Join us on a private Bellarine Peninsula wine tour. This region is one of Victoria’s hidden gems with many fantastic wineries up its sleeve. It’s just over an hour from Melbourne and we stop en route for morning tea at somewhere really rather special – the breathtaking Werribee Mansion and Gardens.
You will travel in a luxury vehicle with panoramic windows, reclining seats and air conditioned comfort with your own private tour guide.
Start time: Preferred departure time from your accommodation or a central location is approximately 9.30am
End time: Arrives back to Melbourne approx 5pm
Arriving into Melbourne on a cruise and wish to take this tour? We can adapt the itinerary for cruise passengers into Melbourne. We will collect you from Station Pier and make sure you get back on board to continue your adventure. Be sure to let us know you are visiting Melbourne on a cruise at the time of booking.
Pricing: From $140 per person. For groups greater than 7 please contact us and we will put together a perfect itinerary for your day out. The price will depend on group size, dining location and other inclusions.
About this tour: Victoria has some fabulous wine producing regions. The Yarra Valley is rightly world renowned. Here at I Heart Melbourne Tours we want to take you a lesser known but equally superb wine region – the Bellarine Peninsula – with plenty of 4-5 star wineries, including one of Australia’s very best according to wine critic James Halliday. It really is a hidden gem. On the way down there we’ll stop at Werribee Mansion for morning tea (included) and a wander around the beautiful gardens, perhaps visiting the State Rose Garden. You’ll have lunch at Jack Rabbit Estate taking in the incredible view back over the Geelong and Melbourne skyline. If there is a winery with a better view in Victoria we have yet to see it.
This full day tour includes:
In addition to our Bellarine Peninsula wine tour, check out our Yarra Valley wine tour and Mornington Peninsula wine tour. Fancy some food with your wine? You’re in luck as we also run an Australian Food & Wine Tour and a Chocolate and Wine Tour.
Hear what some of our guests have to say about taking a private tour to the Bellarine Peninsula:
As an Executive Assistant I am always very worried about booking tours for various guests that travel from overseas to visit us here in Melbourne – particularly when it is an owner of the company I work for! To that end I cannot thank James and Lauren enough for ‘tailor making’ a private Bellarine Peninsula tour for the owner of my company (visiting from the USA). I explained to Lauren who would be undertaking the tour, their likes, dislikes etc and from there James & Lauren put together a special / unique itinerary.
I received a phone call on Monday morning (after the Sunday tour) to say what a great time was had and how interesting and informative James was – they particularly liked their lunch at Jack Rabbit and loved the private tour at Barrgowan Winery with the owners – a question asked of me was “Where did you find this amazing tour guide / company”.
I Love Melbourne Tours made me look good!!
– Deidre, Melbourne
Regrettably it’s taken me a while to get a review in of the wonderful service and excursion my partner and I had during our visit to Melbourne. From initial contact from the US through to the day of wine tasting in the Bellarine, service and communication were excellent. Pickup was right on time, James’ selections of stops fit perfectly with my goals of visiting smaller boutique properties, and the lunch at Jack Rabbit was delicious. James put us at ease and made us feel like old friends from the moment we left the hotel. We never felt rushed even though we had traveled a good distance. Compared to the pricing and lack of customization I encountered with other tour providers, I Heart Melbourne Tours was refreshingly easy to work with at a reasonable cost considering there were just two of us along. Highly recommended.
– Wade, USA
Thanks so much to the team at I Heart Melbourne Tours for making my hens day such a memorable experience. James was a brilliant guide and was very patient with my happy (but vocal!) guests. The wineries that we visited along the Bellarine Peninsula were fantastic and the view back over to the city from Jack Rabbit Estate while we were enjoying lunch…. well that was just spectacular! Thanks again Lauren and James and I will definitely be recommending you to my friends and family.
– Claire, Melbourne
My sister Vicki Kingdon and her friend Kay Puru said your Bellarine Peninsula charity wine tour was a wonderful event. They were particularly impressed with the tour guide….very knowledgeable and friendly!
– Janine, Melbourne
We had a girls day out which combined with a fundraising tour kindly organised by I heart Melbourne Tours. James had a lot of “fun facts” that although I live in Melbourne I had never heard before…very interesting!
The tour was well organised, ran on time, was relaxed and visited some beautiful places along the peninsular I hadn’t been before. As a local I would definitely consider them again for a girls day, hens, birthday or any other celebrations… was really fun!
– Leah, Melbourne
My husband and I joined an I Heart Melbourne wine tour as part of a charity fundraiser.
It was a well-organised and fun day out, touring wineries in an area of Victoria we hadn’t visited previously.
James, our driver, was extremely knowledgeable about the area and provided a light-hearted commentary on our tour, keeping everyone happy on board. The tour bus was comfortable and clean, with plenty of legroom for everyone, no matter where you were sat.
After starting the trip with an opportunity for brunch at Werribee Mansion, James took us on a tour of several superb cellar doors, with ample tasting opportunities led by friendly, non-stuffy winery staff.
Lunch was at the Jack Rabbit winery restaurant, which has breathtaking views over the peninsular. The food was excellent and the range of drinks to accompany it was even better.
The tour was professional from start to finish, giving everyone on board the chance to relax and enjoy the view and the wines. I would highly recommend a tour with James to anyone.
– Annmarie & Mat, UK
First time tour with James and a couple of friends. Had a great day… informative, entertaining and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend!
– Ian, Melbourne
James took myself and a few friends for a day trip down to Memorial Arch on the Great Ocean Road and then back through Airlie’s Inlet for delight coffee break at Split Point Lighthouse and The Willows to Jack Rabbitt and Scotchmans Hill vineyards near Curlewis.
Apart from the beautiful scenery, James hosting was excellent. His knowledge of local history was amazing and his warm friendly demeanour great. Thoroughly recommend him.
– Gareth, Melbourne
James organised everything for us, two pickup locations, two wineries and an delicious meal at Terindah Estate. I was recommended James from a few girls who had gone with him before and I know why! He made our day a memorable and extremely fun day. Even though we were running behind schedule (our fault of course) James took care of our plans so we didn’t miss out on anything. Everyone enjoyed themselves and was definitely a day to remember. Highly recommend!
– Jen, Melbourne
Thank you James for a fabulous day! We thoroughly enjoyed our Bellarine Peninsula tour yesterday, very well organised, lots of laughs & great fun! Lunch venue was stunning and we loved all of the wineries we visited. Keep up the fantastic work!
– Bec, South Australia
We had a group of 5 for our winery tour. Had a fun day with James. He took us too some fabulous wineries and a picturesque lunch at Jack Rabbit. The views over the bay were amazing complimented with great food and wine. James was friendly and fun and we would thoroughly recommend his tour company. We will do another tour with him when we visit Melbourne next.
– Katherine and pals, South Australia
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Bellarine Peninsula on a winery tour with James as our guide. We visited 4 wineries and Werribee Mansion. Lunch was at Jack Rabbit winery overlooking Corio Bay, just stunning! My friends and myself had a fantastic day and would thoroughly recommend I Heart Melbourne Tours. Can’t wait to do another tour when I am next in Melbourne.
– Sandra, South Australia