Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours with Cheese, Chocolate Tastings from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Winery Tours with Cheese, Chocolate Tastings from Melbourne

10 hours Melbourne, Australia

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Sample cheese, chocolate, strawberries and wine on a Mornington Peninsula food and wine day trip from Melbourne. Pick up wine and cider tasting tips at boutique cellar doors, visit an artisan dairy and sample strawberry wine and liqueur. Have lunch at a cozy local cafe and travel in a comfortable mini coach. Enjoy personalized attention on this fun and relaxed small-group food tour.

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Stop At: Brighton Bathing Boxes, Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia

From the quiet bayside beach boxes of Dromana, Mt Martha or cosmopolitan Brighton to the roaring southern ocean, the hinterland of the Peninsula is home to many hidden feasts for the eyes as well as gourmet delights.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arthurs Seat Eagle, 795 Arthurs Seat Rd Summit Station, Arthurs Seat, Victoria 3936 Australia

We take in the spectacular views of the Peninsula from the lookout at Arthurs Seat. Brilliant photo opportunity of Port Phillip Bay.

Named after the first British explorers who entered Port Phillip Bay in 1802 and subsequently called the hill Arthurs Seat due to its resemblance to Arthurs Seat hill in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Mornington Peninsula National Park, Flinders VIC 3929, Australia

Enjoy a day filled with some of the best things in life!

Wine production in the Mornington Peninsula region dates back to 1886 and is uniqely recognised for producing high quality cool climate varieties, similar to those of the great wine producing regions of France.

Stop At: T'Gallant, 1385 Mornington-Flinders Rd Main Ridge, Main Ridge, Victoria 3928 Australia

Our first tasting for the day is at the wonderful T'Gallant winery, where you will get the opportunity to try a variety of styles.

It began in 1990 with the planting of Pinot Grigio vines at two vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. To their surprise, the wines made from the different vineyards showed two distinctive expressions of the same grape variety. One had a crisp Pinot Grigio style typical of northern Italy, while the other showed richer, more luscious characters typical of Pinot Gris in northern France

This discovery inspired them to venture to Friuli in Italy and Alsace in France to learn more about the remarkable Pinot Gris grape variety and to witness its true versatility of styles.

Today Pinot Gris/Grigio is one of Australia's most popular varietals and T'Gallant has continued a tradition of producing benchmark examples alongside other fresh, food-friendly wines with personality ever since.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, 244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge, Victoria 3928 Australia

At this stop, we get to sample the cider, sweet liquerur adn freshly grown strawberries. If time permits guests can pick-your-own strawberries (at own expense) however this is a seasonal activity.

Today, Sunny Ridge grows berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries - at our farms on the Mornington Peninsula and Queensland, and our consumers enjoy the highest quality strawberries all year round.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Red Hill Estate, 53 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Red Hill, Victoria 3937 Australia

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Included

  • All wine, cider and liqueur tastings
  • Local fruit & produce tasting (chocolate, strawberries)
  • Goat's cheese sharing platters
  • Informative cellar door presentations
  • Resident Trailblazer to guide you
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Select inner city pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - T'Gallant
  • Entry/Admission - Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

Excluded

  • Additional drinks unless specified
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Departure Point

1: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
2: Arthurs Seat Lookout, 791 Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC 3936, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years, photo ID required.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • For your safety, we have implemented comprehensive hygiene measures and increased regular sanitation. It is mandatory that all guests complete the Declaration of Health and Travel History and reconfirm their tour 48 hours prior to departure.

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Addy January 2020

We had the best day with Carl this tour has a bit of everything not just wine much better than the Hunter Valley

 

Saowanee R July 2019

Peter is very friendly professional tour guide and has a good knowledge of the local. He is also very safe driver.

 

Aditi A March 2018

Really nice day, loved the cheese. The wine tasting could have been more extensive.

 

Laura W January 2018

Scenery was breathtaking, food and wine wonderful and tour guide highly entertaining. Enjoyed every moment of this day trip!

 

Elizabeth C January 2018

Extremely enjoyable tour made all the better by our guide Tim. He was a great raconteur, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The local produce that we sampled through the day was tasty, fresh, varied and great quality. Highly recommend this tour.

 

ron_judy December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out with Driver/Guide Adrian. There was a variety of interesting visits and activities, in a very relaxed schedule. All of the 'tastings' and lunch were delicious. Highly recommended!

 

Ruth D October 2017

Unfortunately our trip was cancelled due to lack of numbers but the very friendly person offered the Yarra Valley tour which was a highlight of our stay in Melbourne. Our guide Grant was entertaining and knowledgeable and the group were good fun. The produce at Gateway was delicious, Cider, wine, chocolate all delicious, lunch at Rochford Estate lovely. Sun was shining a lovely day out in the country

 

Christine R April 2017

We had a great day. Even though I came for the wine, tasting the amazing Cider was very delicious! Everything about this trip is good, I can only recommend it!

