Pristine beaches and gloriously green hinterland – this much-loved holiday favourite is just an hour's drive from Melbourne, and home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region's renowned pinot noir.
Passion for pinot
Hear the stories of passionate peninsula vintners, who grow their own fruit and produce their own wines. They'll tell you all about the famed regional pinot noir and the cool-climate chardonnay, and let you in on the secrets of the newer regional varietals, including pinot grigio, pinot gris and shiraz.
Regions within a region
Taste different styles on a cruise around this compact and diverse region. Climate, topography, land and soil structure create distinct micro-climates around the hinterland villages of Red Hill, Main Ridge and Moorooduc, and Merricks, Balnarring and Dromana on the coast.
Chat with other wine buffs on your tasting journey, or relax and take advantage of award-winning winery restaurants, casual eateries, accommodation and broad sundecks.
Try something a little different. Join a tour and ride through the heart of the region's wine country on horseback, visiting wineries and farms along the way for tastings.
Hatted cellar door restaurants
Rich with fine wine-growing soils, the peninsula is also a hotbed of culinary excellence and refined service. Follow up an afternoon of wine tasting with a meal to remember at one of the region's celebrated restaurants, such as Ten Minutes By Tractor, Port Phillip Estate, Montalto or Paringa Estate.
Cruise down the peninsula in June over the Queen's Birthday break to join in the fun of the Winter Wine Weekend. Pop into local cellar doors in and around Red Hill and taste more than 200 premium wines from some 50 wineries.