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Mornington Peninsula wines to try

By Halliday Wine Companion for Dromana Estate, Main Ridge Estate, Ocean Eight Vineyard and Winery, and Ten Minutes by Tractor

12 Jun, 2019

Explore the alluring array of delicate and finessed wines being crafted in the Mornington Peninsula region. Ahead, meet three fruit-forward pinot noirs, and a traditional-styled chardonnay, that best showcase the flavours of the region.

Boutique wineries, top dining, and picturesque landscape combining tidy vines and rugged beaches are part of the Mornington Peninsula’s charm. The region's cool climate makes for particularly exceptional pinot noir and chardonnay varietals. Try these.

2015 Ocean Eight Aylward Reserve Pinot Noir

2015 Ocean Eight Aylward Reserve Pinot Noir

Winemaker says: A beautifully balanced and fragrant pinot noir with amazing red fruit and spices. This wine has been made to age for 10 years plus.

RRP $75 | 2025 | Ocean Eight Vineyard and Winery

2016 Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir

2016 Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Pinot Noir

Winemaker says: This has a surprising energy to it, driven by cherry fruit with a ripple of vanilla and tomato leaf, it's even and spicy with just a hint of jam.

RRP $48 | 2026 | Ten Minutes by Tractor

2017 Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir

2017 Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir 

Winemaker says: Long slow ripening has taken the 2017 Half Acre Pinot Noir into the realm of dark brooding fruit, joined with earthy truffle and coffee aromas. The structure is telling of a wine that has more to give, and will reward those who cellar.

RRP $90 | 2030 | Main Ridge Estate


2013 Dromana Estate Chardonnay

2013 Dromana Estate Chardonnay

Winemaker says: Gently whole-bunch pressed, the wine has spent 12 months in French oak. Extended lees contact and a degree of malolactic fermentation means that this wine is more of a traditional-style chardonnay.

RRP $50 | 2025 | Dromana Estate

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*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.