15 Sep 2013

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs & Wine Tour

Today I met up with old Uni friend Lucy to venture down the Mornington Peninsula for hot springs and wine tasting.  We booked with Chillax Tours via a deal we found on Living Social.  Our tour guide was the extremely laid back Jason, he took us to the hot springs first for four blissful hours of soaking and lounging, then on to two wineries in the area - T Gallant Winery and Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove.  Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the springs because I didn't want to get my camera wet, but let me tell you they are well worth a visit.  So relaxing and peaceful.



The Mornington Peninsula is a really beautiful part of Victoria.  I'm very lucky to have a friend living here who I'll be revisiting in a couple of weeks, I can't wait to explore more.


At T Gallant we were treated to a range of whites, ros├ęs, reds and moscatos.  Mt favourite was the Romeo which was so sweet it was almost like port rather than red wine.  I treated myself to a glass, it would have gone well with cheese.





Then on to Montalto.  Personally, I preferred the T Gallant winery.  They had live music, a very happy atmosphere and what looked like amazing food.  Montalto was a good competitor though, because as well as wine and food, it also had a range of olive oil sample with fluffy, crusty bread.





The above range of Moscato wines were honestly the nicest Moscatos I have ever, EVER tasted.  So naturally Lucy and I are ordering some tomorrow from their website.

A wine tasting tour was one of my 'must do' tasks for Australia, the wine here is great and worth making the journey out of the city for.