Tucks at Red Hill is all about wine, food and fun. It’s a grown-up, buzzy winery destination with a reputation for delivering serious wine in a not-so-serious fashion. Developed by the team behind award-winning Montalto, they have created a playful, contemporary winery experience in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula.
Take the giant swinging platform, hung from a tree threaded with pretty fairy lights, just begging for a Snapchat selfie. Or the communal tables, designed to ensure guests leave with new friends, nestled on a sheltered outdoor terrace lit by gently glowing festoon lights.
The view is probably the best-kept secret on the Peninsula and with good reason – it has to be one of the most spectacular vineyard panoramas in the country. Neatly manicured rows of vine flow down to a tree-fringed lake before climbing steeply up the hills opposite bathed in afternoon sunshine. The vast expanse of lawn is speckled with low-slung seats and picnic blankets. On a weekend visit, visitors might even enjoy a few hours of languid folksy music from a local band.
Inside, Tucks really comes into its own. The bright and breezy design reflects its laid-back vibe, but it’s the wine tastings that confirm that this is a winery that does things a little differently. Doing away with conventional bench tastings, the crew at Tucks beckon visitors to a freestanding bench where they’ll happily pour a wine.
There are no long-winded overblown descriptions of the wines on offer here, though. To avoid any wine-bias guests might be bristling with, it’s only when they’ve finished scribbling notes on the wipe down table top that the Tucks team reveals the varietal in true ‘ta-daaa’ fashion. Wine on offer includes the immensely quaffable and fun NOW range, the more serious estate range Tucks, and top of the pile, Buckle Pinot from a small patch of spectacular vines.
Guests are urged to park their wine-tasting preconceptions at the door and head on in – Tucks is the funnest winery experience around.
If you see this Google Maps wasn't properly loaded. Please refresh your page 🙂