The glorious Mornington Peninsula, located one hour south-east of Melbourne, offers countless experiences. An extremely popular holiday destination during the summer months, the Peninsula Shire really does have something for everyone: world-class golf courses, beaches, pubs, shopping strips and wineries.
Wine production on the Mornington Peninsula started in the late nineteenth century, and over 50 wineries in the region now offer tasteful Pinot Noir and Chardonnays. With a cool climate, perfect for wine growing matched with natural topography and the region’s many different soils, the Mornington Peninsula is truly blessed with so many boutique wineries.
One of those wineries is Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove. A family-owned establishment, this award-winning winery is nestled in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula’s Red Hill region. It is a place dedicated to wine education, with its skilled and knowledgeable team eager to tell you all about the estate’s wine, vineyards and winery.
Visit Montalto and you get much more than wine – the estate is also renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door and beautiful grounds to relax and enjoy the surrounds.
Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting
The Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting offers beginners and seasoned wine lovers alike insight into the roles played by variety, site and winemaking in producing world-class and cool-climate wines.
Set in a devoted Wine Experience room overlooking the estate’s vineyards, you will be guided through an educational wine tasting from current releases to back vintages, as well as limited bottlings not available anywhere else. Following your tasting enjoy a casual, shared lunch with a glass of wine. Click here to book online..
Estate to Plate, A Gourmet Experience
This guided exploration of the property will uncover the best of the seasonal cycle at Montalto. This is a unique experience available at anytime of the year. Taste the grapes around vintage, learn how to grow and make use of seasonal produce while exploring the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection. Included is a private and structured wine tasting in the Wine Experience room as well as a stunning five-course tasting experience in the restaurant matched with wines. Click here to book online..
Behind the Scenes Winery Tour
Experience first-hand the winemaking and grape growing process with this unique behind the scenes tour, hosted by Montalto’s highly awarded wine making team. Taste Montalto’s range straight from the barrel, take a tour of the winery before enjoying a private and structured wine tasting in the Wine Experience room, featuring Single Vineyard Wines that truly reflect the location of the vines. Click here to book online..
The Ultimate Pinot Lover’s Road Trip
Take a trip down the dirt roads and behind the locked gates on Montalto’s secret “Grand Chu” touring route. The Montalto Single Vineyard tour begins in the winery, where you will be guided through a barrel tasting. You’ll experience first hand the ‘sense of place’ that characterises the premium Single Vineyard Pinot Noir range. Visit Tuerong, Merricks and Main Ridge vineyards before being treated to a five-course tasting experience with matched wine, all while taking in stunning views across the estate. Click here to book online..
Time to visit
All year – there are indoor and outdoor experiences, walks and activities throughout the year.
Experience Days & Times
Mornington Peninsula Discovery Tasting; Daily at 11:30am – 2.5 hour experience - Click here to book online..
Estate to Plate, A Gourmet Experience; Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun at 11am – 3 hour experience - Click here to book online..
Behind the Scenes Winery Tour; Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur & Fri at 11am – 4 hour experience - Click here to book online..
The Ultimate Pinot Lover’s Road Trip; Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat & Sun at 10am – 5.5 hour experience - Click here to book online..