Icons of the Mornington Peninsula | Terroir to Table
Take a deep dive into the unique Terroir of the Mornington Peninsula and the abundant produce it has to offer.
This immersive experience showcases the sub-regionality of the Mornington Peninsula and the exceptional produce it has to offer. From the seaside to the rich fertile soil, the Mornington Peninsula is a food and wine lover’s paradise.We invite you to experience the local flavours from two iconic wineries and explore the produce that has made this region famous.
10.30am Montalto | Estate to Plate
The estate to plate philosophy underpins everything they do at Montalto. With this experience you’re invited to immerse yourself in this philosophy. Your private 4-hour journey begins with a personal tour of the kitchen gardens – some of the oldest and largest in Victoria followed by a bespoke wine tasting in the multi award-winning Cellar Door. The Montalto team will guide you through the Single Vineyard and Estate wines – a stunning exploration of their cool climate vineyards.
Following your tasting, it’s time for lunch in The Restaurant. Enjoy an ever-changing set menu showcasing a seasonal celebration of the estate-grown heirloom produce, alongside the very best locally sourced ingredients from across the Mornington Peninsula. A true estate to plate experience overlooking the very gardens and vineyards you toured earlier in the day.
After lunch, we invite you to explore the Montalto Sculpture Trail. Sculpture is an integral part of life at Montalto and a highlight of any visit to the estate. The 1km Sculpture Trail winds through their vines, along wooden boardwalks and through the wetlands and affords spectacular views of both the sculptures and the property along the way. Many of the permanent sculptures were winners of the Montalto Sculpture Prize – among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia.
2:30pm Ten Minutes by Tractor | Terroir Masterclass
Take a deep dive into the unique terroir of sub regional Mornington Peninsula. This intimate experience hosted in the Ten Minutes by Tractor private tasting room, will take you on an in-depth exploration of their vineyard sites and the individual characteristics of each. This is a rare opportunity to taste through a selection of limited release wines.Your wine host will also provide an overview of the Ten Minutes by Tractor story, the history of the region and a detailed look at what makes the Mornington Peninsula the perfect place to produce cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The masterclass will include two limited release wines as well as a selection of six current release wines.
33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South VIC 3937
(03) 5989 8412
Ten Minutes By Tractor
1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge VIC 3928
(03) 5989 6455
Friday to Monday
10:30am to 3:30pm
Includes: - Tour of the Montalto kitchen garden - Wine tasting in the Montalto Alto Room - Four course meal with wine pairings in the Montalto Restaurant - Self guided tour of the Montalto sculpture trail - One hour masterclass hosted in the Ten Minutes by Tractor private tasting room, tasting of eight wines two limited release and six current release wines.
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The land of the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong People, Traditional Owners of the Mornington Peninsula region.
Tucked in amongst the orchards, olive groves and vineyards, over 50 wineries have opened their doors to offer the region’s famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnays at elegant cellar doors and restaurants serving regional cuisine.
Located on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the peninsula is also famous for its seaside villages, world-class golf courses, spa retreats and local produce, which you can buy at bustling markets, farm gates, or pick-your-own-produce farms.
The Mornington Peninsula is suited to wine growing for its natural topography and mild climate. Its vines thrive in sheltered undulating valleys surrounded by water on three sides.
The Mornington Peninsula's wineries are relatively small, but the region’s many different sites, soils and climates produce an exotic array of wines - predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Wine production on the Mornington Peninsula started in the late nineteenth century. In 1886 Dromana wine won an honourable mention in the Intercontinental Exhibition in London. But, like so many other Victorian wine regions, by the 1920s many of the region's vineyards were abandoned or uprooted. In 1972 some aspiring vignerons recognised the potential of the peninsula for producing high quality, cool climate varieties.