 

Sangeetha N March 2017

The tour was amazing. Our tour guide Simon Q was fantastic. There waz never a dull moment and it was simply a fun and food filled trip! Highly recommended!

 

Abigail S February 2017

My husband and I took this tour on New Year's Eve and it was a wonderful way to spend the day. The best part of our trip was our guide, Leon, who was not only knowledgable and interesting, but unbelievably kind as well.

We were picked up near our apartment and drove about an hour to our first stop at a goat farm for a cheese tasting. You could also order coffee and cheese to take home here there is a cooler in the van to keep it in throughout the day. It was a bit cool when we started out but the sun came out and warmed us considerably by the end of the day. I would recommend bringing both a light jacket and sunglasses/sunscreen.

From there, we visited 3 wineries, a chocolate shop where we had a delicious lunch, a cider room for a tasting, and a strawberry farm. The van is a smooth and comfortable ride and the stay at each location was a good amount of time, probably between 30 minutes and an hour each.

Leon was kind enough to drop us back in town in spite of the impending New Year's Eve traffic. Once back, we realized we had mistakenly grabbed his bottle of wine instead of our own. As we were leaving town the next day and staying at an apartment instead of a hotel, the trade off was going to be a bit tricky. Leon went above and beyond by meeting us at the restaurant we were having dinner at by bike due to road closures! with our bottle and insisting we keep his to enjoy as well.

The entire day was wonderful, but it is really Leon's kindness that stuck in our memories. Thank you, Leon!!

Abbey and Ross

 

John G Z February 2017

My spouse is an accredited wine enthusiast and we have taken close to 2 dozen of these tours world wide. Our guide on this tour was one of the most knowledgeable and very patient asking the many, many questions everyone asked. In the 2 instances I saw where he was uncertain, he texted a mate to verify his answer.His upbeat attitude and knowledgeable enthusiasm made what could have been a very long day feel fun and comfortable the whole time.

 

Colleen Q January 2017

Lots of stops, never too long on the bus. Great tastings at 3 wineries, a cider brewery, a local cheese maker, a strawberry farm and lunch at a chocolate shop. Also some great photo ops at lookouts and beaches.

 

Susan O December 2016

What a yummy day! Great tour from pickup to drop off. Lots of great wine tastings as well as a goat farm for great cheeses, a strawberry farm and lunch and sampling at a chocolaterie!

 

Denise W November 2016

Fantastic day.

 

Deepthi November 2016

Definitely do this. Cafe bus tours, a partner of wildlife tours in Melbourne were excellent and hassle free. Loved all the food tasting. Steve, our tour guide, was a gem. Our group was amazing and got along really well together. Fun food filled Sunday with new friends. What's not to love?!?!

 

wendyg November 2016

A great day with a wonderful guide. The tastings were varied and generous. There was enough time for breaks without being too much. Good sightseeing and a wonderful overview of the peninsula. Recommended

 

Brenda W October 2016

Well worth taking a day out of your holiday to do this trip. A great variety of venues to experience, with excellent tasting options of cheese, wine, cider, chocolate and strawberries. Beautiful countryside, great driver - thanks Rob, lovely hosts at all venues. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have already shared and recommended this trip with family and friends. Great value for money.

 

Lauren K October 2016

Tour Guide Simon Quail was fantastic, he went above and beyond. This is much more than your run of the mill wine tour and showcases the Mornington Peninsula with its great produce ranging from Goat Cheeses, Pinot Noir, Apple Cider This was added to the tour and wasn't even advertised, score, lunch at a chocolate factory, follow by scrumptious strawberries and the olive farm/winery.

Would highly recommend not only for the taste of the region but the spectacular scenery.

 

Deborah S October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Rob was a great guide, very knowledgable and very approachable. The tour was interesting with variety of the different cheese/wine/chocolate and strawberry places.
Great times were had

 

jhanette.co October 2016

I really had a great time with this tour! Our tour guide Vicky was always on time and very approachable. We went to four cellar doors, each with unique wines to offer. It was also interesting to taste locally made goat cheese and chocolates. I would recommend this tour and even accompany my friends next time!

 

dockers106 September 2016

Was a great day.Lots of tasting in all places.Great coach driver as well.

 

Wei Ching C September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the full day tour. Excellent guide and good programme. Beautiful countryside and plenty of wine to sample. Cozy group of 17. The lovely weather on the day we took the tour helped too.

 

RAJIV A September 2016

Great host and excellent arrangements

 

kim t September 2016

Fantastic day out in the beautiful countryside. Simon our guide was brilliant even makes coffee on the bus. The winery tours were really good, beautiful chocolate and strawberries followed by a stop at the bathing boxes for a photo shoot. Highly recommend Simon and his team for any of their tours.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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