About Us & Awards

Chief Winemaker - Peter Bauer

Our Chief Winemaker, Peter Bauer, has worked at Dromana Estate over the last 10 years.

We have benefited from his wealth of knowledge and innovative winemaking skills. Peter meticulously crafts the ever popular Mornington Peninsula varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, along with other materials associated with our coastal & cool climate weather conditions.

Our Awards

Sam Kim

Publisher and Author of Wine Orbit - Featuring Reviews of New Zealand Wines and Wines of the World

Sam Kim has been judging wine for the last 20 years at various wine competitions and magazines, including the New Zealand International Wine Show, The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, the Spiegelau International Wine Competition, The Air New Zealand Wine Awards, The New World Wine Awards, New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, Marlborough Wine Show, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Cowra Wine Show, and Cuisine Magazine.

Silver Medal Award - 2017 Tuerong Park Black Label Botyrtis Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association Wine Show

The Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association is the official industry association representing Mornington Peninsula wineries. The Mornington Peninsula Wine Show, held annually in October, supports excellence in the local wine industry. 

Bronze Medal Award - 2017 Tuerong Park Black Label Botyrtis Sauvignon Blanc

2018 National Cool Climate Wine Show

The National Cool Climate Wine Show, held in Bathurst NSW, is the largest cool climate specific event of its kind in Australia. It has become the principal cool climate wine show since its conception in 1998, one of the largest premium wine shows held inland from a capital city.

Mornington Peninsula Winery of the Year

2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition

The Melbourne International Wine Competition is the only International Wine Competition where all the judges are real trade buyers who are judging the wine by category and actual price. The judges are buyers from top Pacific Region liquor stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. 


Dromana Estate are privileged to be in a position where we can support our local community in many ways, from donating items for fundraisers to purchasing local produce for our restaurant. 

We are passionate about our local growers, makers, bakers and producers and love to showcase what the Mornington Peninsula has to offer on our menu.

We are committed to the ongoing support of The Dolphin Research Institute based in Hastings and Variety Australia, as well as our local schools, sporting clubs and community fundraisers.  Some of which include sponsorship of the Mornington Peninsula Pétanque club, Somers Primary School and Crib Point FC. We are particularly invested in supporting independent fundraisers that benefit our peninsula families on a personal level.

Meet Our Team


Cathy Lin & David Craig



Shannon Shearing

Sales Representative


Julie Hayes

Wine Experience Host


Peter Bauer

Chief Winemaker


Pauline Lynch

Wine Experience Host

Sustainable. Beautiful. Enjoyable.