150 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill, Vic
03 5989 2471
In the middle of Polperro Winery’s stunning vineyard lies a luxurious retreat that perfectly positions visitors to enjoy a relaxed rural food and wine experience.
Winemaker, Sam Coverdale has an extensive background in wine, including experience in wineries throughout Australia, Spain, Italy and France. He focuses on creating sustainable, elegant wines under his two wine labels – Polperro and Even Keel – each of which play to the strengths of particular cool-climate regions.
After establishing his winery on the Mornington Peninsula, Sam turned his focus to creating a space where visitors could enjoy his wines. In 2014, this dream became a reality when Sam and wife, Emma, opened Polperro, comprising the vineyard alongside a cellar door, luxury accommodation and bistro.
The accommodation consists of four villas, located amongst 25 acres of vines and ancient Angophora trees. Each elegant room is spacious and beautifully appointed, offering a central spa bath, king-sized bed, open fireplace, and private deck with views overlooking the working vineyard. Premium Villa 4 even has an in-room sauna, providing relaxation at any time of the day.
Guests can order charcuterie and cheese platters for their arrival, best enjoyed on the deck with a glass of Polperro or Even Keel wine. When the sun goes down, head back inside and sink into the plush round sofa chair in front of the blazing open fire. Each room has a complete mini-bar featuring local products, an in-room cellar door and a complimentary continental breakfast.
Polperro’s accommodation is perfectly placed to explore the property and wider region. The Peninsula is home to a variety of places to visit, including award-winning wineries, restaurants, natural hot springs, pristine beaches and some of Australia’s best golf courses. The hardest part will be choosing what to do first.
The most recent addition to Polperro is HotHut Yoga – a small boutique yoga studio located just around the corner. Set in serene landscape, The Hut features state-of-the-art far infrared heating and floor to ceiling windows, which creates a relaxed environment to enjoy a variety of classes. Manduka mats, individual adjustments and a cup of herbal tea are all beautifully integrated into the experience.
An essential part of a visit to Polperro is enjoying a casual dining experience at the bistro. The intimate dining room and cellar door is designed by Hecker Guthrie and places the full range of the Polperro and Even Keel wines on show. The kitchen garden inspires the regionally focused menu, which has a clear emphasis on seasonality. The menu is designed to match with Sam’s wines, creating a truly harmonious food and wine experience.
For the ultimate escape, visit Polperro. You’ll be waking up relaxed and refreshed at one of the most beautiful places on the Mornington Peninsula, just meters from the vineyard. With locally produced food and wine a footstep away, and the property just 90 minutes from Melbourne, it’s a experience not to be missed.