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You can now take a food and wine tour on French Island

Nic Dowse

It’s just gotten easier to explore French Island, the wild island just off the coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Western Port Ferries’s tour company Naturaliste has launched a tour of the French Island where you’ll get to wine, dine and explore the isolated national park. 

The Wines, Vines and Vistas tour is a five-hour adventure on French Island that introduces visitors to the local wines, produce and wild landscapes. The tour leaves from Stony Point on the western side of the Mornington Peninsula. After catching Naturaliste’s speedy catamaran to French Island, travellers will hop on board a purpose-built 4WD that will take them to historic sites, forests and (most importantly) lunch.

Man looking at vines

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The wine on the tour comes from boutique winery French Island Vineyard – an off-grid cool climate winery that produces pinot gris, pinot noir and shiraz. Five wine tastings are included in the tour, as is a charcuterie platter and lunch.

The Wines, Vines and Vistas tour departs from Stony Point most Sundays. Find out more on the Naturaliste website.

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