Gerard Phelan – Head Chef


Growing up on a dairy-turned-vegetable farm in Gippsland, Montalto Head Chef Gerard Phelan has always had a passion for cooking with the fresh produce growing on his doorstep. So after a stint...

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John and Wendy Mitchell – Montalto owners

John and Wendy Mitchell

Montalto founders and owners John and Wendy Mitchell initially planned a small vineyard by the coast as a place to relive earlier years spent holidaying with friends in southern...

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Justin Crow – Cellar Door Manager


I worked in hospitality part-time while at university. After coming to Australia to ‘see about a girl’, I found work in a cool, laneway cafe–where I also discovered a...

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Anthony Jones – General Manager


As general manager, Anthony is involved in all aspects of Montalto’s business; from checking the grapes on the vine to overseeing the restaurant, piazza and cellar door. “It’s quite...

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Simon Black – Winemaker


Simon was thrilled when the 2013 Eleven Chardonnay was voted the best on the Mornington Peninsula. But not entirely satisfied. “Once you set the bar high you always want...

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