Special Interest Tours

Key Features: Food & Wine Tours

PO Box 12022, Carrum VIC 3197

+61 435 050 813



Opening Hours

Open 7 days. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Grape Explorations Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Relaxed, casual and sophisticated private group wine region tours of the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and surrounds. Grape Explorations Australia takes guests to some of the most beautiful, boutique and often family-run vineyards, cellar doors and artisan producers in select regions, all in their Luxury Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Bus.

Grape Explorations Australia offer personalised private group tours for up to 11 guests showcasing the Mornington Peninsula as well as the Yarra Valley and surrounds.

Meet winemakers on their ’Hidden Gems’ wine tour, artisan producers of cider, cheese, beer and spirits on bespoke tours and take in the incredible scenery and local spirit of these amazing regions.

Owner /operator, Michael Aveson, grew up in the UK but has grown to be a part of the Mornington Peninsula through his Australian family who have resided here for over 40 years. On a first visit nearly 20 years ago, the region’s allure inspired Michael to take a leap and make it his home. And now, Grape Explorations Australia operates locally too.

Having forged great relationships with local vignerons and cellar masters, Michael and his team are passionate and well-connected hosts, introducing guests to some wonderful places in these regions they now call ‘home’.

Michael’s background in prestige retail underpinned his selection of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Bus (#estellatheladybus) as his ‘pick of the bunch’ travel mode to ensure ultimate guest comfort on tour. Guests travel in spacious and luxurious surroundings and have the confidence of being safe with experienced drivers and guides. Grape Explorations Australia can pick up from any one location including Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne’s CBD and Station Pier.

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Special Features

  • Bespoke tours available
  • Travel in style and luxury
  • Meet with winemakers
  • Exclusive barrel room and cellar tastings available
  • Discover your new favourite
  • Fun and educational experience


Transport for up to 11 guests

Group Facilities

  • Tailored tours available on request
  • Group tours welcome
  • Groups with more than 11 people catered for on special request