Butterfly Retreats in Red Hill is a getaway experience for the whole family. Set on four acres of cleared grassland with mature European trees, fruit trees and an olive grove, there is something special to experience everywhere you wander throughout this picturesque property.
Join us for a fun and informative winter's day in the hinterland of Red Hill. The day will be spent in equal parts hunting truffles with Jenny McAuley and her dog Thomas at Red Hill Truffles and gathering mushrooms with fungi master Cameron Russell.
Tim Jupp is full of surprises, experienced and focused beyond his years. Young and talented, this fine dining chef has moved away from the 80 hour working weeks his chosen profession demands to chef at Commonfolk in Mornington, where the hours are much more conducive to family life. Given that he and his wife Michelle have four children under the age of 11, you can understand his life choices.
It’s a sunny, chilly autumn afternoon and Jenny McAuley of Red Hill Truffles is preparing for the busiest season of the truffle calendar. ”The truffle season starts at the beginning of June and runs for 12 weeks,” explains Jenny. “The truffle starts growing in the ground in the first week of December and it takes until the first of June to grow and ripen. The fungus grows on the root of tree, and the tree likes the fungus because the fungus kills the grass around the tree that competes with it for the sugar, water and elements it needs to thrive.
Simply put The Gorgelicious Store has been one of Red Hills most consistent performers since it opened in July, 2014. We’ve been popping in ever since and it’s never been anything but delicious - not even once.
In 1985, owner and winemaker Lindsay McCall established Paringa Estate winery on 10 ‘home’ acres of derelict orchard in Paringa Road, Red Hill South, which he planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris.
What does summer mean to the people who work or visit Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm? If you could bottle the excitement an adult or child has when they first lay their eyes on fresh season berries & fruit at the farmgate you could power the world with happiness.
Welcome to the Red Hill Lavender Farm and Distillery. Come to explore, stay, celebrate & relax. The farm is a truly unique getaway. The Farmhouse – as it’s known - is designed to accommodate couples, families and friends in comfort and style.
Summer is the buzz of the alfresco scene in Red Hill or the scrumptious aromas wafting over the vines from neighbouring properties. Summer is the scent of gums on the Merricks Trail, the smell of wildflowers on surrounding farms or the summer breeze touching your face whilst your bathing in the glow of afternoons sunlight.
With so many places to explore on our amazing Mornington Peninsula, be sure to seek out the locally owned and brewed, Red Hill Brewery’s speciality brews wherever you find yourself. With a great lineup of summer brews, there’s always something to appeal whether it’s a quenching summertime ale post a surf or ride or something along ‘the road less travelled and challenging’ for the craft beer connoisseurs.
Summer is the time for friends to gather around a feast, to tell stories, laugh and share in the beautiful experiences that bind our lives together. Summer is also time for the beach, for pool parties and for doing absolutely nothing on a full tummy.
Hidden away among the tall gums in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland, is a 25 acre patch of tranquility - home of Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas, where Jean & David, for the past 20 years have farmed the gentle, inquisitive alpaca. Both types are raised on the property - suri, with their long, flowing silky locks and huacaya, the more traditional, huggable type.