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Our small family owned vineyard is based at Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. In 1982 Garry Crittenden was one of the first to plant vines in the region and at 28 years of age, the vine maturity undoubtedly confers something pretty special into the bottle.

We are proud to be part of the era of the Mornington Peninsula's growth that has seen it become pre eminent as a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producing region. Now, wineries on the Peninsula are carrying on making beautiful cool climate boutique wines as well as exploring other varieties, winemaking and viticultural techniques that include sustainable and biological methods. The Mornington Peninsula is at the forefront in such developments which create healthier soils, vines and fruit. We believe that this is not only kinder to our environment but results in a better wine. The vineyards at Crittenden Estate are no longer sprayed with synthetic pesticides, herbicides or other artificial chemicals. 

The Crittenden family is passionate about wine but is also passionate about the Mornington Peninsula. We feel blessed to be able to raise the next (third) generation of children here on the Peninsula, amongst vines. Things may have changed since Rollo and Zoe played on the property many years ago but we all hold true that same goal: to make excellent wine.  

Crittenden Estate is a small family owned winery situated on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. It has no connection whatsoever with wine sold under the Woolworths owned brand Crittenden and Co. Crittenden Estate does not supply its wines to any of: Woolworths, Dan Murphy, BWS, Safeway, Coles, Vintage Cellars, Liquorland or First Choice.


  • The Crittenden Wine Centre
    Posted: 23/12/14

    It's finally here. Ten days before Christmas we opened the doors to our new Wine Centre. And this is the finished result. Visit us over summer to experience our new read more »

  • Dream Vertical
    Posted: 23/12/14

    The following article in the latest edition of Wine Selector Magazine makes for an interesting read, particularly if you're interested in us! Click here for a PDF ve read more »

  • New Wine Centre!
    Posted: 10/09/14

    We have some exciting news to announce. We have finally begun the renovations and building works on the new Crittenden Wine Centre. This has been such a long time co read more »

  • VIC100 - Top 100 wines in Victoria
    Posted: 10/09/14

    On Thursday the 4th September the VIC100 awards were announced as a part of Flavour Exchange at fed square. The Zumma 2012 Pinot Noir was announced as one of the top read more »

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Stillwater Restaurant

The philosophy at Stillwater lies in their commitment to sourcing and using only top quality ingredients and the freshest of produce in this unique and special setting more


Lakeside Villas

Perched overlooking the vineyard's lake, these contemporary villas are an oasis of luxury and tranquility that ensure your stay is an experience of comfort and relaxation. more

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Cellar Door

Our cellar door is open every day between the hours of 11am and 4pm. We offer the full range of wines for tasting. We also offer a range of delicious local jams, sauces and chutneys. more