Mornington Peninsula Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula wine region of Victoria. Use our Mornington Peninsula region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    38°20’S
  • Altitude:
    25–250 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1080–1570
  • Growing season rainfall:
    320–386 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    18.8–20°C
  • Harvest:
    End March to early June
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Autumn rain; birds

Discover the wine and wineries of the Mornington Peninsula

Discover the Mornington Peninsula with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Contrary to most accounts, vineyards did exist on the Mornington Peninsula (chiefly in the Hastings area) in the nineteenth century, albeit on a small scale. They disappeared without trace, and the next attempt to establish a vineyard was in 1948, when a member of the Seppelt family planted Riesling on a 68 ha property on Harrison’s Road, Dromana. Two years later the property was sold to the Broadhurst family, close relatives of a Melbourne retailer and wine judge, Doug Seabrook, who maintained the vineyard (and made the wine) until the vines were killed by a bushfire in 1967.

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