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
2014 T'Gallant Cape Schanck Pinot Grigio

2014 T'Gallant Cape Schanck Pinot Grigio

From the good people at T'Gallant comes this dry, steely style of pinot grigio that they do best. Ripe pears, lemons and roasted almonds run laps around the glass to tempt the senses, then the lighter-bodied palate introduces itself with juicy pea...

Cracka rating80
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
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
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
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
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
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
2008 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz

2008 Paringa Estate The Paringa Shiraz

This seminal wine from Paringa is only made when vintage conditions deem it possible, which means only the very best fruit makes the grade. This has Mornington cool climate characters oozing out of every pore, with a trademark cracked pepper chara...

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 Tuck's Ridge Buckle Pinot Noir

2012 Tuck's Ridge Buckle Pinot Noir

This is a ball-tearer of a pinot noir that is bound to stand the test of time. It's a tight, rich puppy at present, but after some air it shows lush plums, dark cherries and rose florals, with appealing sniffs of deli-meats and toast wafting in an...

Cracka rating100
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
2012 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir

2012 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir

The Ocean Eight wines are exceptional representations of what the Mornington Peninsula can do with varieties like Pinot Noir. Influenced by the fine wines of Burgundy winemaker Mike Aylward has chosen the best vineyard site to produce a wine that ...

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
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
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