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Friday, 10 January 2014

The Road to Mornington

Over the period 10-13th January  I'm hitting the road for a journey to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. No junket - let's get that out of the way before any judgement around probity is passed - it's a great opportunity for me to explore a fascinating region. 

Fascinating for it produces some excellent wines from two grape varieties - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - that themselves possess the ability to reflect terroir, in the case of Pinot Noir; or, as the case is with Chardonnay, act as a piece of putty in the hand of a winemaker, able to be sculpted and moulded only limited by the artist's skills and vision. 

The Peninsula is meant to be beautiful country, playground of Melbourne's rich, and surely to make wine here you have to have fairly deep pockets - for land prices would be impacted by proximity to Melbourne, along with the region's own increasing capital as a source of premium grape growing land.

I am very much looking forward to explo the region, meet the growers and producers and share in this experience with a few like minded souls.

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