Take a road away from the norm and follow the signs to the often-unexplored Westernport-side of the Mornington Peninsula. As you meander up the driveway and past the cascading vines, you are welcomed with the sight of an inspiring Grand Arch; a waved concrete structure, a 70-year-old Queensland King bottle tree and a doorway that offers a teasing glimpse of something remarkable.
Welcome to Pt. Leo Estate
Pt. Leo Estate is indeed a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards and ocean views commanding the horizon as far as the eye can see. From the moment guests arrive, they are taken by the sweeping views that emerge in front of them encapsulating glimpses of Phillip Island, across the 50-acre vineyard, landscapes of grazing cattle and an expansive 19-acre Sculpture Park with the vast Westernport Bay — comprising a Cellar Door & Wine Terrace at one end and ‘Laura’, our fine dining restaurant to the other, the Pt. Leo Restaurant experience sits at the heart of this world-class venue.
Our 50-acre vineyard stretches up the crest of Pt. Leo Estate and curves down towards the expanse of Westernport Bay. The vines respond to the constant forces of nature –sunshine, rain, sweeping winds, cooling ocean breezes. Perhaps it is no surprise that –to us –each day is perfect, and each wine has its place. Aromatic Pinot Gris speaks of the sun. Our elegant Chardonnay has benefited from cool night-time breezes. Pinot Noir and Shiraz are perfect partners for a cool day overlooking the Bay.
The vineyard is planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Shiraz –varieties which speak to the peninsula. The winemaking at Pt. Leo Estate has had a deliberate, careful evolution with a view to producing fruits of exceptional quality.
This private paradise was once part of a more considerable 450-acre property owned by the Cole family since Federation in 1901, through to the late 1960s. The farm was used primarily as a sheep station and for crop growing.
Design by prominent Melbourne Architectural firm, Jolson and set on the highest point of the estate, Pt.Leo Estate is a building that explores the possibilities of structural concrete design to create a sculptural form that combines landscape, art and architecture within an innovative gesture that celebrates its sense of place.
Meet the people behind the scene.
We are a multi-award winning vineyard.