Crittenden Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

James' Review

Garry Crittenden was one of the pioneers on the Mornington Peninsula, establishing the family vineyard over 30 years ago, and introducing a number of avant garde pruning and canopy management techniques. In the manner of things, much has changed - and continues to change - in cool-climate vineyard management. Pinot noir and chardonnay remain the principal focus, and in 2015 winemaking returned to the family vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula in a newly built facility, with son Rollo very much in charge. Exports to the UK.

About

Crittenden Estate is a family established and owned winery based at Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. Estate vineyards are almost 30 years in age, some of the oldest vines on the Peninsula. Garry, founder and father, has been in the wine industry since the early '80s and was at the forefront of the emergence and acceptance of Italian varietals in Australia. His son, Rollo, is following in his footsteps with the Los Hermanos range of Spanish wines which have received accolades for the quality of the wine and quirky labels. Rollo now makes all of the wine at a leased winery based north of the Peninsula in Patterson Lakes. Rollo's sister Zoe is also involved and takes care of anything marketing related.

Specialities

Pinot Noir and chardonnay.

Cellar Door

Information

Crittenden Wine Centre: 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana

Hours

7 days 10:30am-4:30pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

The philosophy of food here is evident in the use of top quality ingredients, prepared by renowned chef and owner Zac Poulier. With a focus on free range and local produce as well as interesting items from both Australia and abroad, the menu at Stillwater changes with the availability of season and chef's inspiration.

Views from the dining room and decking overlook the vineyard, lake and beautifully kept lawns and gardens.

Bookings essential on 035981 9555.

Website:
http://stillwateratcrittenden.com.au/restaurant.html



Cuisine

Modern Australian

Hours

Sun: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Mon: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm till 3:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm till 10:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm till 10:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Accommodation

Information

www.lakesidevillas.com.au


Facilities

Three stand alone, one bedroom villas (separate bedroom) with king size beds. Twins are available upon request. Each villa has:

� Authentic wood heater,
� Split system heating & cooling,
� Open plan with kitchen (please note no oven),
� 32 inch LCD TV and DVD/CD player,
� LCD TV and DVD player in bedroom,
� Quality toiletries,
� Large north facing balcony over lake,
� Double spa bath,
� Fully equipped laundry,
� Under cover parking for one car,
� Complimentary Geppetto N.V. Brut Sparkling.

Breakfast hamper supplied. May include: local free range eggs, bread, bacon, fruit, cereal and other locally grown produce when available.

http://stillwateratcrittenden.com.au/accomodation.html

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Contact the office on 03 5981 8322.

Details

Crittenden Estate logo
Rating
Winemaker Rollo Crittenden
Established 1984
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 4.8 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10.30-4.30
Address 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana, Vic 3936
Telephone (03) 5981 8322
Website www.crittendenwines.com.au