tourism experience, sure to raise the bar and – we think – leave you very happy indeed.


For information on Crittenden Estate and Stillwater Restaurant opening hours etc, please see links below.



  • Mornington Peninsula (VIC)

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