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Infinity Pool

The hotel’s stunning, black 30-metre infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vines, showcasing a tranquil sightline from water to wine. Private pool deck conveniences include a heated plunge pool, all-day dining with sunbed service, wireless internet, and a poolside pavilion available for spa treatments or private dining.

Willow Creek Vineyard

Since 1876 the Edwardian homestead, McCormick House, has stood gracefully on what was fertile grazing land for over 100 years. Reborn as the cocktail bar for this iconic hotel, it stands as an enduring reminder of the history of this picturesque property.

Planted in 1989, the 11-hectare (28-acre) Willow Creek Vineyard has taken root in deep volcanic soils, known for producing rich flavours. This cool-climate vineyard produces pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. Under winemaker, Geraldine McFaul, Willow Creek Vineyard has grown in reputation as one of the premier producers on the Mornington Peninsula - renowned for elegant single-vineyard wines.

We offer a range of tasting experiences to suit your available time and passion for wine.

Wine Immersion Experience

Spend an indulgent hour exploring our vineyard, delving into our philosophy of growing and making wine, and tasting both work-in-progress wines and our full flight of single-vineyard varieties whilst enjoying a cheese plate.

Start with a walk among the vines – over a glass of estate sparkling – and a wander of the winery, where we’ll delve into details of vintages past and our winemaking cast. Stopping by the hotel’s pool deck, settle into a seated tasting in the stunning Geode where you’ll enjoy a vinous voyage showcasing the full winemaking journey: sample ferments and barrel selections straight from the cellar, and our full flight of single vineyard and limited-release single block wines.

Premium Wine Tasting

A vinous journey across our unique single site with a tasting of all our estate wines, including the very limited release single block wines.

Vineyard Picnics

Exclusive to in-house guests, Jackalope offers packed picnics featuring some of Rare Hare's most delicious grazing fare. Picnics can be enjoyed by the lake in our vineyard or taken off-property to enjoy at the beach or wherever your whim takes you.

Picnics are priced from $75 per person (off-property) or $100 per person (enjoy by the lake) and include marinated olives, potato focaccia bread, a salumi selection, Caprese salad, herb salad, cured trout, wood-roasted asparagus, roast lamb, local cheeses, chocolate brownies, sparkling water and the option to add beer and wine.

Picnics must be booked 24 hours in advance, via guest services.