Photo Story Of Mornington Peninsula's Bluestone Lane Vineyard

Up close with the vines during Autumn
Up close with the vines during Autumn | © Jessica Poulter
Jessica Poulter

When you come from a region like the Mornington Peninsula, it is very hard to picture living anywhere else. The mountainous terrain spanning across Mount Eliza to Arthur’s Seat creates the perfect setting to see the endless blue-swirl of Port Phillip Bay. The wine district encapsulates the very best soil and climate to produce award-winning wines.
Bluestone Lane Vineyard is located in an isolated part of the Peninsula. The town Balnarring has a strip of shops and many wineries. It is a place of peace and beauty.

This lake is subject to drought and flooding but still maintains an air of peace and beauty throughout.

Each row of vines on Bluestone Lane is finished with a rose bush to add elegance and symmetry. In autumn, the leaves off the vine branches fall to the ground. But, the beauty remains.

Growing tradition on the Peninsula to have roses planted at the end of each vine row.

The stems of the vines are surprisingly strong and thick. As the branches interweave along the wires, the vine stem becomes strong. The wires are needed to force the vine to grow upwards. This is to eliminate the risk of disease and to reach maximum height for better produce.

The Peninsula’s wine region including Red Hill, Main Ridge and Balnarring is ideal for producing pinot noir, pinot gris, grigio and shiraz. This is due to the distinct cool climate, topography, the stunning hinterland and soil structure.

Up close with the vines during Autumn

When spring and summer hit, the leaves bloom and look bright green. The grapes form bundles and taste so sweet off the vine.

A once beautiful painted wine barrel now withered with the rain.

Many visitors enjoy wine around this painted barrel at Bluestone Lane and look at the many rows of wines. The artist of this now weathered barrel, Carol Cockburn, has a passion for landscape art.

Which way would you go? Try going down the road less travelled.

During the warmer months, many wineries host weddings. At Bluestone Lane, the rotunda is placed in the middle of the fork and is in the shape of a love heart.

Many internationals come to enjoy the famous wine and food dishes on the Mornington Peninsula.

Most wineries are accompanied with a restaurant and cellar door. On the Peninsula, many of the chefs are award winning and own renown chef’s hats for their impressive contribution to Peninsula’s tourism. Enjoy the venison or wagyu beef steak with red wine jus at Bluestone Lane’s Veraison Restaurant.
By Jessica Poulter

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