Pt. Leo Estate is owned by one of Australia's wealthiest families, headed by octogenarian John Gandel and wife Pauline. They have donated countless millions of dollars to charity, and 30 years ago they purchased 20ha of land on the wild side of the Mornington Peninsula, building several houses for the exclusive use of family. Over the ensuing years they added parcels of land, created a lake at the entrance of the property, and in 2006 planted a 20ha vineyard. It is now also the site of a major sculpture park, populated by some very large pieces, and many smaller. A cellar door and restaurant opened in October '17. A second fine dining restaurant, Laura, opened in March '18. Both restaurants are managed by Ainslie Lubbock (ex Attica and The Royal Mail Hotel), with chef Phil Wood (ex Rockpool) and head sommelier Andrew Murch (ex Rockpool and Stokehouse).
Pt. Leo Estate is situated on Victoria’s pristine Mornington Peninsula. The property lies between the seaside villages of Merricks Beach and Shoreham on the eastern side of the Peninsula on Western Port Bay. The estate is home to 100 head of Black Angus cattle, a fertile veggie garden, chickens and bees, 50 acres of vines and, with the establishment of the Sculpture Park, over 40 spectacular large scale sculptural pieces.