Montalto founders and owners John and Wendy Mitchell initially planned a small vineyard by the coast. A place to relive earlier years spent holidaying with friends in Southern France. But John’s love of the outdoors, his interest in viticulture and corporate knowledge soon combined to grow Montalto into one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most popular destinations. True cool climate characteristics abound in the wines, which have received multiple awards on the Australian Show circuit. The 2010 appointment of Simon Black as Chief winemaker marked a new chapter in the Montalto wine journey; an opportunity for the wines to achieve their full potential. Their focus is to create wines of exemplary quality and character. Above all, the philosophy is that wine should be an expression of its origin. A representation of the best fruit produced from its site in a particular vintage.