Our AWESOME day tour to the Mornington Peninsula Wineries
We recently jumped on board a fantastic day tour to the Mornington Peninsula. We had heard of Cafe Bus from friends who had an amazing day out also, and decided to book it when we travelled to Melbourne.
We were picked up at our accommodation in the city at 7.30am, and were soon on our way to the Mornington Peninsula Wineries. Almost an hour out of the city our first stop, Arthur’s Seat, which had absolutely stunning views over the bay and Melbourne itself. Being after summer had ended and winter just beginning to kick in, everything was pretty green and stunning for great photos.
Next up, Main Ridge Dairy, where we sampled a number of goat’s cheeses, and let me tell you, I’m not the biggest lover of cheeses, but these were really yummy.
Off to the Strawberry Farm, where we tempted our taste buds even more. So far our winery tour to Mornington Peninsula was making my taste buds dance. We sampled a few strawberries, mmmm, and tasted some of the most delicious liqueurs and strawberry wines. And they say it’s sinful. I reckon they are definitely right.
Our first winery of the day, T’Gallant, where we indulged in some delicious cool climate wines. If all of the Mornington Peninsula wineries are this good, then I want to go back and spend a few days.
After a few liqueurs and wines, it was onto Mornington Peninsula chocolates. We sampled a few chocolates, which were to die for, and then watched the chocolatiers at work. It was amazing, the work they do is so intricate and detailed. I could have stood and watched them work for hours.
Being a warmer day, we then headed to the beach, for a gourmet picnic. Lunch was so good, a delectable delight of gourmet foods, cheeses etc. We even had a game of beach cricket. I was tempted to go in for a swim, but it was a little chilly and I wasn’t really feeling that brave!
After our relaxing and tasty lunch we headed off to a couple of other wineries. Our Mornington Peninsula Wine Day tour was now in full swing. First up after lunch Red Hill Estate. WOW, the ocean views are simply gorgeous. You almost feel like you are sipping wine in a spa. AWESOME. This little stop was definitely the highlight of our Mornington Peninsula Winery Tour. For the views and for the wine!
Off to Stonier Winery for the last stop of the day. This winery was voted one of the best for it’s sparkling wines in 2011, and there is a reason why. I even bought a bottle, and am saving it for something a little special. We tasted a few wines, munched on a little afternoon tea, cheese and bikkies and relaxed. All in all the wineries we visited we great, and enjoyed by all.
Then back to Melbourne by 5pm. I can definitely recommend the Mornington Peninsula Winery Day Tour. One of the best little day tours around. Thanks Cafe Bus for a really fantastic day out.