Come and experience the thrill of finding truffle, black gold. Truffle season starts June when the air is cold, the soil is moist and the sun is warming the rich earth at Red Hill.
Jenny McAuley and her dog Thomas will show you the truffiere and give you the opportunity to find truffle under an oak or hazelnut tree, in the rich volcanic soil of Red Hill. Learn about the history of the Red Hill truffle farm and the mystery of the black truffle. Discover the intoxicating aroma and hear about the unique difference that truffles can bring to your next dish.
Explore with Thomas as he locates the scent and tracks down the elusive truffle. When Thomas locates a truffle he is rewarded for his find. Jenny will determine the readiness of the truffle for market. Discover the excitement of the dig, and have the opportunity to smell, handle, photograph and even purchase a freshly dug truffle.
Following the excitement of the hunt, join a taste of truffle dishes and products in the newly renovated pavilion. Jenny will demonstrate the cleaning and grading of truffles, and explain the best way to cook with truffle.
Price per person for public hunt for up to 15 people.
MP Experience give visitors the ultimate food and wine experience of the Mornington Peninsula.
MP Experience is ran by brother and sister team Max and Danielle, who grew up on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Max owns the award-winning and pioneering Max's at Red Hill Estate and Danielle has years of winery touring experience. Together, they have unparalleled and extensive knowledge of the area, the culture and the people that make the Peninsula what it is today.
Discover this stunning region with the guidance of a passionate local. Meet winemakers, growers and artisan producers of this award winning region.
Local, Melbourne and airport pick ups. Private tours include one and two day wine, relaxation, scenic, wildlife and bespoke.
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