Crittenden Estate

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Mornington Peninsula

Wine Tasting at Crittenden

Crittenden Estate, a beacon of winemaking excellence on the Mornington Peninsula, was founded by Garry Crittenden, whose passion for viticulture transformed a modest five-acre vineyard into a pioneering wine business. Since 1982, Crittenden Estate has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the region's wine industry, doubling the area under vine and introducing new and interesting varietals. Garry's dedication, along with his wife Margaret's significant contributions, propelled the winery to success, fostering a vibrant wine community and tourism industry on the Peninsula. Today, under the stewardship of their children, Rollo and Zoe, the estate continues to embody a legacy of innovation, sustainability, and family heritage.

The Estate's diverse wine portfolio reflects the unique terroir of the Mornington Peninsula, showcasing varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Savagnin, among others. Committed to ecological responsibility, Rollo Crittenden's leadership as General Manager, Winemaker, and Vineyard Manager has garnered numerous accolades, emphasising sustainable winemaking practices. This dedication ensures that Crittenden Estate's wines not only express the rich character of their vineyards but also their commitment to environmental stewardship and innovative viticulture.

Visit Crittenden in Mornington Peninsula

The Crittenden Wine Centre offers an exceptional tasting experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the estate's rich wine heritage in a serene setting. Guided tastings are conducted by knowledgeable staff, providing an intimate exploration of over 20 wines, including their acclaimed Cri de Coeur range. Guests can choose between Standard and Premium Tastings, with options to explore the broad range of styles or delve deeper into premium single vineyard wines. The Wine Centre's design facilitates a relaxed, seated experience, ensuring each visitor can savor their tasting without the rush of a traditional bar setting.

In addition to these tastings, Crittenden Estate also offers a unique "Cheese & Wine Experience" and private masterclasses in their Private Tasting Room, catering to those looking for a more in-depth wine education or a special occasion. These experiences underscore the estate's commitment to providing a memorable visit, surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Mornington Peninsula, and underscored by a passion for wine that has been passed down through generations.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Crittenden:

Book a tasting at Crittenden

Bookings at Crittenden Estate are highly recommended for all tasting experiences to ensure a personalised and comprehensive journey through their wine portfolio. The estate provides a range of tasting options to suit different interests and palates, with Standard Tastings priced at $15 per person and Premium Tastings at $35 per person, offering a glimpse into the estate's premium winemaking efforts and sustainable practices. For those seeking an exclusive experience, the Private Masterclass is available for $45 per person, offering a deep dive into Crittenden's winemaking philosophy and techniques. Whether you're a seasoned wine collector or a newcomer eager to explore the nuances of Mornington Peninsula wines, Crittenden Estate's Wine Centre promises a welcoming and enriching experience.

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