Mornington Peninsula Wine & Food Day Tour

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A very full day out with an emphasis on a wide range of wine accompanied by superb food and hinterland scenery.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yabby Lake Vineyard
  • Crittenden Estate
  • Quealy Vineyard
  • Merricks General Store
  • Mornington Peninsula Chocolates
  • Red Hill Cheese

We start our day around 8:45am and travel through Melbourne's bayside suburbs enroute to the Mornington Peninsula which is located to the south-east. The first stop for the day is the Yabby Lake Vineyard. Established in 1998 the vineyard produces consistently good wines from both estate and regional grown grapes. These include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Biscuits and cheese complement the tastings.

A short drive away is the Crittenden Estate Vineyard at Dromana. One of the first commercial vineyards on the Peninsula, their origins go back to 1984 so some of the oldest vines are producing exceptional quality fruit. After the tasting, continue through to the quirky Quealy Vineyard at Balnarring. With a focus on Italian inspired wines, their approach is a little left of centre and will leave an impression.

Close by is the Merricks General Store where a relaxed a la carte lunch in rustic surroundings can be enjoyed.

After lunch, travel south to Mornington Peninsula Chocolates at Flinders before finishing the day at Red Hill Cheese at Main Ridge. On days when Red Hill Cheese is closed (Monday-Thursday), visits would be made to either Stonier or Ten Minutes by Tractor Vineyards.