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Say you’ll be wine | Private Couple’s Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour

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Price PP$419
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Lunch / Tastings at 3 Wineries / Special Visit
Minimum Guests: 2
Tour Details

The tasters of life will agree on one thing: nothing will spell romantic more than walking along the footpaths of vineyards, and of course, get a sip or two of those world’s finest wines. Therefore, why not arrange your romantic getaway to taste romance and wine at the same time?

Much like a well-aged wine, each stop in Mornington Peninsula offers rare sensual pleasures. Expect rich flavours that surprise your taste buds, and local concoctions that sweeten and soothe. Raise a glass over luscious landscapes, as the surrounding nature unravels like a dream. Savour your time in these sommelier playgrounds.

Renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as pioneering Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia, the Mornington Peninsula produces a vast range of quality wines. Set between two bays – Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay – this cool climate region is dominated by strong winds that sweep across the land. With red volcanic soils and hills rising 300 meters above sea level, the area produces grapes with outstanding fruit flavors, high natural acidity, and fine tannins, resulting in excellent vintages.

This summer calls for the perfect opportunity to spoil yourself and your loved one with some of the Peninsulas’ beautiful Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and of course, the region’s jewel, Pinot Noir.

  • Our Limo Transfers, Dinner Overnight Stays (Bed & Breakfast) & Hot Air Balloon rides are available as add-ons for this tour. Kindly send us an email to bookings@amitours.com.au to include an add-on, or 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:

  • Personal Driver
  • Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
  • Private Transport to Wineries
  • Tastings at 3 Wineries
  • Gourmet Lunch at Winery
  • Optional visit to Local Distillery, Brewery or Chocolaterie

Add-ons:

  • Chrysler Limo Transfer (11 Passengers)
  • Hummer Limo Transfer (16 Passengers)
  • Gourmet Dinner
  • Overnight Stay
  • Sparkling Breakfast
  • Violinist for the day

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
Tour Itinerary

10.00 A.M:Pick-up

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

  • For couples, or groups of 3 people, we offer a private luxury sedan.
  • For groups of 4-11 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 Domaine Chandon.

11.00 A.M:Wine Tastings at Avani Wines

Our first stop is Avani Wines, a Boutique winery and vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines with a minimal intervention approach, to create wines of character which best express their site and growing season.

Winemakers Shashi and her son Rohit want each wine to tell the story of each site and the growing season.  The rustic and award winning cellar door was featured in 2022 as Gourmet Traveller’s Best Small Cellar Door for Mornington.

Avani Syrah is the estate wine, made exclusively from grapes grown on our vineyard in Red Hill South.

12:00 P.M:Gourmet Lunch & Wine Tastings at Trofeo Estate

Our second stop, Trofeo Estate is all about wines aged exclusively in Terracotta Amphorae, which have been imported from Tuscany, Italy and handmade from ancient clay of the region. Through embracing old world techniques and dropping the use of Oak Barrels, they are able to create wines displaying the purest fruit expression of each varietal.

Trofeo Estate’s cool climate wines are vegan friendly, and are produced from Estate grown fruit farmed using organic and sustainable principles.

Taste their range of Terracotta Amphora wines with a wine tasting at cellar door, and join them in the Wine Room – a seated wine flight, accompanied by a delicious locally sourced casual grazing menu.

03:00 P.M:Wine Tastings at Polperro Winery

Polperro Winery is nestled among the vines and shaded by ancient Angophora Myrtaceae stunning 25 acre property in Red Hill, the heart of the renown wine region – the Mornington Peninsula.

The Polperro cellar door, is an intimate space featuring wine made by owner/winemaker Sam Coverdale. With over twenty years’ experience in winemaking across several wine regions both within Australia and internationally, the wines are sustainably produced with a clear focus on producing elegant and balanced varietals.

04:00 P.M:Optional visit to Jimmy Rum Distillery, Jetty Road Brewery or Mornington Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

For our 4th stop, you can choose between a visit to the Local Gin Distillery, Brewery, or Chocolaterie.

Treat yourself to a true Australian Craft Gin or a fresh brew of craft beer & cider at Jimmy Rum Gin Distillery & Jetty Road Brewery.

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 Mornington

As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Peninsula 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.

Disclaimer
  • Booking Policy – 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.
  • 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

Can we bring friends?

Sure! If you want to make this a celebration rather than a couples retreat drop us a line and we can give you a price for up to 50 guests

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.

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 - Nicholas A.
    NICHOLAS A.We absolutely loved this tour. It was definitely worth the price for both my wife and I. Our tour guide was very friendly and funny. The hosts at the Polperro and Avani really got us interested in learning everything there was to know about how wine was made in the Peninsula and how to properly taste each wine. There was plenty of wine throughout the entire experience, so pace yourself!
  • Customer Review - Shawn B.
    SHAWN B.This is a MUST DO excursion. Even if you don’t like wine it’s a must do! This was amazing. We drank Almost 1.5 bottles of wine during the tour. Great wine and great snacks. You leave full. AJ made the tour though! He is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! You must ask for him as a wine tour without him would be a disappointment. He kept the conversation flowing the entire trip! He’s amazing. Pickup was on time and we had a blast!
  • Customer Review - Jacqueline G.
    JACQUELINE G.My husband and I had the most amazing time on this tour. AJ was so knowledgeable and friendly! He made the tour so much fun. Bonus: he was a great photographer! The wines were incredible! We loved how each winery was so unique. And you cannot beat the beautiful sunset 🌅