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Ashcombe Maze & Tearooms

Shoreham Road, Shoreham VIC 3916

Australia \\'s oldest and most famous traditional Hedge Maze.
More than 4000 year round flowering lavender bushes planted in our lavender labyrinth & display gardens
25 acres of internationally acclaimed garden settings with over 10 garden displays with individual themes that change with every season of the year.

A Circular Rose Maze the first of its kind planted anywhere in the world! With over 1200 rose bushes of 200 fragrant varieties chosen for colour and perfume.
Enjoy the serenity of abundant water features and diverse birdlife, as you admire nature at its best.
Spacious licensed café with high vaulted ceilings & towering windows overlooking Maze & water gardens.

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Elan Vineyard and Winery

17 Turners Rd, Balnarring VIC 3926

Elan Vineyard and Winery was established in 1985. The name Elan was inspired by their desire to produce premium wine made with flair from grape varieties both classic and unusual. They make estate grown, hand crafted, small quantities of special wines. Located on the Mornington Peninsula in Bittern, Elan Vineyard and Winery is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the views while sipping on beautiful wines. The Wines they specialise in are Riesling, Chardonnay,Gamay, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz. All at reasonable prices. There is a playground with a cubby over a sandpit and a slide. There is a grassed area for ball games. Gas barbecue facilities are on-site, picnic tables, rotunda overlooking the vineyard, coffee and tea making facilities. "2009 is the thirteenth vintage of Elan Vineyard's exceptionally good Gamay which is a light, dry and fruity red wine made using the primary grape variety of Beaujolais in France. The wine is quite unique, it is light-bodied but surprisingly earthy and is terrific slightly chilled at lunch." Stuart Gregor

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Mornington Peninsula Attraction Pass

13-15 Red Hill Shoreham Road, Shoreham VIC 3916

The Mornington Peninsula Attraction Pass includes four of the Mornington Peninsula's best attractions. Each attraction is open every day except Christmas Day. Passes are valid for three months from date of purchase. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, admission plus self-guided tour and bonus fragrant lavender gift included. The Peninsula Hot Springs, early or late admission to bathing area in thermal pools. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Cape Schanck Lighthouse where you can have a personal guided tour of the Lighthouse and complimentary admission to the Lighthouse Museum. Daytime admission to Moonlit Sanctuary, between 11am and 5pm, plus a koala photo opportunity. The Mornington Peninsula is just over an hour's drive from Melbourne, ideal for a day trip from Melbourne or for an extended stay with many exquisite accommodation venues on offer. This picturesque peninsula of green rolling hills is often called 'Melbourne's Playground'. Surrounded by sea, it makes for a memorable stop on the acclaimed touring route between Phillip Island and The Great Ocean Road. More than $100 full retail included in every ticket plus special 10 per cent discount offer at Sunny Ridge Strawberry, Sorrento to Queenscliff Ferry and Box Stallion Winery.

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Willow Creek Vineyard

166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks Beach VIC 3926

The grand red-brick entrance of Willow Creek Vineyard denotes the vineyard that was planted in 1989. Predominantly pinot noir and chardonnay, it has been hand tended by the same viticulturist since the beginning. His partnership with renowned cool climate winemaker Geraldine McFaul results in some of the most elegantly crafted wines in the region. At the end of the meandering driveway is the original homestead, McCormick House. Built in 1876, it creates an historical context for the property and sits opposite the entrance to the stylish cellar door and restaurant. Designed by Carr Group, its ambient bluestone and oak interior is a calm, cool oasis in summer and warmed by a crackling fire in winter. And with a purpose built tasting room in the barrel hall, touring groups can discover the intricacies of winemaking in an intimate and dedicated setting. Beyond the cellar door is Salix, with its captivating vineyard view. The bright bistro has a sunny deck for summer dining, while the sophisticated restaurant is a cosy escape in all seasons. 'See how far the Mornington Peninsula wine scene has travelled from its origins as a 'hobby' winemaking region at Willow Creek. Beautifully manicured grounds and imposing old buildings set the scene for the superbly appointed, stylish Salix Restaurant, Bistro, and separate cellar door. An extended deck overlooks a picture-postcard scene of a beautiful, tree-enclosed valley, and carefully tended vineyards spread around. Ex-Stonier's winemaker Geraldine McFaul presides over a range of outstanding benchmark wines, all worthy of the estate's quality credentials.' Ralph Kyte-Powell.

