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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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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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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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Dromana Estate

555 Old Moorooduc Road, Tuerong VIC 3915

Established over thirty years ago & boasting a 500T capacity winery Dromana Estate is amongst the oldest & largest producers on the Mornington Peninsula. The winery & cellar door sit alongside the rolling hills of the vineyard & the property is conveniently located just off the Peninsula Freeway making it an easy drive for those seeking a wine tasting experience.

A tasting with our Cellar Door Staff will guide you through a number of wines from our various labels including the Dromana Estate range, the flagship label of the company boasting a highly acclaimed Pinot noir & Chardonnay; the Mornington Estate range, showcasing the best varieties this cool climate region has to offer; & the David Traeger Range.

Dromana Estate strives to minimise its ecological footprint on the native flora & fauna surrounding the property & is involved in a number of sustainable farming schemes, including solar power installations on the winery roof by Endless Solar; a long term recycled water supply agreement with South East Water; membership with the Devilbend Landcare Group; & active participation in the Bay to Bay Biolink Project. Visit us & enjoy a glass of Dromana Estate wine with the knowledge that you are supporting a business that endeavours to create premium quality produce whilst remaining in harmony with its surrounds. 

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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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Yabby Lake Vineyard & Cellar Door

86-112 Tuerong Road, Tuerong VIC 3915
Take a drive down to Yabby Lake Vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula - your first stop off the freeway, just 50 minutes from Melbourne. Check out the bright, freshly renovated space and Chef Simon West's relaxed lunch menu, a beautiful match for the Single Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in Tuerong by the Kirby family in 1998, and the team has been led by renowned winemaker Tom Carson since 2008. Over the past decade, the vineyard has built a reputation for single vineyard wines of exceptional character - achieving great critical acclaim in recent years. The winery made history in 2013 as the first pinot noir ever to win the revered Jimmy Watson trophy, after 52 years of the award. Open every day for lunch and tastings, the cellar door has established a loyal following for its welcoming atmosphere, warm hospitality, strong wine focus and single estate espresso by Market Lane. Renowned local chef Simon West brings with him a wealth of expertise working in cool climate regions, a myriad of local produce and a lightness of touch befitting the purity and finesse of the wines from this special site. The menu changes daily and focuses on simple yet refined, seasonal fare - start with beautiful Bass Strait scallop or arancini, move on to sharing plates such as house-made trout rillettes or farmyard chicken and green olive terrine, then settle in for beautifully cooked confit duck leg or organic Victorian beef. The enhanced cellar door space features an expanse of large-scale windows embracing the stunning vineyard landscape, a new deck with large recycled timber beams overhead and a new, dedicated tasting area. Visitors can also lounge by the inviting open fire and enjoy the growing collection of contemporary artworks, both inside and out.
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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.

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....