While we navigate our way through the COVID-19 lockdown, we’re not expecting to resume touring until late November. Whatever date that is, be assured we’ll be ready to host you for either a public or private tour. For your peace of mind, please refer to our COVID-19 page.
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 Food and Wine 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 8:30am to 6:30pm would 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, the Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets would be the central meeting point.
Meeting PlacePick-up from your city hotel. If staying outside the city, the Melbourne Town Hall, which is located in the city on the corner of Collins & Swanston Streets would be the central meeting point.
Price$225 per adult
$175 per child (4-15 yo)
$75 per infant (0-3yo)
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 - Red Hill Cheese are closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
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 the 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 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. On days when either of these properties are closed, a visit would be made to Stonier and/or Ten Minutes by Tractor 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 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!