Jackalope

Jackalope

Situated on a private vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope promises an experience to remember.

With a monolithic, jet-black exterior, the hotel stands in sharp contrast to the verdant rolling vines, this juxtaposition a nod to the hotel’s namesake, a mythical creature – part-jackrabbit, part-antelope – that exists only in folklore.

Jackalope unifies art, design, dining and storytelling in the guest experience, creating a whimsical interplay between the ideal and the surreal. Shared spaces are lavished with inhabitable art – think a 10,000-globe chandelier that adorns the dining room ceiling or a 7-metre tall namesake sculpture standing sentry on arrival.

The hotel’s 45 rooms are a restrained statement of whites and greys with floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces offering sweeping views over the 30-metre infinity pool and vines.

Two hatted restaurants surprise with contrasting takes on farm-to-fork food: Doot Doot Doot, delivers upscale dining and a tantalising tasting menu; while cellar door restaurant, Rare Hare, serves up a food and wine affair with a devil-may-care air. Food aside, a cocktail bar oozing curated-cool breathes new life into the property’s old homestead, while a cellar door is open for daily wine tasting.

Just a one-hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a perfect addition to a Melbourne visit, offering some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure, beach and leisure activities. Over 50 cellar doors and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope’s own 11-hectare vineyard, while the Peninsula’s unique array of dramatic surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.

Jackalope
Jackalope
Jackalope