VictoriaShorehamA delightful seaside town that's rarely given the attention it deserves...
Home to a gorgeous foreshore, a popular surf beach "the Pines" and several boutique wineries producing some of the region's best chardonnay and pinot noir.
Try the sparkling at Ocean Eight
Ocean Eight Vineyard and Winery is owned by the Aylward family who started producing wine on the Mornington Peninsula in 1997. The focus was top-quality wine that suited the climate of the Mornington Peninsula, specialising in making Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and recently released a sparkling wine, inspired by the French Champagne. All Ocean Eight's wines are made in small quantities and batches to ensure high quality and a focused style of their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sparkling wine can be achieved. The winery is located on Tucks Road in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula. All grapes picked for this small production come from the 17 hectares of vineyard owned by the Aylward family. Ocean Eight Vineyard and Winery wines can be tasted and purchased from the cellar door. The cellar door is open four days a week from Thursday to Sunday. For further information please contact Ocean Eight Vineyard and Winery or view their website.
Mantons Creek Estate
Hidden down a quiet country lane, Mantons Creek Estate is a secret gem not to be missed. The winery has a sustainable viticulture approach, producing small amounts of super premium fruit. Varieties include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat, Rose', Gewürztraminer, Tempranillo and Shiraz. The property produces the highest quality maritime, cool-climate wines. Mantons Creek Estate invites you to sample their award-winning wines at a magnificent setting within one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Away from the crowds, you will find their Cellar Door is the perfect spot to escape the city and enjoy the best the region has to offer. Take in the vineyard views with a glass or two and enjoy the relaxed and friendly service. The Cellar Door is open every weekend from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended hours and days over summer. To complete the experience, dine in Quattro restaurant. This secluded and tranquil haven offers an exceptional intimate and relaxed Mediterranean inspired dining experience to be enjoyed sipping on estate produced wine. When you really want to get away from it all, Mantons Creek Estate’s four exclusive suites offer you the ultimate in luxury.
Stroll Shoreham Beach
Shoreham Beach is in two parts and offers a wide stretch of sand and views across to Phillip Island. The 700 m long Shoreham Beach faces almost due east and Stony Creek flows into Western Port at the northern end of it. A foreshore reserve runs along behind the beach with a picnic area. It's a fantastic beach for swimming, exploring rocky bays towards Flinders and playing in the creek. At the southern point of Shoreham beach, known as 'the Pines' to surfers, surfing is popular off the reasonably exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. There is no surf lifesaving offered and so care must be taken. A tranquil walk below rocky cliffs brings you to another sandy bay located below the sheltered camping ground. This section is known as Shoreham camping Beach. It is 1.5 km long and curves around to face south-east. Both beaches are very protected and usually have no waves. Extensive sand and reef flats front both beaches and, as a result, the beaches have deep water only at mid to high tide. The tidal flats, and often seaweed, are exposed at low tide.
Grab a glass of rosé or sangiovese at Panton Vineyard
A family-run, boutique winery offering up local produce platters and exceptional wines.
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