Your in-depth guide into the Mornington Peninsula
***We are NOW OPEN for private tours, public tours expected in 2021***
If you want to go beyond the surface-level, somewhat-whirlwind wine tasting tours that are the norm, than this will definitely speak to you. Wine Compass has created something special for our advanced wine lovers, focussing on delivering a truly informative and comprehensive tour that goes beyond what you’d find on a regular tour.
The Mornington Peninsula’s finest wineries become your personal playground, with the assistance of your experienced host, who is an experienced wine industry professional. They will navigate you through the day while imparting her wisdom unto you, as well as introducing you to award-winning winemakers who will further your education.
***New*** Small Group Tours, now you can experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups. Small group premium tours
Example Day Out
Wine Compass’ Premium wine tours are perfect for wine lovers and collectors, sommeliers and wine students. Even if your exposure to wine tasting is minimal, this will take you to the next level. Here are some examples of the premium, behind-the-scenes style features you can expect on your tour with us.
Example stop: Barrel tasting
Do you think you could taste the differences between a wine straight from the barrel, and one that’s been fully matured and bottled? A barrel tasting is a great way to find out, and also a great first stop option on your Premium tour of the Mornington Peninsula.
Example stop: tasting and tour in the vines
We’ll take the opportunity to not only tour the cellar door, but also the actual vineyard. This is something that not many regular wine tours do, and provides a great close-hand look at the initial winemaking process.
Example stop: Private tasting
Stop by another premium winery, where you’ll be able to taste more spectacular wines with a highly engaging and personal experience.
Example stop: Gourmet lunch
What better time to stop for a bite to eat? Wine Compass’ fully flexible tours allow for you to choose the best kind of gourmet lunch according to your group, whether that’s a casual picnic or a 3-course meal.
We have many other types of stops available too including:
- Cider makers
- Chocolate makers
- Dairies for cheese
- And more
Small Group Public Tours ***New***
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Perfect for couples and smaller groups, explore the Peninsula without the higher price tag of a private tour
– Small, boutique wineries where you get great wines and the best experiences
– A fun and relaxed vibe, you will get lots of laughs along the way
– Informative and entertaining, with an awesome Wine Compass host to make sure your day is extra special
– 3 tours types to choose from including a Top Shelf option
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Bookings & Tour Pricing
Contact us today for your personalised quote.
***New*** Small group tours, now you can experience a Wine Compass tour in couples, singles or small groups. Small group premium tours
Why Mornington Peninsula?
Victoria is home to some world-class wine regions with remarkably high production and quality overall. The Mornington Peninsula is a truly cool climate region, and as such is renowned for offering top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These grapes form the traditional blend for Champagne and means winemakers here can also produce outstanding sparkling wine. The Peninsula region pioneered Pinot Gris/Grigio in Australia, and is notable for producing outstanding cool-climate Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Friulano, Muscat, and many other dessert wines.
Discover some of our favourite Mornington Peninsula wineries here
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Our premium tours can offer guided tastings and master classes
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Fantastic local produce is a big feature
Recent tripadvisor feedback
Would 100% book again!
What a great way to spend the day, delicious wine, gorgeous views, amazing lunch and a fantastic host. Jarrod was fabulous, super knowledgeable on the vineyards and different wines – he discreetly sat back and listened to our feedback on the tastings and very quickly noticed our likes and dislikes and was able to advise the next vineyards which wines each person might like (he was spot on).
Could not recommend this tour more highly – thank you so much
“Fantastic day out!”
A HUGE thank you to the team at Wine Compass who made our anniversary special. Adam and Gabi were a pleasure to book with and gave us plenty of choices for stops. On the day we had Jarrod as our host and he was incredible. He had great knowledge of wine and an obvious passion for his job. He kept us on track whilst giving us space throughout the day.
Check out some highlights from our tours
Take a look at what Wine Compass tours are all about
- Fun & social days out perfect for birthdays, friends & family, hens & social clubs
- Foodie and wine lover tours people a little more serious about their wine & food
- Corporate tours Special and different days out for corporates
- Christmas parties reward your staff for a great year, with a social day out
- Public tours new public tours for singles, couples and smaller groups
- Meet the Makers events behind the scenes access to the regions best producers
- Yarra Valley premium tours premium days out in the Yarra Valley
- Premium tours premium days out
Tastings at the best cellar doors on offer
Winery and cellar tours with winemakers
Amazing food made by great local chefs