Tranquil sightline from water to wine. The hotel’s stunning, black 30-metre infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vines. Private pool deck conveniences include a heated plunge pool, 38 degree hot tub, all-day dining with sunbed service, wireless internet, and a poolside pavilion available for spa treatments or private dining.
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.
Home to our Rare Hare and Willow Creek Vineyard wines, you’re invited to taste the fruits of our labour while looking over the vines and barrels from whence they came. We offer a range of tasting experiences to suit your available time and passion for wine.
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.
Time & Location
Meet at the Rare Hare Cellar Door, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm Friday - Sunday.
Maximum groups of 2 per session. $75 per person, 10% discount on any wine purchase.
A vinous journey across our unique single site with a tasting of all our estate wines, including the very limited release single block wines.
Not required for individuals. Bookings available for groups up to 10 with a $25 per person tasting fee.
Enjoy a taste of a select range of current release Rare Hare and Willow Creek Vineyard wines with our knowledgeable cellar door team in Rare Hare (Mon-Thu), or the Barrel Room (Fri-Sun).
Not required for individuals. Bookings available for groups up to 10 with a $5 per person tasting fee, refundable on purchase.