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GINspired | Spirits & Brewery Private Tour in Mornington Peninsula

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Price PP$199
Price incl. GST
Price PP$199
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Lunch / Tastings at 3 Wineries / Special Visit
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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.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 8 guests however we are happy to cater to smaller groups as well. Please get in touch with us for a custom quotation for smaller groups. 
  • Kindly send us an email to bookings@amitours.com.au if you wish to make a tentative booking.
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Departure & Return Location:

A location of your choice within the limits of Metropolitan Melbourne. 

Meeting Time:

30 mins – 1 hour prior to arrival at winery region. (Subject to change based on preferred pickup location)

Price Includes:

  • Tour Guide
  • Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
  • Gourmet Lunch at Distillery
  • Private Transport to Distilleries
  • Approx. 20-25 Tastings at 3 Distilleries
  • Optional visit to Local Winery, Brewery or Chocolaterie

Add-ons:

  • Chrysler Limo Transfer (11 Passengers)
  • Hummer Limo Transfer (16 Passengers)

Price Excludes:

  • Any Private Expenses (Additional Purchases, eg: Wine Bottles)
  • Expenses at optional visit venues are not included (e.g. tasting fees, food or beverages, this is a visit only)

Complementaries:

  • Bottled Water
  • Esky with Ice
Disclaimer
  • Booking Policy – All distilleries advertised on tour packages are based on availability. In the event of a winery(s) being fully booked, we will substitute it for another venue at no extra cost.
  • Deposit Policy – All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellation Policy – Cancellations requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to cancel your booking, please get in touch with our team via bookings@amitours.com.au. To learn more about our refund/cancellation policy, please click here for our Terms & Conditions. 
  • Overtime Policy – Our full-day tour duration is 8 hours from pickup time, with an additional 30 minutes grace period allowed in some cases. Overtime charges start to apply once tour duration is exceeded, our tours are created to be an unrushed experience, we kindly request our guests to abide by the flexibility we allow in our tours. Additional hours of driving will result in fatigue for the driver and compromises the safety of passengers on board. We appreciate your understanding and all efforts taken to respect the tour’s duration.
  • Sustainability Policy – Our tour buses are occupied back to back on tours, we kindly request all our clients to make sure personal belongings and rubbish are removed from the bus at the end of the tour. Spills and rubbish leftovers may attract cleaning charges.
Tour Itinerary

10.00 A.M:Pick-up

We’ll pick you up from a location of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne Limits.

  • For groups of 6-11 people, we offer a private 12 Seater Mini Bus.
  • For groups with more than 11 people, we are able to offer a private 14 seat, 21 seat or 24 seat buses depending on the passenger requirement.
  • Alternative and luxury modes of transport such as private 12 Seater Chrysler or a 17 Seater Hummer Limosine can be included for an extra fee (available as add-ons during checkout).
  • Private helicopter transfers are available as add-ons. It will be a one-way transfer from Pickup location in Melbourne City to Yering Station.
Create your own private wine tour with Ami Tours
Create your own private wine tour with Ami Tours

11.00 A.M:Tastings at Bass and Flinders Distillery

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.

12:00 P.M:Lunch & Tastings at Jimmy Rum Distillery

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.

03:00 P.M:Tastings at Tar Barrel Brewery & Distillery

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.

04:00 P.M:Optional visit to Fenian Wines or Mornington Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

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.

05:00 P.M:Wrap-up & Depart Yarra Valley

As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Yarra Valley and head back home.

06:00 P.M:Expected Return Time

Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.

Map

Point “A” is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.

FAQ

Can I customise the tour itinerary?

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 bookings@amitours.com and let us know how we can help you.

Is this a private tour? Do I get a private driver & a private vehicle for my group?

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.  

What happens in the case of COVID-19 restrictions?

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.

What is your refund & cancellation policy?

  • All cancellation requests must be sent through in writing (email or text) for us to process a refund.
  • All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellations made before 12 hours after payment are subject to a 5% fee of the total booking fee. 
  • A 50% refund is issued to any bookings which are cancelled after 12 hours of payment but 7 days prior to the booking date. 
  • No refund is issued for any bookings cancelled within 7 days of the confirmed booking date. Please note that our tours are very high in demand and limited spots are available for our bookings. Cancellations result in administration costs on our end as the tour agency as well as the wineries that make reservations.
  • Refunds can take 3-5 business depending on your bank account. Cancellations made within 1 week or less prior to the tour date will not be refunded.
  • Dates can’t be swapped. A $100 rebooking fee will be applied for any private tours that need to change dates.
  • Reduced numbers in group bookings will not be refunded.
  • Passengers are recommended to be at the pickup point of choice at the time agreed between the guests and Ami Tours. Late arrivals by passengers can result in delays in attending to the booking and the risk of bookings being cancelled by the distilleries for no-shows. No refunds apply for any delays caused by the lateness of guests. The distilleries also reserve the right to refuse us if we are late, as they will need to attend to other on-time bookings. No shows will not be refunded.

How do I purchase an add-on?

Step 1: Please select your preferred booking date & number of people, and click “Book now”.

Step 2: Continue with the checkout process by filling in your contact information & billing address. Click “Next Step” when you’ve completed filling in the required information.

Step 3: Select an add-on of your choice. The final amount will be added to the total balance of your tour cost. 

Step 4: Proceed to the payment gateway and finalise payment. 

Do I need to register an account on the website to book a tour?

No, registration is not required; all tours can be booked through the website without creating an account.

What if I don’t want to book through the website? Is there another way to make a booking?

Please send us an email with your request for a booking to bookings@amitours.com.au

Our booking team will advise you on other methods of payment. 

 

Is payment required upfront to book a tour?

All tours must be booked with a minimum deposit of 10% to be confirmed and locked in. 

Our tours operate on a first come first serve basis, limited spots are available, and we cannot accommodate everyone who registers interest and makes a tentative booking for a tour date without any payment.

Feel free to get in touch with us via bookings@amitours.com.au for any questions about bookings.

Is lunch included in the tour package?

Yes, Lunch is included in this tour package.

What is the standard duration of a tour?

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.

Will I be charged extra for exceeding the 8-hour limit of tour?

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. 

Reviews (54)
  • Customer Review - Fabio P.
    FABIO P.World class gin tour. You get to learn some really interesting history in this small but very efficient distillery. The tour hosts are really engaging and you get to try quite a few different gins and learn the way to smell and taste them properly. Must go if you’re a local in the area.
  • Customer Review - Andrew M.
    ANDREW M.We had a wonderful tour led by one of the distillers at Tar Barrel where we learned quite a bit about the intricacies of gin, the origins of the distillery, and some interesting historical facts. In the tasting room, not only did we have the requisite gin and tonic, but even got to try some of the specialty gins that are included in their club. Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle. You won't be disappointed...
  • Customer Review - Chloe H.
    CHLOE H.The best tour I have been on. Very good story telling. Yummy drinks. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend for a day out. Tasted 6 different types of gin