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 divine place to pull up for inspired snacks and vino.

Fill a hamper or eat in at Merricks General Wine Store. From there, Pt. Leo Estate is 6 kilometres onward; wander the sculpture park with wine in hand. Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove is also great spot for sculpture viewing and a convivial piazza meal.

From mid-November to mid-January, pick your own berries at Red Hill Cherry Farm. Next head to Tedesca Osteria for lunch amid 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 further to Alatonero for a gastronomic slice of Greek island life.

Back on 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