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Phillip Island Nature Park

1019 Ventnor Rd, Ventnor VIC 3922

Phillip Island Nature Park includes the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm. Phillip Island Nature Park is renowned as home to one of Australia's most popular wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade. A mere 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, the Nature Park covers 2,750 hectares of Phillip Island - Victoria's wildlife haven. The Park is an island adventure featuring wildlife reserves, wetlands and breathtaking coastlines. The three main tourist attractions managed by Phillip Island Nature Park are the Penguin Parade, Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre. Other destinations managed by the Park include Rhyll Inlet, Woolamai and the Nobbies, where visitors can experience wildlife in its natural environment. Phillip Island Nature Park is totally committed to providing outstanding tourism experiences and contributing to the ongoing conservation of Phillip Island's wildlife and its habitat-all funds from visitors go toward achieving this aim. Winner of Victorian Tourism Major Attractions Award 1998, 1999, 2000 There are many different tours to experience at the penguin parade! Penguins Plus viewing platform: Providing visitors with a more personal viewing experience, limited to 190 people, along with a commentary from an experienced ranger. VIP Tour: spectacular penguin viewing with your very own ranger, in a nelevated room, 180 degree view of the Penguin Parade. Enjoy a cheese platter as part of your VIP experience. Ultimate Adventure Tour: Limited to 10 people, this accredited eco tour provides extensive commentary, on a secluded beach to view the penguins with the latest night vision technology. Guided Ranger tour: Guided tour through the penguin colony before sitting in your reserved front row seats on the sand for the parade and then make your way to Penguins Plus to continue your guided experience.

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Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery

271 Tucks Road, Shoreham VIC 3916

Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery is owned by the Aylward family who started producing wine on the Mornington Peninsula in 1997. The focus was top quality wine that suited the climate of the Mornington Peninsula, specialising in making Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and recently released a sparkling wine, inspired by the French Champagne. All Ocean Eight's wines are made in small quantities and batches to ensure high quality and a focused style of their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sparkling wine can be achieved. The winery is located on Tucks Road in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula. All grapes picked for this small production come from the 17 hectares of vineyard owned by the Aylward family. Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery wines can be tasted and purchased from the cellar door. The cellar door is open four days a week from Thursday to Sunday. For further information please contact Ocean Eight Vineyard & Winery or view their website.

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Red Hill Cheese

81 William Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937

Red Hill Cheese established their small modern cheesery and cellar door on the farm at Red Hill in April 2000, making distinctive, handcrafted regional cheeses to complement Mornington Peninsula wines. They are now joined by a farmer and cheesemaker with their flock of milking sheep, producing wonderful ewe's milk at Moyarra in Gippsland's "Prom Country". An exciting new range of sheep cheese now adds to the flavour experience offered by Red Hill Cheese released under their Prom Country Cheese banner. Connect with the farm and know where your food comes from. A seasonal range of quality cheese is made using fresh ewe milk from their own farm, organic milk from cows at Fish Creek, and goat milk from Main Ridge Dairy. Red Hill Cheese's use vegetarian rennet, and are free from artificial stabilisers and preservatives. Low temperature pasteurising, slow processing and gentle handling help preserve the raw qualities of the clean rich milk, resulting in cheeses with character and great depth of flavour. Sheep milk products display unique qualities in texture, flavour and nutritional value, and are particularly attractive for those consumers who are intolerant to other milks. Cheese from ewe's milk has a smooth texture with back palate softness and delicate, complex flavours. Red Hill Cheese cellar door promises a high-end flavour experience for Serious Cheese lovers, with goat, cow, and sheep cheese. Treat yourself to a tasting plate of the Cheese maker's selection, to enjoy at your leisure on the deck overlooking the forest. Make an informed choice of cheese to purchase to complement Mornington Peninsula wines. No facilities for groups more than 10. Contact Red Hill Cheese for further details.

