Visit the Mornington Peninsula wineries and producers who live and breathe organic farming and biodynamic viticulture.
Your tour begins in Main Ridge in the historic train carriages of Nazaaray Estate tasting intriguing whole-bunch fermented Pinot Noir. Then it is onto Main Ridge Dairy for locally made organic cheese before a private tasting at Ocean Eight vineyard. After a relaxing two-course lunch at Barn and Co. (a rustic rural retreat in Balnarring North), you visit the original organic orchardist, Mocks for a refreshing Red Hill organic apple or pear cider.
You finish the day ensconced in the cellar door at Prancing Horse Estate, contemplating a range of wines made by the region's biodynamic pioneers, while enjoying superb sea views overlooking Western Port Bay.
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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