MORNINGTON PENINSULA PRIVATE WINE TOUR
From $175 pp
* Pricing ranges from $175 - $349 per person depending on your chosen lunch venue.
Looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself to a relaxing day out with friends? Want to do something different for a corporate event? Our Mornington Peninsula Wine Tours let you leisurely explore the region’s beautiful landscapes, as you visit and sample from a range of world-class wineries.
The Mornington Peninsula produces a wide range of quality wines. It is renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as pioneering Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia. Set between two bays - Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay - this cool climate region features windswept hills of rich, red volcanic soils that rise up to 300 metres above sea level. It is on the slopes of these hills that grow grapes of outstanding fruit flavours, with high natural acidity and fine tannins, resulting in excellent vintages.
Our Red Hill winery tours will take you on a memorable day out, where you will visit boutique and award-winning vineyards and cellar doors. We also offer fully customised Corporate wine tour packages. Or if all you require is a Corporate or Private transfer to some of the region's most notable wineries such as Point Leo Estate or the Jackalope Winery, we can arrange that for you, so you can leave the driving to us and relax, enjoy and indulge.
Food and wine pairing at Red Hill Estate can be added to any of our winery tour packages for an additional fee of $40.00.
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Your personal or corporate wine tour options:
- Choose from tours visiting 3 or 4 of the Peninsula's finest wineries for tasting with included lunch offerings at total price ranging from $175 - $349 pp. (Or customise your own tour with a flexible itinerary).
- Taste fine wines and sample local produce
- Meet the winemakers and learn their secrets
- Enjoy pick-up and return to your hotel, private address or office
- All fully escorted by a knowledgeable and experienced driver/guide
Choose from the following 3 different lunch options, each catering to varying budgets:
- The Pig and Whistle ($175 package)
- The Cups Estate ($249 package)
- Rare Hare ‘Jackalope’ ($349 package)
Read more about these great lunch options below...
Optional extra attractions/activities you can add to any tour (or customise your own tour from scratch):
- Red Hill Winery Food and Wine Pairing
- Crittenden’s Estate Private Tasting Room
- Jimmy Rum Distillery (Tastings $15 per person)
- Bass and Flinders Gin Distillery (Tastings $15 per person)
- Main Ridge Dairy cheese tasting
- Strawberry picking
- Craft Breweries
- Cider Tastings
Choose your Lunch Option:
The Pig & Whistle
From $175 per person
Enjoy a relaxed lunch stop on your wine tour at The Pig & Whistle. A charmingly nostalgic British style Tavern it boasts expansive, panoramic views of the Mornington Peninsula from its somewhat serene Beer Garden. You will discover a menu that reflects the seasonal produce and delicate flavours of the Mornington Peninsula, offering you an abundance of options to suit any palette.
Your Pig & Whistle lunch package includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer.
The Cups Estate
From $249 per person
The Cups Estate offers a casual yet sophisticated lunch setting. Chosen by many as the perfect venue for relaxing and enjoying the company of your friends and family, whilst enjoying a European inspired multi-course, tapas style lunch. Your lunch includes one of the finest local, 6-course degustation menus. Discover for yourself why the Cups Estate is ranked in the top 3 food destinations on the whole Mornington Peninsula. (All dietary requirements catered for.)
Rare Hare @ Jackalope - food and drinks lunch package all inclusive.
Priced from $349 per person
The Rare Hare Restaurant at the “Jackalope” is a simply a very special place to stop for lunch. You’ll be transported along with their fun "devil-may-care" affair, which is how they approach alll things food and wine. Savour the delicious fruits of their labour and enjoy a selected of crafted delicacies, hand-chosen from the surrounding farms. You'll discover why the Rare Hare Restaurant is ranked No. 1 among all food destinations on the Mornington Peninsula. (All dietary requirements catered for.)
Please note, all group bookings will dine from the Hare’s Share $145pp set menu which includes the renowned Willow Creek Vineyard beverage package.
All our Mornington Peninsula Wine Tours offer a fabulous day out for every body, from wine enthusiasts right through to those who just want to do a little sightseeing. Enjoy wonderful wines and fabulous food, with great company, all in lovely picturesque surroundings…who could ask for anything more? We look forward to introducing you to the Mornington Peninsula’s best wineries very soon on one our fabulous wine tours soon.
Our tours operate daily and are available for private group bookings.
All our wine tours include pick up and drop off at your preferred location in the Melbourne Metropolitan area. Your fully guided winery tour includes wine tasting at all four venues together with your choice from the above 3 lunch venues. (Price quoted is the total tour price per person, not just the lunch.) Please note that all venues are subject to availability, particularly in the peak tourist season or if your booking is made at short notice. We will advise you in advance of any changes to the itinerary.
Note: All tour prices are based on a minimum of 7 passengers. Smaller groups are welcome however the minimum cost per tour remains the same. Additional guests are charged at the per person rate shown.
Some of the wineries we visit include:
Winner of the Best Cellar door 2016. Here you will taste Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pino Grigio and other Italian styled white wines & late harvest Muscat in an informal cellar door, nestled inside the winery. Immerse yourself in a convivial atmosphere as owner and legendary winemaker Kathleen Quealy and her bright friendly team share their intimate knowledge of the winemaking process. Sample the yummy olive oil and snacks served to accompany these great wines. Oh, and keep a look out for the resident koala!
Point Leo Estate
Already one of the biggest attractions on the Peninsula, Pt Leo Estate has been more than 20 years in the making. After lovingly tending their vines for two decades you can be among the first to sample their exquisite collection. Discover how their hand-selected, hand-picked fruit sourced from their single estate vineyard are a true reflection of their love for wine, food and art. A visit to this winery will enable you to enjoy one of Australia’s most comprehensive sculptural collections over a glass of some of the peninsula's best wines.
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, selected from the entire Willow Creek and new Rare Hare range of wines, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and 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
At The Cups Estate you will enjoy spectacular views over its vineyard, olive grove and the neighbouring Moonah Links Golf Course set among the magnificent sand dunes of the region. You'll see how the area derived its name from the local topography, where the many sand dunes create shapes of cups and saucers. Paying homage to the land that produces the grapes, name of The Cups Estate was embraced.
Originally established in 1999, The Cups Estate is a family run, boutique winery. Their range of wines include Sparkling Cuvee, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz and Tawny offering you a great variety for your tasting session.