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. 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