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.
This summer the beautiful Emu Plains Reserve in Balnarring will be transformed once again into an open air cinema unlike anything seen on the Mornington Peninsula before.
There’s a buzz in the air in the Mornington Peninsula, and it comes in the form of a contemporary cutting edge designer hotel, formal restaurant, smart bar, casual dining experience and cellar door. The name is Jackalope – and it’s the new home of Willow Creek Vineyard Wines. So what is a Jackalope? A Jackalope is a mythical North American folklore character – a rabbit with antlers – and this mythical symbol has been brought to life with a breathtaking sculpture by Emily Floyd, a Melbourne artist who is most famous for The Bird and the Worm on Eastlink. This seven-metre magnificent Jackalope sculpture proudly sits in the forecourt of the property. Extraordinary, contemporary and bold, the Jackalope property is indeed a unique environment from a design point of view. There is so much more to cover, but the focus of this postcard is Rare Hare - a casual environment, with a food offering that is generous, honest and great value.
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.
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a stylish contemporary holiday base located in the heart of the southern Peninsula. From here you can enjoy some of the best experiences the region offers including Peninsula Hot Springs, wineries, miles of coastal escapades, quaint townships or if you’re more inclined to ‘bunk in’ beautifully appointed rooms, two outstanding golf courses, landscaped gardens, an in-house spa, gymnasium and outdoor pool.
James Vercoe loves wine. He is also extremely knowledgeable about all things vinous. As Paringa Restaurant Manager, he’s always on hand to offer help and advice. Our wine list now includes a selection of imported drops, as well as current and back vintages from Paringa.
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!
To be creative means to be in love with life and if this is the measure then Montalto is one of the most loved regional destinations. Founded in 2002 by the Mitchell Family, Montalto is centred around a beautiful building that blends with the landscape.
In the heart of rural Merricks, surrounded by towering Eucalypts and dappled light; a sumptuous space lies hidden amongst the vines of Tanglewood Estate. It was here 40 strangers met for a feast unlike any other. The inaugural 'Small Batch' Speakeasy event saw Husband and Wife team Brad and Roong Holtz, of Finesse Catering Group, partner with Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Main Ridge Olive Oil, Commonfolk Coffee and Tanglewood Wines to exhibit of some of the best the Pen has to offer.
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.
Offering stunning views over Port Phillip and Portsea, delicious food & great movies to enjoy in a relaxed and intimate open air settings, its a must do on the summer calender. Gates open at 6:00pm for a 9:00pm movie start. Parking limited -refer to website for bus transfer and parking options.