Pt. Leo Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Pt. Leo Estate is owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest families, headed by octogenarian John Gandel and wife Pauline. They have donated countless millions of dollars to charity, and 30 years ago they purchased 20ha of land on the wild side of the Mornington Peninsula, building several houses for the exclusive use of family. Over the ensuing years they added parcels of land, created a lake at the entrance of the property, and in 2006 planted a 20ha vineyard. It is now also the site of a 16ha sculpture park featuring works by international and Australian artists. A cellar door and restaurant opened in October ’17 and the fine dining restaurant, Laura, opened in March ’18. A third space, the Wine Terrace, has since been added. Ainslie Lubbock (ex Attica and The Royal Mail Hotel) oversees service alongside head sommelier Amy Oliver (ex Cutler + Co, Rockpool) and culinary director Joseph Espuga. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

The perfect day, for the perfect wine. Our vines stretch up the crest of Pt. Leo Estate and curve down towards the expanse of Western Port Bay. They respond to the constant forces of nature, its sunshine, rain, sweeping winds and cooling ocean breezes. Perhaps it is no surprise to us that each day is perfect and each wine has its place. Aromatic Pinot Gris speaks of the sun. Our elegant Chardonnay has benefited from cool nighttime breezes. Pinot Noir and Shiraz are perfect partners for a cool day overlooking the Bay.

Cellar Door

Hours

Sun 11:00am till 5:00pmMon 11:00am till 5:00pmTue 11:00am till 5:00pmWed 11:00am till 5:00pmThu 11:00am till 5:00pmFri 11:00am till 5:00pmSat 11:00am till 5:00pm

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Food

Information

Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant offers the best of seasonal and local Mornington Peninsula produce. The modern restaurant center’s around a large wood fired oven that is at the heart of the food offering. With 180-degree views looking out onto the Sculpture Park and through to Phillip Island, the restaurant is truly a celebration of regional craftsmanship. Our unique spaces can accommodate gatherings of all sizes, from our intimate fine dining restaurant, through to our all-weather outdoor terrace. All surrounded by either our 50-acre vineyard, 16-acre ‘world class’ sculpture park and uninterrupted views across Western Port Bay through to Phillip Island.

Hours

Sun 11:00am till 5:00pm Mon 11:00am till 5:00pmTue 11:00am till 5:00pmWed 11:00am till 5:00pmThu 11:00am till 5:00pmFri 11:00am till 5:00pmSat 11:00am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Details

Rating
Winemaker Tod Dexter (Consultant)
Established 2006
Dozens 600
Vineyards (area) 20 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks, Vic 3916
Telephone (03) 5989 9011
Website www.ptleoestate.com.au