Magnificent Mornington Peninsula – Private Winery Tour

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Discover the best Cool climate wineries on our Magnificent Mornington Peninsula winery tour. Visit up to 4 of the regions iconic wineries and indulge in either a fine dining lunch or explore a more casual gourmet foodies option. All tours are flexible and can include hand crafted chocolates, artisan cheese, gin, cider or craft beers on your special day out.

Price: $ 235.00 – 495.00 p.p.

Luxury Mercedes Benz

Expert Guide

Fine Dining or Casual

Visit 4 wineries

Gourmet food option

Pick up Melbourne or Mornington

Group Size
Small Group   :   2-8
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-8
All about the Magnificent Mornington Peninsula – Private Winery Tour.

At the start of your private Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour, you will be picked up in our luxury Mercedes vehicle and driving south east to Mornington Peninsula with an stop along the way to view the bathing boxes or optional scenic chairlift ride atop Arthurs Seat, offering magnificent views of the bay and beaches. Then we head to the wineries to taste the regions’s best cool-climate maritime wines.

Discover a variety of wineries from small boutique vineyards to well known local favorites as you sample a range of what the region can offer. On our standard Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour you will enjoy the following:

You’ll enjoy lunch at the award-winning Montalto Estate, or Maxs Restaurant (or another amazing restaurant) where you will sample some of the regions great produce with wines that you’ve just tasted in the cellar.  Our Preference is to take you to some of the prominent wineries in the region and then some of the smaller boutique wineries to give good range of what’s on offer. We can always vary things up on the drive down with you.

Along with the wineries the region boasts great food providores and other farmgate experiences from Goat Cheese, Chocolates, Strawberry picking, or replace a winery stop with a Cider, Gin or Craft Beer venue.

Lunch

Alfresco Piazza Dining Restaurant – The Piazza Café is all about sharing: food, wine and good times with loved ones. Connecting with each other and to the surrounding environment. The menu is designed to share, with a generous selection of the best of the seasonal menu arriving as it is made.

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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Tour Highlights 
  • Pick up & Return from Hotel or residence (approx 9.5hrs)
  • Wine tasting at up to 4 first class wineries
  • Includes Food & Wine pairing Flight
  • Sculpture Park @ Pt Leo Estate
  • Lunch Options: Fine dining or Casual
  • Optional Farmgate stops
  • Expert Guide
  • Includes all wine tasting fees
  • Flexible Itinerary to suit you
  • Luxury Mercedes Benz
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bootled beverages
  • Photography ccessories like cameras etc.
  1. 9.30 AM Melbourne or Mornington Pick up

    9.30 am – Pick up Melbourne residence or hotel.

    10.30am – Pick Up Mornington Peninsula or nearby.

  2. 11:00 AM Winery 1 - Quealeys Estate

    This is a STANDARD Luxury Itinerary with a good combination of rustic, modern and established vineyards. We can change and include other wineries for you, please enquire.

    – Quealey Estate Rustic wine maker that is at the forefront of varietal Italian field blends. A fabulous tasting list and a secret favorite of many.

  3. 12:00 AM Winery 2 - Mooroduc Estate

    Renown for their excellent Chardonnays and minimal interventionist wine making. Superb Pinots and a unique take on Pinot Gri on skins?? This rammed earth small boutique winery is for those who are buyers and tasters and you will be treated to their single vineyard range tasting.

  4. 1.00pm Winery 3 - Red Hill Estate

    Boasting one of the best views in Mornington overlooking Western Port bay this vineyard offers an excellent range of local Mornington wines and some from well selected vineyards in other climates.

    You will be treated to a unique Food & Wine Pairing experience where you can choose a themed flight of wines that are matched with delicate starter morsels from Maxs Kitchen next door.

    You tasting will include 6 wines.

  5. 2.00pm Lunch - Fine dining or Casual

    All the food in Mornington is of a high standard and it depends on your level of style that suits you and your group.
    We work with a number of venues to provide a few different experiences. In your Enquiry Form please select your preference and we can include in our quote to you.

    Fine Dining ( A lar Carte ) Chefs Hat

    – Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant and Laura* ($80+ p.p.)
    – 10 Minutes by Tractor
    – Port Phillip Estate
    – Paringa Estate
    – Montalto Restaurant
    – Polperro
    – Maxs

    Casual Shared Plates Chefs Selection
    option ($60 – $ 70.00 p.p.)

    – Montalto Piazza
    – Rare Hare

    Casual Relaxed Menu ($40 – $50.00)

    – T’Gallant
    – Green Olive
    – Dromana Estate
    – Hickinbotham

  6. 4.00pm Pt Leo estate

    Renown for its architectural design and multi-million dollar sculpture park overlooking Phillip Island this stunning winery is a must see for those new to region and looking for a wow venue. Enjoy some wine tasting or walk around the sculptures.

  7. 4.45pm Depart For Home

    If staying in Mornington you will be back by 5.30pm

    If staying in Melbourne you will be back approx 6.00pm

Expert guide, luxury vehicle, lunch at Montalto (Alfresco dining), wine tasting and entrance fee’s, Arthurs Seat Chairlift, upgrade to Penguin Plus viewing platform.

The cost is based on a minimum of 1 passenger.. Extra passengers above 1 are charged an additional $ 100.00 pp.

Children 4 and under are free of charge.

The award winning Montalto Piazza Cafe Restaurant serves up a selection of the meals on offer for all to share. Set on the patio of this award winning winery. If you want to upgrade to fine dining at Montalto please choose our Mornington & Phillip Island Indulgent Tour.

Alternatively if you want something else please ask and we can take you anywhere. You may just want Fish & Chips and a bottle of wine by the beach..we can do that too.

Mornington is only 1 hr from Melbourne and Phillip island is a further 1.25 hr from Mornington.

Tour departs from your accommodation at 10.00 am and your return is approx 10.30-11.00.

This tour includes visiting wineries but it is not specifically a winery tour. If you prefer to visit more, or less wineries, we can arrange this. The standard is to visit 2-3 wineries. Alternatively if you prefer exploring the region and visiting beaches and other specialist food providers like chocolatiers, cheese makers, glass blowers etc, we can arrange on the day.

No. We provide the Hotsprings on our Indulgent Tour. If you would like to add to this tour select in options.

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Silverstreak46
Silverstreak46
2020-02-26
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Derek
Derek
2020-02-16
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
2020-01-14
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
2020-01-11
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
2019-12-31
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
T6717TUelenab
T6717TUelenab
2019-12-23
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
S2161TMfred
S2161TMfred
2019-12-15
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
GBAllen
GBAllen
2019-12-14
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
2019-09-03
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P
2019-08-24