MP Experience takes you on the Mornington Peninsula Gourmet and meet the local producers.
The day starts with house-roasted coffee at Green Olive of Red Hill. You are welcome to wander the productive vegetable garden and olive grove.
Discover the secrets of wine making with the 2011 Young Gun of Wine, Mike Aylward at Ocean Eight and a private barrel tasting of his superb wines.
Travel on to the award-winning restaurant Maxs at Red Hill Estate for a culinary delight. After sampling his celebrated produce, including Mornington Peninsula Olive Oil, Morello Cherry Balsamic and homemade Dukkah, Max will prepare a delicious two course degustation menu of Mornington Peninsula Produce. Each course is perfectly matched with wine from the estate.
Visit the Bass and Flinders Distillery to uncover the traditional pot still method and double distillation and taste brandy, gin, fortified wines and brandied fruits.
Bess and Damian will introduce you to 'the girls' at Main Ridge Dairy. See the goats being milked before tasting the range of cheeses they produce. (Saturday only)
Last stop is the family run Mornington Peninsula Chocolates. You can enjoy a tasting of their hand-crafted artisan chocolates, made using French, Belgian and Swiss techniques.
Family Friendly, Non Smoking, Public Toilet, Full Day, Customised, Land - Motorised, Food and Wine Tours, Basic
A deliciously easy way of travelling, exploring and experiencing the food, wine farmgates of the Mornington Peninsula. This tour incorporates visits to the best local and seasonal producers.
Follow the wine, food farmgate trail map and stop to gather your produce to take home. Try your hand at creating dishes with recipe cards supplied by top chefs. You will visit Max's at his award winning restaurant for lunch and a glass of Red Hill Estate wine.
Subject to seasonality, on your tour you will be able to experience picking your own cherries, strawberries and quince; walking the olive grove and tasting the olive oil, collecting seafood fresh from the bay and a visit to the first bio-dynamic cider orchard.
You will also taste freshly roasted single origin coffee, watch the bees at work in their hives, taste wine with the winemaker straight from the barrel, forage for forest mushrooms, sample handcrafted beer in a working micro-brewery, and taste handcrafted chocolates, fudge, lavender harvest and preserves.
Full Day, Food and Wine Tours
MP Experiences help you discover what the Mornington Peninsula is famous for, its beautiful wine.
With more than 50 cellar doors specialising in cool climate wines, in particular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, there is always somewhere new to visit and new wines to discover.
They can pick you up from your accommodation, give you tutored tastings at four great wineries. Receive a two course 'a la carte' lunch and glass of wine at Max's at Red Hill Estate.
In the afternoon you while continue the tastings at either a cheese or chocolate shop. This is a private tour of up to eight people. Contact MP Experiences for more information.
Extended, Full Day, Customised, Food and Wine Tours
Come and experience the thrill of finding truffle, black gold. Truffle season starts June when the air is cold, the soil is moist and the sun is warming the rich earth at Red Hill.
Jenny McAuley and her dog Thomas will show you the truffiere and give you the opportunity to find truffle under an oak or hazelnut tree, in the rich volcanic soil of Red Hill. Learn about the history of the Red Hill truffle farm and the mystery of the black truffle. Discover the intoxicating aroma and hear about the unique difference that truffles can bring to your next dish.
Explore with Thomas as he locates the scent and tracks down the elusive truffle. When Thomas locates a truffle he is rewarded for his find. Jenny will determine the readiness of the truffle for market. Discover the excitement of the dig, and have the opportunity to smell, handle, photograph and even purchase a freshly dug truffle.
Following the excitement of the hunt, join a taste of truffle dishes and products in the newly renovated pavilion. Jenny will demonstrate the cleaning and grading of truffles, and explain the best way to cook with truffle.
Half Day or Less, Nature and wildlife, Walking and Biking Tours
MP Experience takes you on the Mornington Peninsula Bliss Tour.
The Peninsula Hot Springs is the only naturally heated thermal hot springs in Victoria. Natural thermal mineral water flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Bliss, you will be picked up from your accommodation in their luxury Mercedes Vito. Chocolate tastings at MP chocolates in Flinders. A two course a la carte lunch at Max's restaurant at Red Hill Estate. Entry to the Bath House at the hot springs, incorporating the hill top view pool, Turkish steam room, sauna, cave pool and reflexology walk.
Please contact MP Experience for further information.
Full Day, Customised, Food and Wine Tours, Nature and wildlife
Join this tour for a unique opportunity to visit this private property on the Mornington Peninsula where vineyard, garden and art sit in harmony.
Elgee Park is renowned for its Quarter Horse Stud and the historic winery. The five hectare vineyard represents the earliest surviving vines in this distinctive wine growing area.
Over the past 30 years, Baillieu Myer and his family have added yet another dimension to the property by collecting more than fifty large scale outdoor works by Australian sculptors.
Built in 1924, the Merricks General Wine Store has transformed from a traditional concept of a 'general-store' to a culinary must for discerning travellers, locals and wine enthusiasts.
Home to Elgee Park and Baillieu wines, the cellar door also stocks a selected range of friends and neighbours wine, to sample and enjoy.
This tour includes exclusive tour of the private sculpture park and vineyard. Followed by wine tasting at Merricks General wine Store and three course lunch, wine and tea / coffee.
Full Day, Food and Wine Tours
MP Experience takes you on the Mornington Peninsula Panorama of Wildlife and Scenery.
Wild coastline, tranquil bay beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular views, the Mornington Peninsula has it all. This tour will take in the stunning panoramic views from Arthurs Seat, the famous beach boxes and more.
You then have the option to get up close and personal with Australia's wonderful wildlife at the award winning Moonlit Sanctuary or discover the historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse on the rugged coastline.
Panorama, you will be pickd up from your accommodation in their luxury Mercedes Vito. Scenic tour including Arthurs Seat, bathing boxes and more. A two course a la carte lunch at Max's Restaurant at Red Hill Estate. Entry and tour at Moonlit Sanctuary or Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
Full Day, Customised, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Cultural and Theme Tours, Food and Wine Tours, Nature and wildlife, Sightseeing Tours