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Merricks Wine District

The Merricks Wine District includes wineries between the towns of Merricks and Red Hill South on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne. The area is home to a chocolate factory and the Peninsula Quarter Horse Association. Also in district are the Merricks Creek vineyard that focuses on Pinot noir based wines and the famous Stoniers Winery, dating from1978, and that produces delightful Chardonnay and Pinot noir wines. Stonier is renowned for crafting excellent varietal wines on the Mornington Peninsula in this district. The standard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are always fantastic wines and are terrific value, and the Reserve range has won many awards over the years. There is a delightful 6.3 km horse riding trail along a disused railway route that runs roughly east-west from Red Hill to Merricks Station Ground Reserve. It passes through mostly rural land between East and Coolart Creeks.

The Mornington Penisula Wine Region includes thirteen districts : Boneo ; Arthurs Seat ; Dromana ; Red Hill ; Shoreham ; Merricks ; Foxeys ; Balnarring ; Tuerong ; Main Ridge ; Moorooduc ; Mt Eliza ; Stanleys.

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Wineries

Merricks Estate, VIC  Thompsons Lane, Merricks VIC 3916
Situated on lush gentle slopes in sight of Western Port Bay, Merricks Estate was one of the first commercial vineyards, planted in 1978 by the Kefford family as a trial to explore the possibilities of wine making in an area that was then known only for its farming and horticulture and tourism. Merricks Estate since 1982 has produced high quality wines from its estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, ...

Paradigm Hill, VIC  26 Merricks Road, Merricks VIC 3916
A great wine begins in the vineyard. Be enchanted by our family-owned and run 4 hectares vineyard, snuggled in the tranquil Coolart Valley. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and winery contains the promise of celebrated Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Riesling. All our wines are 100% estate grown and made. Your hosts are Ruth and George Mihaly. Winery open by appointment only. Cont...

Paringa Estate, VIC  44 Paringa Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
A unique vineyard site combined with passionate and often brilliant winemaking means Paringa Estate shines as a beacon in the region. The Pinot Noir can be quite brilliant and the Shiraz from a good vintage is one of the very best examples of the cool climate style in Australia. There is an excellent restaurant at the cellar door. Paringa Estate Winery and Restaurant, established in 1985, is open ...

The Duke, VIC  38 Paringa Road, Red Hill South VIC 3937
Established in 1989, the Duke Vineyard specialises in premium pinot noir and chardonnay vines of various vintages - all made from the vineyard`s grapes. They are located at 38 Paringa Road and are open every weekend, along with school and public holidays, from midday to 5.00 p.m. Geoff and Sue Duke have planted their vineyard exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which shows just how astute the...