Be rewarded for a healthy appetite in the Mornington Peninsula as you wind your way along rugged coastlines, past bay beaches and rolling hills. Stop into olive groves and renowned vineyards, break for lunch in hidden eateries and lively local markets, and load up the boot with local organic produce from roadside stalls.
Cool climate varietals
Take your pick of 170 vineyards and over 50 cellar doors around the Mornington Peninsula. Make your way around Red Hill, Merricks, Main Ridge, Balnarring and Moorooduc to taste signature cool climate single-estate pinot noir and chardonnay and get acquainted with arneis, sangiovese and gewurtztraminer.
Settle in for a meal at a cellar door restaurant. In addition to first-class views and top wines you'll taste perfectly balanced meals prepared by star chefs with produce plucked from organic kitchen gardens, sustainable farms and the nearby ocean.
Pull up a chair at a seaside eatery in Mornington or Sorrento and enjoy super-fresh Flinders mussels, Port Phillip Bay whiting and flathead.
Stop at roadside stalls boasting all kinds of local delights including free-range eggs, just-picked cherries, organic vegetables, aged meats, bio-dynamic apples, olive oil, preserves, freshly-roasted coffee and locally-made cheeses.