Mornington Peninsula Wine Region
The following Mornington Peninsula tours are available – click in the boxes for more information:
With its distinct maritime climate, the Mornington Peninsula wine region produces a vast array of quality wines and has rapidly built a reputation as Australia’s leading producer of high quality, cool climate wines, particularly Pinot Noir.
Awaiting your discovery on our daily Morning Peninsula winery tour are several outstanding, world-famous wineries along with many smaller, brilliant family-owned wineries that define the unique wine style of the acclaimed Mornington Peninsula.
With red volcanic soils and hills rising 300m above sea level, the region’s climate is dominated by the strong winds that constantly sweep across the land from both Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait. While rainfall is usually reliable, supplementary irrigation is often required during the growing seasons. A prolonged and gentle autumn usually results in fully ripe grapes with outstanding fruit flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins. The Mornington Peninsula district has a reputation built around excellent vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; you will also find Shiraz, the greatest concentration of Pinot Gris in Australia, and even some Tempranillo.
The region has a history of agricultural production, supplying the Melbourne markets with fruit, berries, vegetables and herbs. The region is also an important recreation and tourist destination mainly servicing the Melbourne population who flock to the area on weekends and holidays. This is a modern wine region that has only recently been developed for viticulture. Commercial wine production dates back to the early 1970s. Today, there are more than 200 vineyards, of which over half are less than 5 acres and two thirds less than 10 acres in size. Commercial growth, however, is driving by the bigger players, with vineyards of more than 20 acres currently accounting for well over 40% of the total grape growing area planted.
Visit Mornington Wineries and Cellar Doors
Our daily Mornington Peninsula wine tours includes wine tastings and visits to 4 or 5 of the region’s finest wineries and vineyards, plus a fabulous delicious luncheon. Depending on your personal preferences and interests, your winery tour may include, Stonier Wines, Red Hill Estate, Dromana Estate, Hickinbotham, Tuck’s Ridge, Montalto, Willow Creek Vineyard, Pier 10, T’Gallant, or Paringa Estate.
The tour picks up from any hotel in the Melbourne area in the morning and drops you back off at your hotel.
Bookings and information
For further information please call 1800 946 386 or contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org . Bookings are also available via our online booking system.