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.  In just over an hour away from Melbourne you can be relaxing in a charming B&B by the fire or enjoying some gourmet locally sourced food at one of the many award winning restaurants and wineries.

The Red Hill winter is one of the best times of year to sample the newly produced wines and with over 50 cellar doors to choose from specialising in award winning Pinot and Chardonnays you will be spoiled for choice. For serious wine lovers or if you want a seriously great time then head down to Red Hill over the Queens Birthday weekend and on the 10th June prepare to indulge yourself with all the greatest new wine releases and top quality food from local restaurants at the Red Hill Winter wine festival. The Winter Wine festival is a must see for all the family with wine tasting for the adults and activities for the kids – just don’t forget to bring a designated driver or leave the car at home.  For more information and for tickets please visit

Whatever your tastes, head on down to the peninsula and visit Red Hill !!