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Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens

15 Shoreham Rd, Shoreham VIC 3916

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia's oldest and most famous hedge maze, a beautiful circular rose maze, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, all set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens. The traditional hedge Maze is planted with more than 1000 cypress trees and thousands of metres of pathways. Now more than three metres high and two metres thick, the Maze keeper clips the hedges three times a year to keep it sculpted into a curvaceous challenge that will delight and inspire. The Lavender Labyrinth is planted with year round flowering lavender and the view from the centre over the lavender rows is spectacular. More than 3000 lavender plants are planted overlooking the impressive Arboretum, and the Lavender display gardens features more than 40 different lavenders, providing an insight into the history of lavender. Ashcombe's circular rose maze was the first of its kind planted in the world with 1200 rose bushes of over 200 varieties chosen for their colour and perfume. The object is to find your way to the centre and then find your way out. Or you can just stop and smell the roses Visitors are welcome to wander through the gardens on the self guided Garden Discovery Trail. The Famous Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt is fun for all ages. The Ashcombe Maze Cafe features vaulted ceilings and towering windows overlooking the gardens. The fully licensed café offers hearty breakfasts, light lunches and snacks featuring local produce, great coffee and a selection of delicious cakes and cookies, all homemade on the premises. The famous Ashcombe Lavender scones are a must to try. Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring there is always something beautiful to be experienced at Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens.

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Box Stallion Winery

64 Tubbarubba Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926

Box Stallion Winery, the name is a clue to this winery's original role as a thoroughbred horse stud. 'Operating since 2000, today the handsome stable building with its stallion boxes houses the winery cellar door and a high-quality, but reasonably priced restaurant. An iron stove warms in winter while in summer, tables migrate outdoors where tall hedges, elms, planes and eucalypts frame pastures and wetlands, populated by all manner of water fowl. The good quality wines differ from the Peninsula norm, with eclectic varieties like Arneis, Gewurztraminer and Dolcetto, as well as more conventional fare.' Review by Ralph Kyte-Powell. From the first vintage to the current vintage, many trophies, gold, silver and bronze medals and awards have been proudly gathered, not to mention the always-favourable press. With Box Stallion exporting their wine, America, Canada and China wine drinkers are quietly sharing the pleasures of the diverse range of ultra premium, exclusive wines produced solely from the Box Stallion vineyards by veteran winemaker and industry icon Alex White. Some of Victoria's leading restaurant list their wines and continue to marvel at the reception and quality of the product. The wines can also be found in boutique wine stores. Alex White has a long history of success in the wine industry and he is now focused on producing wines of excellence for Box Stallion. The wines of Box Stallion are new, fun and ambitious. This theme is reflected in the cellar door restaurant, the winner of the 2003 and 2004 Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Small Business Award for Tourism. The cellar door caters for customers looking for a relaxed lunch from a carefully composed menu, in the unique surroundings of the now famous Red Barn. The friendly hospitality includes live music on Sundays from some of the best musicians in the business.

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Main Ridge Estate

80 William Rd, Red Hill South VIC 3937

Main Ridge Estate is the Mornington Peninsula’s original commercial winery, established in 1975. The 3 hectare cool climate vineyard of 40 year old vines is situated on gentle north facing slopes of rich volcanic soil. It is perfect for high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay viticulture and wine production.

In December 2015, local winemaking pioneers Nat and Rosalie White passed ownership of the property to the Sexton family. The Sextons live on site and continue the Main Ridge Estate tradition of friendly personal service every day in the cellar door. Nat White remains involved as a consultant and mentor to new winemaker James Sexton.

The Main Ridge Estate winemaking philosophies have also been maintained: wines are grown and made entirely on the Estate, yields are held to very low levels to optimise quality, and exacting winemaking techniques are used to ensure fault free and complex wines which express the characteristics of the site, and the Mornington Peninsula region.

The cellar door and sundeck overlook the vineyards and extensive gardens. Light lunches are available during Summer and select weekends, featuring seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. We also present regular intimate concerts and wine dinners in the cellar door.

Our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Merlot can be purchased at the cellar door, through our online shop or by calling or emailing direct. Main Ridge Estate wine is stocked by leading restaurants and wine stores.

