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SPRING WINE TOURS

We have hit our most exciting time of year – spring – when the weather is starting to warm up and the vineyards again come alive with colour as we began a new grape growing season. The Mornington Peninsula is simply divine at this time of year, making it the perfect time to do a wine tour of one of Australia’s best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and cool climate Shiraz or Syrah wine regions. Amour Of The Grape Tours available for our popular Mornington Peninsula wine tours every day during this exciting time.  And we are also offering return evening transport for those heading out for dinner at one of our fantastic winery restaurants. To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801.

SPECIAL RELEASE.

Check out the new Burkitt 2020 Pinot Noir at the beautiful Eldridge Estate. And money from every bottle sold goes towards cancer research.

TEN MINUTES BY TRACTOR RE-OPENING.

This incredible winery and restaurant – which was sadly destroyed by fire in February, 2018 – has re-opened to rave reviews. For tours or to book your return transport for lunch or dinner to this Peninsula icon phone Paul on 0414 704 801. And speaking of Ten Minutes By Tractor make sure you check out their new 2020 Pinot Gris and 2020 Ten X Pinot Noir. Two fantastic wines from our latest released vintage.

SINGLE VINEYARD RELEASE WINES

These are the most prestigious wines on the Mornington Peninsula and the 2019 vintage that will be released this year is tipped to be one of our best. Only the very best grapes go into these wines and they see more time in oak barrels as well to ensure the most luxurious finish on your palate. Look out for Port Phillip Estate’s Meres, Ferrous, and Haven Pinot Noirs as well as their Farrago and Faultline Chardonnays. And at Ten Minutes By Tractor look out for the Wallis, McCutcheon, Judd and Coolart Road Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. All personal favourites of ours at Amour Of The Grape Tours

HORSE RACING SEASON

The new dates for the 2021-22 horse racing season have been released with the first meeting set down for Thursday September 9 at Mornington and Saturday November 6 at Balnarring. Amour Of The Grape Tours runs return transport to all Mornington Peninsula race meetings at Mornington and Balnarring. To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801.

WEEKDAY AND GROUP DISCOUNTS FOR WINE TOURS.

Our weekday specials are back.

Just $170 per person – $20 off our regular price – for a couple with a Mornington Peninsula pick-up for our popular all day tours, including lunch and a glass of wine each.

Our Mornington Peninsula wine tours are available every day for small groups of two to seven and include visits to four to five wineries as well as a multi course Tapas lunch and a glass of wine each at either the lovely Mont Rouge Estate, The Cups Estate, the Green Olive Tapas Farm and winery or the Pier 10 winery in Shoreham. Optional tastings also available at Bass and Flinders Gin Distillery, Red Hill, Jetty Road or St Andrews Beach Brewery, Main Ridge Dairy, JimmyRum Distillery and Mock Red Hill or Mr Little Peninsula cider.

And our regular group discounts for groups of four or more also still apply every day, including on weekends, with prices starting from just $150 per person.

We also offer group and weekday discounts for Melbourne CBD and suburban pick-ups as well.

To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801 or email us at info@amourofthegrape.com.au.

LARGE GROUP WINE TOURS.

We can cater for groups of up to 11 upon specific request but if you are looking for a Saturday try to book at least a month in advance.

THE ART, WINE AND CHOCOLATE TOUR

We have joined forces with two of our favourite wineries Elan and Mont Rouge as well as local artist Russell Scott for this unique tour combining wine, lunch and chocolate with the chance to create your very own wine glasses. Available on Sundays for groups of four to seven.

NEW ART GALLERY AT ELAN WINERY.

This is a must see. Combine a tasting of the fabulous Gamay wine at Elan winery with a perusal of fantastic art work. Open every weekend in Balnarring.

2021 VINTAGE

The 2021 vintage is taking shape with some great late sun in March ripening what looks to be a good vintage with plenty of grapes after a warm November during growing season. Early stages yet but for wine buffs out there, the 2021 wines should resemble the 2017 vintage – which was also picked following a cool summer as has been the case this year.

HALLIDAY’S TOP 100 WINES.

Congratulations to the three Mornington Peninsula wines that made it into James Halliday’s top 100 Australian wines. The lucky three were the Dexter 2019 Chardonnay, Yabby Lake 2019 Red Claw Pinot Noir and Foxeys Hangout The Red Fox 2019 Pinot Noir.

