Merricks Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Melbourne solicitor George Kefford, with wife Jacky, runs Merricks Estate as a weekend and holiday enterprise. It produces distinctive, spicy, cool-climate shiraz, which has accumulated an impressive array of show trophies and gold medals. As the current tasting notes demonstrate, the fully mature vineyard and skilled contract winemaking by Simon Black are producing top class wines. Exports to Hong Kong. -JAMES HALLIDAY


The third oldest winery on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula in Southern Victoria, produces some of Australia's most distinctive fine wines because of its cool climate and long ripening season.

Situated on lush gentle slopes in sight of Western Port Bay, Merricks Estate was one of the first commercial vineyards, planted in 1978 by the Kefford family as a trial to explore the possibilities of wine making in an area that was then known only for its farming and horticulture and tourism.


Chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon

Cellar Door


Open the first weekend of every month, everyday 26-31 December each weekend in January and weekends associated with public holidays.

Tasting of chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.


First weekend of each month, Public Holiday Weekend

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details


Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Distribution in Melbourne and NSW via Bacchus Wines
Mornington Peninsula direct, contact George on 0419 135 037 /

International Sales Information

Contact George on 0419 135 037 /


Winemaker Simon Black (Contract)
Established 1977
Dozens 1800
Vineyards (area) 4 ha
Viticulturist George Kefford
Opening Hours 1st w'end of each month & public hols 12–5
Address 97 Thompson Lane, Merricks, Vic 3916
Telephone N/A