Pt. Leo Estate on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the latest Australian winery to join the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (‘UWEA’) collection. The striking estate on the Westernport-side of the Peninsula is home to a Cellar Door and Wine Terrace, three different dining options and a Sculpture Park overlooking a 50-acre vineyard and glimpses of Phillip Island.
Kate Shilling, Executive Officer of UWEA says:
“Pt. Leo Estate is the perfect fit for UWEA at this stage of its evolution. Alongside its neighbour, longstanding UWEA member Montalto, Pt. Leo will continue to build on its already excellent visitor experience, attracting visitors from further afield to this beautiful part of Victoria.”
Onsite, visitors can explore the striking Cellar Door and Wine Terrace at one end of the main building and ‘Laura’, Pt. Leo Estate’s renowned fine dining restaurant, at the other, a dining experience that lies at the heart of this world-class venue.
Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park is a 16-acre outdoor gallery housing over 60 large format Australian and International works of art that owners John and Pauline Gandel have been collecting over many years. Valued at near $70million, the park is the largest privately-owned Sculpture Park in Australia and sits with only a handful of similar outdoor galleries across the globe.
Pt. Leo Estate offers three different culinary experiences. From the intimate two-hatted restaurant, Laura, or the bistro-style one-hatted Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant, to the all-weather Wine Terrace and Cellar Door., dining at Pt. Leo Estate is a celebration of regional produce and craftsmanship.
General Manager, Roger Lancia, says of joining UWEA:
“We are very excited to join a collective that celebrates and enhances the individual strengths of so many esteemed Australian brands. We are immensely proud of the success we have achieved since opening two years ago and look forward to joining forces in continuing to develop an exceptional and innovative tourism offering.”
Ultimate Winery Experiences now available at Pt. Leo Estate include:
Vine, Dine and Relax: This mid-week experience is a perfect introduction to PT. Leo Estate. Including return transfers ex Melbourne, this experience offers a unique vineyard tour, lunch in the One Hatted, PT. Leo Restaurant and access to the world class PT. Leo Estate Sculpture Park.
Ultimate Vineyard, Dining and Sculpture Park Experience: An unforgettable viticultural, gastronomic and artistic journey. A bespoke wine tasting meandering through the beautiful 50-acre vineyard learning all that the grapes do throughout the growing season before indulging a platter of local cheeses and fruits by the private lake that sits in the centre of the vineyard. The tasting is followed by a six-course degustation lunch with matched wines in fine dining restaurant, Laura. This Two Chef’s Hat restaurant is voted number 7 in Australia’s top 100 Restaurants, one of only three standalone restaurants to be part of Relais and Chateau and celebrates the award of Australia’s ‘Hottest’ Wine Program 2020. Lunch is followed by petit fours and refreshments whilst strolling through the world class, 16 Acre Sculpture Park showcasing over 70 local and international works. A must for any art lover!
For details of all Pt. Leo Estate experiences, visit: https://www.ultimatewineryexperiences.com.au/wineries/pt-leo-estate/.
The UWEA group now comprises 25 member wineries, with representation in most of Australia’s renowned wine regions across six states. In New South Wales: Audrey Wilkinson, Brokenwood Wines and Tyrrell’s in the Hunter Valley. In Victoria: De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley, Pizzini Wines and Brown Brothers in the King Valley, Montalto and Pt. Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsula and Tahbilk in Nagambie Lakes. In South Australia: Penfold’s Magill Estate in the Adelaide Hills, Yalumba in the Eden Valley, Jacob’s Creek, St Hugo and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, d’Arenberg, Gemtree and Wirra Wirra Wines in McLaren Vale. In Tasmania: Moorilla Estate and Josef Chromy Wines. In Western Australia: Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix and Voyager Estate in Margaret River and Mandoon Estate in the Swan Valley. In Queensland: Sirromet, in Mount Cotton, producing wines from the Granite Belt region.
For more information, the consumer website has all experiences listed http://www.ultimatewineryexperiences.com.au/experiences/ with a user-friendly search tool where you can search by winery, by region, or by experience type.
Detailed rate sheets can also be downloaded from the UWEA trade website https://tradepartnerservices.com/c/uwea/, where the UWEA image library, fact sheets and wine trail itineraries are also available for download.
The entire UWEA experience collection can be downloaded in English, and features products in Mandarin.