HALLIDAY RATINGS:

The 2021 ratings are in and the Mornington Peninsula as usual performed superbly, once again highlighting our region as one of Australia’s premier areas for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Chardonnay and cool climate Shiraz or Syrah.

Here are some scores from some of Amour Of The Grape Tours’ favourite wineries and regular stops on our tours.

Montalto – Tuerong 2018 Chardonnay 96 points, Merricks Block 2018 Pinot Noir 96, 2018 Peninsula Shiraz 96.

Ten Minutes By Tractor – 2017 Pinot Gris 96, 2017 Wallis and McCutcheon Chardonnays, both 96.

Port Phillip Estate – 2018 Red Hill Chardonnay 96, 2018 Morillion Pinot Noir 96, 2019 Salasso Rose 94..

Eldridge Estate – 2018 Wendy Chardonnay 97 points, 2018 Clonal Blend Pinot Noir 96.

Quealy – 2019 Pinot Grigio 95 points, 2019 Musk Creek Pinot Gris 95, 2018 Musk Creek Pinot Noir 94.

GIFT VOUCHERS

But for those still hesitant to travel at this time you can still book a tour with us however through our popular gift vouchers. These enable you to choose the date of your tour any time you would like. To order your gift voucher phone Paul on 0414 704 801. Our tours are available every day for small groups of two to seven and include visits to four to five wineries plus a magnificent winery lunch and a glass of wine each. Pick-ups available from Melbourne CBD, southern and eastern suburbs, Frankston Train Station and anywhere across the Peninsula. Wine Tours available as well Beer, Cider and Spirit Tours.

PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS TOURS

Victoria’s famous thermal spa has re-opened following the recent Covid lockdowns and we are back operating tours to this world famous attraction. Amour Of The Grape Tours runs daily tours to the Mornington Peninsula’s number one tourist attraction with pick-ups available from Melbourne, Frankston and the Peninsula. Lunch packages also available as well as group discounts. To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801.

BEER, CIDER AND SPIRITS TOUR

For those of you that aren’t wine drinkers we have a fantastic, exciting alternative for you.

The Dromana Industrial Estate is the Mornington Peninsula’s newest tourist precinct and we have a tour that showcases it all.

From produce to gin to cider to beer to rum, you name it we have it for you.

Check out our new Beer, Cider and Spirits Tour with pick-ups available from Melbourne, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.

Available Friday to Sunday.

To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801 or check out our website at www.amourofthegrape.com.au for more information.

FINE DINING RESTAURANTS

Congratulations to Pt Leo Estate, Doot Doot Doot at Jackalope, Lindenderry Hotel Dining room, Montalto, Polperro, Paringa Estate, Port Phillip Estate and the RACV Club in Cape Schanck for all winning ‘hats” in the Australian Good Food Guide recognising the top restaurants in Australia. And in the recent Herald Sun Top 100 restaurants in Victoria ranking – Laura at Pt Leo (number five), Doot Doot Doot at Jackalope (30), Port Phillip Estate (31), Montalto (51), Cape at the RACV Club Cape Schanck (67), Polperro (73) and Paringa Estate (77) were all featured. We are so lucky to have so many of Australia’s best dining experiences in such a small area. Amour Of The Grape Tours runs nightly return transport to all these incredible venues. To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801.

NEW PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE ATTRACTION

The brand new Phillip Island Penguin Parade facility opened in July. See Victoria’s most famous tourist attraction in even grander style with a private chauffeured tour with Amour Of The Grape Tours – including stops at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and the spectacular Pyramid Rock. For small groups of two to seven. Melbourne pick-ups and group discounts available.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Need to get to the airport from the Mornington Peninsula, Amour Of The Grape Tours available for small groups of up to four. To book phone Paul on 0414 704 801 or email us at info@amourofthegrape.com.au.

PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS AND WINERY LUNCH TOUR.

Why not combine the Peninsula’s two best attractions into the one exciting day with our Southern Peninsula winery lunch and Hot Springs package. Package includes entry into the Hot Springs as well as wine tasting, lunch and a glass of wine each at the fabulous Cups Estate next door in Fingal plus return transport to and from your home/accommodation in Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula.

To book your tour phone Paul on 0414 704 801.

ACCOMMODATION.
If you have yet to book your Mornington Peninsula accommodation feel free to ask for our recommendations when you book a tour with Amour Of The Grape Tours.