Owned by the Mitchell family since 1999, Montalto is a place where you celebrate life and enjoy a moment out of the ordinary. Seasonal, heirloom produce is grown, shared and celebrated on site, with thirty beautiful acres thriving under the vine as the premium source for their wines. The Restaurant and The Piazza kitchens are supplied through the estate gardens and orchards, ensuring a true estate-to-plate dining experience.
Led by Simon Black, Montalto’s award-winning winemaking team create wines of exemplary quality and character, utilising techniques that complement the unique qualities derived from only the very best parcels of fruit taken from its five vineyards, and in a style that reflects each site. Perfect to drink now, or to cellar, Montalto wines are designed to be savoured.
Helmed by John and Wendy, the pair are passionate Peninsula locals, having holidayed in Balnarring Beach since the mid-1970s before moving permanently in 2005. Inspired by their travels through the south of France, they set their sights upon establishing a property on their beloved Mornington Peninsula, sharing the same integrity, generosity, estate-grown produce and spirit of hospitality they had enjoyed overseas.
In 1997, the dream both John and Wendy shared was fully realised when they purchased the property that would become Montalto in 2002. The couple expanded their Peninsula footprint again in 2017 by acquiring the property next door, Tucks. What began as a retirement project soon became a lifelong passion and an ongoing source of pride and joy for the couple.
Chief winemaker, Simon Black, began his journey with Montalto back in 2009, and has tremendous grounding and recognition for the vineyards that provide the lifeblood to the Montalto winery. During his time at Montalto, Black has amassed 218 gold medals and 71 trophies at regional, national and international wine shows that are a credit to his critically acclaimed work.
Sign up to Montalto’s Wine Club, which offers a number of spectacular benefits, including priority seating at The Restaurant with complimentary glasses of Montalto Cuveé upon arrival, free shipping Australia-wide, exclusive invitations to members-only events and more. For wine lovers, this is an unmissable opportunity!
⇐ 2022 Montalto Chardonnay
Our Estate Chardonnay is built on a core of citrus fruit together stone fruits of nectarine and white peach. Slate and flint, lemon curd, crème brulee, lime splice, roasted hazelnuts, white florals, a lick of sulphides all chime in to play their part. The influence of spicy French oak compliments the generous fruit profile which is tied together with bright and energetic naturally acidity and a textural, creamy finish.
⇐ 2022 Montalto Pinot Noir
Classically red-fruited, raspberry, cherry, and cranberry combine with blood orange, rose petal, spice, earth, pink peppercorn, fresh herbs forest floor, and some oak-inspired coffee grind notes, making for a wonderfully aromatic and complex aroma profile. There’s minerality in this wine too and a fine polished tannin, which carries the length of the palate. Moreish acidity gives purpose, brightness, and a long expressive finish.
⇐ 2022 ‘The Eleven’ Chardonnay
Harvested from eleven rows of P58 Chardonnay planted in 1986, The Eleven is by any measure a stand-out wine. A fruit core of citrus, notably lemon and lime, supported by crème brûlée and wet river stone. Subtle oak influence with white florals, flint and roasted hazelnuts combine to produce a complex wine of poise, purity and beauty.
⇐ 2022 North One Pinot Noir
From Montalto’s prized Red Hill vineyard, the North One is a small block of premium MV6 Pinot Noir. This vibrant wine displays aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, and apple blossom. Plush, succulent red fruits on the palate are supported by persistent fine tannins and quenching acidity. A refined and expressive pinot noir.
33 Shoreham Road,
Red Hill South
Open seven days, 11:00am–5:00pm
The Piazza is open seven days a week, 11:00am–5:00pm
The Restaurant is open Friday to Monday for lunch
Weddings & Functions
Up to 130 guests
Stunning private picnics (reservations essential) and a 1km
sculpture trail that winds throughout the property