Food & Drink

One of the pleasures of food and drink is that they are often a shared experience – think about the times you’ve gotten together with friends and exchanged interesting ideas and opinions. In addition to having enjoyed a good meal, you left the table better informed with most senses more than likely fulfilled. Our Food and Drink section is all about the unique, best practice experiences on the Mornington Peninsula. In this section we like to inspire and inform readers with a mix of stories from around the Pen.

Tully’s Corner Produce Store

Originally the Tully’s site was an apple orchard however today the business is driven by three generations of the Brancatisano family who have been providers on the Peninsula since the late 1950’s. While respecting the history of the site, Tully’s appreciates that supporting & promoting local regional lines - most of which are sourced directly from growers – is integral to the business and the community it serves. The family are also passionate about delivering quality fare and a family friendly experience built on service.

JimmyRum Distillery

Located in the bustling commercial district of Dromana, Jimmy Rum Distillery stands out as a unique gem. It's not just a haven for rum enthusiasts but a place that offers a unique blend of culinary delights, spirited beverages, and a lively yet laid-back atmosphere. As the first dedicated craft rum distillery in Victoria, it's a testament to the passion and creativity of its founder, James McPherson, fondly known as Jimmy.

Chief’s Son Distillery

The journey began modestly in 2013 when Stuart and Naomi McIntosh initiated a pilot project. After three successful years, the distillery produced its first commercial single malt whisky, solidifying its place in the Mornington Peninsula's vibrant artisan community. The McIntosh name—Mhic an Tòisich in Gaelic—translates to ‘Son of the Chief,’ a title earned over nine centuries ago. It's a name that embodies loyalty, a generational love for whisky, and the Scottish roots that continue to influence their craft.

Barmah Park Vineyard

Barmah Park is a stone's throw from Mornington, just off the Moorooduc Hwy. Come here to warm up beside their log fire and unwind with the help of stunning rural vineyard views, fine food, wine and friendly service. What was a working cattle farm is now an acclaimed restaurant with a spacious dining room - graced with natural light and a rustic cellar door. There is something for everyone with their modern Australian menu that reflects seasonal moods. 

Cibo Deli

Inside this green-and-white store is a selection of mouth-watering products and foods along with Italian Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Liquor. Cibo Deli Mt Martha is like 'Little Italy', only it's in the heart of Mount Martha's thriving Lochiel Avenue Strip. This upmarket Italian-style deli and grocer has a supreme collection of premium imported Italian and locally sourced foods. Their mission is to provide you with the most delicious epicurean treats for cooking, eating and entertaining. 

Hawkes Farm

Hawkes Farm and farmgate store is not only famous for selling their own farm grown product in Boneo, but also a wide range of fruit, vegetables and other gourmet products. For many, it's a one-stop shop for their pantry needs. Best of all, their food truck is open on the weekends cooking their famous thrice cooked hot chips - hand-cut from their own potatoes grown on the farm. The veggie patch is the perfect place to sit and enjoy their delicious coffee & treats, and kids will love their 1970s Farmall tractor that takes pride of place.

Montalto

With fruit coming from six unique vineyards located across the Peninsula, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove creates interesting and complex wines reflecting the fantastic diversity of the vineyards, according to winemaker Simon Black. There’s more than the multiple award winning wines and the restaurants 11 chef’s hats since 2002 that make a visit to Montalto such a rewarding place to visit.