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Exceptional Dining


The Age Good Food Guide 2017

One Hat
15/20

By day, the estate’s fortress-like entrance is softened by swathes of native grasses. At night it’s dramatically lit. Inside, generously spaced tables, sympathetic acoustics and seamless service further enhance the sense of occasion. Port Phillip’s fixed-price menu applies contemporary techniques to top-quality produce sourced from small local suppliers and those from further afield. Juicy quartered Tasmanian quail partners halved green grapes, blueberries, hazelnuts and leek glistening in verjuice. Ruby-coloured tuna sashimi is enlivened with peas and fresh Main Ridge chevre. A tri-tip cut of wagyu is carefully matched with beetroot and carrot roasted to sublime sweetness in duck fat. To finish charred pineapple is paired with gingerbread shards and chia seed mousse, a visual and textural treat. Little touches add polish, like a choice bread selection, biscuits with coffee and timely wine advise. The cellar door offers a more relaxed lunch menu Saturday to Tuesday.

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2017 Restaurant Guide

THREE WINE GLASSES

Port Phillip Estate’s menu is a lesson in how to be regional without being pedantic. Local producers are name-checked – Main Ridge chèvre, Sunny Ridge strawberries, Red Hill pears – but are mixed with quality produce from further afield in the interests of variety and flavor. Same goes for the wine list, an extensive collection of estate wine alongside Old World and Australian labels. Chef Stuart Deller displays classic skills and a deft sense of balance with dishes such as roasted partridge served with burghul and stinging nettles or a big flavoured wagyu tri-tip paired with duck fat. Factor in killer daytime views from the Wood Marsh-designed building’s wall of glass, a cellar door with its own smart, casual dining menu and smooth service, and Port Phillip Estate figures on any Mornington Peninsula bucket list. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017

 

Kooyong Wines and Port Phillip Estate received some outstanding reviews

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Port Philllip Estate Red Hill Chardonnay 2014

Kooyong Single Vineyard Meres Pinot Noir 2014

Kooyong Single Vineyard Haven Pinot Noir 2014

Kooyong Single Vineyard Ferrous Pinot Noir 2014

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Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay 2015

Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir 2014

Port Philllip Estate Single Vineyard Serenne Shiraz 2014

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Port Phillip Estate Sauvignon 2015

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Port Phillip Estate Red Hill Pinot Noir 2014

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Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris 2015

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Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rosé

Quartier Pinot Gris 2015

* Due to poor weather conditions at flowering, the subsequent low yields of 2014 did not allow us to make any Single Vineyard Chardonnay