Local Escapes

The Much-Anticipated Pt. Leo Estate Is Opening Soon

By Ben Tyers - 16 Oct 2017

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Now that the finer weather has finally arrived it’s time to start thinking about your weekend road trips—And hitting up wineries on the Mornington Peninsula is always a good idea.

The much-anticipated Pt. Leo Estate will open its doors on October 25 and will feature a cellar door, 110-seat restaurant, and a massive sculpture park with views of Western Port Bay and Phillip Island.

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The a la carte menu will feature dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients like the Wallaby Pie, their Beetroot Pancake with Lemon Curd and Salmon Roe, or the Fried Ricotta Polenta with Pickled Fennel and Main Ridge Goats Caprinella.

Heavyweight Melbourne architectural firm Jolson are behind the concrete, timber and steel construction which takes the form of an abstract interpretation of wine pouring from a bottle. Which we think every building should look like really.

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The venue’s sculpture park—designed by Melbourne studio HASSEL—has been landscaped from scratch and features major works by the likes of Tony Cragg, George Rickey and Jaume Plensa set amongst the 10-year-old vineyard. A wander through the sculpture park will take you around 40-minutes and will set you back $10, those dining at Pt. Leo Estate can wander around complimentary.

Pt. Leo Estate’s cellar door and sculpture park are open 11am – 5pm daily, the restaurant is open from 12pm – 5pm Sunday to Wednesday, until 9:30pm on Thursday, and until 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Details

What: Pt. Leo Estate
When: Opening October 25, 2017
Where: 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks
For more info head here.

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Image credit: Anson Smart

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