Estate Grown on the Mornington Peninsula.
A 5 star winery as rated by James Halliday 2016
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.
Today, the Mornington Peninsula in Southern Victoria, produces some of Australia’s most distinctive wines because of its cool climate and long ripening season. Merricks Estate produces fine wines, while striving to create a sustainable environment for flora and fauna.
Since 1982 we have produced high quality wines including Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our 55 acre property (10 acres under vine) is a beautiful and relaxing place to visit. Merricks Estate, at the end of Thompson’s Lane remains the unchanged landscape of the unique Peninsula hinterland.
Latest review from James Halliday's WOW FACTOR WHITES July 2017
"Follow the scenic winding drive
Passed the poplars and old vines
Arrive at our rustic cellar door
So tranquil and sublime
Stroll the woodland, wetlands track
Enjoy nature's precious time
Ours is a hidden Peninsula oasis
Crafting unpretentious and impressive wines"
The drive is an adventure in itself...come and discover our hidden oasis!