Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour
The Mornington Peninsula Wine Region
Mornington Peninsula is unique as one of Australia’s only true maritime wine regions. Surrounded by Bass Strait, Western Port and Port Phillip Bays it presents an exciting wine region for winemakers to present wines to match the beauty and diversity of the landscape. The wineries we choose to visit on your Mornington Peninsula wine tour embody the great tastes and character of this beautiful location.
“AS SEEN IN BEST OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA” Epicurean Food and Wine Tours continue their tradition of visiting family owned and operated wineries in all Victorian wine regions. As our guest, you will be able to fully appreciate the hard work, dedication and passion that is involved in producing great wine as well as the love on the Mornington Peninsula for local produce. The area is considered to be a foodie mecca. Join us on the ultimate Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Tour. Transfers from Melbourne City and most Mornington Peninsula accommodation locations.
Mornington Peninsula Wineries
Yabby Lake Vineyard is the perfect first stop on your wine trail. Here you will taste wines that capture the spirit of the region, young and fresh and with great attention to detail in their very small production. The Red Claw label is crafted from fruit on the estate and is available for tasting at their cellar door.
Stonier Wines was established in 1978 by Brian Stonier starting with planting a chardonnay vineyard in Merricks on the south side of the Mornington Peninsula. Stonier’s can now source grapes from several sites on the Mornington Peninsula and accessing some of the oldest vines in the region. The cellar door opened in 1991 presents striking architecture designed by well know architect Daryl Jackson whose work includes the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Lunch options include the Merricks General Store or the new RareHare at Jackalope Hotel . (depending on the day of tour and availabilty). Both offer high quality, local produce for a delicious dinung experience, paired with a glass of wine.
Built in 1924, Merricks General Store has transformed from a traditional general store to an epicurean delight offering delicious seasonal food for a 2 course lunch and a glass of wine selected at the in house cellar door. With views overlooking Westenport Bay, the dining area presents with a welcoming deck and a vine covered deck in the garden at the back of the restaurant.
Ocean Eight Vineyard
Ocean Eight Vineyard Cellar Door Tasting. Ocean Eight is a small boutique producer, off the beaten track, with an amazing reputation for producing some of the very best wines in the region. Another family owned winery, Michael and Hollie Aylward’s passion for wine can be tasted in every glass.
Paringa Estate is warm and inviting. You will hear the crackling of an open fire in colder months while the sun streams in from the vineyard pouring into the elevated restaurant in summer. Bought as a derelict orchard in 1984 Paringa Estate now produces world class wines in an intimate and cosy restaurant setting and cellar door.
- Pick up from the door of your Melbourne hotel or St Paul’s Cathedral at 9-930am. Airport Please enquire directly about Mornington Peninsula transfers
- Cellar Door Tasting at Yabby Lake
- Cellar Door Tasting Stonier Wines
- Cellar Door Tasting at Paringa Estate
- Lunch at family owned Merricks General Store or the new RareHare at Jackalope Hotel , including entree and main course and a glass of wine.
- Cellar Door Tasting at Ocean Eight Vineyard, Moorooduc Estate or Quealey Wines
- Return to your hotel door or pickup location by 5-530pm