MORNINGTON PENINSULA Private WINE TOUR
From $149 pp
* Pricing $149-199 depends on your chosen lunch venue.
A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or simply to treat yourself to a relaxing day with friends, our Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour leisurely explores the region’s beautiful landscapes and world-class wineries.
Renowned for it’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as pioneering Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia, the Mornington Peninsula produces a vast range of quality wines. Set between two bays - Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay - this cool climate region is dominated by strong winds that sweep across the land. With red volcanic soils and hills rising 300 metres above sea level, the area produces grapes with outstanding fruit flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins, resulting in excellent vintages.
On our winery tour you will visit boutique and award-winning vineyards and cellar doors for great wine tasting and delight in a lovely multi-course tapas lunch, all a only a short one hour drive from Melbourne.
John and his team are the best, the tour was perfect, he is so organised that you just sit back and enjoy the day (big thumbs up) and to top it off the price was great value for money perfect all round I'll be using John again!!
- Pick-up and return to your hotel, private address or office
- Flexible and fully customised itinerary
- Wine tasting fully inclusive
- A selection of 4 of the Mornington Peninsula best wineries and cellar doors
Other attractions/activities available:
- Distillery (gin,vodka, limoncello)
- Dairy for cheese tasting
- Strawberry picking (inc cider tasting)
- Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
- Arthurs Seat Eagle
- Peninsula Hot Springs
- Montalto, Polperro Winery, T’Gallant or others if available
Some of the wineries we visit include:
The new home of Willow Creek Winery & Jackalope
The first thing you notice as you walk up to the Rare Hare is the awe-inspiring jackalope – a mythical antlered hare from which the accompanying hotel takes its name. Enjoy a barrel room tasting of the entire Willow Creek and new Rare Hare range of wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and a Blanc de Blanc. Check out the coat rack on your way to visit the bathroom, its different to say the least!
Take in the spectacular view of the vineyard or take a stroll through the luxury boutique hotel Jackalope and visit the cocktail bar. Don’t forget your camera for some great photos.
The Cups Estate
The Cups Estate offers spectacular views over the vineyard, olive grove, neighbouring Moonah Links Golf Course and the magnificent dune region known as ‘The Cups’. The area got its’ name because of the topography, with the many sand dunes making the shapes of cups and saucers and to pay homage to the land that produces the grapes, The Cups Estate name was embraced.
The Cups Estate was established in 1999 and is a family run boutique winery and their range of wines include Sparkling Cuvee, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz and Tawny.
Best Cellar door 2016. Taste Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Italian styled white wine & late harvest Muscat at Quealy Wineries informal cellar door, nestled inside the winery. Enjoy hearing about the wines from owner and winemaker Kathleen Quealy and her bright friendly team. Taste the yummy olive oil and snacks to accompany the great wines. Oh, and keep a look out for the resident koala!
Point Leo Estate
Be some of the first to enjoy this tasting, 20 years in the making. Pt Leo Estate have opened their cellar door after carefully tending their vines for two decades. Their hand selected, hand picked fruit from their single estate vineyard reflects their love or wine, food and art. Experience one of Australia’s most comprehensive sculptural collections over a glass of some of the peninsula's best.
The Pig & Whistle
Included in $149 package
For a relaxed and enjoyable stop for lunch The Pig Whistle is a charmingly nostalgic British Tavern, with expansive, panoramic views of the Peninsula from its somewhat serene Beer Gardens. The Food reflects the seasonal produce and delicate flavours of the Mornington Peninsula, with a menu offering an abundance of options to suit any palette.
The Pig & Whistle offer plenty of opportunities to taste locally-sourced foods – much of which is grown in their own backyard.
The Cups Estate
Included in $179 package
The casual yet sophisticated setting provides a perfect venue for relaxing and enjoying the company of your friends and family, whilst enjoying the European inspired multi-course tapas lunch menu. The Cups Estate offers the very best local produce and the food is designed to be shared and is served in the centre of the table in keeping with the European style of eating.
The Cups Estate have a dedicated team of people with a passion for creating the best possible wine and food, as well as creating memorable experiences for their guests.
Included in $199 package
The Rare Hare ‘Jackalope’ is a special stop for lunch, where you’ll be transported through their fun devil-may-care affair with all things food and wine. Savour the fruits of their labour and enjoy the crafted delicacies of the surrounding farms. Best consumed in excess with a party of like-minded friends & foodies.
Take in the spectacular view of the vineyard or take a stroll through the luxury boutique hotel Jackalope and don’t miss out on the cocktail bar.
Our Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour is a fabulous day out for everybody, from wine enthusiasts right through to those who just want to do a little sightseeing. Great wine and food, great company, lovely picturesque surroundings…who could ask for more? We look forward to introducing you to the Mornington Peninsula’s best wineries very soon!
This tour operates daily and is for private group bookings.
It includes pick up and drop off to designated area in the Melbourne Metro, guided winery tours and wine tasting at all four venues and a multi-course tapas lunch at The Cups Estate. Please note that venues are subject to availability and passengers will be advised of any changes.