After morning hotel pickup in Melbourne, travel to the Mornington Peninsula along a scenic road for about one hour.
Your first stop takes in the modern vineyard at Paringa Estate, where they grow pinot noir, chardonnay, shiraz and pinot gris grapes. Their award-winning wines have earned recognition in Australia, Europe and Asia.
Next up, learn about the elegant table wines of Polperro Winery; perhaps check out the trattoria in addition to the wines at T’Gallant Winemaker; take in the grapes and fruit orchards at Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove; and visit Red Hill Estate, which has volcanic soil that creates fine textured wines.
Relax over a 2-course lunch at Max’s Restaurant, a local favorite with spectacular views of Western Port Bay. After lunch, taste a variety of fresh cheeses at Main Ridge Dairy, then visit the shop or pick strawberries (November to April) at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm.
Heading back to Melbourne, stop into a chocolate factory in the village of Flinders to sample handcrafted chocolates and other sweet treats. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Melbourne hotel in the evening.