26 Sep MORNINGTON PENINSULA OVERVIEW
The wines produced in the Mornington Peninsula are just as stunning as the landscape from which they come. Think lush green pastures covering gently undulating hills, and tranquil vineyards dating back to before 1886.
The reinvigoration of the region in the modern era can be traced back to 1972, when a small but passionate group saw the potential of the region for producing cool climate varieties of exceptional quality.
With cool winds blowing up from the south, east and west, the Mornington Peninsula is a fantastic region for growing late-ripening varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This region may be small, but it houses a surprisingly diverse range of soils, from red volcanic soils to the sandy soils in the centre of the region.
The cool climate and diverse soils have resulted in a complex network of vineyards, producing not only the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs mentioned above, but also high quality Arneis and Shiraz. Wines grown in this region are consistent in their clear varietal character.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM MORNINGTON PENINSULA WINES
Chardonnay benefits hugely from the natural acidity that the Mornington Peninsula climate can produce, showcasing the restraint and tight structure that is the signature of wines grown in this region.
The range of Pinot Noir is where the diversity of the Mornington Peninsula really comes through. Pinot Noirs from this region are typically elegant, with a lingering intensity – although some varieties are quite complex, presenting a rich expression of the land.
EDWIN’S WINE CLUB: In September, we’ll be exploring the wines of the Mornington Peninsula area, sampling some of the region’s finest each Thursday night. To make sure you don’t miss out, be sure to sign up to our mailing list, here