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To our Tucks family,

These are challenging times indeed.

With so much troubling news, the beauty of our region continues to uplift our human spirit.

You will have your own personal way of connecting to this within yourself, and we encourage you to lean into it, as an antidote to the fear and anxiety that surrounds us right now.

If that includes coming to enjoy our shared space, we want you to know that we are taking social distancing seriously. Maybe you’d prefer to enjoy something to eat and drink out on the lawn overlooking the vines with plenty of room around you. Maybe the tree swing is more your style. There are plenty of options to enjoy time at Tucks.

Of course, we are worried by unfolding events and the impact these have on the wellbeing of our staff and families. Our concern extends to you: our Tucks family members who have and continue to put your trust in us when you visit us in Red Hill.

We will continue to be guided by advice from the Australian government regarding best practice to ensure the safest possible visitor experience and working environment for our staff.  We won’t take risks, but we will strive to remember our blessings while confronting adversity.

Wendy and Heidi join me in offering our concerns and best wishes to you and your families and communities. We stand together with you all and look forward to seeing you at Tucks again.

We’re also looking at testing some new options, for those that would prefer to dine away from the property, we’re developing this now and we will share with our local community very soon.

If anything changes, we’ll update our social media channels.

Kindest regards,

John Mitchell, Tucks

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fried chicken. enough said.

Straight from the new menu at Tucks:

Chicken thighs and drumsticks marinated in buttermilk, double coated with spiced flour and fried to absolute perfection 👌


From 18th December, Tucks is open from 11am – 5pm, 5 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday). We’re closed on 25th & 26th December.

From 27th December, Tucks is open from 11am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

And then from 6th January, 11am – 5pm, 5 days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

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pork + pinot @ tucks

Please note a 10% surcharge is applicable at weekends and 15% surcharge on public holidays.

Join us for a winter’s day of pork, pinot noir, open fires and live music at Tucks on Sunday 9th June. Grab your favourite puffa, your best friends and a spot on the terrace or lawn to while away the hours enjoying rotisserie pork with crunchy crackling and our legendary Pinot Noir. We’ll also be pouring our cider, pale ale and rosé and popping up a Gin Bar under the Tucks tree!

Pre-sale tickets are $15 each via the link below / $20 on the door. Entry includes a glass of Pinot Noir in a stunning Spiegelau stemless glass which is yours to keep. Cheers to that!

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=500068

** Please note: no dogs, no BYO food or drinks.

Why you’ll ❤️ wine from Mornington Peninsula

Tucks wine in Mornington Peninsula

There are more than 60 wine regions in Australia alone, but we happen to think that our little patch here in the Mornington Peninsula is perhaps the most special.

Wine production began here as early as 1886, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that things really started to take off.

Surrounded by water and cooling breezes, the Peninsula maritime climate provides unique growing conditions for our fruit. With long, warm days and fresh, cool nights, you’ll find the wine grown here is less punchy than our cousins in, say, the Barossa or Hunter Valley.

Instead, you can slurp down on a crazy choice of flavour profiles, thanks to the variety of soils and micro-climates within the region.

‘Up the hill’, as the locals refer to the highest blocks on the Peninsula (also the site of our home vineyard in Red Hill), is cooler, with more delicately perfumed and nuanced fruit. ‘Down the hill’ you’ll discover the warmer vineyards closest to the coastline, abundant with fruit that bursts with flavour.

This unique blend of soils, rolling hills and maritime-conditions lends itself perfectly to cool-climate late-ripening varietals such as pinot noir and chardonnay. Chardonnay in particular thrives on the acidic soil conditions but if we HAD to choose a favourite, pinot noir is really the poster child for the region, with a mind-boggling array of styles to suit every palate.

So, while we offer two distinct styles of chardonnay and pinot noir thanks to our two separate ranges, Tucks and NOW, over time, we’ve introduced other varietals, too. Over in our Wine Store you can buy rosé, pinot gris, shiraz, sparkling wine and our unique savagnin, all of which is grown on the Peninsula.

In the coming years, we plan to play with new varietals in our NOW range, continuing to experiment with everyday drinking styles to bring you maximum pleasure. So, stay tuned – you heard it on the grapevine first….

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Hello! And welcome to Tucks.

Tucks estate in summer

Hello! And welcome to Tucks, our super-friendly fun winery perched high above the idyllic leafy hills and laneways of Mornington Peninsula’s Red Hill.

Formerly known as Tucks Ridge, in late 2017 we were bought by the neighbouring crew at Montalto. Since then, we’ve been developing a reputation as a winery that’s more than a little bit different.

Yes, we take our winemaking VERY seriously (just ask our multi-award winning team!), but we reckon that wine tasting is a different beast entirely.

Wine tasting should be fun. It should be exciting, thrilling, an exploration of your tastebuds and senses. It should challenge you, surprise you and, most of all, it should bring a big fat smile to your dial.

As there’s not much obvious fun to be had in the old-school cellar door approach, we decided to flip it all on its head and do our own thing. So, at Tucks we offer you a choice of wine tasting station to suit your mood: under the infamous Tucks Tree overlooking jaw-dropping views; sequestered in our bright and breezy wine store; or out back on our cute-as-a-button deck.

And, to shake things up even more, we broke with convention to only offer blind wine tastings. Yep, you’re invited to sniff and slurp your way through our wines without knowing what you’re glugging. Keep track of your reactions by scribbling notes on our wipe-down benches (you’ll find it feels deliciously naughty to write on the table), and we’ll reveal the wines at the end of your session. We reckon doing this makes you think more deeply about the wine, does away with preconceptions and makes things a whole lot more funner.

Wine tasting isn’t the only thing we try to think about differently. What we eat when we drink has a dramatic effect on how wine tastes. So, our kitchen and wine team work together to create a menu of small and large plates that really sing with a glass of vino. Inspired by the very best dishes from across the globe, we reckon they’re the perfect wine food.

Sit at the communal tables overlooking our spectacular estate, chillout on the lawn with our complimentary picnic rugs, and relax into an effortless afternoon of grazing through our substantial menu.

Bring an open heart, an open mind and, most importantly, an open mouth.

We’ll see you soon!