 

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Stonier Wines

Cnr Thompsons Lane and Frankston - Flinders Rd, Merricks VIC 3916

Stonier Wines was established in 1978. They are located on the Mornington Peninsula in Merricks.

They specialise in Sparkling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Reserve Chardonnay, Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Reserve Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Wines.

Cheese platters are available daily as well as wine tastings. For any further information please contact Stonier Wines.

"Stonier has long been recognised for making excellent varietal wines on the Mornington Peninsula. The standard Pinot Noir Chardonnay are always terrific value, and the Reserve range highly decorated over the years. There can be no doubt that Brian Stonier's original intent of 28 years ago, on concentrating solely on the quality of the wine, continues to this day." Ben Edwards.

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Quealy Winemakers

62 Bittern-Dromana Road, Balnarring VIC 3926

She is a one-off original, he is a clever winemaker of the highest order and together husband and wife team, Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy, like to shake things up big time. Their subversive winemaking is positively electrifying. (As described in the Gourmet Traveller Wine. April/May 2016). 

Their property is very laid back Old Balnarring, converted from orchard in the 1980’s, their vineyard is amongst the oldest on the Peninsula. Inside their winery cellar door you can taste soft voluptuous Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir alongside cutting edge natural wines Turbul Friulano and Kathleen’s favourites Pinot Grigio, Pobblebonk – a field blend and Rageous – their Sangiovese blend. As well as their own vineyard, these winemakers operate five premium vineyards in their region, all with a commitment to sustainable farming and allowing full creative reign.

Their tasting style is welcoming, informative and is a true exploration of Mornington Peninsula’s wine region.

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Paradigm Hill

26 Merricks Rd, Point Leo ACT 3916

The idea for Paradigm Hill was conceived almost 30 years ago. They have always been passionate about food and wine and their 'other' careers have laid the foundation for this adventure.

As with so many other things they have ever tackled, Paradigm Hill was a case of "all or none" and their obsession with the pursuit of quality has meant pushing the boundaries with viticulture and viniculture and to work within the domain of ecologically responsible practices.

It has often been said, great wine is made in the vineyard. They have just over ten acres of north facing gently sloping vineyard. The vineyard has been established with a very low density of vines (average only 500 vines per acre) grafted onto vigour and phylloxera resistant rootstock.

The trellis runs north south and vines have been trained to a 'vision, service, plan' approach with a keen eye on ensuring a balanced vine. They are committed to using only estate grown grapes for on site production of Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

The philosophy of their wine making is to guide the wine with minimal intervention, through the vinification process. The fruit is picked by loving hands, with vintage being a time for celebration.

'This vogueish new cellar door and winery at the end of a long driveway boasts a large timber deck with an eye-pleasing view of vineyards, meadows, stands of bush and rolling hills. An excellent spot to savour very good Riesling, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Tasting plates of savoury delicacies are available to complement the wines. Keep an eye out for some very relaxed cows and deer in the hollow in front of the winery.' Ralph Kyte-Powell.

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Prancing Horse Estate

39 Paringa Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937

Prancing Horse Estate is a super premium cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producer that leads the Mornington Peninsula's biodynamic movement. They first introduced cool climate biodynamic farming and winemaking in 2002 together with international expertise in site, soil and clonal selection.

At Prancing Horse Estate they aim to achieve balanced wines with intense flavours and structure. Their imprint on the Australian and French wine landscapes has been achieved through an uncompromising approach using organic and biodynamic principles in their vineyards and in the winery. Throughout the winemaking process, Prancing Horse winemaker, Sergio Carlei oversees the gentlest biodynamic approach.

In the Vineyard, Paul Danaher and his team engage in a rigorous program of biodynamic viticulture. The aim is to improve wine quality and optimise fruit flavours the natural way by continually improving the quality of the soil. These elements have fused and frame their ambition to be regarded as one of Australia's truly great cool-climate producers.

'Rated five red stars, amongst the best in Australia. Outstanding winery. Wines of exemplary quality and typicity.' The Australian Wine Companion 2011, James Halliday.

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Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove

33 Shoreham Road Rd, Red Hill South VIC 3937

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove is a Mornington Peninsula showplace. Its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are in the best regional mould, and sparkling wine follows the same quality direction.

