Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour-Departing Melbourne
The Mornington Peninsula Wine Region
Departing from Melbourne we visit the beautiful 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 selected Mornington Peninsula accommodation locations, including Jackalope Hotel
Mornington Peninsula Wineries
Yabby Lake Vineyard is the perfect first stop on your food and wine journey. 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.
Quealy Wines offers the widest range of wines on the Peninsula. Quealy are experienced, educated, curious and some would think outrageous winemakers. They defy the status quo but are steeped in tradition. You will be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable hosts with most tastings held in the very heart of the winery, the barrel room, where you will meet the winery cat. You will taste several of the vineyard expressions of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir sourced from some of the oldest and finest sites on the Peninsula.
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.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Lunch
We select the best lunch dining experiences on the Mornington Peninsula. All options offer high quality, local produce for a delicious dining 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 Westernport Bay, the dining area presents with a welcoming deck and a vine covered deck in the garden at the back of the restaurant.
Pt Leo Estate
Pt Leo Estate is a new and exciting addition to the changing scene on the Mornington Peninsula. Opening late in 2017 this estate has quickly become a popular destination offering a great cellar door experience to match the amazing views of world class sculptures against a Westernport Bay back drop
- 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 at Quealy Wines
- Cellar Door Tasting at Willow Creek (working winery of Jackalope Hotel)
- Lunch at family owned Merrick’s General Store, Merrick’s Creek or the new RareHare at Jackalope Hotel , including entree and main course and a glass of wine
- Cellar Door Tasting at Pt Leo Estate
- Return to your hotel door or pickup location by 5-530pm
Subject to availability. Epicurean Food and Wine Tours reserve the right to adjust and change the timing and inclusion of wineries based on the group and cellar door booking availability.