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2 Hour Horseback Winery Tour & Lunch at The Epicurean - Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

2 Hour Horseback Winery Tour & Lunch at The Epicurean - Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

You’re in for a memorable day on a two-hour ride in the saddle! Beautiful horses and beautiful scenery followed by lunch at The Epicurean - truly a memorable experience!

Main Ridge (Mornington Peninsula)
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  • Description
    • 2 Hour Horseback Winery Tour
    • 2 Cellar door tastings
    • Lunch at The Epicurean – Red Hill
    • Popular Sunday ride
    • Minimum age 10 (under 18's cannot consume alcohol)

    Horseback Winery Tour

    What better way to experience the beautiful vineyard region of Red Hill and Main Ridge than our unique Horseback Winery Tour.

    Enjoy a tasting at some of Australia’s finest wineries, including our very own, stunning Prince Hollow Estate cellar door.

    Whether you’ve never ridden before or an accomplished rider, our tour guides and gentle, well-trained horses will take care of you and provide a memorable experience in the saddle.

    Your lunch at The Epicurean, Red Hill: Choice of pizza, pasta or risotto, shared mixed leaf salad, with a glass of local vino or a Carlton Draught or a soft drink.

    Please note: Seasonal menu based on traditional Italian cuisine.

    We’re only an easy 1 hour drive from Melbourne.

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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Rider Capability: Beginner to Advanced
    • Minimum Age: 10 years and older
    • Maximum Weight: 120kg (height to weight ratio will be taken into account)
    • Tours are subject to minimum numbers

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Wear clothes suitable for the weather on the day
    • Wear long pants and totally closed-toe shoes (no thongs, ballet flats or high heels)
    • Sunscreen and sunglasses
    • Don't forget your small camera or smart phone for photos

    What is Supplied

    • 2 hour Horseback Winery Tour on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula (1 hour from Melbourne)
    • Riding instruction (no experience required and you will be matched with a horse suitable for your abilities)
    • Helmets & Drizabone jackets provided if rain is forecast
    • Wine tasting at one vineyard (and any wine you purchase will be waiting for you at the end of your tour),
    • Plus a tasting at our very own, stunning Prince Hollow Estate cellar door.
    • 10:00 AM Tour: Self-drive to The Epicurean after your ride. 2:00 PM Tour: Self-drive to The Epicurean before your ride (they will be expecting you around midday).

    More Information

    T’Gallant winery

    We’ll walk through the welcoming courtyard, past kitchen gardens which grow vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, and into the spacious cellar door. You’ll be able to taste about six wines here, and it’s usually the sparkling Ophelia, a Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, the famous Holystone Rose, a Pinot Noir and perhaps a Shiraz, with a Moscato to finish. In winter, our riders are always drawn to the big open fire.

    Mantons Creek

    Mantons Creek is a beautiful little winery, snuggled into a valley with a rose garden and vines in front, and huge trees protecting the vineyards. The 19-acre property was previously an orchard, herb farm and horse stud before it was developed as a vineyard in the 1990’s, producing the highest quality maritime, cool climate wines made entirely from estate grown Mornington Peninsula fruit.

    Green Olive at Red Hill

    Green Olive at Red Hill is a vibrant, busy estate, with a vineyard, vegetable gardens, olive grove and a farm shop that’s usually filled with delicious aromas of bread from the woodfired oven. It really is like a little working farm, as they raise sheep, chooks and fish, and turn produce from local farmers into the Green Olive own range of food. It’s a real ‘farm to fork’ property.

    MOCK Red Hill 

    In 1895, the Mock family planted their first orchard just outside Melbourne. Four generations later, they continue to grow apples in the picturesque hinterland of Red Hill. The Mock family became pioneers within the Bio-Dynamic movement in Australia when their orchard was first certified in 1974. Today the family continues to nurture and nourish the same certified orchard, creating a unique range of Bio-Dynamic products.

    Prince Hollow Estate

    Prince Hollow Estate is very unique site that has shown to produce the grapes of utmost power and intensity. A relatively cool and dry microclimate exists through a combination of a West facing aspect and a drying wind tunnel effect of the Main Ridge Valley. Under these conditions the vines struggle and fight to produce small quantities of incredibly powerful fruit. Big flavour, big tannins and power rare to the Mornington Peninsula.

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