Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

James' Review

John Mitchell and family established Montalto in 1998, but the core of the vineyard goes back to '86. It is planted to pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling, shiraz, tempranillo and sauvignon blanc. Intensive vineyard work opens up the canopy, with yields of 3.7-6.1t/ha. Wines are released in three ranges: the flagship Single Vineyard, Montalto estate wines and Pennon Hill. Montalto leases several external vineyards that span the peninsula, giving vastly greater diversity of pinot noir sources and greater insurance against weather extremes. There is also a broad range of clones adding to that diversity. Montalto has hit new heights with its wines from these blocks. Exports to the Philippines and China


Winemaker Simon Black
Established 1998
Dozens 12 000
Vineyards (area) 47 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, Vic 3937
Telephone (03) 5989 8412