Cool-climate maritime charm

The Mornington Peninsula landscape with its gently undulating hills, rolling green pastures and tranquil vineyards is as stunning as the range of wines produced by its wineries. Wine production in this region dates to 1886, when a wine from won an honourable mention in the Intercontinental Exhibition in London. The modern revival of the region began in earnest in 1972 when a small group of aspiring vignerons recognised the dormant potential of the Mornington Peninsula for producing high quality, cool climate varieties.

Since then the region has built a global reputation for producing a range of fine wines, complimenting perfectly its long-standing reputation as a seaside playground thanks to its beaches, calm bays, natural beauty and world-class golf courses. Surrounded by Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s true maritime wine regions. 

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Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula
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792ha
Total vineyard area
0-315m
Altitude
38° 34'S
Latitude
371mm
Growing season rainfall
19.3°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
1,519
Heat degree days
Climate
  • Strongly maritime but site specific
  • No vineyard site is further than 7 km from the ocean
  • Relative humidity is high
  • Frost is rare due to consistent winds
Soil
  • Yellow and brown soils over friable, well drained clay 
  • Red volcanic based soils
  • Deep fertile sandy soils in northern area

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