Escape Melbourne's CBD by heading to the Mornington Peninsula, a short one-hour drive from the city (find directions here). As one of Victoria's most popular and acclaimed wine regions, the Mornington is Mother Nature's coastal wonderland, rich in fertile vineyards that hug the rugged coastline and grow pristine cool-climate varieties such as Stonier's hero grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The region is also abundant in producers of all kinds of food wonders, from olives and cherries to dairy and seafood.
Explore the best of the Mornington
Glorious views and beautiful countryside abound in the Mornington Peninsula, with more than 50 cellar doors, including Stonier, to discover. Taste your way around the highly respected expressions of the region's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the other varieties that thrive in our cool maritime climate, including Shiraz and Pinot Gris.
The Mornington boasts more than 10,000 hectares of national parks to explore, including the historical Point Nepean located at the very tip of the peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay. The great outdoors puts on a show throughtout the year – choose from surfing, scuba diving, sailing, diving with dolphins or swimming with seals, fishing and horse-riding.
For more inspiration, plan your trip and explore accommodation options by heading to the regional tourism guide, Visit Mornington Peninsula.