Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service. General stores were once prolific in towns across the Peninsula region, stocking everything from kerosene and toothpaste to fresh bread and milk, run by owners who knew many of the customers by name. In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store opened to serve a variety of needs of the local community.
Heaven for me is a market – from Salamanca in the middle of a chilly Hobart winter, to a steamy day at Eumundi Market on the Sunshine Coast, nothing beats trawling around, sampling the food, digging through stalls to find something unique and brilliant and simply breathing in the atmosphere.
Immersed in a picturesque rural landscape and positioned close to the beautiful Somers Promenade beach, your rural paradise awaits on this 40-acre property with elegant farmhouse and substantial rural lifestyle facilities.
A place of perfect peace and harmony set on 51 acres of rolling green pastures atop the Mornington Peninsula’s Arthurs Seat, this pastoral paradise with an architect-designed seven-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with swimming pool and grand-slam tennis court brings resort-style luxury to the country.
Mastering a striking synergy between rural serenity and contemporary comfort, the quintessential country escape awaits in this five-bedroom home with tennis court on 10 acres, backdropped by rolling green hills and Western Port views beyond the treetops.
From amazing views to farm-gates, general stores, cellar doors and exhilarating country roads – these things are synonymous with the Peninsula. This tour gives you a chance to enjoy the ride, taste some things along the way, and stretch your legs all within a few hours.
If the love of adventure is in your blood then seek out Merricks Cottage for your next holiday on the Mornington Peninsula. This chic, contemporary two-bedroom cottage, will transform your vibe from the moment you enter its gate and gardens. Situated between Red Hill and Merricks Beach you’ll be within walking distance to some of the most iconic experiences in the region.
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.
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 a central hub of community life.
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 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.
The Cellar and Pantry is an institution and it’s a great place to cure a hangover, or show out of town friends a genuinely classic hinterland food experience. Either way you will leave satisfied.