Estate to Plate: Montalto Vineyard Gourmet Lunch and Wine-Tasting Tour
Enjoy a guided exploration of Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. You'll learn about the growing cycle, from the working vineyard to the kitchen gardens to the orchard. Taste the grapes (depending on the season), learn about cooking with seasonal produce, or explore the property’s natural wetlands and sculpture collection. Enjoy a private tasting of wines from the Single Vineyard range, and experience Montalto’s estate-to-plate philosophy during lunch with matching wines. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include round-trip transportation from Melbourne.
Your experience takes place at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, a family-owned estate producing premium cool-climate wines on 30 acres on the Mornington Peninsula (if you select the upgrade option when booking, your tour starts with pickup in Melbourne).
A garden, orchard, and 1,500 olives trees supply Montalto's acclaimed restaurant and casual piazza. When you arrive, take time to stroll among the permanent sculpture collection throughout the vineyard. Enjoy a guided exploration of the property to learn about the seasonal cycle, from the working vineyard and olive grove to the kitchen garden, fruit orchard, and berry plantation. You may be able to taste some of grapes around vintage, and hear about how to cook with whatever fresh produce is in-season.
Then experience a private, structured wine tasting featuring varietals from the Single Vineyard range, which reflect the location of the vines, and enjoy a 3-course lunch with wine pairings at the winery restaurant. By the end of your time here, you'll understand Montalto's estate-to-plate principals.