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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Stonier Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula 2014


    honey nectar nose; sweet and savoury at the same time Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Paringa Shiraz 2013


    Red fruit on the nose and palate with french oak influences and a dry tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Paringa Shiraz 2013


    Attractively perfumed on the nose with floral aromas of violet and white flowers leading to measured tones of cocoa and vanilla, some dried herbal notes, hints of roast beef and black berry fruit. Rich, a touch chewy, but fresh in the mouth with a gentle softness that makes this both bold and yet supple in the mouth. the flavors are a touch mud... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Paringa Shiraz 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Australian Chardonnay - More...

  • 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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