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Willow Creek Vineyard

Since 1876 the Edwardian homestead, McCormick House, has stood gracefully on what was fertile grazing land for over 100 years. Reborn as the cocktail bar for this iconic hotel, it stands as an enduring reminder of the history of this picturesque property.

Planted in 1989, the 11-hectare (28-acre) Willow Creek Vineyard has taken root in deep volcanic soils, known for producing rich flavours. This cool-climate vineyard produces pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. Under winemaker, Geraldine McFaul, Willow Creek Vineyard has grown in reputation as one of the premier producers on the Mornington Peninsula - renowned for elegant single-vineyard wines.

We offer a range of tasting experiences to suit your available time and passion for wine.

Wine Exploration Experience

Immerse yourself in Willow Creek Vineyard and lunch at Rare Hare.

Daily at 11am, $175pp (max group size 6)

Allow an hour to walk among the vines and wander the winery, where we'll delve into details of vintages past and our winemaking cast. Learn the visual story of alchemy that inspires the art and design of Jackalope Hotel, then, stopping by the hotel's pool deck, settle into a seated tasting in the stunning Geode. Discover our growing and winemaking philosophy, with an opportunity to taste and blend work-in-progress components of Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, then compare them to the current estate wines. Our cellar door team will then take you to Rare Hare restaurant to enjoy our set menu lunch with drinks included.

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Infinity Pool

The hotel's stunning, black 30-metre infinity pool laps up to the surrounding vines, showcasing a tranquil sightline from water to wine. Private pool deck conveniences include a heated plunge pool, all-day dining with sunbed service and wireless internet.