Wetland habitats and a lake make it a sanctuary for local waterbirds, an olive grove produces luxurious golden oil. Sculpture and artworks dot the grounds, with the Montalto Sculpture Prize an annual high point.

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove offers all visitors an experience to remember. They have the dream that all who visit feel rewarded by the time shared.

The thirty acres of vines at Montalto are the source of our premium cool climate wine, with the estate holding the top red five star rating in Halliday's Wine Companion. The focus is on the key Mornington Peninsula varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, however the range has something for everyone, from Sparkling, Pinot Grigio, and Rosé through to Shiraz.

The 1500 mature olive trees on the property produce cold pressed, extra virgin olive oils. estate cured olives, and olive tapenade. Their products are available only from the estate, and can be experienced in their intimate cellar door.

The Chef's Hat rated Montalto Restaurant, acknowledged as the Peninsula's best, serves food inspired by regional France, but anchored in the fresh seasonal produce of the estate and region.

The adjoining piazza offers simple, tasty food with wine enjoyed in a garden or courtyard table setting. Selected sites within the property are available for elegant, fully catered outdoor picnic dining, ideal for a romantic lunch or unique experience.

'A stylish restaurant and a European style alfresco piazza cater for all dining needs, or eat outdoors with a difference - secluded, catered picnic sites offer a quality twist on alfresco food.' Ralph Kyte-Powell

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The Spa at Lindenderry

142 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Located inside Lindenderry at Red Hill, The Spa at Lindenderry offers an array of rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages, delivered by their skilled therapists. Every Spa treatment includes access to their indoor heated swimming pool and spa as well as the sauna. The Spa at Lindenderry is open during the weekends, by appointment only. Lindenderry at Red Hill also offers luxurious accommodation and an exquisite on-site restaurant to complete your experience.
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Port Phillip Estate

263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Port Phillip Estate located on the Mornington Peninsula is an architectural landmark and one of the most exciting food and wine destinations in Australia. The landmark building designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, unfurls across the ridge, spiralling from the ground and rising to form the dramatic 120 metre eastern wall. This abstract sculptural form nestles into the landscape and conceals much of the building. Inside, beyond the monumental limestone rammed earth exterior walls of the building, the light-filled Dining Room and Cellar Door open to an expansive outdoor timber deck taking advantage of the sweeping views. Driftwood coloured earthen walls, polished concrete floors, and dark stained timber integrate beautifully with the landscape. The Dining Room at Port Phillip Estate is a refined space offering exceptional food and wine. The contemporary cuisine is infused with a strong European sensibility. The menu changes regularly, highlighting the best of the season. The relationship between food and wine is symbiotic, in both pursuits we strive to highlight terroir and seasonality. The Cellar Door is the heart of Port Phillip Estate. Its bold architecture, elegant tasting bar and spectacular views make it one of the most exciting cellar doors in Australia. Our wines are entirely estate grown and produced and strongly reflect the vineyard site attributes. The winemaking is overseen by Glen Hayley. The Cellar Door Kitchen offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with panoramic views over the vineyards and the sea beyond. For those seeking an informal dining experience, the Cellar Door Kitchen is a great place to unwind and enjoy excellent food and wine. Port Phillip Estate offers unique luxury accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula. The six contemporary designed suites enjoy spectacular vineyard and coastal views, private terraces and interiors that exude the utmost luxury.
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Staindl Wines

63 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Staindl Wines oldest vines turn 30 this year, representing some of the oldest vines on the peninsula. The depth of flavour in the fruit they provide has been even further enhanced by the natural approach to the viticulture. Paul Staindl started looking at and thinking seriously about pinot noir in Australia in the 1980s. It needed to be cool climate. It needed to be maritime influenced. It needed to be easterly and/or northerly facing. It needed to be a special spot. The site near the top of the Red Hill ridge with its east-north east aspect, provides an ideal growing site for the vines. They have the benefit of waking up with the eastern sun warming their leaves and then the opportunity of enjoying the day view out to Phillip Island across Western Port Bay. Being on the easterly side of the ridge, they avoid the worst excesses of the hot western sun as it fades for the day during the long warm days of summer. The soils are composed of classic Red Hill deep chocolate brown earth with iron buckshot through it. This composition provides the bones to the wines with a little iron in the skeleton. The altitude provides the long cool evenings to lengthen the ripening. Long slow ripening allows the fruit to build flavours which provides the fine perfume, delicate red fruit, and the length on the palate which we all look for. Staindl Wines embarked on a biodynamic regime which has seen wonderful improvement in the humus and composition of the soil structure as well as a returning balance to the vines. Made with minimal intervention, the makers seek to have them truly represent what the vintage seasonal conditions provide and thus, there will be variation from year to year
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Paringa Estate Winery and Restaurant

