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In offering that unique combination of beaches, water sports and vineyards, and alive with every attraction for the tourist market, the Mornington Peninsula is Victoria's answer to the Margaret River. Each has an extraordinary number of restaurants, many of them winery affiliated, and an abundance of various types of accommodation. Although the wineries are relatively small, the region's many different sites and mesoclimate produce an exotic array of wines. Of all the other Australian wine regions, only Margaret River and the Bellarine Peninsula of Geelong can lay claim to such a profoundly maritime climate. In this part of the world, the wind is usually blowing from somewhere and generally either from the north and west across Port Phillip Bay or from the south and east across Bass Strait. That the climate is cool is not in dispute; exactly how cool is strongly dependent on site and aspect. Various weather stations provide widely ranging heat summations ranging from 1080 near Main Ridge to 1240 at Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Yes, their wines surprised me. The chardonnay too. I expected nice wines ... ... so that the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula have been forgotten. TAS PNs while good, I kinda scratch my head as to why they command a premium over the other parts of AUS. I'll post up the article once I'm done with i Read More

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  • Yes Emark, baseball is played here in Australia, and the left field is the same ... ... Notably absent were Mornington Peninsula, Macedon, Geelong (?Too snobby or ?too short of wine to send up to Queensland.)Alas I didn't get to the Shiraz masterclass due to timetable clashes. (Basically Australia grow Shiraz from marginal cool climates to the... Read More

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  • I think Pinot Gris/Grigio. T'Gallant from the Mornington Peninsula, Alsace,NZ &Italy of course. Gamay, Aglianico, Rhone whites, Yeringberg Marsanne/Rousanne. Complementing the umami whilst not overpowering subtle flavours or being overwhelmed by some robust flavours would be a fascinating trial and error experience. Read More

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  • DMCKER,there are a couple of Steven Harvey's in Australia, however I ... ... Chardonnay &Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, anything from Beechworth, Rutherglen fortifieds, Coonawarra Cabernet &Shiraz, Barossa reds, Eden Valey&Clare Vallety Riesling, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Chardonnay et al,Mclaren Vale reds, Margaret River Cabern... Read More

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  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or ... and day trips to the Yarra, Mornington Peninsula,Geelong, then a several day trip to Rutherglen, the Alpine Valleys, then fly to Canberra, and a few days tasting there, then fly to Sydney and off to the Hunter Valley for about 3 days. ... and you still will not h... Read More

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  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... or ... ... or Pinot Gris/Grigio, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Granite Belt Verdelho, and the rarest of the lot "1893" from the now defunct Rimfire vineyard at Maclaga Read More

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  • Paringa Shiraz 2012

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    Wine review by Kimma B


  • Being one of the largest privately owned winery, Scotchman’s Hill is one ... ... Hills, Clare Valley, Mornington Peninsula), and even into New Zealand (Marlborough). Since they are a Victorian winery, I’ll focus on their ‘local’ wines from the Scotchman’s Hill label. Astute readers will know that the 2011 vintage was marked with too much rain... Read More

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  • Australia does some great whites period, whether or not they're ... North ... North Patch Chardonnay from Mornington Peninsula, nice body, some notes of pear, not as lemony as some, clean, long finish with a slightly bitter close.De Luliis Semillon from Hunter Valley - unusualy for a Semillon in that it doesn't have the grassiness of some, lot... Read More

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  • Barrymore Estate Pinot Grigio Mornington Peninsula 2003

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    Wine review by trvplannerbj


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