The focus at Wine Compass is to deliver the best possible experience for private groups wanting to organise special events, often including corporate days, birthday celebrations, hens or bachelor parties, or simply a day out in the wine regions with family and friends.
The aim is to organise a stress-free day that is specifically tailored to your guests and the occasion, that everyone will enjoy and remember. We tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements, relieving any of the stress and hassle, choosing the best locations and experiences for your group.
Crittenden Estate is an iconic vineyard, winery and wine centre located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, one hour’s drive south of Melbourne.
The home vineyard, first planted in 1982, is situated on the lower northern slopes of Red Hill and has ideal conditions for growing traditional cool climate European varieties. Its ideal sandy loam soils, considerable vine age and close proximity Port Philip Bay each contribute immeasurably to the premium wine styles that the Crittenden family have become known for. Crittenden Estate is now known as one of the Mornington Peninsula’s iconic wineries and is a must visit on a winery tour agenda.
After growing up on the farm the second generation of Crittendens are now fully immersed in the running of the business. Garry Crittenden’s son Rollo is now Viticulturalist & Winemaker whilst daughter Zoe takes care of the marketing. The third generation, whilst too young to be helping in the vineyard yet, enjoy the pleasure of being surrounded by vines and dirt.
The range of wines on offer at Crittenden, all available for purchase online and at the Crittenden Wine Centre, reflect Garry and Rollo’s innovative winemaking styles. As one of the first producers in the country to embrace styles from Italy and Spain they have developed a reputation for taking an experimental approach towards their wine making. Tradition, however, also plays a large part in the production of their award winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from an area that is now becoming pre-eminent as one of the country’s most well reputed regions for these two styles.
Crittenden Estate is a centrally located Mornington Peninsula winery in Dromana and is within 15km of the following towns: Red Hill, Main Ridge, Balnarring, Merricks, Point Leo, Shoreham, McCrae and Rosebud.
A Mornington Peninsula Icon 1989.
We are a 5 STAR RATED, multi-award winning wine producer situated on a stunning property little over an hour from Melbourne, Australia.
Established in 1989, our property sits in an internationally recognised “Cool Climate” region on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and currently encompasses 46 acres with 23 acres under vine.
Boasting one of the best views from any winery in the world, we are renowned, not only for our fine wines but also for our superb, panoramic views of Western Port Bay.
The perfect spot to escape the city and enjoy the best of this beautiful region
Taste single vineyard wines. Settle in for a relaxed lunch. Take in the stunning vineyard view from our deck. Or stop by for single estate Market Lane coffee.
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Visit this small family run vineyard of 2.5 ha in Balnarring.
You can sit and sip in the Rotunda overlooking the vineyard, while your children can enjoy themselves in the playground.
We make estate grown, hand crafted, small quantities of special wines.
Cellar Door Wine Tastings – Open first weekend of every month from 12 – 5 pm or by appointment.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours.
Are you are interested in learning more about the art of winemaking, or simply happy to enjoy the end result? Either way our personalised private winery tours will appeal to you
Bookings Call: 0437 861486