Mornington Peninsula's signature wine? It is supple & alluring, coaxing elegant and delicate varietal characters from the locally grown Pinot Noir. Appropriately, the region's wines show great finesse but don't be fooled by any apparent delicacy, as these wines are packed full of intensity, structure & texture.
Mornington Peninsula Wines and Statistics
Walk pristine beaches and spectacular cliff tops, catch a wave, paddle a sea kayak, tackle the fairway at Cape Schanck, or sip a seductive Pinot Noir and feel the difference when you visit the Mornington Peninsula.
Less than an hour's drive south-east of Melbourne, the region now hosts 200 small-scale vineyards and more than 50 cellar doors offering visitors a personal warm welcome and taste of the region's diverse and impressive collection of fine wines. Mornington Peninsula wineries are supported by exceptional, and an increasing variety, of restaurants, bistros and cafes.
Maps of Mornington Peninsula Soils and Contours of the region
MPVA Water Project
The MPVA has been conducting biological and chemical water testing each season in Mornington Peninsula vineyards since 2007. The project is run by Geoff Duke and continue to monitor any changes to our waterways:
The 2017 vintage is a classic in the making. A mild but windy spring led into a cool summer and extended autumn. Mild days, cool nights and dry weather led to long, slow and even ripening conditions throughout February and March, not rushed by the sun. Yields were reduced by the cool weather in November, but amazing small bunches and berries. The wines are detailed and perfumed, classically proportioned and destined for a long life.