Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria's most important wine regions, located an hour's drive south of Melbourne on the southern coast of Australia. It is one of Australia's coolest winegrowing regions and elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are the main output.

The region covers the land that sits between Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, creating a peninsula on the southern edge of Victoria. Although there were attempts at serious winegrowing here in the late 19th century, Mornington Peninsula is comparatively new to wine, with commercial viticulture only starting to take shape in the 1970s when a handful of independent producers realized the region's potential. Their success inspired others to follow, sparking a rapid growth in the local wine industry, and Mornington Peninsula received its GI (Geographical Indication) status in 1997.

Mornington Peninsula's reputation is based on the high quality of the wine it produces from cool climate varieties – especially Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Other aromatic varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier are also grown here

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