Since 2002, we’ve invited guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of our estate at a collection of secluded picnic sites – all of which have been specifically chosen for their unique and stunning locations.
7 days from 11.00am sharp. Reservations essential.
Summer on the Mornington Peninsula is truly magical. Enjoy the crystal blue skies and sunshine at your very own private picnic site.
Picnics are available 7 days from 11.00am-sharp, for 2 - 8 people. For a very limited time, on weekends throughout December 2023 - January 2024, we can cater for larger groups from 8 - 12 people. This is by request only, and subject to availability. (Please note: we are unable to cater to larger groups for Twilight Picnics.)
Picnics run for approximately 4 hours.
Montalto is closed to visitors on Monday 25th December (Christmas Day) and Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day).
** Please note: picnics will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain, gusty winds, storms or extreme temperatures. We will be in touch with you directly if your booking is likely to be impacted.
Every Saturday from Saturday 23rd December 2023 - Saturday 9th March 2024, Twilight Picnics will be available at 3 of our incredible picnic sites from 4.30pm - 7.30pm. Enjoy our spectacular summer menu as the late afternoons give way to warm balmy evenings.
Every private picnic begins with a bespoke wine tasting in our Cellar Door. Our highly trained, friendly staff will help you select the perfect wine for your picnic, based on your personal preferences and the generous, seasonal menu showcasing our estate-grown heirloom produce, alongside the very best locally sourced ingredients from across the Mornington Peninsula.
With wine and a detailed map in hand, you’ll gently make your way to your covered, private picnic site where you’ll find your table beautifully set with white linen, tableware and glassware. Enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine before settling in for lunch.
A selection of stunning starters will be ready for you to enjoy upon your arrival to your picnic site. Magnificent main courses and decadent desserts will be personally delivered by our dedicated Picnic Patrol team.
Need more wine? You can radio our Picnic Patrol anytime and we’ll come straight out with whatever you need. We’re at your service.
When the day is done, wander through The Sculpture Trail before heading back to The Piazza for one last glass of wine looking out across the estate before you go. Don’t forget to pop your head into The Cellar Door to pick up a bottle of your favourite wine to enjoy at home.
Picnics are available by reservation only, for groups of 2 – 8 people.
We recommend making your reservation as early as possible as our picnics are very popular, especially on weekends.
Some of our picnic sites can cater for slightly larger groups. If you’d like to know more, CLICK HERE
We have a full vegetarian menu available, view sample menu HERE. We can also cater to most dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking as we are unable to accommodate requests made on the day.
Please note: a surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays.