Winery Tour – Mornington Peninsula
Our private winery tour of the Mornington Peninsula caters for couples and small groups of up to seven. Consequently we can provide a personalised and intimate experience to suit someone who is new to wine right through to the true wine enthusiast. Our tours include a scrumptious winery lunch, with options ranging from tasty share plates to sumptuous fine dining which will delight the most avid “foodies”.
We can work with you to design your perfect day out. Alternatively you can leave it to us to create a magical day out full of wonderful surprises.
The tour is likely to include a selection of the following wineries (this is dependent upon opening days and times available):
As you drive into this winery you maybe awe struck by the gardens leading up to the impressive building of the winery itself. This attention to detail is reflected in their wines with their philosophy of producing wines of high quality. Visiting and tasting in the ‘barrel room’ is a unique experience to be enjoyed.
PORT PHILLIP ESTATE
From humble beginnings with the cellar door located in their wine making shed, Port Phillip Estate now occupies the ‘grandest’ winery building on the Peninsula. With the building housing their cellar door/bistro, restaurant, accommodation as well as their wine making facilities this is a seriously impressive wine making operation.
This winery specialises in the Peninsula’s two most prominent grape varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which they source from four local vineyards. As a result you can experience the difference that vineyard locations and wine making techniques add to the outcome of the wine. Don’t be surprised if ‘Reg’ the peacock joins you for a tasting.
This is home of Quealy Winemakers and is a working vineyard where your wine tasting is likely to take place in their barrel room. Consequently, your host at cellar door will probably be one of the wine making staff who will give you an insight into their winemaking objectives. Feel free to roam through the winery but beware of the ‘Ginger Ninja.’
Located at the beautiful historic Tuerong homestead surrounded by established gardens is Dromana Estate winery. Sit back and enjoy the extensive range of wines on tasting while soaking up the atmosphere of this historic homestead. They offer a wide selection of wine varieties and subsequently there is something on tasting to suit everyone’s palate.
Originally an apple orchard, since 1985 this site has been transformed into an award-winning vineyard with a reputation for quality Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Chardonnay. The awards have continued with its restaurant first receiving a coveted chef’s hat in 2014 which it continued to maintain until 2019 when it was awarded with 2 chef’s hats.
What began as a family’s holiday retreat, was planted out to vines in the 1990’s and is now the home of Pier 10 winery and restaurant. Let cellar door manager “cheeky” Craig pour you some bubbles or another tipple of your choice. Their selection of wines on tasting can be enjoyed from the deck looking out across the vineyard.
A wonderful place to relax and spend a sunny afternoon with a glass of their wine, looking out across the picturesque vine covered hillside which is one of the most photographed vineyard views on the Peninsula.
GRAPE & GRAZE WINERY TOUR
Our Grape & Graze tour is available 7 days a week and includes the following:
- Pick up and return to your accommodation
- All wine tastings
- Winery lunch and glass of wine
- Chilled bottled water
- Hosted by a local with regional wine knowledge
- Fully licenced and accredited tour operator
Pricing starts from $175.00 per person (groups of 5 to 7). As we cater for only small groups, we can tailor a package to meet your requirements. The Peninsula is home to a wine range of producers and farm gates as well as a growing number of breweries and distilleries and one or more of these venues can be included as part of your tour. Contact us for further information about our personalised winery tours.