Stumpy Gully Vineyard remains the pride and joy of the Zantvoort family, who settled in Australia in 1980 and planted their first vines at Mooroduc on the Mornington Peninsula in 1989.
At the Stumpy Gully Winery cellar door you’ll find the winemakers, viticulturists or other members of the Zantvoort family doubling up as cellar door staff.
That’s because, after 25 years, Stumpy Gully Vineyard remains family-owned and run. Meanwhile, many wineries in the Mornington Peninsula region that started out as family concerns have been sold to larger companies.
Everyone likes to come home from a weekend wine trail with stories. At Stumpy Gully cellar door you can hear plenty: the history, the characters, the happy accidents and the real disasters. And, of course, how the wines are grown and made, based on the family’s own ideas of what makes a wine special.
Stumpy Gully Vineyards’ cellar door is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, only 50 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. It’s right at the start of the Mornington Wine trail at Moorooduc, just off the Peninsula Link freeway at the Mornington-Tyabb Road Exit.
Visit this small family run vineyard of 2.5ha in Bittern.
You can sit and sip in the Rotunda overlooking the vineyard, while your children can enjoy themselves in the playground.
The name Elan was inspired by our desire to produce premium wine made with flair from grape varieties both classic and unusual.
We make estate grown, hand crafted, small quantities of special wines.
cellar door wine tastings
Open First Weekend of every month 12–5pm or by appointment.
Special Public Holiday opening over Australia. Day, Labour Day, Easter, Winter Wine weekend, Queens Birthday and Melbourne Cup Weekend. BBQ gourmet treats or grape pickers platters available over these special weekends.
BBQ and picnic facilities available. We look forward to welcoming you.
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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