Surrounded by mounds of native grasses and indigenous spotted gums, the new Port Phillip Estate winery, designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, emerges from the landscape as a dramatic curved sculpture made of rammed-earth. Inside, a large cellar door and tasting room, and a light-filled restaurant open out on to an expansive outdoor deck. Underneath, state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, a barrel room, bottling line, wine processing plant, cellaring and offices share space with six luxury accommodation suites, complete with private decks. Views across the vines to the sea are panoramic.
The Port Phillip Estate winery is situated at Red Hill in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region 80km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and owned by the Gjergja family. Winemaking is overseen by winemaker, Sandro Mosele.