Australia has no shortage of beautiful wine regions, but a new luxury hotel opening tomorrow is set to redefine one of its most popular locales. Blending contemporary art, dining and world-class design, Jackalope is the Morninton's Peninsula's newest boutique stay.

Inside the new boutique hotel opening on the Mornington Peninsula

The brainchild of 29-year-old entrepreneur Louis Li, Jackalope boasts 46 rooms with unrivalled views of the hotel's vineyard, courtesy of its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Designed by the Carr Design Group, the hotel offers sleek furnishings by way of design partners like Fabio Ongarato Design, Zuster furniture and Mlebourne artist Emily Floyd, who has sculpted the namesake Jackalope work that works double duty as the hotel's entrance piece.

Inside the new boutique hotel opening on the Mornington Peninsula

With a sleek monochrome fitout, Jackalope also boasts two restaurants under Executive Chef Guy Stanaway: fine dining Doot Doot Doot and casual winery-based eatery Rare Hare. Although each eatery has its own personality and culinary focus, they are brought together by the bar Flaggerdoot, which serves classic and curated concoctions in a space featuring a welcoming open fireplace, complete with installations from the likes of Rick Owens and local artist Andrew Hazewinkel.

Inside the new boutique hotel opening on the Mornington Peninsula

Add to that a 30m infinity pool which overlooks the winery and a distance of just one hour from Melbourne, and you can see why Jackalope is set to become the premier winery weekend away.

Jackalope opens April 1. Room prices start from $650 per night and include a la carte breakfast, in-room mini bar, wine on arrival and WiFi.

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North VIC 3926.
Visit
jackalopehotels.com for more info and to book.

Inside the new boutique hotel opening on the Mornington Peninsula