The Mornington Peninsula takes on its own beauty in winter. The ground is cooling down and winter vegetables are being harvested from our kitchen garden. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a warming red wine in our cellar door or fireside dining featuring local winter produce in Laura or Pt. Leo Restaurant. With our first anniversary not far away, and our first vintage dinner in August, we thought it was time we shared more news on our wine. Read on to discover more.
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- 15% discount on any wine purchase, either online or from our Cellar Door
- Pre-release to access to new vintages
- Invitations to annual vintage launch in August
- Members only wine tasting with the wine maker prior to the vintage launch dinner
- Complimentary Sculpture Park tours and wine tastings
- Access to all tasting notes and wine advice
Events – Truffle Dinner
Friday 20th July 2018 – from 6:00pm
Laura, 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks VIC
Join us at Pt. Leo Estate, to celebrate and explore the truffle regions of Australia. Our 5 course menu has been designed to showcase the distinct characteristics of truffle. To enhance the regionality we’ve matched each truffle with a wine from its place of origin.
- Truffle Dinner $230 per person
- Wine match is available for $90 per person
- Driver’s match is available for $50 per person
Private Events at Pt. Leo Estate
Have you booked your end of year event? From a small private dinner or an indulgent party, Pt. Leo Estate
Enjoy the best of this celebratory season in a refined and elegant style at Pt. Leo Estate – situated on Victoria’s pristine Mornington Peninsula. Our unique spaces can accommodate gatherings of all sizes, from our intimate finer dining restaurant, through to our all-weather outdoor terrace.
Choose from our seated menu’s, shared feast or stand up cocktail event offerings. It’s not too late to book your end of year celebration at Pt. Leo Estate
Great Chef’s Series
Culinary Director Phil Wood is heading south to participate in the Great Chef’s Series at Joseph Chromy Wines on the 10th August. Between the months of May to October, Josef Chromy Wines, Restaurant and Cellar is hosting a series of public events, where cookery students work alongside visiting guest chefs including our very own Culinary Director Phil Wood, in developing and delivering a seven-course degustation, matched with some of finest cool climate Tasmanian wines from Josef Chromy Wines using Tasmanian produce. Click here for more information
New Season Olive Oils – There is nothing quite like a team bonding session, particularly when our friends and suppliers are involved. The restaurant team, led by Phil, headed to Cape Schanck to see all the new season oils being pressed. We love extra virgin olive oil and we use it generously in our restaurants, particularly for dipping our house-made apple bread and focaccia. Our favourite variety from Cape Schanck is the ‘Frantoio’, a lovely fragrant and floral oil.
Truffle Hunt – Our staff were lucky enough to join Jenny McAuley, and her dog Thomas on a truffle hunt among the oak and hazelnut trees (or also known as ‘truffiere’) on her spectacular Red Hill property which has been passed down to her through the generations.
We were fortunate for the opportunity to rescue some heritage apple trees from a nearby organic farm and planted them in our kitchen garden. The trees are grown in an espalier style meaning they are trained out like a vine.
Pruning & more pruning – Every vine has been pruned by hand here at Pt. Leo Estate by an amazing team of staff! It is vital for the pruning to be done correctly to enable an excellent crop for the following year. We now wait to see the cover crop of wheat and peas to flower, and then we look forward to the bud-burst in early spring!
Wine Terrace has a roof – we are very excited about our winter roof recently installed over our Wine Terrace. Rain, hail or shine – you can enjoy a cheese board & some live music from 1pm on Saturday & Sunday each weekend. The open bar and our terrace menu offerings in our all-weather Wine Terrace lends itself to gatherings that focus on friends, celebration and a sense of place.
We are so proud of the reviews we have received for both of our restaurants, over the past few months. We are also so very excited about our 2016 Chardonnay which was awarded a silver medal by the judging panel at the 18th International Cool Climate Wine Show.
To purchase a bottle of our award winning 2016 Chardonnay, visit our website