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Mornington Peninsula Wine Tours

Our Mornington Peninsula Wine Tours are a great additions to any visit to Melbourne!

If you like the idea of visiting wineries and cellar doors in the Mornington Peninsula region, we would be happy to tailor a tour to suit your needs. We offer customised tours from Melbourne – you can set your own itinerary, timings, and inclusions to suit your specific preferences. We will ensure that your experience is both unique and truly memorable.

Why take a Mornington Peninsula wine tour? 

The Mornington Peninsula is Melbourne’s seaside playground, but it is fast becoming known for its wine, beer and local produce. Just one hour drive from Melbourne, you’ll find 50 cellar doors to visit and a range of restaurants and cafes serving fresh local produce. 

If you haven’t visited the Mornington Peninsula before, the best way to experience it is to take a tour. Let us guide you to all the best locations and provide expert commentary from your guide. 

If you have visited before and want to return for a day spent tasting wines and exploring the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula – then a tour is a great way to do it. There’s no need to appoint a designated driver, or attempt to navigate to the wineries yourself – we will do the work for you. 

From choosing the best experiences – wine tastings, local produce, gourmet lunches – to providing you with a great commentary on the region, we will ensure you have a fantastic experience. 

You can take a wine tour to the Mornington Peninsula that is memorable for all the right reasons. 

Highlights of a Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour

  • Boutique wineries
  • Renowned pinot noir wines 
  • Spectacular coastal scenery
  • Restaurants and cafes serving local produce
  • Beautiful bay and ocean beaches

Mornington Peninsula wineries

These are just some of the wineries on the Mornington Peninsula – which you may like to visit on a day tour from Melbourne.

Main Ridge Estate

Main Ridge Estate was the peninsula’s first licensed winery and it continues to be a favourite location for cellar door tastings and for lunch. They make their wines only from grapes grown onsite and you can enjoy lunch on the sundeck in summer or cosied up by the fireplace in winter. 

Montalto

The Montalto vineyard is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Taste wines, eat woodfired pizzas, explore the sculpture walk through the gardens. There’s even an excellent ‘behind the scenes’ wine tour if you really want to delve deep into the wine making process. 

Pt Leo Estate

Pt Leo Estate is a well-known spot for tasting the region’s best wines. There’s a beautiful cellar door, multiple restaurant and a sculpture park overlooking Western Port Bay.

Port Phillip Estate

Port Phillip Estate is as well-known for its pinto noir as it is for the fine dining restaurant on site. If you like your wine tasting with a gourmet, local produce-filled lunch – this one is for you. 

T’Gallant Cellar Door

The T’Gallant winemakers are influenced by the Italian and French winemaking styles – which you can sample particularly in their delicious pinot noirs. The lunch menu however is with wood-fired pizzas and Italian-inspired dishes. 

Crittenden Estate

Crittenden Estate Wine Centre is a vineyard, winery, and wine centre all in one. Whether you are new to wine tasting or proficient in swill, slurp and sipping – their expert staff will take care of you. The family-run business has some great cool-climate wines, with Spanish and Italian influences.

Polperro Winery

The wine at Polperro Winery have a great reputation among Mornington Peninsula winemakers. While the veinyard and surrounds are a great place to spend time tasting and dining. With top-quality food and a light-filled dining space, this is a great stop to add to any tour. 

Ten Minutes by Tractor

With a decadent cellar door, surrounded by six different vineyards, visiting Ten Minutes by Tractor is an experience in itself. Whether you sample their wines in the cellar door, or indulge in a private wine tasting – this winery experience will be one you won’t forget quickly. 

What else can you do on the Mornington Peninsula?

To add to your Mornington Peninsula wine tours, you can explore more of the region, beyond the wineries. As our private tour itineraries can be tailored to suit you – you might like to include a visit to one of many fantastic beaches and coastal lookouts. 

There are also some other attractions such as The Enchanted Maze and Adventure Garden, Peninsula Hot Springs or the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola. If you’d like to tasting some of the regional produce we can arrange a tasting of handmade chocolates at the Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie or you can pick your own strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm. 

There are also plenty of restaurant and cafes with seasonally-designed menus and serving fresh local produce – if you’d prefer to choose a location outside of the wineries for a lunch stop.

Other Mornington Peninsula Tours

Explore the Mornington Peninsula on one of our group tours – to either spend a morning relaxing at the Peninsula Hot Springs or exploring the coastal scenery and historic towns.

Ultimate Mornington Peninsula Tour

Come and discover why the Mornington Peninsula is Melbourne’s most treasured destination. You’ll find the famous, rainbow-coloured bathing boxes, glorious beaches, national parks, regional produce, grand gardens, and adventure activities. Spend the morning explore the bathing boxes and coastal lookouts before taking a ride on the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola. In the afternoon you can choose to tasting handmade chocolates at the Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie or picking strawberries (own expense) at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm. 

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Tour 

This package is the ultimate in pampering! The Peninsula Hot Springs has thermal pools, massage showers, cold plunge pools, a reflexology walk and much more. After a morning of relaxation at the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs, you’ll spend the afternoon exploring some of the Peninsula’s best offerings and ride the spectacular Arthur’s Seat Eagle gondola for awesome bay views. You can then taste handmade chocolates at the Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie or pick strawberries (own expense) at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm. 

Private Wine Tours to the Mornington Peninsula

If you’d like to take a private wine tour to the Mornington Peninsula region, please contact us – we’d be happy to hear from you. We will work with you to tailor an itinerary that meets the needs of you and your guests. 

 

Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator

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