A very full day out with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food and hinterland scenery.
The Mornington Peninsula is full of incredible wineries and gourmet experiences. This tour gives you the full overview, taking in the region’s best wineries and provedores.
Note: Indicative times of 9:00am to 6:30pm would apply but will be confirmed the evening prior to the date of travel. Pick up is from 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 opposite Federation Square and Flinders Street Train Station would be the central meeting point.
Meeting PlacePick-up from your city hotel. If outside the city, meeting at St Paul’s Cathedral opposite Flinders Street Station and Federation Square
Price$205 AUD per adult
$155 AUD per child (4-15 yo)
InclusionsTransport, wine, chocolate and cheese tastings, main course a la carte lunch with glass of wine and coffee at Merricks General Store, bottled water, guide and GST
NoteWant to do this tour privately? No problem! Contact us for options.
Not all venues are open on all days - Mornington Peninsula Chocolates are closed on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday while Red Hill Cheese is only open on weekends
Let's Go To The Peninsula
We’ll pick you up at your city hotel, otherwise, those staying outside of the city can meet us at St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.
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 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.
After such a great day, there is just one thing for you to do - enjoy the ride back to Melbourne, savoring your precious memories which will last for years to come.
Nouls 13: This is the best wine tour of the Yarra valley region you can do...Thanks for a quality day!
Nshepper25: We loved the tour. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to do the Yarra valley wineries!
Prickly M: Each winery was unique, set in beautiful locations and provided generous samples of their wine. Highly recommended!