Rare Hare

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Rare Hare was Willow Creek Vineyard (see separate entry), rebranded in early ’23. Louis Li took over the Willow Creek business in ’13; coming from a family of hotel developers, with an artistic background and a love of design, he had grand plans. Today, his vision has been realised in the Jackalope hotel, its stylish restaurant Doot Doot Doot, cocktail bar and art installations. There’s also the Rare Hare cellar door and eatery. Winemaker Geraldine McFaul continues to craft excellent cool-climate wines, particularly chardonnay and pinot noir, with the 11ha site renamed LL Vineyard in recognition of its owner. She’s also sourcing special parcels of single-vineyard fruit to complement the range. -JANE FAULKNER


Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Cellar Door


Cellar Door is open 11am-5pm every day except Christmas and Boxing Day. Bookings are required for groups of 8 or more, and have a non-refundable tasting fee of $10pp. We have three different tasting experiences depending on your level of interest and time available, all details are on our website.

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Jackalope Hotel’s debut property is a new standard in luxury accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula. Daring and brave in its design, the hotel’s approach to art, design, dining, and storytelling delivers a delicate interplay between the ideal and the surreal.

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Stockist Information


cellar door and online


Winemaker Geraldine McFaul
Viticulturalist Anthony Davenport
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North, Vic 3926
Established 2014
Dozens 4000
Vineyards (area) 11 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11–5
Telephone (03) 5931 2500
Website www.rarehare.com.au