Mornington Peninsula Wineries Yabby Lake
Yabby Lake Vineyard is the perfect first stop on your food and wine journey. Here you will taste wines that capture the spirit of the region, young and fresh and with great attention to detail in their very small production. The Red Claw label is crafted from fruit on the estate and is available for tasting at their cellar door.
Quealy Wines offers the widest range of wines on the Peninsula. Quealy are experienced, educated, curious and some would think outrageous winemakers. They defy the status quo but are steeped in tradition. You will be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable hosts with most tastings held in the very heart of the winery, the barrel room, where you will meet the winery cat. You will taste several of the vineyard expressions of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir sourced from some of the oldest and finest sites on the Peninsula.
Stonier Wines was established in 1978 by Brian Stonier starting with planting a chardonnay vineyard in Merricks on the south side of the Mornington Peninsula. Stonier’s can now source grapes from several sites on the Mornington Peninsula and accessing some of the oldest vines in the region. The cellar door opened in 1991 presents striking architecture designed by well know architect Daryl Jackson whose work includes the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Lunch options include the Merricks General Store or RareHare at Jackalope Hotel or Merricks Creek (depending on the day of tour and availability).
We select the best lunch dining experiences on the Mornington Peninsula. All options offer high quality, local produce for a delicious dining experience, paired with a glass of wine.
Built in 1924, Merricks General Store has transformed from a traditional general store to an epicurean delight offering delicious seasonal food for a 2 course lunch and a glass of wine selected at the in house cellar door. With views overlooking Westenport Bay, the dining area presents with a welcoming deck and a vine covered deck in the garden at the back of the restaurant.
Pt Leo Estate
Pt Leo Estate is a new and exciting addition to the changing scene on the Mornington Peninsula. Opening late in 2017 this estate has quickly become a popular destination offering a great cellar door experience to match the amazing views of world class sculptures against a Westernport Bay back drop