Australian Wines of the Mornington Peninsula

Australian Wines of the Mornington Peninsula

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    Australian Wines of the Mornington Peninsula

    Tucked into the bottom of mainland Australia and surrounded by water, Mornington Peninsula is a top tourist destination that’s making waves on the world wine scene. 

    Just over an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is popular for weekend getaways and is one of Australia’s food and wine hotspots. Think coastal views, green pastures and award-winning cellar doors and restaurants dotted among villages. 

    The wine here is some of Australia’s best, made by a collaborative community of winemakers and many family-run vineyards. It’s a seaside region ruled by perfectionists. 

    Climate and Altitude

    The Mornington Peninsula has a cool climate and low altitude, with crisp cool breezes from the surrounding bodies of water.  The Mornington Peninsula wine region is just over an hour from Melbourne. It’s surrounded by three bodies of water and ripples with ridges and hills from volcanic activity 60 million years ago.

    With its maritime climate and southern location, the Mornington Peninsula is cooler than most other parts of Australia. There’s often wind and rain during the grape-growing summer months of November and December, which create perfect conditions for the region’s signature varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

    Growing Season Rainfall - 371MM

    Mean Temperature - 19.3C

    Altitude - 0 - 315M


    Wines from the Region

    CHARDONNAY

    Premium benchmark Australian wines with delicate flavours of melon, white peach and citrus, and a soft texture. Some can be aged for 10 years or more. 

    PINOT NOIR

    This is the star of the Mornington Peninsula wine region. There’s a huge diversity of styles but typically it’s a lighter red wine with zingy acidity and complex flavours of cherry and strawberry.