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Premium Wine Tours
Unearth the best of the Mornington Peninsula’s wines

Wine Compass’s Premium Wine Tour is unlike any other. Designed for those truly passionate about the wine industry, with a thirst for expanding their knowledge, this tour will take you behind the scenes to exclusive access of the finest wineries on the Mornington Peninsula.

Your in-depth guide into the Mornington Peninsula

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.

The ‘next level’ in wine tours
This is far from being your run-of-the-mill fun day out with friends; our Premium Wine Tours go to a new level in depth and exploration of the Mornington Peninsula’s finest wines. If you’ve got a solid base knowledge, or are really interested in getting one, this is for you.
Your backstage pass
Gain exclusive access like never before. From your experienced and knowledgeable wine judge tour guide, through to the owners and winemakers you’ll meet along the way, this is a special experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Pleased to meet you…
As already mentioned, our Premium Wine Tour allows you to meet some of the award-winning winemakers, vineyard owners, and key players that make the Mornington Peninsula what it is. You’ll quickly realise that it’s the people behind the wine that really make this region’s produce shine, while also being privy to fantastic and insightful information.

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.

Barrel tasting

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.

Polperro winery

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.

Other options

We have many other types of stops available too including:

  • Distilleries
  • Cider makers
  • Breweries
  • Chocolate makers
  • Dairies for cheese
  • And more

Bookings & Tour Pricing

All of Wine Compass’ Premium wine tours are completely tailored to the specifics of your group. To provide an accurate quote, we require a quick consultation with you first. After you contact us, we’ll be able to put together your custom itinerary and provide pricing for you.

Contact us today for your personalised quote.

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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Premium tours include barrel hall tastings and cellar tours

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Fantastic local produce is a big feature

Recent tripadvisor feedback

“Fantastic Day!”
Thanks to Wine Compass and our wonderful host Jarrod for an amazing wine tour! We had an amazing day and were taken to small but excellent wineries which you could tell had a real passion for it.
Would 100% book again!

“Highly recommended”

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

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Tastings at the best cellar doors on offer

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Winery and cellar tours with winemakers

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Amazing food made by great local chefs

Call to discuss your tailored itinerary & quote
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A fantastic experience...

Perfectly planned day out

Would absolutely recommend Adam had his company to anyone planning a wine tour in that area. Everything was easy going and perfectly planned out.

Ella

Beautiful wine tour

Adam sorted our family out with a great itinerary with one days notice, we visited some great wineries/ brewery and he had great knowledge of the wines in the area. Overall was a perfect day with some delicious wines and food!

Helen

Easy and relaxed

Thank you for organising such a wonderful day. It was super easy dealing with you. The bus ride was fun and the wineries you chose were really good. We had a ball not having to worry about a single thing and being taken from place to place. Very realxing. Would highly reccommend you to anyone.

Kat

Fabulous day

Thanks Adam for organising a great day for us. Most of the group hadn’t been to the Yarra Valley before so weren’t sure what to expect. You were attentive and made our day so easy – we didn’t have to think about a thing! I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for a wine tour!

Danica

Wine tour

Had a great time! We let Adam choose the cellar doors and lunch venue, we were offered alternatives but went with his choices with no regrets. Very professional and friendly. Flexibility with pick up points was also very handy. Highly recommended!!! Thank you Adam,

Spencer