Escape to the Country

What really makes the Mornington Peninsula so unique? Beautiful vistas, rugged coastlines, exhilarating walks, chefs who champion local and sustainable produce, wine, beer, cheese and scenic drives equal to any of the best in the world and within an hours drive from Melbourne.

Cine, Wine & Dine at Trofeo Estate

Each month, Trofeo Estate, transforms its beautiful restaurant into a unique cinema experience. Cine, Wine and Dine is dinner and a movie with a twist! Set in the original 1930's building, join us for our a la carte dinner, then enjoy a movie and dessert on us. Dinner service starts at 6pm, movie starts 8.30pm. 

Yabby Lake Art and Winery Tour

Explore the contemporary art collection at Yabby Lake Vineyard, on a special behind-the-scenes Art and Winery Tour led by Paul Barfoot, curator of the collection.  Drawing on a range of mediums, from large-scale sculpture to photographic works, ceramics, paintings and new media, the tour will conclude with a convivial wine tasting and discussion with Paul and the Yabby Lake team. Places are strictly limited and prior bookings essential.

Paton Estate Agents

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.

Terracotta Wine at Trofeo Estate

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 Peninsula’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. Its peaceful location is a world away from the hustle & bustle of Dromana’s main strip.

Finesse Catering Group

Brad and Roong Holtz of Finesse Catering Group are a formidable team. Passionate, creative and classically trained, their worlds collided when Brad attended one of Roong’s cooking classes in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, where Roong taught tourists and professional chefs the art of traditional Thai cooking. At the time Brad was working as a chef on small private yachts in Alaska and Mexico but they found a way to be together, moving to the Mornington Peninsula in 2007.

Little Rebel Roastery

For Little Rebel, it’s all about the coffee. A boutique coffee roaster, Little Rebel wholesales their lovingly hand roasted coffee beans to cafés around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula who understand and care about the coffee they offer their customers. They offer a number of key blends that have been created with passion to offer flavour and elegance.

The Dolphin Research Institute

Did you know that our dolphins share their precious home with over 4 million people who live around Port Phillip and Western Port? Did you know that there is a Mornington Peninsula based organisation that is a leading provider of research (major health studies of our bays’ dolphins), champions education (to value dolphins and reduce pollution flowing into our bays), and provides much needed leadership (working with governments for constructive and sustainable actions)?