Green Olive at Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula

A few weeks ago Alex, Alex’s brother and I went on a day trip out to the Mornington Peninsula to explore some wineries and the beaches. We ended up stopping at Green Olive for lunch- Green Olive is an amazing place that raises sheep and chickens, grows vegetables and also produces olive oil and wine from their own trees and vines- an absolute all in one! We chose to sit outside and admire the view of the beautiful gardens and in-ground trampoline (!!) while enjoying our meal, which consisted of several shared plates. We opted for a zucchini & quinoa salad, spiced olives (which came with ciabatta and tapenade), beetroot bruschetta, and lamb meatballs for the boys, as well as a bottle of green olive’s sparkling chardonnay to share. The zucchini & quinoa salad and lamb meatballs were the standout dishes, however we found everything to be delicious and incredibly fresh. We weren’t the biggest fan of the wines- Green Olive is still a fairly young vineyard, and I think that in the coming years the wine will improve. However I loved the olive oils, and definitely regret not taking a bottle home with us! Green Olive is a great stop for local food along with Mornington Peninsula, and definitely a refreshing change from the stuffy, expensive winery-related restaurants one tends to see in these areas.

– priya


the view of Green Olive from our table


our bottle of Kelpie Bridge Sparkling Chardonnay

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Zucchini & Quinoa Salad, currants, cous cous & yogurt dressing


Beetroot Bruschetta, goats curd, watercress

IMGP5798Lamb Meatballs, garden herbs, tomato relish


Mixed Olives, garlic, chili, rosemary, lemon zest with ciabatta and tapenade


EVOO and dips tasting


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