The Epicurean Mantons Creek: A More Intimate Epicurean Experience
Address: 240 Tucks Road, Shoreham VIC 3916, Australia
Varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Rose
Once an orchard, herb farm and horse stud, the 19-acre property of Mantons Creek was re-developed in the 1990s to become the vineyard we know and love today. A recent addition to the Epicurean family, this is a stunning estate that produces even more stunning wines.
Although they boast a large amount of land, The Epicurean Mantons Creek keeps things intimate and cosy with their small cellar door tasting experience. You can warm yourself with one of their premier reds and whites by the open fire, or relax in the adjacent dining room for a bit more space.
The main focus of Mantons Creek is on their whites, (with their Pinot Noir being their one red exception). Their range is a mix of single-variety wines and traditional mixes.
Such is the quality of their wines that it’s hard to highlight just one, but special mention should be made to the uniqueness of their Maggies Paddock blend. This is made with a combination of Gewurztraminer and Pinot Grigio, to produce a dry, summery affair with sweet aromas of lychee, rosewater, and grapefruit.
If you’ve been to the Red Hill Epicurean, you can expect much of the same thing here, just on a slightly smaller scale. That means you can enjoy the same delicious pizzas and tasting menus, just in a more intimate setting than the busy and popular Red Hill Epicurean.
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Among their 19-acre estate there is plenty to feast your eyes on, including picturesque views of the vineyard, beautiful gardens, and a patio to enjoy it all from. You might even get to say hello to their resident donkey, if you’re lucky.
Mantons Creek offers suites for overnight stays as well, to fully allow for guests to immerse themselves in the decadent experience (and perhaps to accommodate for a few extra tastings).
What we like
It’s a tough call to make, but we think that Mantons Creek is just about one of the most picturesque settings on the Peninsula. Everything has been so masterfully designed, right down to the cute potted plants that liven up the property.
On top of that, you get to enjoy top quality wine grown only metres from where you stand – perfection.
What we don’t like
The accommodation at Mantons Creek is always a tempting offer, but unfortunately not one we can utilise on our wine tours