44 Paringa Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Paringa Estate winery was established by owner and winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985. Situated on the Mornington Peninsula in the beautiful Red Hill amongst 10 acres of vines. Most famous for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they also produce amazing Shiraz. The winery hosts a fantastic Cellar Door every day. During the week Paringa Estate showcase eight wines. On Saturday and Sunday the estate is open with three single vineyard wines for tasting. Purchase a bottle of wine and tasting is free. The restaurant attached the vineyard is a multi award winning, modern European restaurant, with its most recent awards being Best Restaurant in a Winery at the National Restaurant and Caterers Awards for Excellence as well as retaining their Hat in The Age Good Food Guide. With magnificent valley views from every table, the restaurant provides a intimate dining atmosphere for either a relaxed lunch or sophisticated dinner. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Friday and Saturday night. For any further information please contact Paringa Estate Winery and Restaurant or view their website.
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Tuck's Ridge

37 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Tuck's Ridge is a five star boutique winery with one of the prettiest outlooks in the area. The wines continue to impress with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in particular worth seeking out. In addition Tuck's Ridge offers a selection of super premium single vineyard wines of unsurpassed quality and value, including the James Halliday 97/100 rated 2007 Buckle Vineyard Wines. Tuck's Ridge is located on the Mornington Peninsula and was established in 1986 Winemaker: Peninsula Wine Makers Owners: VTR Group P/L Manager - Matthew Bisogni Wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Savagnin, Sangiovese, Sparkling Wine, Shiraz, Pinot Gris. Price: $20.00-$100.00
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Merricks Estate

Thompsons Lane, Merricks VIC 3916
Merricks Estate is located on the Mornington Peninsula in Southern Victoria. It is known for producing some of Australia's most distinctive fine wines, because of its cool climate and long ripening season. Situated on lush gentle slopes in sight of Western Port Bay, Merricks Estate was one of the first commercial vineyards, planted in 1978 by the Kefford family as a trial to explore the possibilities of wine making in an area that was then known only for its farming and horticulture and tourism. Merricks Estate since 1982 has produced high quality wines from its estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their customers have enjoyed current releases of wines with between four to seven years of bottle ageing. They have added a new label, Merricks Thompson's Lane, to their range. For further information please contact Merricks Estate for view their website.
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Coolart Wetlands and Homestead

Lord Somers Rd, Somers ACT 3927
Coolart's historic mansion is set in a delightful garden with wetlands, woodlands and pasture nearby. Paths take you to the beach, lagoon and wetlands. Things to do - Take a woodland walk and look for koalas - Go birdwatching. Birds can be seen everywhere at Coolart with different species found in each of the distinct habitats. Winter and spring are the most spectacular seasons when over 1000 Australian white ibis and other waterbirds congregate on the lagoon to breed - Picnic on the lawns or use the wood or electric barbeques. If the weather is cold or wet please enquire about the Stables picnic area - Explore the old out buildings and imagine what life was like when you had to make your own butter - Stroll through the beautiful gardens and discover unusual exotic plants or to the beach for views of Phillip Island and Westernport - A slide show, 'Introducing Coolart', is shown each day in the Wetlands Observatory (1:30 PM weekdays and 2:00 PM weekends) - Junior Ranger Certificate activities are available - these are parent-guided activities for children - just ask at the Visitor Centre for 'Let's Go Around The Farm' and 'Let's Go Beachcombing'. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
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Museum of HMAS Cerberus

