The Mornington Peninsula meets the ideal conditions for vineyards. The first plantation took place here at the end of the 19th century, and although the region has gone through long periods of drought, pests and fires, it has always restored itself naturally emerging as one of the best regions for wine production in Australia.
Nowadays, the Mornington Peninsula numbers no less than 200 vineyards. The maritime climate of the region is favourable for dry wines mainly from the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Tempranillo types. Sparkling wines are also a specialty around these parts, and you can get a good taste of them at the local wineries.
Every year, the Mornington Peninsula attracts thousands of wine lovers who come here because the region has everything you need to accompany a glass of delicious wine. This area is the perfect thriving habitat not only for winemakers but for dairy farms, chocolate producers and craft and cider breweries, as well.