Mornington Peninsula Cheese, Chocolate and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Melbourne
Sample cheese, chocolate, strawberries and wine on a Mornington Peninsula food and wine day trip from Melbourne. Pick up wine-tasting tips at boutique cellar doors, visit an artisan dairy and sample strawberry wine and liqueur. Have lunch by the beach in summer or at a local cafe in winter and travel in a comfortable minicoach, with coffee provided on board throughout the day. Enjoy personalized attention on this fun and relaxed small-group food tour, with participants limited to 18 passengers.Your Mornington Peninsula food and wine road trip begins with pickup from your city hotel. Then relax on the scenic journey around Port Phillip Bay, down to the Mornington Peninsula, one of Melbourne’s favorite seaside holiday destinations.The first stop is the peninsula’s highest point, Arthurs Seat, for fabulous views over Port Phillip Bay, all the way to Melbourne and along the coast to Portsea.Your food tour continues along Arthurs Seat’s winding back roads to Main Ridge Dairy. Taste a range of delicious goat’s cheeses at this boutique dairy, and watch the delightful baby goats at play.Next stop is Sunnyridge Strawberry Farm to sample the fruit in a variety of ways. Sip strawberry liqueurs and wines, pair strawberries with chocolate or pick your own punnet of fresh strawberries if it’s fruit-picking season.Then itís time for some wine tasting at the boutique T’Gallant Winery, beautifully set on rolling hills in the middle of the peninsula. Sample chardonnay, pinot noir and other cool-climate wine varieties and receive tasting tips at this artisan-styled cellar door.Depending on the season, lunch might be an alfresco picnic on the beach in summer, with ocean views and local gourmet delights. Relax on the sand, go for a swim or play a game of beach cricket. In winter or if the weather isn’t warm and sunny, head to a local cafe in the quaint seaside village of Flinders for lunch indoors.In the afternoon, visit Red Hill Estate Winery for more wine tasting and enjoy fabulous ocean views from the beautiful cellar door. Then finish your Mornington Peninsula food tour with sparkling wine at the award-winning vineyard Stonier, served with cheese and crackers.Relax on the drive back to Melbourne, with serve-yourself coffee provided on-board throughout the day.