In only a few short weeks of operation newly launched Jackalope Hotel has already won the accolade of Australia’s best hotel during the Gourmet traveler Australian hotel guide awards.
This fantastic property, which is only a few short km's away from Red Hill, is set on Willows Creek Vineyard in Merricks North and further cements the Mornington Peninsula as a convenient and luxury destination situated only an hour from Melbourne.
Many visitors, especially those from the UK, when experiencing the beautiful scenery and dramatic coastline of the Mornington Peninsula, draw a similarity to the idyllic county of Cornwall in the UK. It is then no surprise to find an exceptional winery in Red Hill called Polperro Wines which shares its name with a quaint fishing village in Cornwall.
Many moons ago it was difficult to find a relaxing restaurant in Red Hill or the Mornington Peninsula that wasn’t either attached to a winery or halfway down the hill towards Sorrento and Portsea.
How things have changed in a few short years with gourmet options at every turn and Red Hill now becoming a destination for foodies and families alike. For food that appeals to all tastes and ages it is worth taking a visit to The Long Table.
Now that summer has ended and the leaves have started falling, one can easily be forgiven for choosing to hibernate during the winter months and plan your next trip for when the cold weather turns again.
For those of us who don’t want to waste the next few months working and hiding indoors then Red Hill and the Mornington Peninsula can be a glorious winter destination to spend a weekend or more.