The 1910 'red rattler' train carriage at Benton Rise Farm is an exceedingly pleasant place to fill a basket with local produce.

It's 10 minutes to luxurious Jackalope Hotel , where Rare Hare is the easiest place to lob for snacks and sips.

Load up at Merricks General Wine Store: fill a hamper or eat in. Pt. Leo Estate is 6 kilometres onward; wander the sculpture park with wine in hand. Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove also has sculptures and a convivial piazza.

From late November to early January, pick your own berries at Red Hill Cherry Farm before heading to Tedesca Osteria for lunch, located among the rolling hills of Red Hill with a wood fire oven and grill, eclectic wine collection and art gallery. 

Nearby is Mock Red Hill, a biodynamic apple orchard and cider brewery.

Drop into Foxeys Hangout for casual eating with vineyard views. It's 10 kilometres to Alatonero for a slice of Greek island life.

Back to the ocean side of the Peninsula, St Andrews Beach Brewery has turned a horse-training facility into a beer destination: sample ale in the stables.

Continue the adventure by zooming to the other side of Port Phillip Bay: it's 20 minutes to the hourly ferry at Sorrento. 63km