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Mornington Peninsula

Australia
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Region Description

The Mornington Peninsula is a region located in the south-eastern corner of Australia, just south of Melbourne. It is a region of immense natural beauty, with rugged coastline and a temperate climate that is perfect for growing grapes. The Mornington Peninsula has a long and proud history of winemaking, with the first vines planted in the region in the late 1800s. Since then, the region has gone from strength to strength, with the number of wineries increasing steadily over the years. Today, the Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia's most important wine regions, producing some of the country's finest wines.

Beautiful landscape of Mornington Peninsula wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

The Mornington Peninsula is home to a wide range of grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. The region is also known for its sparkling wines, which are made using the traditional method. The wines of the Mornington Peninsula are known for their elegance and complexity, and are highly sought after by wine lovers around the world.

Notable Producers

The Mornington Peninsula is home to some of Australia's most renowned wineries, including Yabby Lake, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Kooyong and Stonier. These wineries are renowned for their high-quality wines, and are well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Fun Fact about Mornington Peninsula
The Mornington Peninsula is home to Australia's first ever wine trail, the Mornington Peninsula Wine Trail. This trail takes visitors on a journey through the region's wineries, allowing them to sample some of the region's finest wines.

Top Wines from Mornington Peninsula

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Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir

Moorooduc

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4.2
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4.5
Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir, hailing from the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, is a standout creation by the esteemed winery, Moorooduc Estate. The vineyards, characterized by their optimal cool-climate conditions, contribute to the exceptional quality of the wine. With yields meticulously kept under 2 tonnes per acre, the hand-harvested grapes undergo a 100% destemmed process and a wild yeast primary fermentation that lasts for 20 days on skins. The winemaking continues with a natural malolactic fermentation in barrels and matures in 100% French oak, 20% of which is new. After 10 months in oak, this Pinot Noir emerges with a distinct character, boasting a harmonious blend of fruitiness, subtle oak influences, and a velvety texture, making it a true reflection of the Mornington Peninsula's terroir.
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Duck And Goose
Chicken
Vegetable
Salmon
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$33.00
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Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay

Ocean Eight

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4.3
The "Ocean Eight Verve Chardonnay" is an outstanding white wine from the Mornington Peninsula, a region in Victoria, Australia, renowned for its cool climate viticulture. Ocean Eight, a boutique winery, is celebrated for producing wines that encapsulate the terroir and climate of the region, and their Verve Chardonnay is a prime example of this philosophy. This wine is made from carefully selected Chardonnay grapes, which are known for their ability to reflect their terroir. The Verve Chardonnay is characterized by its focus on preserving the natural acidity and freshness of the fruit, often achieved through careful vineyard management and a restrained approach in the winery. The wine typically undergoes fermentation and maturation in French oak, which adds complexity and texture without overpowering the inherent qualities of the Chardonnay grape.
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Fish
Chicken
Tuna And Swordfish
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$51.00
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Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

Moorooduc

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4.1
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4.3
Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir is a highly sought-after wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the renowned appellation of Moorooduc in Australia, this Pinot Noir is crafted from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The vineyard features unique characteristics, such as well-drained soils and optimal sun exposure, which contribute to the wine's exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by gentle fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The result is a wine with a refined and elegant style, characterized by its vibrant red fruit flavors, silky texture, and a lingering finish. Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir is a true testament to the artistry and passion behind its creation.
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Duck And Goose
Mushroom
Salmon
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$73.99
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