Port Phillip Estate is a contender for the most striking winery on the Mornington Peninsula. Enter the towering sandstone fortress and you’ll be met with panoramic views of the estate’s vineyards, which you can enjoy from either the Dining Room, the deck, or the Cellar Door.

The Dining Room offers quite a formal experience. It’s open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, and dinner Fridays and Saturdays, and features a modern Australian menu. Entrée might be duck egg pasta with smoked ragù and cured yolk, or lamb sweetbreads with pearl barely. Main might be Milking Yard roast chicken or fire-roasted John Dory, and for dessert, choose a dish of local Red Hill cherries, dark chocolate and almonds, or Sunny Ridge strawberries with pistachio cake and crème fraiche sorbet. The wine list features a range of Port Phillip and Kooyong Estate wines, complemented by a selection of Burgundies and more from elsewhere.

If you’re after something more relaxed, head to the Cellar Door. The food offering is still very substantial but much more casual, with dishes like oysters, polenta chips and croquettes to snack on, and larger dishes like beef carpaccio or roast pork belly available to share. Here’s also where you’re able to taste the Estate’s wines, and purchase direct if you choose to.

Port Phillip Estate also has onsite accommodation. There are six luxury suites to choose from, each with King-sized beds, bathtubs, Missoni robes and Aesop products.

Port Phillip Estate
263 Red Hill Road, Red Hill South VIC
(03) 5989 4444

Cellar Door open daily 11am – 5pm
Cellar Door restaurant open for lunch Sat ¬- Tues
Dining Room open lunch Wed to Sun and public holidays, and dinner Fri & Sat

Cellar Door
Cellar Door Restaurant
Onsite Accommodation

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