on your way down to Rye

We regularly make two stops on our way back down to Rye from the city. Tully’s & Yabby Lake winery. You don’t have to deviate off track too much and both places are well worth it. Plus if you have little kids, it adds to the adventure and the holiday feels.

fresh produce

Tully’s Corner Produce Store is brilliant foodie heaven. Load up on all of your fancy charcuterie, fruit & veg, nut milks and the daily essentials you’ll need for your Aquabelle stay. Once the site of an apple orchard, Tully’s fresh produce is second to none and they compliment their offering with the most delicious deli section, cafe, gourmet butcher, sweets & flowers. Find them at the corner of Moorooduc Highway & Wooralla Drive, Mornington.

wine tasting

Yabby Lake winery cellar door and restaurant is the perfect lunch stopover before your 2pm check in at Aquabelle. The Red Claw Rose, the Pinot, I can’t decide, all delicious. And the menu is impeccable. Cold days the restaurant is warm, bright and light. On warmer days linch on the lawn overlooking the vines and the lake.Take exit 19 from Mornington Peninsula Freeway/M11.

We also love the Dromana IGA if you still need to stock up. Newly refurbished it is really quite wonderful. Shopping options in Rye include Woolworths and Montino Deli.