Meet the Bakers

They say find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Well, that’s the reality for the Pier 10 crew – the amazing team and fantastic customers are the real driving force. The great view is just a bonus. 

Once a hobby vineyard for Sue and Eric, Pier 10 has blossomed into a bustling winery, restaurant and cellar door. Since planting in 1996, the vineyard has passed through two generations of Bakers’ and is far from a casual weekender. 2002 saw the opening of the Cellar Door, closely followed by the restaurant in 2004. 

Nowadays, Eric continues to work in the winery, Sue oversees the Cellar Door and Eric’s son Stuart creates the relaxed dining experience in the restaurant. Most notably managing The Point at Albert Park, Stuart brings with him an array of expertise from his many years in restaurants and hotels across Melbourne and overseas. Stuart met his now wife, Renee, at Pier 10 in 2006. Yet another Baker working behind the scenes when not busy with the two littlest of the Baker clan.

The Shoreham Vineyard and Cellar Door is our home and we want to welcome everyone in with open arms. Whether you’re from near or far, we want you to have an authentic Mornington Peninsula experience.

Baker Family Pier 10 - Sue Mckenzie and Eric Baker
Baker Family Pier 10 - Renee and Stuart Baker
Pier 10 waves-gold
Pier 10 waves gold

A team that love local

Head Winemaker, Andrew ‘Thommo’ Thomson, follows the Pier 10 passion in producing approximately 2,000 cases annually of the best possible cool climate wines. Cellar Door Manager, Craig Keygan, brings his expert wine knowledge and enthusiasm to make the tasting experience one to remember. 

The kitchen is headed by Aaron Drinan, an old high school mate of Stuart’s, who has been with the team the last 2 years. In addition to his extensive experience Aaron brings his own sense of community having previously owned and operated his own local café.

Restaurant Manager, Scott Cage is a true born and bred local who has been a part of the Pier 10 family for over 7 years. Scott recently spent two years living in London working for the prestigious Claridges hotel managing his own front of house team.

Another regular fixture on the Pier 10 floor is hospitality veteran Mark Taylor. With over 30 years experience, the last 5 at Pier 10, Mark is always quick with a joke or anecdote.

From our wines and homestyle meals, right through to hearing about your experiences, we love chatting all things food and drink and really getting to know and understand our customers. Like we say, mi casa su casa.

The ‘Sunday recap’ is the highlight of the week for the Pier 10 family. That involves sitting with the crew late on a Sunday afternoon and reflecting on their achievements over a well-earned wine.




Many of the amazing photos and videos featured on this site are thanks to local photographer @edward.wischer

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