Sample the gastronomic charms of the Mornington Peninsula on this private full-day tour from Melbourne, including hotel pick-up and luxury transport. Go behind-the-scenes at a local olive grove, sample regional cheeses and chocolates at Main Ridge Dairy, then enjoy a private barrel tasting at the renowned Red Hill winery. Finally, tuck into a delicious lunch of seasonal foods and expertly matched wines at the Red Hill Estate.
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Hear more about the Mornington Peninsula straight from the locals, and benefit from your guide's insider knowledge. Taste and see everything that is great about the region, including lunch at the award-winning Max's at Red Hill Estate.
Morning Peninsular Private Tour
A Mercedes Benz arrives at your Melbourne hotel to take you on a luxurious 1-hour drive to the Mornington Peninsula for a one-of-a-kind private tour. Your local guide takes you to meet the wine growers, artisans and producers of the region. The tour is limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
Sip house-roasted coffee in an olive grove as you learn about the art of brining and marinating on a working farm in the lovely hinterland. Spot chickens, sheep, and ducks as you receive rare insights into life on the Peninsula.
Next, travel to the well known Bass & Flinders Distillery and discover the traditional pot still method and double distillation. Taste brandy, gin, fortified wine and brandied fruits (Saturday and Sunday only).
Next, arrive at a renowned Red Hill winery for a private barrel tasting with a winemaker. Pick the expert’s brain on the winemaking process as you revel in some of the region’s best vino. After the tasting, settle in for a multi-course lunch at Max's at Red Hill Estate. Taste small dishes that incorporate the best seasonal local produce. Fine wines pair well with the restaurant's scenic views of the surrounding vineyards, Phillip Island and Western Port Bay.
Save room for an afternoon of freshly made cheese and chocolate. Visit Main Ridge Dairy– the only large commercial dairy on the peninsula– to witness the cheese-making process and nibble on high-quality varieties. Afterward, meet award-winning chocolatiers and indulge in handmade sweets.
Ponder what you learned from conversations with the artisans and winemakers of Mornington Peninsula’s most revered businesses on your scenic drive back to Melbourne.