Sitting proudly within the foothills of Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, Trofeo Estate is a family-owned winery established by Jim and Kath Manolios in 2012. At the heart of this boutique winery, a converted 1930s cannery serves as the cellar door, imbibing an elegant rustic character into the experience. And with large windows opening out onto panoramic views of green vineyards, wine tastings and a delectable restaurant available, you can gain a true appreciation of the natural wonders this region brings.
Trofeo Estate encompasses 13.9-hectares under vine, with six varieties currently planted: pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and a young and upcoming block of riesling. With plans for further plantings in coming years, the winery has established its pride of place within the delightful Mornington Peninsula region.
Crafting premium wines that clearly represent the flavours and characters of its variety and location, Trofeo Estate specialises in cool-climate varieties that are aged in terracotta amphora imported directly from Italy. An alternate option to the traditional oak barrels utilised by many other wineries, this historic method produces soft, elegant wines that pay true homage to the natural flavours and aromas of the fruit.
⇐ 2020 ‘Amphora’ Chardonnay
Refreshing and vibrant, this chardonnay delivers aromas of crisp white nectarines, Meyer lemon and citrus blossoms. Additional notes of ripe pineapple and peaches bring a complexity to the palate. Finishing with an elegant mouthfeel and vivid acidity, this sophisticated white wine is perfect to pair with seafood.
⇐ 2020 ‘Chosen Few’ Amphora Pinot Noir
Aromas of forest fruit, dried cranberries and an underlying hint of red currants sit on the nose of this delectable red wine. It is rich in colour and includes a palate of red berries and sweet spices that provide a lingering finish. This wine has an earthy, savoury character that perfectly balances the refreshing acidity.
85 Harrisons Road,
Open daily, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Modern Australian cuisine.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am to 5:00pm
Weddings & Functions
120 cocktail or 80 seated
A uniquely converted 1930s passionfruit cannery building, surrounded by stunning vineyard views, is available for your special occasions