The Mornington Peninsula wineries are a very popular weekend destination and it seems even more popular with parents looking for kid friendly options. Autumn is a spectacular time of year to explore the vineyards in this region. Colour is all around and there are ample cosy fires to keep you toasty while you sip a lovely red or two.

Following on from my previous post Kid Friendly Wineries on the Mornington Peninsula, here are a couple more of my favourites to check out on your next visit.

FOXEYS HANGOUT

Foxeys is a great little stop over to add to your wine touring agenda. You won’t be disappointed with the wine tasting here and there is a huge grassy area for the kids to run around outside so everyone is happy. We usually order a few dishes from their delicious locally sourced tapas menu as a precursor before lunch.

Best bits and tips: Take a soccer ball for the kids to kick around so you can sit back and take in the view. The sparkling is one of my favourites and if you’re feeling adventurous you can now blend your very own! Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am you can book in for a special private tutorial with the winemaker, Michael Lee.

MONTALTO

This is the perfect place for a stress free lunch with the kids. Montalto’s newly refurbished Piazza has a relaxed vibe with a Tuscan feel that offers indoor and outdoor dining. A fuss free menu for the kids and delicious offerings for the adults will have everyone in a food coma. Once you’ve eaten your fill of delicious pizza, you can work it off with a stroll through the beautiful gardens to check out the art installations. To top it all off, there are free olive oil tastings and the wine is sure to impress.

Best bits and tips: There are over 20 sculptures permanently on display throughout the Montalto grounds and from February to September 2016 this collection is joined by at least another 20 works from the annual Montalto Sculpture prize.

TUCKS RIDGE

You simply can’t go past Tucks Ridge when it comes to views. Showcasing all the colours of Autumn it’s the ideal place to relax on the lawn and let the kids burn off some energy. Tucks is a casual environment that offers both indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the stunning vineyard and surrounds.

Best bits and tips: On Sundays there is a two course minimum of entrée, main and dessert to be aware of.


POLPERRO

What better way to spend a Sunday than on the deck at Polperro sitting by the fire and watching the kids have the time of their lives. There is quite a bit of space for the kids to run around and the kids food was absolutely delicious (I may have stolen a chip or two!). My kids had the best time exploring and playing hide and seek in the vines.

Best bits and tips:  The wine tasting room is a pretty impressive space and a lovely place to try out all their sensational wines.

 
You may also like KID FRIENDLY WINERIES ON THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA which includes:

Hickinbotham of Dromana

Crittenden Estate 

The Green Olive

Stonier Wines 

Yabby Lake Vineyard