Wine & Cherries on the Mornington Peninsula
December 12th 2017
Summer on the Peninsula is many things, but few are more appropriate than a relaxing weekend visiting cellar doors, going cherry picking or combining the two.
Of course, you can pick your own at Red Hill Cherries or head down to Hillside Grove, as we do, to purchase them by the kilo at Valente’s cherry farm. Then there is Farnsworth, Del Grosso, Holmes and many more generational farm gates to visit.
Red Hill Cherry farmers should be canonised – their cherries ripen in the turbulence of late spring early summer (usual finish date is mid-January) and the cherries must be picked before or after deluge or hail; their families and friends all pressed into the business of picking the divine and delicate cherry moments before disastrous climatic losses.
Our Cellar Door tasting includes a dish of cherries for all our visitors until mid-January (if possible). For all the reasons above and the serendipity of Pinot Noir’s having a deep thread of cherry in their flavour profile and our Late Harvest Muscat – grown on the edge of Red Hill – looking and tasting of cherry crush.
Linger in the winery shade awhile with the quiet pleasure of sharing with friends, our very simple offer of handmade wine & produce.
Drop in unannounced or call us to book for larger groups – 0359832483.
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