Mornington Peninsula is one of the most exciting cool climate wine producing areas in Australia and continues to attract more and more attention due to the extraordinary expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay hailing from the best producers from this region. We at Whelehans Wines are immensely proud to represent the estates of Port Phillip and Kooyong which we believe is the very best.
The Port Phillip Estate winery is situated at Red Hill in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region 80km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and is owned by the Gjergja family. Winemaking is overseen by ace winemaker, Sandro Mosele.
The vineyard philosophy is to develop a soil and vineyard biota that produces a balanced vine living sustainably in its environment. A biological farming is pursued that places focus on the improvement of soil biology through the use of compost teas, estate-produced compost, mulch and other natural soil and plant conditioners.
The vineyards are hand-pruned, shoot thinned, shoot positioned and crop thinned. The fruit is handpicked. The winemaking philosophy is to best preserve the inherent characteristics present in the fruit while making wines of elegance, finesse, texture, complexity and structure. All the wines of this small, immensely quality focused estate achieve amongst the highest ratings by James Halliday.