Merricks Store

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Mornington Peninsula

Wine Tasting at Merricks Store

Merricks General Wine Store, a cornerstone of the Mornington Peninsula since the 1920s, has evolved from a quaint post office and general store into a vibrant cellar door and bistro, embodying the region's rich history and culinary heritage. The transformation of this iconic site through the years, under the stewardship of various owners, has seen it become a beloved destination for both locals and visitors. Today, owned by the Myer and Baillieu families, it serves as a showcase for the exceptional wines of the Baillieu and Elgee Park vineyards, alongside a curated selection from neighboring estates, within its renovated heritage setting.

The store's current incarnation offers a window into the Peninsula's wine-making tradition, emphasising sustainable viticulture and the production of wines that reflect the unique terroir of their estate vineyards. Baillieu vineyard, nestled in the slopes of Merricks North, and Elgee Park, the Peninsula's first commercial vineyard established by the Myer family, both contribute to a wine list at the Merricks Store that highlights the region's capability to produce premium wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Shiraz. These wines, celebrated for their quality and expression of the Mornington Peninsula's cool, maritime climate, are complemented by the store's bistro offerings, which focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Visit Merricks Store in Mornington Peninsula

The Merricks General Wine Store's Cellar Door and Bistro provide a blend of culinary excellence and wine expertise, set against the backdrop of the Mornington Peninsula's scenic beauty. Guests can enjoy a range of tasting experiences that highlight the distinct flavours of the region's wines, paired with a menu that celebrates local produce. The bistro, open for breakfast and lunch daily, invites patrons to relax in a setting that marries rustic charm with modern sophistication, whether by the warmth of the fire or on the sunlit decks. The comprehensive wine list further enriches the dining experience, featuring selections from the Baillieu and Elgee Park vineyards alongside offerings from friends and neighbors, ensuring a genuine taste of the Peninsula.

With its rich history, the Merricks General Wine Store stands as a testament to the evolution of the Mornington Peninsula as a premier wine and culinary destination. Its blend of heritage architecture, contemporary dining, and a commitment to showcasing the best of local viticulture makes it a must-visit for anyone exploring the region. The intimate connection between the vineyards, the kitchen, and the community encapsulates the essence of Merricks, offering guests a unique opportunity to indulge in the Peninsula's bounty amidst an atmosphere of welcoming hospitality.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Merricks Store:

Book a tasting at Merricks Store

Bookings at the Merricks General Wine Store are recommended for all tasting experiences and dining at the bistro, ensuring guests can fully immerse themselves in the culinary and oenophilic journey offered by this Mornington Peninsula gem. The reservation system allows for a tailored visit, whether for a casual breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or a special occasion. Group bookings and special events are catered to with a choice of dining on the Chef’s Shared Tasting menus, reflecting the seasonal best and the culinary flair of the region. For an enhanced experience, visitors are encouraged to book ahead, securing their spot to explore the rich tapestry of flavours and stories that Merricks General Wine Store has to offer.

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