The Mornington Peninsula is known for its fine food and excellent wines, with the region’s wineries offering some of the best wining and dining experiences in Victoria.
And Barmah Park Vineyard in Moorooduc is no exception. Offering a range of different wines to suit any taste, and a succulent dining menu based on local seasonal produce, a visit to this vineyard is the ultimate indulgence for anyone visiting the Mornington Peninsula.
Pair that with a trip to our Mornington Racecourse Market and you’ve got yourself the perfect weekend!
Allow us to set the scene.
You’ve woken up on a beautiful winter’s day, and you’re keen for a day out exploring. The drive down the Peninsula to Mornington Racecourse is wonderfully scenic, watching the suburban landscape melt away and transform into rolling hills and wide open fields. In the distance, you might catch a glimpse of the sparkling bay as you draw closer to the edge of the Peninsula.
The market kicks off at 9am, and as one of the first through the gates, the stallholders are happy to welcome you. Hot drinks keep you warm as you step through each aisle, stopping to explore the artisan-made crafts and homegrown produce that catches your eye. A variety of food stalls make your mouth water, and you refuel on a breakfast that’s been cooked before your eyes.
After a few hours of market shopping, your hands laden with bags, it’s time to head up the road to Moorooduc for your Barmah Park lunch. The vineyard is just a short distance away, the winter vines rising from the ground with the promise of good things to come. The cellar door has expansive, panoramic views that will take your breath away. You’ll regain it just in time for the sumptuous food and wine: forget fine dining, this is refined dining. This is the Mornington Peninsula at its best.
Does this sound like your dream weekend?