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
88
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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2012 T'Gallant Grace Pinot Grigio

2012 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
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
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
2005 Merricks Estate Shiraz

2005 Merricks Estate Shiraz

Here's another mature red offering from Merricks Estate that would be good to go with a rich moussaka tonight. It's a medium-bodied, cooler style of shiraz that still shows some dark berries on the nose, with mature layers of earthiness and hints ...

Cracka rating80
2011 Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir

2011 Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir

If you thought we were mad for the regular release of Stonier Pinot then we are going ga ga for this. An incredibly fragrant mix of cherry, dark chocolate and red fruit aromas before earthy spice and some elegant floral notes. With fruit sourced f...

Cracka rating100
2011 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay

2011 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay

Chardonnay lovers take note, this is serious stuff from Stonier. The reserve range comprises of only the best parcels of fruit from the Mornington Peninsula that the Stonier crew can get their hands on. It’s fragrant with citrus, grapefruit as wel...

Cracka rating100
2004 Merricks Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Merricks Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Mornington might be better known as a chardonnay and pinot noir region, but occasionally it can jag a decent cab sav. This mature cab sav from Merricks Estate is ready to go, and shows appealing plum, dried leaf, sandalwood and toast on the nose, ...

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
2012 Merricks Estate Thompson's Lane Pinot Noir

2012 Merricks Estate Thompson's Lane Pinot Noir

Pinot noir does well in the Mornington Peninsula, and here we have one at a decent price that is made for drinking over the next couple of years. Aromas of red cherries, strawberries, soft spices and a sprinkle of dried herbs decorate the nose, wh...

Cracka rating80
2008 Merricks Estate Pinot Noir

2008 Merricks Estate Pinot Noir

This medium-bodied pinot noir is right in the zone, and would be great with some lamb chops or game birds. Aromas of preserved plums and cherries adorn the nose, along with appealing smells of earthy savouriness and spices. The palate is plummy an...

Cracka rating80
2011 Eldridge Estate of Red Hill Chardonnay

2011 Eldridge Estate of Red Hill Chardonnay

Much of the credit for this wine goes to Wendy Lloyd (who runs Eldridge with her husband David) who is known as 'the Chardonnay Queen'. Unsurprising then by how high quality this Chardonnay is, a minerally and super fine Chardonnay with cleverly u...

Cracka rating100
2013 Yabby Lake Pinot Gris

2013 Yabby Lake Pinot Gris

This pinot gris from Yabby Lake is no wallflower. It stands out from the crowd for its honeyed pears, florals and toasted almond aromas, whilst the palate is bright and sweetly fruited, with zippy acidity and a savoury, dry finish. Would match per...

Cracka rating80
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
2011 Prancing Horse Estate Pinot Noir

2011 Prancing Horse Estate Pinot Noir

Saddle up for a taste of the Prancing Horse as this Pinot from the Mornington Peninsula is worth galloping after. It’s made by the sensational Sergio Carlei, a winemaker who is committed to the use of biodynamics in all of his wines. The fruit pur...

Cracka rating90
2011 Eldridge Estate of Red Hill Pinot Noir

2011 Eldridge Estate of Red Hill Pinot Noir

What a pretty wine! Just so fragrant and floral you will just want to dab it behind your ears before a special night out - but you are better off drinking it! Aromas of red cherries are strong in this wine, along with notes of roses and soft spice...

Cracka rating100
2010 Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Hailing from Mornington, this is a more medium-bodied wine with whiffs of black currants, dark chocolate, slight mintiness and star anise spice on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is elegant and well-structured, with a core of choc-coated dark frui...

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
2013 Red Hill Estate Pinot Noir

2013 Red Hill Estate Pinot Noir

What a pretty wine! Just so fragrant and floral you will just want to dab it behind your ears before a special night out - but you are better off drinking it! Aromas of red cherries are strong in this wine, along with notes of roses and soft spice...

Cracka rating100
2012 T'Gallant Holystone Rose

2012 T'Gallant Holystone Rose

This almost ruby-coloured, more off-dry style of Rose will be a hit with some spicy Thai food, and is bound to be popular around the table. Smells of red berries and peaches float out of the glass, whilst the palate is a bit more generous in it's ...

Cracka rating70
2012 Willow Creek Chardonnay

2012 Willow Creek Chardonnay

Here we have a moderately oaked, fleshy style of chardonnay that would be the bomb with a rich chicken dish. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, roast nuts and dairy decorate the nose, whilst the palate is generous and flavoursome, with tastes of peaches...

Cracka rating80