Mornington Peninsula is a special place just under an hour, South East of Melbourne
Vineyards were first planted in the 1970’s with the region providing perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, today the maritime region on the Mornington Peninsula boasts over 200 small scale vineyards and over 50 cellar doors.
The Mornington Peninsula is a popular weekend getaway and a favourite destination for locals attracted to the abundance of local fruit and vegetable producers, and the high quality restaurants, bistros, cafes.
You will also enjoy the stunning scenery that this region is famous for, studded with golf courses, horse studs, cherry tress, strawberry fields, beaches and wineries with well manicured gardens and world class sculpture displays.
We have selected the very best dining experience for you to stop for lunch and 3 exceptional wine tasting events (includes one at your lunch venue)
Lunch Venue Merrick’s General Wine Store is nestled between rolling hills and the beautiful coastline of Westernport Bay. The homestead was built in 1922 to serve as a community space, post office and general store. Merrick’s General Wine Store is the most iconic historical establishment on the Mornington Peninsula and cellar door to Elgee park and Baillieu wines as well as some small batch local producers.
Retaining all the character and charm of vintage Australiana with its tin and timber structure, timber floors, verandahs and porches, Merrick’s General Store is an ideal lunch spot for all seasons with cosy corners and outdoor dining options on the terrace.
Chef’s, Patrice Repellin menu reflects the seasons with French inspired country cuisine
Your day starts with a 10am pick up from Melbourne City Hotel/accommodation by a friendly, local and fully qualified guide. Returning to your door at approximately 5pm
2 Premium Wine Tasting Events
2 Course Lunch with a glass of wine Elgee Park and Baillieu (all dietary requirements catered for)
Wine Tasting of Elgee Park and Baillieu wines and some favourite small production neighbours wine
Group sizes are small so we can introduce you to private and intimate experiences away from crowds.
Private Tour Upgrade Option for 2 guests