Whether you’re fond of the classic afternoon G&T or a buttery single malt in the wee hours, you’ll find plenty of distilled delights in Victoria, which is hitting its straps as a genuine whiskey and gin destination.
Our goal is to give you a taste of Victoria’s spirit-fuelled past on this rip-roaring tour of Melbourne taking place in three top-notch small batch distillery bars.
Wend your way across Mornington Peninsula sampling the unique creations of small batch producers and artisanal distillers as you go. Find reinvented classics and gins and whiskeys inspired by the diverse Victorian landscapes. Pop into a ‘distillery door’ to taste the latest batch, take a tour, or sign up for a masterclass to delve deeper into the craft.
This 8-hour private tour package price per person includes 20-25 tastings at 3 different distilleries, a gourmet lunch, a special visit to a local winery or chocolaterie, private transport to all stops and a fully licensed and CPVV accredited tour guide at your side.
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A location of your choice within the limits of Metropolitan Melbourne.
30 mins – 1 hour prior to arrival at winery region. (Subject to change based on preferred pickup location)
We’ll pick you up from a location of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne Limits.
Our 1st stop is Bass and Flinders Distillery, Mornington Peninsula’s first artisanal distillery – famous for producing small batch grape based spirits. Using a traditional alembic pot still and a passion for adventure, Bass & Flinders set out to create a range of award-winning spirits including brandies, gins and liqueurs.
At the Cellar Door, you will get to see first hand how Bass and Flinders Distillery produce their vine to bottle products. You are also welcome to participate in an informative tasting and sample a gin flight at the distillery’s bar overlooking green pastures.
Our second stop is JimmyRum, a craft rum distillery with an audacious goal, to change the way Australians think about rum. Uncomplicated, unpretentious, and unruly, JimmyRum’s are distinctive and downright delicious.
You will be visiting the working distillery in Dromana, where you can experience a guided tasting and a seasonal menu featuring local peninsula producers. You may even want one of their award-winning spirits to taste and take home. After all, a day at JimmyRum is one of Mornington Peninsula’s greatest finds.
Our third stop is Tar Barrel – a well-known corner in Red Hill and named by road builders storing tar barrels during road building on the Mornington Peninsula.
The founders share longstanding love for spirits and wanted Tar Barrel to not only be a place where gins and whiskies were made but where some of the best in the country would be showcased – and where people could learn how they were made and explore the difference between malt profiles. The distillery site has thus become home to the Mornington Peninsula’s first four grain whiskey producer.
Tar Barrel is a place that’s eager as ever to share their love and knowledge of beer too, so as well as exploring their offerings with tasting paddles, you can jump onto a brewery tour to learn the story of beer from grain to glass.
Our 4th and final stop for the day is Fenian Wines, a winery that specializes in Estate grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, what the Mornington Peninsula grows best!
Had enough to drink for one day? Feel free to indulge your sweet tooth in a freshly made batch of artisanal chocolates, pastries & desserts at the Mornington Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery before heading back home.
Disclaimer: Please note that expenses incurred at this venue, including but not limited to food, tastings, beverages, and activities, are at the expense of the guests and are not as a part of the tour inclusions.
As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Yarra Valley and head back home.
Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.
Point “A” is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.
Absolutely! Can’t find what you are looking for, or have a specific distillery that you would like to visit? Then we can customise a tour to suit your needs. E-mail us at email@example.com and let us know how we can help you.
Yes, this is a private tour. Our private tours are inclusive of a private vehicle & a private tour guide fully accredited to carry paying passengers.
We will provide a full refund if you are unable to travel due to government-mandated restrictions or if we are unable to provide the described service due to any other public health restrictions.
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Yes, Lunch is included in this tour package.
A full-day wine tour booking includes 8 hours; this includes the time from the first pickup to the final drop-off. However, there are exceptions to this in case of extreme weather conditions, traffic incidents, etc.
Example of a standard tour: Tour begins at 10 am from pick up point in Melbourne CBD, driver & passengers arrive at Yarra Valley at 11 am, return to Melbourne CBD to finish the tour at 6.00pm.
If multiple pickup pickups/drop-offs are required, then it is recommended to plan your day ahead to avoid exceeding the 8-hour tour duration.
Not strictly, we may allow up to an extra 30 minutes as no one is perfect, and going overtime can happen. However, if an 8-hour tour ends up being a 9- or 10-hour tour then you will be charged overtime.
It is important to note that the driver is booked for 8 hours and longer hours of driving result in fatigue which is not ideal for the safety of the driver and passengers on board.