- Racehorse Tour from Melbourne with beer and wine tasting from Melbourne
- Visit the 'Living Legends' at Woodlands Historic Park
- Enjoy a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and regional wines at Gisborne Peak Estate
- Taste full-flavored classic beers at the Holgate Brewery
What You Can Expect
The first stop is 'Living Legends' at Woodlands Historic Park, home to some of Australia's most famous champion racehorses including Fields of Omagh, Might and Power, Silent Witness, Better Loosen Up, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Doriemus, Brew and Paris Lane. Many of these racehorses are winners of the famous Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation.
Living Legends was established to bring retired champion horses back to the public. It is situated at Woodlands Historic Park, a unique, picturesque location that includes a historic homestead, magnificent gardens, and abundant parklands. Morning tea will be served in the homestead overlooking the gardens, which are also home to kangaroos and other Australian native animals.
Continue to the award-winning Gisborne Peak Estate located in the Macedon Ranges cool climate wine region. The winery is all about excellent wine, gourmet food and magnificent views. Relax and take in the views over a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and sample the chardonnays, rieslings and semillons for which Gisborne Peak Estate is renowned.
Before returning to Melbourne, end your day with beer tastings at the Holgate Brewery, home to the 2008 Best Beer Brewed in Victoria trophy. Holgate is a traditional country pub with classic beer styles, full in flavor and rich in character. Spend your time here strolling down the main street of beautiful Woodend or relaxing in the beer garden.
We so enjoyed this tour! Meeting all the Champion Racehorses like Melbourne Cup winners Rogan Josh, Zipping and Efficient was such fun. The historic homestead was lovely too, and the Devonshire tea to die for. Woodfire pizzas at the wine tasting then the boutique brewery at Woodend finished off a lovely day. Simon the guide was great and you just felt like a mate was showing you around. Highly recommended.
Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this well organised and highly enjoyable tour. Living Legends was terrific. A real must for horses lovers or Melbourne Cup enthusiasts with the homestead and morning tea a real plus. The wine tasting and accompanying commentary at our next destination was enlightening and the wood fire pizza - delicious. Finishing the day in a quiet, country town sampling boutique beers was a happy ending to a lovely tour.