Tips to Having an Amazing Red Hill Winery Tour

If you love fine wine, exploring various attractions in one of the most beautiful places in Victoria, then the Red Hill in the Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place for you. Great Private Tours offers fantastic tours dedicated to ensuring that you visit one of the unique regions in Victoria.  In this article, we outline some amazing tips for a memorable Red Hill Winery Tour in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

You’ll get to visit the most breathtaking locations with expansive views overlooking Port Phillip Bay, have the best dining experiences, and take part in the most memorable winery tours. You’ll get the opportunity to lay back, relax, and enjoy the tranquility that Red Hill has to offer. Read on to find out more.

About the Red Hill region

A single hour’s drive from Melbourne, you’ll find the beautiful region of Red Hill, in the Mornington Peninsula. Often, there is something special about small towns, and Red Hill is no different. It’s the perfect location to go after surfing the waves and strolling along the beautiful sandy beaches. However, that’s not all.

The town is also known for some of the best award-winning vineyards, cherry farms, distilleries, and breweries. It’s also known to have top-tier restaurants that provide unique dining experiences and various attractions that are sure to blow your mind.

Red Hill winery tour: Top wineries to visit in the region

Red Hill is a small rural community that has a serious food and wine indulgence tradition. The region has lots of exciting vineyards, breweries, and distilleries that offer unique but varying experiences.

Since the 1970s, Red Hill residents have taken advantage of the microclimate to farm cool-climate grapes like chardonnay and pinot noir. You could visit the farms and get the chance to enjoy boutique cellar door wine experiences. The hard part about these trips is narrowing down the best Red Hill wineries to visit.

Don’t worry, though. We’ve got your next Red Hill winery tour covered.

Montalto Estate

Simon Black, who’s approaching his 12th vintage at Montalto, understands best how to vinify and capture each vineyard’s best qualities and potential. He translates this to some of the best wines you could ever taste in Red Hill, Victoria. Black is driven by the search for wine perfection, and he’ll stop at nothing until he’s got and utilized the opportunities to make truly great wine. 

He makes genuinely unique wines from five different vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula, and you could get the chance to buy yourself a bottle or participate in wine tasting.

Pt Leo Estate

Pt Leo Estate is a 50 million-dollar investment that includes a sculpture park overlooking the western port bay, restaurants, and a great cellar door space. Pt. Leo boasts two chefs hatted restaurants with stunning views Pt Leo Restaurant (1 Chefs Hatted) and Laura (2 Chefs Hatted).

The Pt Leo Estate was a private retreat and winery owned by the Gandel family for over two decades then they opened their doors to the public and have created a destination venue with outstanding food and wine. You could take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy the best wine tasting and dining experience ever. Make sure you also reserve some time to take a stroll on a self-guided tour through the sculpture walk with a glass of wine, while you take in the beautiful environment. You’ll have a blast!

Laura @ Pt. Leo Estate

Laura offers an unhurried dining experience that elevates the simple luxuries of space, time, comfort, and attention. Laura was awarded the best regional restaurant in 2020 and focuses on quality ingredients and ensures that each dish selected pairs seamlessly with the perfect wine. This ensures that you have the ideal experience that’s beautiful and authentic as the surroundings.


If you want something more casual and relaxed, then Tucks may be the place you’re looking for to throw your feet back and relax with your friends. Tucks allow you to taste a little of everything. You could bask in beautiful views or indulge in a wine-tasting adventure while you observe Red Hill’s rolling hills from the terrace.

Tucks is a recent redevelopment of team Montalto (they also happen to be their next-door neighbors.) It provides an alternate location for wine lovers to visit and enjoy their renowned Chardonnay or Pinot noir. You’ll get a menu of full share plates and platters that’ll create the perfect experience for your nearest and dearest.

Top restaurants and dining experiences in the region

Paringa Estate

Paringa Estate’s sleek revamp of the dining room and cellar door has placed this vineyard at the top of the game. The hotel’s chef, Julian, serves some unique dishes in an intimate setting with views overlooking the vineyard.

This Chefs Hatted restaurant menu includes creatively composed, French-accented dishes like duck leg baklava, Aylesbury duck breast, and blush-pink quince that pairs flawlessly with Paringa Estate’s Pinot Noir. Enjoy the perfect meal while experiencing breathtaking views of the working winery and vineyard.

Max’s restaurant

Max’s restaurant is set in the perfect location that provides scenic views of Philip Island, Westernport Bay, and the spectacular vineyards that surround the restaurant.

The restaurant’s seasonal menu is designed to celebrate local produce with modern techniques, while the dining room creates a relaxed ambiance with friendly and professional service. The restaurant has glass walls on three sides, which provide an expansive view of the coast and vineyard. It’s the perfect location for a romantic meal, a relaxed lunch, or a group celebration.

Attractions in the region

If you are a serious cheese lover, then you may have hit the jackpot. Red Hill Dairy & Main Ridge Diary  produce the best cheese free of artificial stabilizers, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), or preservatives. You could take part in cheese tasting events in a relaxed environment and get the chance to purchase various accessories for your cheese.

You could also choose to go to a spa. Choose the perfect treatment from one of the best spas in town, the Red Hill Spa, and get to relax, harmonize, and rejuvenate. You could also walk up to Arthur’s seat, witness the magical panoramic view of the surroundings, and enjoy scenic walks and gardens in Arthur’s Seat State Park.

Why a private tour is a perfect option to explore red hill wineries

Private tours are great options because they provide convenience. Get the chance to visit all locations that you’ve always wanted to see in a private vehicle with your very own personal guide. Great Private Tour  will ensure that you get to enjoy your sophisticated adventure of Red Hill. Enquire today.

We’ll provide you with a private vehicle and a friendly, professional, and informative tour guide who’ll ensure that you get everything you need. All you’ll have to do is try and have as much fun as you can.

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