Welcome to Tucks Wines, their super-friendly fun winery high above the idyllic leafy hills and laneways of the Mornington Peninsula’s Red Hill. Formerly known as Tucks Ridge, in late 2017 they were bought by the neighbouring crew at Montalto. Since then, they’ve been developing a reputation as a winery that’s more than a little bit different!
Yes, they take their winemaking VERY seriously (you can just ask their multi-award winning team!), but they reckon that wine tasting is a different beast entirely.
Wine tasting should be fun. It should be exciting, thrilling, an exploration of your tastebuds and senses. It should challenge you, surprise you and, most of all, it should bring a big fat smile to your dial.
As there’s not much obvious fun to be had in the old-school Cellar Door approach, they decided to flip it all on its head and do their own thing. So, at Tucks they offer you a choice of wine tasting station to suit your mood: under the infamous Tucks Tree overlooking jaw-dropping views; sequestered in their bright and breezy wine store; or out the back on their cute-as-a-button-deck.
And, to shake things up even more, they broke with convention to only offer blind wine tastings. Yep, you’re invited to sniff and slurp your way through their wines without knowing what you’re glugging. Keep track of your reactions by scribbling notes on their wipe-down benches (you’ll find it feels deliciously naughty to write on the table), and they’ll reveal the wines at the end of your session. They reckon doing this makes you think more deeply about the wine, does away with preconceptions and makes things a whole lot more fun.
Wine tasting isn’t the only thing they try to think about differently. What you eat when you drink has a dramatic effect on how wine tastes. So, their kitchen and wine team work together to create a menu of small and large plates that really sing with a glass of vino. Inspired by the very best dishes from across the glove, they reckon they’re the perfect wine food.
Sit at the communal tables overlooking their spectacular estate, chill out on the lawn with their complimentary picnic rugs, and relax into an effortless afternoon of grazing through their substantial menu.
Bring an open ear, an open mind and, most importantly, an open mouth. The Tucks Team can’t wait to see you this weekend!
Article credit to Tucks Wines