Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
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Wine from Mornington Peninsula of Victoria Australia

Date:   September 24, 2010

Philippines Wine Shop Clark Wine Center is pleased to share with you articles, news and information about wine, wine events, wine tasting and other topics related to wine and the appreciation of wine.

With its distinct maritime climate, the Mornington Penninsula produces a vast array of quality wines. Traditional varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excel, and promise has been shown with the lesser known varieties of Viogner and Pinot Gris.

Mornington Peninsula is famous for its bay beaches as well as its Chardonnay and Pinot

The Mornington Peninsula lies within the Port Phillip Zone just an hour south from Melbourne. The wine region takes in the whole peninsula starting at Mt Eliza just below Frankston. The main towns amongst the vineyards are Dromana, Red Hill South, Merricks and Moorooduc.

The region’s climate is dominated by strong winds that sweep across Port Phillip Bay on its western flank and Bass Strait to the south. The region has a hills district rising 250m above sea level. Although rainfall is reliable supplementary irrigation is required at times during the growing season.

The region’s reputation is building around Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The red volcanic soils also grow a fine Shiraz. Other varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

The region has a history agricultural production supplying the Melbourne markets with fruit, berries, vegetables and herbs. It is also an important recreation and tourist area mainly servicing the Melbourne population who flock to the area on weekends and holidays.

This is a modern wine region. There was a dabbling in viticulture in the late 1800s and then in the 1950s but it wasn’t until Baillieu Myer of Myer stores planted vines in the early 70s did the region kick off as a commercial wine producer. Many vineyards and wineries followed, most of them small, producing boutique wines and tapping into the tourism market with cellar doors and fine restaurants.

Staying on the Peninsula is easy because there are so many quality accommodation services to choose from that suit varying budgets. There is also a great choice of restaurants and cafes with high quality food as we have come to expect from Victoria. The wine industry has been particularly active in establishing eateries at their cellar doors and getting round them is hassle free with a number of wine tour companies and shuttle services getting you there and providing insiders’ knowledge about the best the Peninsula can offer.

The Mornington has some great wine events including Peninsula Piers & Pinots in March, Red Hill and Sorrento Long Lunches also in March, Winter Wine Weekend in June and for Pinot lovers a Pinot Noir Celebration in February


Clark Wine Center was built in 2003 by Hong Kong-based Yats International Leisure Philippines to become the largest wine shop in Philippines supplying Asia’s wine lovers with fine vintage wines at attractive prices.  Today, this wine shop in Clark Philippines offers over 2000 selections of fine wines from all major wine regions in the world.  As a leading wine supplier in Philippines, Pampanga’s Clark Wine Center offers an incomparable breadth of vintages, wines from back vintages spanning over 50 years.  Clark Wine Center is located in Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone adjacent to Angeles City, just 25 minutes from Subic and 45 minutes from Manila.

Wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone, Loire, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Alsace, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Chile and Argentina etc. are well represented in this Clark Wine Shop.

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