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Earthy Notes | Certified Organic Private Mornington Peninsula Wine Tours

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Organic Lunch / Tastings at 3 Organic Wineries
Tour Details

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.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 guests and a maximum of 6 guests. 
  • 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. 

Price Includes

  • Personal Driver
  • Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
  • Transport to Wineries
  • Wine Tastings at 3 Wineries
  • Organic Lunch at Winery

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses (Additional Purchases, eg: Wine Bottles)

Complementaries

  • Glass Bottled Water
  • Esky with Ice
Itinerary

10.00 A.MPick-up

Our tour guide will pick up your group from location(s) of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne limits.

11.00 A.MWine Tastings at Quealy Winemakers

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.

12:00 P.MWine Tastings & Organic Lunch at Yabby Lake

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.

03:00 P.MWine Tastings at Ten Minutes by Tractor

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.

05:00 P.MWrap-up & Depart Mornington Peninsula

As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap-up and depart Mornington Peninsula

06:00 P.MDrop-Off

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

Map

This is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.

Disclaimer
  • Booking Policy – This tour is available for bookings from Thursday to Sunday only. All wineries 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. However, we can’t guarantee an organically certified winery substitute due to their limited availability. We will try our very best to make sure we choose an organic winery for you, whether they may or may not be certified.
  • 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.
FAQ

Are these wineries certified organic?

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.

What does Certified Organic mean?

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.

Can we have more than 6 people?

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.

Can I customise the tour itinerary?

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 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 wineries for no-shows. No refunds apply for any delays caused by the lateness of guests. The wineries 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.

Can we stay in the Mornington Peninsula?

Yes you can. Please get in contact to discuss options or recommendations.

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 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.

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 - Skogen K.
    SKOGEN K.Awesome tour. More experiences like this are needed to encourage and educate public of where your organic wines & produce comes from and what it takes to grow/provide them.
  • Customer Review - Charlotte E.
    CHARLOTTE E.Thanks to AJ and Ami Tours for the great tour and tasting. Real good natural wines!!! And also the lunch was delicious! We will come back in the summer again!
  • Customer Review - Gee R.
    AMALIE D.We had been to Yarra Valley before...but not like this. Ami Tours took our experience to another level. We had a great time and Tastings we would have never conjured up on our own. Ami Tours arranged, checked in and made sure all was going well and even made a last minute itinerary adjustment. By far our best visit to Yarra Valley. They are super knowledgeable about types of wine, the people at the vineyards and good places just to chill. Perfectly paced and wonderfully orchestrated. Thanks Ami Tours!