112 Nelson Road, Crib Point VIC 3919
The Museum of HMAS Cerberus is located within Flinders Naval Depot. Flinders Naval Depot was established on the 1st September 1920 and commissioned HMAS Cerberus 1st April 1921. Located on 4000 acres at the head of Hanns Inlet, HMAS Cerberus is regarded as the Premier Training establishment for the Royal Australian Navy. The present Museum of HMAS Cerberus was first established by Commander L G Wilson MBE RAN in 1980. The building was built in 1925 as the New Entry's study block, in 1930 when the Royal Australian Naval College was relocated from Jervis Bay the building then became the Cadets' Academic block. During WWII the facility was used as the Drafting Office and then later as the Supply School. Along with your visit to the Museum visitors are welcome to look through the Memorial Chapels and walk around the Memorial Gardens. There is also a Navy in Vietnam Room and Art Gallery where you can sit and have a cuppa and a light snack. Group bookings for Lunches are to be pre-booked. Please visit the website to view more information about Royal Australian Naval Museums.
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Phillip Island Nature Parks

1019 Ventnor Road, Ventnor VIC 3922
Home to the world-famous Penguin Parade and other popular wildlife attractions - all only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Discover Australian wildlife up close and in their natural habitat while you explore the Penguin Parade, Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tours, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the Nobbies Centre. The Nature Parks also provides numerous coastal and bushland walks across Phillip Island, traversing breathtaking beaches, woodlands and wetlands. The Penguin Parade includes numerous tour options for any taste and budget - from self-guided general viewing and the exclusive Penguins Plus at the main beach, to the ranger-guided secluded Ultimate Adventure Tour to the other side of the peninsula. Go behind the scenes with a ranger guide on the Research Tour to the onsite Wildlife Clinic or discover the Indigenous links to the area on an Aboriginal Heritage Tour. For the adventurous, dive in the Australia's newest seal experience with a Wild Ocean EcoBoat Tour. Departing daily, the tours takes guest on the adventure of a lifetime to Seal Rocks, home to Australia's largest fur seal colony. Take the Express 60 minute tour to get up close to the seals and witness their playful antics as they surround the boat. Extend the thrills on a 90 minute tour to Seal Rocks, the explosive Nobbies blowhole and the rugged cliffs of Phillip Island's south-west coast. Get up close to one of Australia's most loved animals at the Koala Conservation Centre and journey back in time to explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island. Complete your visit by setting course to the free Nobbies Centre where you can immerse yourself in our amazing marine world. Experience it all with a great value Three Parks Pass for discounted entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island.

Kitty Miller Bay Bed and Breakfast

251 Watts Road, Phillip Island VIC 3922
Kitty Miller Bay is the perfect spot to sit back relax and watch the waves roll in. Kitty Miller Bay Bed and Breakfast is a boutique accommodation with stunning views overlooking the ever changing waters of Kitty Miller Bay. Located just one beach from the world famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Kitty Miller Bay is a lovely, quiet, safe beach, suitable for both swimming and fossicking through the low tide rock pools. On the quiet, five acre property with direct beach access, your unit is semi attached to the main house. You have your own entrance, providing privacy and the ability to come and go as you please. Your ocean front unit is appointed with a queen size bed, television, table and chairs, kitchenette, fridge, microwave, barbecue and en-suite. A continental breakfast will be left in your room....

Paradigm Hill

26 Merricks Road, Merricks VIC 3916
The idea for Paradigm Hill was conceived almost 40 years ago. Ruth and George have always been passionate about food and wine and their other careers have laid the foundation for this adventure. Paradigm Hill was a case of all or none and their obsession with the pursuit of quality has meant pushing the boundaries with viticulture and wine making and to work within ecologically responsible practices. Great wine is made in the vineyard and they have just over ten acres of north facing gently sloping vineyard. The trellis runs north south and vines have been trained with a keen eye on ensuring a balanced vine. They are committed to using only estate grown grapes for on site production of pinot noir, shiraz, pinot gris and riesling. This voguish new cellar door and winery at the end of a long driveway boasts a large timber deck with an eye-pleasing view of vineyards, meadows, stands of bush and rolling hills. An excellent spot to savour riesling, shiraz, pinot gris and pinot noir. Tasting plates of savoury delicacies are usually available to complement the wines on the first weekend of each month....