Mornington Peninsula – Pinot and more


Nine years in the planning, this was a tasting worth waiting for – not just for the subtle and subtly varied Pinot Noirs of the Peninsula but also for its extremely fine Chardonnays, some rich, some lean. Forty years into the modern era of this region, winegrowers continue to experiment, refining the styles that best suit their own vineyards. 

While the vineyard area has more than doubled to 950 ha (2,350 acres) since Jancis reported on Mornington Peninsula’s delicate Pinots in 2009 (see that article for more background on the influence of climate, elevation and soils), the proportion of Pinot...