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Blue Range Estate: Best Views On The Peninsula

Review

Address: 155 Gardens Road, Rosebud, VIC 3939

Varieties: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio

Spectacular views across the bay from the Blue Range Estate deck

Experience

The Melone family have one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets – for now. Cosi, Jo, and their four children have owned and operated Blue Range Estate since 1991, and although it’s not one of the more famous offerings of the Mornington Peninsula, it should and probably will be.

Blue Range Estate is undoubtedly one of the best places to unwind in the region – not just because of the affordable price points of their high-quality wine, or the relaxed atmosphere promoted here, but because of the stunning views. Forget trekking to Arthur’s Seat with every tourist and their dog; we daresay their sweeping view over Port Phillip Bay is even better (not to mention they have food and wine!)

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Beverages

Blue Range Estate boasts some solid vintages that really do hold their own against the steep competition of the Peninsula, but do so with more approachable prices. They’ve built up quite a range over the past 2 decades, but really it’s their sparkling, pinot noir, and shiraz varieties that stand out to us.

They keep back vintages on reserve especially for tastings, which adds significantly to the overall experience.

White and Red which do you prefer?

Food

Recently undergoing a new fit out with back up options for cold and wet weather this place is now ready to take on the world, while you take in the views. Groups over 10 must indulge in the set menu with antipasto sharing boards followed by a feast of slow cooked meats, pasta or chargrilled chicken. Unfortunately, it is a little pricey so won’t suit all groups but if you splash out you won’t be disappointed.

Delicious Chefs Set Menu Feast at Blue Range Estate

Setting

As already mentioned, the views here are one-in-a-million. We’d go so far as to say the best views out of any other winery on the Mornington Peninsula, in fact. It’s hard to be in a bad mood sitting out on their huge deck and looking down over the picturesque Port Phillip Bay.

Fantastic indoor seating at Blue Range Estate

What we like

It’s obvious we’re big fans of the view, but more than that, we love the relaxed focus that this family-run estate has. The fantastic value of their wines certainly doesn’t go astray, either.

What we don’t like

One area of lack for Blue Range is they have changed things up with tastings so you can only sample a paddle of 3 whites or 3 reds (50mls each). Although we don’t mind this idea it carries a hefty $18 tasting fee so will definitely hurt the hip pocket.

Explore more wineries in the Mornington Peninsula or return to the Mornington Peninsula Tours page.