An absolute destination for beautiful beaches, long lunches and gorgeous green hinterland, the Mornington Peninsula is not just a picturesque place to visit just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, but is home to some of the best wineries in Victoria.

More than 50 boutique cellar doors and Mornington Peninsula wineries adorn this much celebrated region and will be only too happy to advise you on their famed red and white varieties, along with the process of getting it from the vine to the bottle.

Despite having been grown on the Mornington Peninsula since the late 1800s, wine grapes and wineries in Mornington Peninsula dwindled to almost nothing before booming again in the 70s and 80s.

Today, Mornington Peninsula wineries such as Paringa, T’Gallant and Montalto feature high on the list of visitors to the area.

Beginning on the edge of Melbourne at Frankston and ending just past Portsea, this region enjoys a cool maritime climate which bodes well for wineries in Mornington Peninsula.

Every turn in the road reveals a breathtaking beachside vista and/or one of the top Mornington Peninsula wineries. Due to the co-operative climate, elegant pinot noir and chardonnay are the main things you’ll be drinking, but pinot gris, pinot grigio, shiraz and sparkling options can also be found.

Wine tasting tours at wineries in Mornington Peninsula are well-planned and accommodating. According to experts, the peninsula’s climate, topography, land and soil structure combine to create distinct microclimates around the townships of Red Hill, Main Ridge and Moorooduc as well as the coastal spots of Merricks, Balnarring and Dromana, resulting in high quality wines.

An afternoon of wine tasting at Mornington Peninsula wineries is perfectly followed up with a memorable meal at some of the most incredible restaurants that run alongside them.

Wineries in Mornington Peninsula

Port Philip Estate, Red Hill South

One of the top picks when it comes to Mornington Peninsula wineries incorporating some of the finest food, wine and views on the entire Mornington Peninsula.

Crittenden Estate, Dromana

The sprawling Crittenden Estate is one of those Mornington Peninsula wineries renowned for its chardonnays and pinot noirs (but also does sparkling and Spanish wines). It’s a good match for its highly regarded restaurant, Stillwater at Crittenden.

Quealy Winemakers, Balnarring

Taste and traverse the widest array of Mornington Peninsula wine, where tradition and innovation work in harmony to elaborate exhilarating styles at Quealy Winemakers.

Yabby Lake, Tuerong

When it comes to Mornington Peninsula wineries the tasting list at Yabby Lake is right up there. The list showcases Yabby Lake’s winemaking philosophy, to craft wines reflecting the spirit of the season and the vineyard.

Paringa Estate, Red Hill South

A real stalwart of all the wineries in Mornington Peninsula, Paringa Estate has some of the oldest vines in the area. The supporting restaurant was originally built to help showcase the maturing range of wines but has since developed a quality reputation its own.

Ten Minutes by Tractor, Main Ridge

An award-winning cellar and stunning views are the epitome of one of the most highly regarded wineries in Mornington Peninsula in Ten Minutes by Tractor. With a sophisticated supporting menu, elegant dishes are matched perfectly with spectacular regional wines.

Pt. Leo Estate, Merricks

Stretching up the crest of Pt. Leo Estate and down to towards Westernport, the Mornington Peninsula wineries’ vines respond beautifully to the moody Mornington Peninsula weather. Each vine has its place, making it the perfect place to stop in for tastings.

Polperro, Red Hill

When looking at the ultimate Mornington Peninsula wineries ultimate food and wine experience, Polperro is a must visit. The dining rooms offers panoramic views of the vines and native trees – a stunning contrast to the clean interiors.

Montalto, Red Hill South

Encompassing seven vineyards and more than 30 acres of vines, Montalto is a real jewel when it comes to wineries in Mornington Peninsula. With high quality wines and food to match, Montalto is a resounding success and must-visit.

Rare Hare, Merricks North

Part of the well-renowned Jackalope Hotel, the 11 hectare Willow Creek Vineyard is easily visible from the long wooden benches of Rare Hare. Willow Creek’s own wine offerings pair perfectly with the delectable share plate menu.

Moorooduc Estate, Moorooduc

One of the oldest vineyards producing world-class chardonnay and pinot noir in the region, Moorooduc Estate is a must stop on your visit to Mornington Peninsula wineries.

Nazaaray Estate, Flinders

Set on 50 acres of cattle farmland among Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula wineries region, Nazaaray is fast becoming known throughout the world for wines of great elegance, finesse, and intensity of flavour.

Stumpy Gully, Mooroduc

Three distinct vineyards take full advantage of the Peninsula’s maritime climate, which allows starkly different varieties to thrive. A meticulous matching restaurant menu makes this one of the most impressive stops on the Mornington Peninsula wineries trail.