Over the past 6 decades, regular visitors to the McCulloch family’s atmospheric home gallery Whistlewood at Shoreham have included many of Australia’s most well known landscape artists such as Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Fred Williams and Russell Drysdale.
When we tell you that Blane Paton from Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring is the epitome of your Peninsula farmer, it’s the truth. If seeking advice on what to look out for in this neck of the woods we value his opinion and experience greatly. If your thoughts move you to covet a beautiful rural property or beach house on the Peninsula, then speaking to Paton Estate Agents first could be your best move. After 50 summers, Paton Estate Agents have seen many changes from the time when orchards, dairy & sheep farms were numerous.
Historic 6 acre property with superb bay views. Tightly held within the same family for generations, ‘Tarra’ showcases 5.98 stunning acres of fertile red mountain soil with charming gardens, a four-bedroom home and breathtaking views across neighbouring vineyards and pasture framing Western Port Bay and Phillip Island. One of the regions finest panoramas!
Main Ridge Olive Oil Company was launched in February of 2017, when Tim and Michelle Jupp decided to make the most of an offer to take on the consignment of two olive oil farms that had olives ready for picking.
Blane Paton and his family understand the land, and have been a part of the Mornington Peninsula landscape since his parents moved to Merricks over 60 years ago. Their farm was focused on dairy cattle, but horses have always been an important part of their lives. “In the early days we rode horses to herd the cattle,” says Blane. “We never used motorbikes. In the 1980s I bought a Clydesdale horse and then we started showing the breed.”
Claiming a front-row seat to Western Port all the way to the golden shoreline of Phillip Island, this luxurious four-bedroom limestone homestead on 55 acres showcases the ultimate country-meets-coast lifestyle opportunity.
It’s winter on the Mornington Peninsula and there’s nothing better than finding a welcome escape from the wild weather. Step through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery and feel the cosy calm wash over you.
Artists include Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Shorty Jangala Robertson, Nora Wompi, Eubena Nampitjin, Freddie Timms, Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Charmaine Pwerle, Betty Pumani, Barbara Mbitjana Moore, Willy Martin, Teresa Baker, Freda Brady, Brenton Ken, Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Yalmakany Marawili & many more...
Many tired, over civilised people are beginning to discover that escaping from the daily grind of city life and heading to the maritime environment of the Peninsula is a very good thing. George Santayana once said that the earth has music for those who listen and to those who listen Villa Floretti is nirvana - a secret find amongst five private acres of heavenly colour in the middle of beautiful and rural Boneo.
“Wow!” The three letter word that Jo and Cosi Melone hear every time a guest steps out of their car and breathes in the view. It is indeed unexpected, a delightful surprise, and breathtaking. Set on a hidden hill that rises over the back of Rosebud and is sheltered by Waterfall Gully, the Blue Range Estate’s view is expansive. Stretching from Western Port Bay and Bass Strait across the Portsea Peninsula and into Port Phillip Bay, the view is unique, and extraordinary.
Summer for Kathy and Bernie from The Red Hill Kitchen in Flinders means: harvesting potatoes, rhubarb, garlic & zucchinis. Planting corn, beans, pumpkins & tying up the tomatoes! It also means keeping busy servicing their many customers who serve their famous condiments on the peninsula and tucking into the beautiful array of foods they put through winter which include olives, salami, preserved lemons etc.
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.