Looking for a winery tour that loves the earth like you do? Then look no further.
This private tour in the Mornington Peninsula is centred around visiting and supporting wineries that have been certified as organic by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) or The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture (NASAA), two of the biggest organic certification bodies in Australia.
An organic certification is achieved through farming practices that avoid the use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides. While natural practices are starting to increase, only a handful of vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula have currently achieved this certification.
So come along, enjoy a day of earthy notes in the gorgeous winery region situated between the Port Phillip Bay and the Western port Bay. Known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this cool climate area with strong winds, red volcanic soil, and sweeping hills, produces grapes with exceptional flavours, high in acidity and fine tannins, that result in remarkable vintages.
There is no better way to enjoy a wine-filled summer day than with an organic tour of the Mornington Peninsula.
This 8-hour private tour package price per person includes organic wine tastings at 3 different wineries, a gourmet organic lunch, a fully licensed and CPVV accredited driver, private transport to all wineries including a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service from a location of your choice within Melbourne CBD.
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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.
Our tour guide will pick up your group from location(s) of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne limits.
Our first stop is an ACO certified organic winery (Certification number 12873).
Not only does Quealy run their own organic vineyard, but they manage several others, implementing organic practices across other vineyards located in the Mornington Peninsula and Red Hill region.
Known for its Pinot Grigio. The local landscape and ocean influence produces variations in microclimate that are intensified in the glass.
As well as its Grigio, its Pinot Noir also shines with the rich volcanic soils and range of vineyard elevation that deepen the tones of dark berry, plum, aniseed, and earth.
Our second stop is a winery that is certified as being in conversion to organic by NASAA (Certification number 3056ML1). Becoming certified is a process and this in-conversion certification means that they are being recognised for taking serious steps to being organic. Its now only a matter of time before they become officially organic certified.
Yabby Lake’s cellar door is a gorgeous intimate affair with recycled timber and stunning views. They focus on single vineyard wines and provide tastings from both the Yabby Lake Vineyard, a north facing slope that receives maximum sun and plenty of sea breeze, and the Heathcote Estate, also a north facing vineyard, but situated in the Heathcote region of central Victoria.
Lunch – Yabby Lake Restaurant
Yabby Lake’s restaurant works of a seasonal menu using fresh fare and local greens, some of which comes from their own kitchen vegetable and herb garden, as well as eggs from their hens, with the aim of creating food that is simple but refined. Alongside the delicious menu, the restaurant provides wonderous views, and engaging artworks to compliment the diner’s experience.
Our third stop is another ACO certified organic winery (Certification number 10778) and one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most famous premium wineries, a venue that demands a visit.
The intimate cellar door provides an in depth tasting of a range of wines boasting complexity and elegance, with the single vineyard chardonnays being especially complemented.
It’s certainly a winery that will not disappoint.
As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap-up and depart Mornington Peninsula
Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.
This is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.
Two of the three wineries that we advertise for this tour are certified as organic by either Australian Certified Organic (ACO) or the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture (NASAA), two of the biggest organic certification bodies in Australia. The third is certified as ‘in conversion to organic’ by NASAA, which means they are taking steps to becoming completely organic, but it is a process, and they should reach that status in the near future.
An organic certification is achieved through farming practices that avoid the use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides, using only natural and organic substances throughout the journey from seed to wine.
Due to the requirements of the wineries we visit, 6 people is the maximum number of guests we are allowed to accommodate on our organic tour. If you would like to enjoy a tour of the Mornington Peninsula/Red Hill region with more than 6 people, then we recommend our Red Therapy Tour or Chardon-Hey Tour which can absolutely accommodate for more.
Absolutely! Can’t find what you are looking for, or have a specific winery 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 Mornington Peninsula 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.