International Pinot Noir Day
Celebrating International Pinot Noir day on 18 August. …
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia is thrilled to introduce our two newly-created Icons of Mornington Peninsula experiences, visiting two of the Mornington Peninsula's finest wineries - Montalto and Ten Minutes by Tractor.
Delve into the distinct terroir of the Mornington Peninsula, indulging in its rich produce and sub-regional character through an immersive experience that highlights its coastal allure and fertile terrain, making it a haven for food and wine enthusiasts, featuring tastings from two renowned wineries.
10:30 AM - MONTALTO | ESTATE TO PLATE
Embark on a 4-hour immersive journey at Montalto, where the estate-to-plate philosophy is at the heart of their offerings. Begin with a personal tour of expansive kitchen gardens, followed by a bespoke wine tasting of Single Vineyard and Estate wines. Indulge in a changing set menu lunch at The Restaurant, featuring seasonal estate-grown produce and locally sourced ingredients, all enjoyed with garden and vineyard views. Afterward, explore the Montalto Sculpture Trail, a 1km artistic pathway through vineyards, wetlands, and boardwalks.
2:30 PM - TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR | TERROIR MASTERCLASS
Immerse yourself in the distinctive terroir of the sub-regional Mornington Peninsula through an intimate and in-depth experience at the Ten Minutes by Tractor private tasting room. Delve into the intricacies of their vineyard sites and the unique characteristics they yield, accompanied by a selection of limited release and current wines, while gaining insights into the Ten Minutes by Tractor story, regional history, and the excellence of cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production.
Uncover the region's finest offerings at these two leading wineries, delving into the intricate artistry of world-class produce and highlighting the interplay between distinctive terroir, skillful craftsmanship, and innovative excellence in both wine-making and dining.
10:00 AM - MONTALTO | OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TOUR
Commence with a private 60-minute tour led by the experienced wine team, exploring Montalto's renowned vineyards - Lake Block for Sparkling Rosé, North Face for award-winning Chardonnay, South Face for Pennon Hill Pinot Noir, and Red Hill Block for Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Discover the nuances of cool climate wines, witness the diversity within closely spaced vines, and learn about their meticulous winemaking approach. With in-depth tastings at each vineyard, savour exceptional wines while gaining insights into their unique characteristics and expert crafting. Your journey culminates with a keepsake Single Vineyard wine bottle to take home.
12:00 PM - TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR | ART OF FINE WINE AND GASTRONOMY
Discover the art of fine wine and dining through this comprehensive experience, guided by the Ten Minutes by Tractor philosophy. Begin with a premium wine tasting in the picturesque cellar door, followed by a tour of the unique Gabrielle vineyard, delving into the intricacies of cultivation and winemaking. Savour a glass of Blanc de Blancs in the underground cellar, exploring an extensive wine collection, and culminate your journey with a five-course tasting paired with vintage wines in the award-winning restaurant, concluding with a personalised bottle of 10X Pinot Noir to enjoy at home.