Mornington Peninsula

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Mornington Peninsula
Latitude
Altitude
25-250m
Growing Season Rainfall
320-386mm
Mean January Temperature
18.8-20°C
Harvest
End March to early June
Wineries
34
Website
Cracka Rating 0

About Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is a cool, southerly region of elegant wine surrounded on three sides by stunning coastal waters and beaches. Just south of Melbourne, the Peninsula extends out into Bass Strait, flanked by the Port Phillip and Western Port Bays. Chardonnay and pinot noir are the heroes here. Chardonnay is the brightest star and comes in a range of styles featuring natural acid balance and finesse. Pinot noir is medium bodied and subtle, with good varietal character. Aromatic pinot gris has emerged with great success and spicy, cool climate shiraz is gaining ground. The Mornington Peninsula has a history of wine production dating back to the 1880s, with modern commercial viticulture growing significantly since the 1970s. The district is home to over 50 boutique wineries and 700 ha under vine. The region enjoys plentiful sunshine and coastal breezes. A long ripening season is one of the benefits of the cool maritime climate. There are a variety of sandy soils, duplex clays and fertile red volcanics in the district. With gorgeous seaside resorts like Portsea and picturesque rural villages, Mornington Peninsula is a popular getaway for Melbournites. The towns of Dromana, Mornington, Red Hill South, Merricks and Moorooduc make a great base for exploring the wineries.

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2013 Stonier Pinot Noir

2013 Stonier Pinot Noir

Perfumed elegantly with cherry and red fruits as well as some captivating florals before a palate that’s vibrant with red fruit and some earthy notes. It’s soft with nicely weighted tannins,a clean acid backbone and persistent length. Pinot lovers...

Cracka rating100
2013 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir

2013 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir

This is the entry point pinot noir for Kooyong, and it's made to be approachable and easy to drink. There are appealing red berried fruits on the nose of raspberries, cherries and strawberries, together with whiffs of chopped herbs. The palate is ...

Cracka rating90
2013 T'Gallant Romeo Red Blend

2013 T'Gallant Romeo Red Blend

Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo? That’s what you’ll be screaming at your wine rack when trying to locate this amazing red blend from T’gallant. It’s an intriguing blend of Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Shiraz and Muscat added in for complexity. P...

Cracka rating70
2010 Paringa Estate Pinot Noir

2010 Paringa Estate Pinot Noir

This wine has Paringa’s typical complex bouquet of dark cherries, spice and subtle savoury new oak characters. On the palate there is powerful dark cherry/black fruit flavours well integrated with the spicy savoury French oak characters. The fine ...

Cracka rating90
2013 Red Claw Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

2013 Red Claw Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

You’ll have red claws by the time you finish this addictive Pinot Noir as it will stain your hands with grapey goodness. Winemaker Tom Carson has created an enigmatic Pinot with bags of character and appeal. It’s crammed with cherry and berry flav...

Cracka rating80
2013 Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris

2013 Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris

Here we have a dry, rich, barrel fermented pinot gris that slips down so easy, you and your mates will finish the bottle before you know it, and will be disappointed if you don’t have another one! Nashi pears, red apples, subtle ginger and dairy s...

Cracka rating90
2013 Kooyong Estate Chardonnay

2013 Kooyong Estate Chardonnay

Here's a chardy that is thoroughly modern in style and totally on trend. Stone fruits and appealing funkiness rise from the glass in the white peach and 'struck-match' vein, along with hints of dairy and subtle nuttiness. The palate is quite flesh...

Cracka rating80
2013 T'Gallant Tribute Pinot Gris

2013 T'Gallant Tribute Pinot Gris

Another tribute from the talented T’Gallant and a Pinot Gris that bows its head to the French region of Alsace with a fully textured wine that’s structured and delicious. It kicks off with baked pears and spice with a savoury element that’s beguil...

Cracka rating80
2013 Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir

2013 Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir

This 'entry level' Pinot Noir from Paringa Estate is still sophisticated enough to blow many other pinots out of the water. Juicy pinot fruit, stout tannins and charismatic flavours. That is the style here (and it is done very well).

Cracka rating90
2012 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

2012 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

One of the most admired Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noirs - produced by one of the regions more famous winemakers - this Kooyong Estate wine shows much pretty fruit and enough tannins to keep everything contained and dry. Serious Mornington red win...

Cracka rating100
2012 T'Gallant Cyrano Pinot Noir

2012 T'Gallant Cyrano Pinot Noir

Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula, this is pretty good value for a pinot noir in an earlier drinking style. Smells of red fruits, fleshy plums, soft spice and savoury earthiness waft out of the glass, then the palate kicks in with generous fru...

Cracka rating80
2012 Tuck's Ridge Chardonnay

2012 Tuck's Ridge Chardonnay

Tucks ridge is one of the top wineries in the Mornington Peninsula, and when they turn out wines like this, it's easy to see why. It's a bright white stone fruit, lemon and melon wine that brings a twist of old charm butteriness and nuttiness to t...

Cracka rating90
2008 Merricks Estate Thompson's Lane Shiraz

2008 Merricks Estate Thompson's Lane Shiraz

After a few years in bottle, this elegant style of shiraz is still kicking along. There's still a fair bit of red berry and plum fruit smells on the nose, but it now has some toast and a touch of sandalwood in the mix adding extra layers. The pala...

Cracka rating80
2009 Paringa Estate The Paringa Pinot Noir

2009 Paringa Estate The Paringa Pinot Noir

Paringa equals Pinot perfection and maintains its place as one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia. In fact this wine, which is their reserve offering has already amassed three trophies and will send your palate into a heady spin with...

Cracka rating100
2013 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir

2013 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir

From an epic vintage in Victoria comes this outrageously good pinot noir from Yabby Lake. The nose is the prettiest thing, showing lots of attractive rose petals, dark cherries and spice aromas that will keep you sniffing for ages. The palate is f...

Cracka rating100
2014 T'Gallant Grace Pinot Grigio

2014 T'Gallant Grace Pinot Grigio

There’s one name to blame for the success of Pinot Gris and Grigio and that’s T’Gallant as they were responsible for the first commercial release in Australia 20 years ago. This vintage maintains the pure and crisp vitality we expect from this Mor...

Cracka rating80
2014 Paringa Estate Riesling

2014 Paringa Estate Riesling

Riesling is not the first grape you’d associate with the Mornington Peninsula yet Lindsay McCall of Paringa Estate has the midas touch and brings his interpretation of this noble grape sourced from 20-year-old vines. It’s got a varietal lift of le...

Cracka rating70
2013 Ocean Eight Pinot Gris

2013 Ocean Eight Pinot Gris

In appearance the wine is very pale yellow with no tinges of pink. There is a delicate citrus and floral perfume on the nose with lemon and tangerine being the most overt. In addition there are some almonds and pears. The texture is the key to thi...

Cracka rating100
2006 T'Gallant Claudius Chardonnay

2006 T'Gallant Claudius Chardonnay

Prepare for something completely different, the Claudius is like not other white you’ve ever tasted. For starters it’s modeled on the ancient Roman practice of cool fermentation in a clay amphora. The result is a mix of Chardonnay, Moscato Giallo...

Cracka rating80
2012 Merricks Estate Chardonnay

2012 Merricks Estate Chardonnay

This ripe but zesty number from Merricks Estate in the Mornington Peninsula is quite typical of the region showing lots of grapefruits and white stone fruits on the nose, along with hints of dairy and honeydew melon. The palate is quite rich and f...

Cracka rating90