A Tour for Food & Wine Lovers 

Prices: From $250pp.  A discount applies for 3+ guests, maximum seven. Price includes a regional picnic with Willow Creek wine,  five-star restaurant lunch, tasting fees and bottled water. Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. All tours include a door-to-door pick-up service.

A well-connected local, passionate about the Mornington Peninsula's food and wine scene,  Arthur O'Bryan has the knowledge and contacts to provide memorable experiences across this stunning region.

The Food & Wine Lovers tour is an adventure-filled day that includes tasting wines from the region's finest producers. Arthur's wife, Geraldine McFaul is the celebrated winemaker at Willow CreekElgee Parkand Baillieu Vineyard.  Her sparkling wine (rated 95 points in Halliday) is served at a morning picnic before lunch at a top local restaurant. Throughout the day, we visit cellar doors who offer warm welcomes and stories from vintages past.

Arthur greets you at your preferred location in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz Viano. He always has fresh local strawberries (one of the region's most delicious flavours) onboard to calibrate your palate for the Pinot Noirs ahead.

 

Grand Cru Vineyards Tour

Prices: From $250pp. A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. Melbourne pick-up available

Our signature tour visits the region’s first vineyard, Elgee Park planted in 1972.  We tour the property including the sculpture collection before a seaside gourmet picnic with local cheese, olives, bread and Willow Creek Sparkling wine.  We then visit the pioneers of the region: Stonier and Elgee Park in Merricks and the great domaines of Paringa Estate and Main Ridge Estate.  Between wineries, we enjoy a two-course regionally inspired lunch then visit Moorooduc Estate for wild yeast fermented wines before we end the day tasting Geraldine McFaul’s highly-regarded wines at Rare Hare Restaurant located at Jackalope Hotel which overlooks the picturesque Willow Creek vineyard.

Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, enjoy a morning feast with sparkling wine overlooking Western Port Bay, exclusive access and special wine deals.  


Future Directions in Wine and Food Tour

Prices: From $250pp.  A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. Melbourne pick-up available.

We visit the restless, creative, and driven winemakers who push the boundaries with varieties and style.  We start our journey at Eldridge Estate where David Lloyd’s Gamay and clonal Pinot Noir are two of the more interesting wines in the region. Up the road, Foxey’s Hangout is where they fuse modern flavours on the grill with a great range of tasty wines. Willow Creek Vineyard is home to Geraldine McFaul’s elegant white wines that engage perfectly with the cuisine of the Rare Hare restaurant.  After lunch, Yabby Lake is where we taste Tom Carson’s awesome Pinot Noir.  We finish the day at Crittenden Estate tasting the expansive range of Rollo Crittenden’s wines with varieties not found anywhere else in the region. 

Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, enjoy a morning feast with sparkling wine overlooking Western Port Bay, exclusive access and special wine deals.  


Organics and Biodynamic Wine / Produce Tour

Prices: From $250pp. A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. Melbourne pick-up available

We visit wineries and farmgate producers who live and breathe organic farming and biodynamic viticulture.  We begin the day with a soak in the Peninsula Hot Springs before enjoying organic cheese while visiting Ocean Eight winery who use a range of organic techniques.  A luncheon banquet includes regionally inspired modern cuisine matched to local wines.  Afterwards, we visit Prancing Horse Estate, the biodynamic pioneers of the region with a cellar door featuring views over farmland to Western Port Bay. The day ends in nearby Main Ridge Dairy tasting organic cheese before a cleansing cider at the 100% certified organic Mocks Orchard.  

Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, enjoy a morning feast with sparkling wine overlooking Western Port Bay, exclusive access and special wine deals.  

 

Giants of Art and Wine Tour

Prices: From $250pp.  A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano. Melbourne pick-up available

This is not your typical gallery experience as this tour breathes fresh air into a living art studio fuelled by nature, wine, and people. The Mornington Peninsula has been an outdoor sculpture Mecca since Baillieu Myer AC and Dame Elizabeth Murdoch AC DBE laid down an ambitious plan to create Australia’s premier Sculpture Park. Their vision surrounds us on a visit to McClelland Sculpture Park before we venture south to enjoy a regional platter and bottle of Willow Creek Sparkling, overlooking Western Port Bay. Then its onward to Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove for a tour of the wines, the grounds with sculptures and then lunch. We then head into the hills to watch artists at work at Gordon Studio Glassblowers before visiting a range of other wineries and finishing with an intimate tasting of Garagiste Wines with the irrepressible winemaker, Barny Flanders.

Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, enjoy a morning feast with sparkling wine overlooking Western Port Bay, exclusive access and special wine deals.


Red Hill Walking Trail and Wine Tour

Prices: From $250pp.  A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano, Melbourne Pick-up available

Our day begins with a bowl of fresh strawberries to calibrate the palate for the region’s best Pinot Noirs.  We arrive in Red Hill South for a picnic in Endeavour Fern Gully, one of the last tracts of rain forest on the Mornington Peninsula. Afterwards we set off for a 6.5km walk from Red Hill to Merricks. We follow the original Red Hill railway line (built in 1915) visiting the beautiful Allies vineyard featuring Bass Strait as a backdrop. We finish the walk with a tasting at Stonier and then it's onto the rustic charm of the Merricks General Wine Store for a delicious two-course lunch. Afterwards, we visit Merricks Estate to see the wines of George Kefford and the native bush and wetlands lovingly restored by his daughter, Estelle. We then head to Somers for a wander through the tranquil Coolart Estate, featuring the best wetlands and bird watching in the Western Port catchment.

Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano, enjoy morning tea at the Red Hill Epicurean Centre, exclusive access, special wine deals. 

 

Winemaker for a Day Tour

Prices: From $250pp.  A discount applies for 3+ guests. Price includes fresh strawberries, regional feast, sparkling wine, all meals, tasting fees, bottled water and special wine deals while touring in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano, Melbourne Pick-up available

You can cross “Winemaker” off your bucket list when you book this tour, available only during harvest time between mid-February to late-March each year. 

Vintage time is when the Mornington Peninsula bubbles and pops with fermenting wine in French oak barrels. We join Willow Creek winemaker, Geraldine McFaul to experience the joy and buzz of vintage and the finest wines, food and produce.

The Winemaker for a Day tour is designed to introduce you to the region’s best vineyards, winemakers, and producers. A beyond-the-cellar-door experience includes plunging wine with Geraldine and joining other outstanding producers as they bring in the harvest including Mike Aylward at Ocean Eight Vineyard, George Kefford at Merricks Estate Vineyard, and Rick McIntyre at Moorooduc Estate.

 If you are planning to stay in Melbourne, we will arrange to pick you up and deliver you back to your hotel or another location. It is however preferable that in the morning, you wake up in sight of your first destination and refreshed for the day’s adventure. Therefore, if you plan to stay on the Peninsula, we advise you book accommodation with Jackalope Hotel