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Wine Tasting Mornington Peninsula Yabby Lake



Wine Tour Mornington Peninsula Yabby Lake

Yabby Lake was established by the Kirby Family (of Village Roadshow) in 1988  who have been land owners on the Mornington Peninsula for several decades. With Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, (Pinot Noir 2014) Tom Carson at the winemaking helm Yabby Lake and Red Claw wines here are consistently highly awarded and wines that have a strong connection with the seasons.

Yabby Lake has a philosophy of crafting single vineyard and single block wines  with an intuitive approach that captures the spirit of the seasons.

The cellar door is bright and welcoming with the design taking full advantage of the fantastic views with large windows looking over the decked area.

Your Premium wine tasting at Yabby Lake also includes the special Heathcote Estate single estate Shiraz. Heathcote Estate is also owned by the Kirby family, bought with the intention of producing a single vineyard and single block shiraz of exceptional quality.

Set on a site with wonderful vineyard views, keep your eye out for some kangaroos through the vines. You can also take the time to admire the captivating art works and large scale sculptures inside the cellar door and restaurants and on the grounds of the largest single vineyard estate on the Mornington Peninsula with 120 acres under vine.

Yabby Lake is a favourite cellar door on the Mornington Peninsula.

Join us for a food and wine tour Mornington Peninsula, Private or Family Group

 

 

 

Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour Yabby Lake

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A day of Food and Wine on the Mornington Peninsula

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So my very first tour in 3 months. Today, a Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour. After so long it was wonderful to be able to spend the day talking about wine. As usual we had guests that were looking forward to a fun day filled with wine and food. The new normal of winery tours includes many regulations within wineries and now part of our process that need to be followed by wine tour operators. It is what we are all used to now with using hand sanitiser before entering a new location, signing in, social distancing and touching as few things as possible that are likely to be shared among other people.

I pick up Kimberley and Leah from St Kilda and was delighted to hear the familiar American accent. Both girls live in Melbourne and had never visited the Mornington Peninsula. It was one of those crisp winters day when the sun shines bright with a chill in the air so it feels like spring. I was a bit nervous with what the general procedure around health and safety restrictions would look like for guests. My biggest concern related  to timing on the day and if the time spent at wineries was quicker than usual if I would be open to find enough wineries open on a Thursday to fill the day.  Fortunately on the Mornington Peninsula I had sightseeing as a back up. I am happy to say that the day ran really well and we managed to include a stop at the Dendy Street Bathing Boxes for some more photos. I am so grateful for the wineries that have sprung back into the “new normal” and making this as comfortable as possible. Many mentioned that they are enjoying the smaller groups sizes and the local market. Guests also enjoyed being seated for what was more like a traditional wine flight with a dedicated and passionate cellar door representative.

We made bookings all the way so enjoyed being welcomed at each winery.

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Wine Tour Mornington Peninsula

 

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Food and Wine Private Tour

Join Epicurean for a Food and Wine Tour to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula Wine Region. Just over an hour out of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula not only offers stunning views but is also a region of great style that is a haven for foodies and wine lovers alike. Home to close to 50 wineries that are known for their cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Sparkling Wines amongst others. The cellar doors in this region are full of warmth and character and the perfect place to learn about the great wine from this region.

On the Epicurean Food and Wine Tour to the Mornington Peninsula you will visit award winning cellar doors chosen from the wineries we love. Here you will hear the stories of this region and learn about the wine often from the winemakers themselves. We include a leisurely lunch stop comprising of 2 delicious courses at Rare Hare which is part of the very chic Jackalope Hotel. Rare Hare is a special place that looks like it has always meant to be part of the beautiful backdrop of WillowCreek.

There are many places to visit and wines to taste on your Food and Wine Tour to the Mornington Peninsula, below is a proposed itinerary. We work with you to match your food, wine and sightseeing preferences.

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Food and Wine Tour Mornington Peninsula

2 premium wine tasting at cellar doors and lunch: with an option for an extended drive around the region

10am pick up from Melbourne City Centre accommodation or selected Mornington Peninsula

11am Stonier Wines for a cheese platter and wine tasting

12.30pm Wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery (part of Jackalope Hotel/RareHare) followed by a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine at Rare Hare

1pm 2 Course Lunch at Merrick’s General Wine Store or Rare Hare

3pm Barrel Room Private Tasting at Quealy Winemakers

Also include a short drive to Flinders Beach, Merricks Beach or Port Leo with beautiful views of Westernport Bay -walk along the pier or wander along the main street (art galleries, ice-cream shops etc) or to Arthurs Seat Chairlift.

5-530pm Return to Melbourne City Centre

 

Please contact Tour Director, Nicci for more information on Food and Wine Tour Mornington Peninsula

03 9598 0943 or 0418 336 005

Food and Wine Private Tour Mornington Peninsula

 

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