For perhaps the biggest day of your life, it is totally understandable that you’d want to have it held in an equally special venue. While there are many other wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula that would be suitable for your wedding ceremony and reception, the Cups Estate Winery is one of the best venues in the region, with great food, wine and superb views to enjoy and utilise for wedding photography while your guests enjoy some local wines.
A Short History of the Cups Estate Winery
Started in the year 1999, the Cups Estate Winery is nestled in an undulating region of dunes popularly known as the cups. The name was inspired by the description of the early settlers, that the topography of the area looked like natural cups and saucers. The undulating and unique dunes in the area also offer the perfect golfing location and ideal conditions for wine makers.
The winery is merely a stone’s throw away from the open ocean as well as Port Phillip Bay. Its location is on the renowned sand belt which attracts many golfers to the golf courses of the Mornington Peninsula region.
Owners of the venue, Joe & Carmen Fisicaro used to spend most of their weekends in Rye and it was until Joe stumbled upon the piece of land located on Browns Road that was originally used to stable the horses.
In spite of advice to the contrary, Joe decided to plant vines and that is when he found out that it was a wonderful site for growing grapes. The Cups Estate is found at the western end of Peninsula wine region and is notably different from the rest of the wineries on the area as far as wind exposure and soil are concerned.
Great Tasting and Exceptional Wine You Can’t Find Anywhere Else
Richard McIntyre, the winemaker, has a non-interventionist approach when it comes to wine preparation so you can look forward to lightness and delicacy. His strict attention to detail and vast experience has won him widespread recognition and praise. The place’s nearness to the sea allows different grape varieties like Merlot and Shiraz to ripen, varieties which can be rarely grown on Mornington Peninsula. Wines in the Cups Estate are quite different from the others in the Peninsula when it comes to the richness and weight of the fruit. All fruit in the wines are grown within the Estate.
Your Unique Wedding Venue Like No Other
Similar with many of the boutique vineyards today, the Cups Estate Winery is under family operation. The Fisicaros hail from Sicily and the influence of their Italian descent is very evident in the wine, food and pace of life in the exposed vistas and rolling shallow hills. Carmen is the one in charge of catering while their eldest daughter, Linda, looks after the legal matters. Paul maintains the website, wile the youngest son, Lee, is the Business and Marketing Manager.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue on the Mornington Peninsula, Cups Estate Winery is a venue you should definitely test out over a leisurely lunch or Sunday afternoon drink to see if it ticks all your boxes. As you probably know, we love wedding photography on the Mornington Peninsula, so please drop us a line to chat about your plans.