The discerning Gourmands journey through Melbourne’s coastal playground

The Mornington Peninsula’s fertile soil, maritime climate and skilful winemakers have rightfully earned the region its reputation as a leading producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and a sterling record for incredible food.

The diverse dining scene of the region is characterised by a casual elegance that has become synonymous with “Peninsula style”.  The combination of the stunning setting and expert technique makes a good argument for declaring the Mornington Peninsula the country’s finest regional dining spot.

Your epicurean journey commences at Montalto where a member of this awarded vineyard and olive grove will take you on a guided exploration of the property and will show you the best of the seasonal cycle. Montalto combines a working vineyard and olive grove, kitchen gardens, fruit orchard and berry plantation with a commitment to the arts and an extensive sculpture collection.

Season dependant, you could taste the grapes around vintage, learn how to grow and make use of seasonal produce or explore the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection.

Visit the breathtaking private wine room with 360-degree views across the gardens and estate to experience a private structured wine tasting of Montalto’s flagship single vineyard wines. Finally, experience Montalto’s estate to plate philosophy in action, with a stunning 5-course lunch served with matched wines in the restaurant overlooking the undulating vineyards dotted with incredible works of art.

The afternoon will see you meet local growers and artisan producers, sampling their gourmet delights along the way, before a relaxing drive back to Melbourne.

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  • A private guided exploration of Montalto – the ultimate foodie destination
  • Structured wine tasting overlooking the vines
  • A stunning multi-course lunch with matched wines showcasing Montalto’s estate-to-plate philosophy
  • Wine tasting at a selection of boutique Mornington Peninsula wineries tailored to suit your personal taste
  • Farm gate experiences sampling gourmet cheeses, olive oil, or cider


  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive Montalto Estate to Plate experience
  • Multi-course lunch with matched wines at Montalto
  • All wine and/or produce tastings
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


From 09:00am from your Melbourne hotel/address


Approx. 8-hours