An easy day trip from Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula offers an abundance of local flavour and beach side charm. After morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel, relax in an air-conditioned mini bus. Stop at Arthur's Seat for expansive views of Port Phillip Bay and Victoria's dramatic coastline.
Pop in at the charming Main Ridge Dairy to sample a variety of creamy goat cheeses and say hello to the resident herd of goats that provide the milk. Continue on to Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm to indulge in an array of fruit-flavoured treats, including strawberry wine and liquor, chocolate-dipped strawberries and juicy, fresh-picked berries during harvest season.
Next, visit the cellar door of T'Gallant Winery to taste cool-climate varietals like chardonnay and pinot noir. Admire the beautiful scenery of rolling hills as you learn about the wine-making process.
We then head to the quaint sea-side town of Flinders, for a tasting of handmade local chocolates, with plenty of free time after to explore this Artisan township and purchase lunch (own expense) from one of the many local cafes, bakeries or restaurants. During the summer season, enjoy a walk on the shore with leisure time for a swim or a game of beach cricket.
Save room for cider, as you'll next head to Mock Red Hill for a presentation and tasting of their organic ciders. Finally, toast your tour with a final
tasting at one of the many the award-winning Boutique Vineyards on the Peninsula. After your delicious day, relax on the return drive to Melbourne, where you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.