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What began as a wine brand creating drinkable, balanced and elegant wines in 2006 has now turned into a new cellar door, a cracking bistro and a cosy place to stay in the best part of the world. To book please contact us on (03)59 89 2471

Fresh Garden Produce A commitment to growing and sourcing seasonal local produce which provides inspiration and influence on the evolving Polperro bistro menu.

Vineyard A focus towards increased vineyard health, using a mix of organic and biodynamic principles practiced in all of our Mornington Peninsula vineyards.

Winemaking A considered approach celebrating individual vineyard character using a mix of traditional and modern practices that ensure minimal intervention and sustainability.

Bistro Mornington Peninsula A committed approach to offer fresh, textural & seasonal flavours with an emphasis on where the food comes from and how it is grown, presented with a relaxed and warm yet informed service.

Luxury Accommodation An experience for our guests to immerse themselves in an authentic vineyard, food and wine experience, while using Polperro as a base to explore the Mornington Peninsula.

“I reckon I have the best job in the world. It’s part agriculture, part science, and part marketing, with a good dose of creativity thrown in” - Sam Coverdale

Sam vineyard

Terrific vineyards, surf beaches and a close proximity to Melbourne mean the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect home for Polperro by Even Keel, and Sam Coverdale and his family.

Having grown up surfing the beaches of northern New South Wales and South East Queensland, Sam started out as a vintage cellar hand at Tyrrell’s at just 18 years of age, before completing degrees in Business from the University of Queensland and Wine Science at Charles Sturt University.

Sam joined Hardy’s, working across several Australian wine regions, then in Spain, Italy and France learning from the likes of Jean-Marc Lafage. Through this technical grounding and experience, Sam developed a strong sense of the wine he loves to drink and make – wine that plays to the strengths of particular regions and is true to the climatic conditions of each vintage.

He established Polperro by Even Keel in 2006 with a view to creating drinkable, balanced and elegant wines that continue to interest beyond the first glass.

 

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