Just an hour’s drive south-east from Melbourne CBD, you will be arriving in the Mornington Peninsula: home of world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
It was declared as a region in 1994 and it hosts around 200 small-scale vineyards. Being a cool climate region, the cool wind blows up from the south, east and west making Mornington Peninsula a perfect fit for high quality wines. Red varieties account for approximately 60% and white grapes account for 40% of the region’s production. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the top varieties in the Mornington Peninsula. In this small area, vineyards are situated within 7km from the coast. Due to this proximity to the ocean, the climate is cool and maritime influence is strong.