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Crittenden Estate is an iconic vineyard, winery and wine centre located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, one hour’s drive south of Melbourne. The home vineyard, first planted in 1982, is situated on the lower northern slopes of Red Hill and has ideal conditions for growing traditional cool climate European varieties. Its ideal sandy loam soils, considerable vine age and close proximity Port Philip Bay each contribute immeasurably to the premium wine styles that the Crittenden family have become known for. Crittenden Estate is now known as one of the Mornington Peninsula's iconic wineries and is a must visit on a winery tour agenda.

After growing up on the farm the second generation of Crittendens are now fully immersed in the running of the business. Garry Crittenden’s son Rollo is now Viticulturalist & Winemaker whilst daughter Zoe takes care of the marketing. The third generation, whilst too young to be helping in the vineyard yet, enjoy the pleasure of being surrounded by vines and dirt.

The range of wines on offer at Crittenden, all available for purchase online and at the Crittenden Wine Centre, reflect Garry and Rollo’s innovative winemaking styles. As one of the first producers in the country to embrace styles from Italy and Spain they have developed a reputation for taking an experimental approach towards their wine making. Tradition, however, also plays a large part in the production of their award winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from an area that is now becoming pre-eminent as one of the country’s most well reputed regions for these two styles.

Crittenden Estate is a centrally located Mornington Peninsula winery in Dromana and is within 15km of the following towns: Red Hill, Main Ridge, Balnarring, Merricks, Point Leo, Shoreham, McCrae and Rosebud.

 

Events

February 2016
Meet the Maker at Fitz and Potts
6:00 PM     Wed, 10/02/2016
Venue: Fitz and Potts, 1180 Sandgate Rd, Nundah QLD

 

 

Rollo Crittenden. Meet the winemaker. Have a chin wag. Sample 6 of his esteemed drops; plus an extra [full glass] of your choice. Enjoy some lovely nosh, paired with the different wines. $30 - places are limited. Cassie Potts cassie@fitzandpotts.com.au Food intolerances cannot be catered to for this event. However, there will be vegetarian/vegan options. Book at www.trybooking.com/kirp

March 2016
The City Cellar Door
Fri, 04/03/2016 - Sun, 06/03/2016
Venue: MCEC lawn, 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Melbourne

For those of you who are in Melbourne and surrounds and would like to get an update of some of the interesting wines we have available at the moment, come down to The City Cellar on Friday 4th March, to be held on the MCEC lawn at 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf. This is being touted as a regional event, bringing some of Victoria's fabulous wine regions to the city - over 60 wineries across three days (Friday evening, when we will be there, as well as Saturday and Sunday during the day). $55 will get you a glass to take home and all tastings are included. Wines are available to purchase and enjoy there as well as to take home. Scrumptious food will be available to purchase. 

The Italian Job
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM     Sat, 12/03/2016
Venue: Crittenden Estate 25 Harrisons Rd Dromana

The delicious scents of vintage will provide the backdrop to this informative yet informal Italian lunch. Enjoy a multi-course feast by culinary legend Rosa Mitchell, matched to Italian varieties by Crittenden and their Italian made counterparts.  Along with exquisite food and wine, the following guests will be speaking on the day:

Jane Faulkner – Independent wine commentator and chief judge Alternative varieties wine show.

Walter Speller – JancisRobinson.com commentator on Italian wines and special guest of MFWF.

Rollo Crittenden – Winemaker at family owned Crittenden Estate.

Rosa Mitchell – Rosa’s Kitchen and Rosa’s Canteen.

Lyndey Milan - Presenter Taste of Australia (7TWO)

Ticket price: $140 (including a multi-course feast and wines to match)

Booking information: www.crittendenwines.com.au/product/The-Italian-Job

This event is a Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event

Peninsula Picnic
11:30 AM to 6:45 PM     Sun, 20/03/2016
Venue: Mornington Racecourse , Racecourse Rd, Mornington

The Mornington Peninsula’s most extensive food, wine and music gathering is returning March 20th 2016 with a bigger line-up, a larger site, great gourmet restaurants, decadent wineries, fresh local produce and quality artisan wares.

We are proud to be one of a few select wineries chosen to participate in the event. Book tickets now as they are selling fast!