Not your typical gallery experience, this tour breathes fresh air into a living art studio fuelled by nature, wine and people. The Mornington Peninsula has been an outdoor sculpture Mecca since Baillieu Myer AC and Dame Elizabeth Murdoch AC DBE laid down an ambitious plan to create Australia's premier Sculpture Park.
This vision surrounds you when visiting McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park and the magnificent Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove for a tour of the wines, the grounds with sculptures and then lunch.
The tour then heads into the hills to watch artists at work at Gordon Glass Blowers before tasting Yabby Lake and Moorooduc Estate wines finishing the day with an intimate tasting of Garagiste Wines alongside the irrepressible winemaker (some would say artist), Barnaby Flanders in Dromana.
Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano; enjoy fresh local strawberries to calibrate your palate to the fine Pinot Noirs tasted throughout the day.
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Private wine tours for discerning visitors that take you way beyond your average cellar-door crawl for adventures with a well-connected local. Meet winemakers, visit wineries and hear stories about the local wine scene. Arthur has access to private vineyards where you will join in tastings and discover the best flavours and scenery of this stunning region. Tour highlights include:
A morning feast of premium wines served with Main Ridge and Red Hill local cheeses, olives, bread, and other delicacies enjoyed in a private beach-side location.
A behind-the-scenes, one-on-one tasting with a celebrated winemaker including Arthur's wife, Geraldine McFaul, the winemaker at Willow Creek Vineyard and maker of Elgee Park, and Baillieu Vineyard wines.
Lunch at one of the region's fine restaurants. Over summer, they gather fresh mussels from Harry's boat at Flinders Pier to be later cooked and served with local wines.
Plunge Tours collect and return you to your preferred location in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz Viano. Once on board, Arthur offers delicious, fresh local strawberries to calibrate your palate for wines and flavours enjoyed amidst stunning coastal views.
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