Darling Park Winery

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232 Red Hill Road
Red Hill VIC 3937
Australia
Phone: 03 5989 2324
Fax: 03 5989 2324
Email: info@darlingparkwinery.com

Darling Park Winery on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula was established in 1988.

The winery has built an enviable reputation for producing wines that not only reflect their cool climate Mornington Peninsula origins but also reveal clear personality, depth and life.

Wines that encourage conversation with an appreciation of the art that is on, and in, every bottle.

Established in 1988, Darling Park has built an enviable reputation for producing wines that not only reflect their cool climate Mornington Peninsula origins but also reveal clear personality, depth and life.

It all started in the late 1980's with John and Delys Sargeant'\'s passion for great wine - after an initial small planting nearby, the home vineyard at 232 Red Hill Road was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.

Pinot gris was planted a few years later at the request of Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy who were to start T'Gallant - this is the oldest gris on the Peninsula along with McCabe's in Tucks Road.

The T'gallant wines were made here with the Darling Park's until they found their permanent home in Main Ridge.

Cellar door was run in the corrugated iron shed that is still the winery until the magical and totally charming cellar door was built in 1996. The cellar door is open every day from 11 til 5 for wine tastings, while platters of local produce and seasonal, regional fare are on offer every weekend.

The vineyard is now planted with Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot gris. Since our home vineyard is small, we have close arrangements with a few other growers to help us source the fruit needed. More details on these are on the Vineyards page.

Darling Park's labels are well known for their beautiful artworks. The Sargeants initially made use of lovely Rubanesque romantic images - then details of paintings from the Wallace Collection were chosen - and more recently the work of modern Australian artists such as Arthur Boyd, John Olsen, Sidney Nolan, John Percival and Charles Blackman from the Liberman family collection.


 

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