Surrounded by Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay in Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s maritime wine regions – no vineyard site is further than 7 km from the ocean. 

The GI is 723 km2 in size and has a total of 976 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris/Grigio. 

Mornington Peninsula Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula
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976ha
Total vineyard area
0-315m
Altitude
38° 34'S
Latitude
371mm
Growing season rainfall
19.3°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
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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