The Grand Cru Vineyards Tour enables you to taste wines made by the pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula wine industry. You will begin with an exclusive visit to Elgee Park, the 1,000 acre Myer family property- home to the region's first vineyard and one of Australia's finest private sculpture collections.
Your tasting begins with the range of Elgee Park wines at the Merricks General Store and then we venture to Stonier (established 1979) for the single-vineyard wines before ascending Red Hill for the great domains of Paringa Estate and Main Ridge Estate (est. 1975).
You arrive in Balnarring North for a two course, regionally inspired lunch in the rustic Barn and Co. restaurant. Then finish the day at Moorooduc Estate with a tasting of Rick McIntyre's range of wild yeast fermented wines. Rick is a trailblazer of Wild Yeast ferment.
Tour in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Viano; enjoy morning tea in Balnarring, exclusive access, special deals and a regional gift hamper.
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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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