Mark moved to the Mornington Peninsula as a young child and Natalie when she started work. Together they have travelled extensively however have come to the realisation that their favourite place is “their own backyard’ – the Mornington Peninsula. With its array of beaches (from child friendly through to ocean surf beaches) it’s hinterland with winding country roads, through to its magnificent views from locations such as Arthurs Seat. Add to this one of Australia’s finest foods and wine regions and you have the ideal location. It is not surprising that Mark and Natalie have made this region their home.
Their love of wine took a new direction when in 2004 they came across a wine making course in Red Hill. Run by Peter Mitchell, the “Heartbreak Grape” course specialises in the most challenging grape variety, Pinot Noir. When made well, this grape variety can achieve amazing results. This grape variety demonstrates the characteristics of the year’s vintage and the “terroir” in which the grapes were grown. Mark and Natalie have now been making Pinot Noir for the past decade. This experience has greatly enhanced their knowledge and appreciation of good winemaking.
Take advantage of their local knowledge. Let Mark or Natalie show you some of their favourite places on the Peninsula.