Whether you find your favourite drop at a winery by the sea or hidden among the lush hinterland, you’ll agree with us that the Mornington Peninsula is abundant with exceptional wineries, a range of luxe cellar doors, and exceptional food experiences that complement the wine. Here you’ll no doubt discover excellent examples of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. What more could you want?
Balnarring’s very own Quealy Winemakers recently won the Star Cellar Door in the Mornington Peninsula category in Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Australia’s Best Cellar Door Awards 2021. Quealy began in 2006 when Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy established themselves as pioneers of both varietal and winemaking innovation within the region. Amid barrels and terracotta amphora you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the winery as you taste the largest assortment of Peninsula wine.
Other Peninsula winners include Dromana’s Crittenden Estate, which was awarded Best Large Cellar Door. Meanwhile, Kerrie Greens Winery in Red Hill South received the title of Best Small Cellar Door. The award for Cellar Door With Best Food went to Pt Leo Estate’s Laura Restaurant in Merricks. Based in Red Hill South, Montalto received the title of Best Additional Cellar Door Experience for its Estate-to-Plate experience. Ten Minutes by Tractor in Main Ridge was honoured with the award for Best Tasting Experience.
Congratulations to all from Mornington Peninsula Magazine. Cheers!