A Fire Has Forced Pt Leo Estate to Close Its Doors Until Further Notice

The Mornington Peninsula winery has confirmed no-one was injured in the blaze, but that its restaurants, cellar door and sculpture park will remain shut until further notice.
Libby Curran
May 23, 2022

The Mornington Peninsula has temporarily lost one of its most celebrated wineries and cellar doors, after Pt Leo Estate suffered a minor fire on Friday, May 20. The venue took to Instagram over the weekend to share the news, confirming the site's restaurants, cellar door and sculpture park would be shut until further notice.

Fortunately, it seems no one was injured in the blaze, with the post stating: "Our guests and team are safe and well." It goes on to confirm that all existing dining reservations from May 21 onwards have been cancelled, encouraging people to get in touch via email if they need any more information.

Pt Leo Estate, by Chris McConville

The team hasn't yet shared word on how much damage was incurred, nor how long the estate might be out of action. They did, however, ​​thank their customers, saying: "We appreciate your understanding and support and hope to welcome you back soon."

The Pt Leo Estate fire comes four years after Main Ridge winery Ten Minutes by Tractor had its restaurant gutted by flames in the middle of service, and was forced to close its doors for over 18 months to rebuild. Fingers crossed that this latest fire is a whole lot less devastating and that long lunches at Laura will be back on the menu in no time.

Pt Leo Estate will remain shut until further notice. For updates, see the website.

Top Image: by Anson Smart

Published on May 23, 2022 by Libby Curran
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