Trofeo Estate is situated on the iconic Harrisons Road precinct of Dromana - in the 1930’s it was a passionfruit plantation - it is one of the Pen’s oldest vineyards but newest wineries. From the moment you enter the property, with it’s oak lined driveway, you’re surrounded by vines & beautiful rural views.
Fluffy fronds of fresh fennel provide a frilly backdrop to newly sprouted daisies. Spindly shoots of segmented, bamboo-like asparagus hide in weeds among olive groves. Explosions of colourful flowers lure you in while the tough, nettle-like stems tease you away.
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.
Zac and Jacqui Poulier, established Stillwater at Crittenden in 2004. Both have extensive culinary experience in Melbourne, and around the world. After working and travelling the world together, they returned to the Pen and the rest as they say is history.
For Little Rebel, it’s all about the coffee. Husband and wife team Peter and Trish started in the café business in 2010 and soon discovered that the coffee available for them to offer their customers simply wasn’t good enough. If you’re going to serve coffee, why not serve the best right?
There is a place on the Mornington Peninsula where its waters have been likened to a healing centre, a place of calm and contemplation, where the difficulties of living can be alleviated or resolved and the associated ailments of the body can be provided with relief. It’s safe to say that its one of our favourite spots and know to many others as the Peninsula Hot Springs.
For our friends at Montalto, Spring is the time is when the ground begins to warm, a time to appreciate the first tender flower buds and new leaf shoots signifying nature’s awakening from its winter slumber.
In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once such a central hub of community life. The charming rustic building, with gable bays & verandah, & a tree-shaded deck with outdoor fireplace, provides the kind of setting that somehow seems to infuse itself with the tastes on offer. Serving contemporary breakfast, lunch and snacks, the store is a popular meeting spot for many that also includes a produce store, selling a range of locally harvested jams, relishes and sauces.
Springtime visitors to Main Ridge Dairy take note! Goats are kidding and all the new kids are in the paddock in front of the Cheesery - it’s here you’ll have a birds eye view of the frolicking. Whilst you’re doing that, why not enjoy a fresh coffee and treat or taste award winning cheese products made with love on site with a glass of locally produced wine.
Once you settle in at Lindenderry Red Hill you may well lose yourself in this picturesque, European styled luxury estate. The hotel is created as an intimate world of its own with everything you need either within the property or in the acres of gardens which surrounds you but the other advantage is that it’s smack bang in the middle of Red Hill and the exquisite choices of food and wine experiences or it’s ‘alfresco activity’ – you can walk, crawl or ride to anywhere and back from here.
Over the past few years Hummingbird Eco Retreat has become well known as a focal point for health and wellbeing. A place where you can unwind, enjoy the natural surrounds, exercise and access some Naturopathic wisdom.