Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Day Tour
Small group tour. Experienced local guides. Luxury air-conditioned vehicles
Just an hour south of Melbourne is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, a region known for its pinot noir and the cool-climate chardonnay, with newer regional varietals including pinot grigio, pinot gris and shiraz.
This full day tour has an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food and hinterland scenery.
Yabby Lake Vineyard Tasting - Yabby Lake Vineyard is one of the higher profile vineyards on the Peninsula. Established in 1998 and with 120 acres under vine, their focus is very much on pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris. For those looking for something bolder, their Heathcote Estate vineyard in Central Victoria produces a fuller bodied and richer shiraz.
A short drive away is the Crittenden Estate Vineyard, one of the earlier planted vineyards on the Peninsula. They were established in 1984 by Gary Crittenden and are still in the family's hands today. While acknowledging the cool climate was suitable for high quality chardonnay and pinot noir, Italian and Iberian Peninsula varieties were also pursued. Today, the experience for visitors is greatly enhanced with this wider choice.
Quealy Vineyard Tasting - Skirting the Westernport Bay side of the Peninsula, arrive at the Quealy Vineyard at Balnarring. Quirky and with a nod to Italian winemaking styles, it's a vineyard that leaves an impression.
Merricks General Store Lunch - Dating back to the early 1920's, this is one of the region's iconic establishments. From its early years as a post office, store and meeting place for the local rural community, its heritage buildings have been lovingly restored to house a bistro, art gallery, cellar door and produce store. Enjoy a main course a la carte lunch and glass of wine, followed by tea and coffee.
Mornington Peninsula Chocolates & Red Hill Cheese - Following lunch, visits would be made to Mornington Peninsula Chocolates at Flinders and Red Hill Cheese at Main Ridge. Both properties complement the wineries beautifully and offer variety that’s missing in other wine regions. On days when both these properties are closed, a visit would be made to Stonier Wines and Ten Minutes by Tractor Vineyard.
Enjoy the drive home, returning approximately 6.30 pm.
AUD $215 per Adult
Price valid to 31st March 2020.
- Chocolate and cheese tastings
- Cheese and biscuits at Moorooduc Estate
- Main course a la carte lunch with glass of wine and coffee
- Bottled water
- Guide and GST
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