Crittenden Estate was first planted in 1982 and is now home to some of the oldest vines on the Mornington Peninsula.
Family patriarch Garry Crittenden was instrumental in establishing the Peninsula as a major inspiration for lovers of Pinot Noir, and today the second generation has taken the reins with son Rollo managing the winemaking and broader family interests, and daughter Zoe handling the marketing.
Linda Crittenden (Rollo’s wife) manages the 4.5 star luxurious Lakeside Villas, overlooking the lake and vines. Rollo and Linda’s young boys (Oscar-5yo and Digby-3yo) can often be seen running around the vines or feeding the ducks.
Being a small family run business, we provide those smaller details to make your visit to our home a memorable one.
Crittenden Wine Centre
The Crittenden Wine Centre gives visitors to the Crittenden Estate family farm an insightful and fulfilling experience, encouraging them to taste and learn about the wines at their own pace in a seated, relaxed environment.
Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed and offered a place to sit and asked which varietals they are most interested in tasting. Visitors are then presented with tasting notes in written form, and experienced and qualified wine educators are on hand to guide them through the wines.
Crittenden Estate is well known for the diversity of wine styles it produces, which makes it an ideal venue for a tasting centre of this kind, with up to 26 wines available for tasting.
Awarded the Gourmet Traveller best wine Tasting experience on the Mornington Peninsula 2015, the seated, self-paced model of wine education and appreciation has proved to be very successful.
WINE CENTRE OPENING TIMES:
Open 7 days per week from 10.30am -4.30pm
Stillwater at Crittenden Restaurant
Situated within a stones throw from the villas, Stillwater has gained a reputation as one of the Peninsula’s finest, offering relaxed fine dining, indoors or out.
Owned and operated by Zac and Jacqui Poulier, the menu reflects the best of seasonal produce, sourced locally and organic where possible.
The restaurant is light and breezy with neutral tones, timber cladding, brass features and a modern feel. Enjoy lunch with a view or an event to inspire.
Family friendly and with a relaxed atmosphere, Stillwater prides itself on making every guest welcome in the unique and special setting.
RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES:
November – March
Lunch 7 days. Dinner Fridays & Saturdays.
Extended hours over summer holiday period.
April – October
Lunch Wednesday – Sunday & Public holidays. Dinner Fridays & Saturdays.
Because the accommodation you expect should be the accommodation you get, the Lakeside Villas are officially accredited through the AAA star rating scheme as 4.5 STAR. We have been independently reviewed to ensure strict criteria and standards have been met
Being a small family run business, we provide those smaller details to make your stay a memorable one.