Vinetrekker wine and food tours escorted Joy of Travel Ladies Tours in a wonderful tailor made day exploring the Mornington Peninsular. Paul was fabulous, great knowledge shared of the area, very considerate and went out of his way to ensure we had a great day. Thank you!
A Wide Range Of Wine Explored In Beautiful Scenery
The Mornington Peninsula is full of incredible wineries and gourmet experiences. This tour gives you a wonderful overview, taking in the region’s best wineries and provedores.
Our Wine and Food Daytour offers a very full day out with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food and hinterland scenery.
Note: Indicative times of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm apply but will be confirmed the evening prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from or close by your city hotel or from another agreed point. If you are staying out of the city, St Paul’s Cathedral, which is located in the city on the corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets could be the meeting point.
Everything You Need To Know
Per Adult: $250
Per Child (4-15 yo): $195
Pick-up from your city hotel. If staying outside the city, St Paul’s Cathedral, which is located in the city on the corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets would be the central meeting point.
Transport, wine, cheese platter, main course a la carte lunch with a glass of wine and coffee at Merricks General Store, bottled water, guide and GST.
Want to do this tour privately? No problem! Contact us for options.
Let’s go to the Peninsula
We’ll pick you up at or close to your city hotel, otherwise, those staying outside of the city can meet us at Melbourne Town Hall.
Your friendly guide, a local expert, will meet you and introduce you to the day. The excitement then grows as we pass through the bayside suburbs of Melbourne, heading inland for our first stop of the day.
Yabby Lake Vineyard Tasting
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.
Crittenden Estate Vineyard Tasting
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 1920s, 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.
Following lunch, visits would be made to Stonier Wines, Ten Minutes by Tractor or Kerri Greens Vineyards.
After such a great day on the Mornington Peninsula, there is just one thing for you to do – enjoy the ride back to Melbourne, savouring your precious memories of a day well spent.
What Our Guests Have Said
Great contact with Paul from the time of booking, and this continued through the day. His knowledge of the region was fantastic and his relationships with the vineyards and winemakers allowed for a truly unforgettable experience. I experienced much more of the peninsula than I would have on my own and have some turkey special memories of the day.
What a fantastic trip. I’ve done the Mornington Peninsula 10 years ago with Vinetrekker and have done their Yarra Valley trip also. Vinetrekker is the best in the business. Our guide Paul was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He knows all the hidden gems in Victoria’s wine country. Smaller and more intimate tours than the rest. I highly recommend you go with Vinetrekker – you’ll be delighted. We’ll be back to do their Macedon tour soon!