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Duration: Full Day
Location: Mornington Peninsula
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Mornington Peninsula Wineries - 1 Day Private Tour

Enjoy a wonderful day tasting some of the Mornington Peninsula’s best maritime cool-climate wines and cellar door fine dining, enjoying ocean views from many of the estates. During the day, you will discover the regions amazing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Sparkling wines, plus many more cool-climate wines that the area is famous for. 

Visit some of the very best wineries on the Mornington Peninsula such as Port Phillip Estate, Crittenden Estate, Red Hill Estate and the new and ultra-modern ‘Rare Hare’ of Jackalope. 

For lunch, you’ll be indulged with a fine dining experience at the award winning Montalto Estate. After your two-course gourmet lunch, take a stroll through the vineyard and sculpture gardens on the property.

If you want more than just wineries, the gourmet foodie trail is decadent and sophisticated here. You may like to visit local producers of fine cheeses, farmers of gourmet meats, micro-brewers, olive growers, strawberry farmers or a chocolatier during the day. We can amend the day to suit your tastes. 

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Visit 4 Wineries Minimum
  • Fine Dining at Winery
  • Cheese Platter Included 
  • Optional Arthurs Seat Chairlift Ride
  • Optional chocolatier visit
  • Optional bathing boxes 

 

Lunch

Fine dining @ Montalto's Winery or Red Hill Estate Max's Restaurant

 

Fine dining restaurant a – Enjoy a fine dining experience from the winner of 14 Chefs Hat awards. 

The relaxed elegance of the Montalto Restaurant is set in a striking and harmonious landscape building featuring rammed earth walls, timber frames and rough-hewn floor boards.  Floor to ceiling windows take advantage of the breathtaking and rambling rural outlook of vines, olive groves, sculpture, lakes and wetlands, with pasture, and a hint of the ocean as the backdrop.

Fine dining restaurant b  Red Hill Estate Max’s Restaurant  Combining “the best view of any vineyard in the world” as Ian Sutton, Former CEO Australian Winemakers Federation put it, with an inspiring menu bursting with local produce and delectable wines, a true Mornington Peninsula Experience is guaranteed. With Chef Max Paganoni at the reins, his dedication to utilising and promoting local produce is obvious.

 

 

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