The Cups Estate in Fingal is one of the lesser-known yet amazing wineries of the Mornington Peninsula, VIC.
Just a two minute drive from the Peninsula Hot Springs and a seven minute drive to the foreshore of Rye, this small olive grove and winery is a spectacular addition to any day out.
The cellar door is open for wine tasting daily, as well as an exclusive dining experience for lunch between Thursday-Sunday overlooking the olive groves and grape vines.*
Well known for their varieties of red wines as well as a sparkling and dessert wine, The Cups Estate has a family feel as you enter the door and all the staff are knowledgable and helpful. Patrons are welcome to wine-taste prior to lunch and wine can be purchased by the glass as well as by the bottle.
The plates are all for sharing and we tried the cheese plate, charcuterie plate and the calamari with aioli and rocket. All three were presented beautifully and were tasty and generous. The olives deserve a special mention and are so popular in the restaurant that they aren’t even available to purchase and take home!
The Estate Made range of wines are hand crafted with distinction and have received high acclaim, with Gold Medals and Trophies awarded at; The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, The Royal Sydney Wine Show, The International Cool Climate Wine Show, Les Concourse des Vins, The Victorian Wine Show and Federation Square Wine Show.
Overall the wine and lunch were both extremely good and all enjoyed the day immensely. However, if your party are white wine enthusiasts this may not be the winery for you as they only serve reds, rosé, a sparkling and a dessert wine.
Lunch hours extended over summer, see http://www.thecupsestate.