The Mornington Peninsula and Winter Wine Fest


Grape vines at a vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula.

View from the hill

View from the Mornington Peninsula overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

Cape Schank

View from Cape Schank to the Bass Strait.

View from Cape Schank

View from Cape Schank.

Forest view

Forest view from a hilltop in the Mornington Peninsula.
Look at a map of Melbourne and you’ll see that it and the surrounding areas form the shape of a crab claw. If Port Phillip Bay is the empty space in between the two halves of the claw, the Mornington Peninsula is the right claw, forming one side of Port Phillip Bay. And the best part–the Mornington Peninsula is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne!

The area is a renowned wine-making region. The 50 plus vineyards in the Peninsula produce multiple varieties including the acclaimed Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris and Shiraz. Go to one of the regularly scheduled wine festivals (in our case the Winter Wine Fest) and you won’t regret it!

The Peninsula is also home to a lookout point called Cape Schank. At Cape Schank you’ll find spectacular views, scenic beaches and a lighthouse that dates back to the 1850s!

Learn more about the Mornington Peninsula at the official website by clicking here.

Learn more about Cape Schanck at the Park Victoria website by clicking here.