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In offering that unique combination of beaches, water sports and vineyards, and alive with every attraction for the tourist market, the Mornington Peninsula is Victoria's answer to the Margaret River. Each has an extraordinary number of restaurants, many of them winery affiliated, and an abundance of various types of accommodation. Although the wineries are relatively small, the region's many different sites and mesoclimate produce an exotic array of wines. Of all the other Australian wine regions, only Margaret River and the Bellarine Peninsula of Geelong can lay claim to such a profoundly maritime climate. In this part of the world, the wind is usually blowing from somewhere and generally either from the north and west across Port Phillip Bay or from the south and east across Bass Strait. That the climate is cool is not in dispute; exactly how cool is strongly dependent on site and aspect. Various weather stations provide widely ranging heat summations ranging from 1080 near Main Ridge to 1240 at Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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