We’re thrilled to partner with one of our favourite local producers, Red Hill Truffles, for an incredible event:
On Sunday 23rd July, the day starts at 10am with an interactive truffle hunt with the Mornington Peninsula’s first truffle producer and founder of Red Hill Truffles, Jenny McAuley, at her stunning farm in Red Hill.
Jenny’s expert knowledge of truffles, fungi and the peninsula, coupled with her engaging story telling, build on the ancient mystique of truffle hunting in preparation for an exhilarating hunt. Get your hands dirty with Jenny and her truffle hunting dogs Thomas and Maddie, as the dogs put their well-honed skills to work finding truffles, which you can uncover, digging carefully to reveal the well hidden fungi and release its aroma.
After the thrill of the hunt, it’s time to head to The Restaurant at Montalto for a 5-course truffle-inspired lunch where the winter truffles you’ve unearthed on your hunt will be freshly shaven over each spectacular dish.
1. Guests will need to wear warm clothes and appropriate, comfortable footwear for the truffle hunt.
2.The event schedule is as follows:
10.00am - Arrive at Red Hill Truffles. The hunt begins!
12.00pm - Hunt concludes. All guests to drive themselves to Montalto.
12.30pm - 5-course lunch begins in The Restaurant.
3.00pm - Official proceedings conclude in The Restaurant. However, whilst you’re onsite at Montalto, we invite you to explore the Montalto Sculpture Trail. Sculpture is an integral part of life at Montalto and a highlight of any visit to the estate. Our 1km Sculpture Trail winds through our vines, along wooden boardwalks and through the wetlands and affords spectacular views of both the sculptures and the property along the way. Many of our permanent sculptures were winners of the Montalto Sculpture Prize - among the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia. And don’t forget to pick up a bottle of your favourite wine from lunch in The Cellar Door before you head home!