Merricks General Wine Store: Try wines From Smaller Producers
Address: 3460 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Merricks VIC 3916
Varieties: A selection of wines from different labels including Baillieu, Elgee Park, Merricks Estate & Dexter
The entrance with lovely vines and pumpkins from the garden (source: Merricks General Wine Store Facebook)
Housed in an old renovated general store Merricks serves as a cellar door for smaller wineries that don’t have their own, a providore and a restaurant that focuses on local produce. It can get really busy on weekend, but it’s a lovely unique spot to try some wines or have lunch.
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Stocking a range of wines from different local producers their main labels are Elgee Park and Baillieu who are both local to MGWS. They also have other wines from Merricks Estate and Dexter among others. It provides a good opportunity to try some wines from labels you may not get to try otherwise.
Wines from MGWS main labels Elgee Park and Baillieu (source: Merricks General Wine Store Facebook)
They describe it as French inspired country cuisine, focusing on local, seasonal ingredients. We would almost say Modern Australian as it has a nice mix of dishes from various locations. We had the best pumpkin we have ever tasted their once, who knew pumpkin could be so delicious!
Delicious food in MGWS restaurant (source: Merricks General Wine Store Facebook)
They have transformed an old general store into the cellar door and restaurant. It’s bright and airy with a nice country charm sort of fit out and a leafy terrace. Although not on a winery, it’s still an impressive venue to visit.
Lovely leafy terrace in Autumn (source: Merricks General Wine Store Facebook)
What we like
The opportunity to try wines from smaller producers and the added bonus of a bit of shopping when your done. It’s also open 7 days a week which is a real win.
What we don’t like
If you are after vineyard views, this isn’t the place.