Horses, Wine & Beer Tour

Relax and let our tour host drive while you enjoy the view and a few….

  • Visit Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park, home to our favourite retired champion race horses such as* Fields of Omagh, Might and Power, Silent Witness, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Chief De Beers, Maluckyday, Good Ba Ba, Brew, Paris Lane, Efficient and his old mate Zipping as well as recent arrivals Prince of Penzance and Who Shot TheBarman.

  • Meet the horses, watch kangaroos in their natural environment, and enjoy a generous morning tea in the homestead/museum at Woodlands Estate.

  • Enjoy a winery wood-fired pizza lunch and wine tastings at Gisborne Peak Winery, located within the Macedon Ranges wine region, a recognised cool climate wine growing region

  • Beer tasting is at Holgate Brewery. Holgate's is a country pub with a range of classic beer styles, full in flavour and rich in character. See a microbrewery in action at the hotel.

  • Time to meander down the main street of beautiful Woodend or sit by the fire or in the beer garden.

Melbourne Sports Tours was delighted to host freelance travel writer, Jenny Burns, on a Horses, Wine and Beer Tour recently. Jenny wrote a story focused on Living Legends and The Spring Racing carnival for Melbourne WHERE magazine and her own blog, Travels with JB. See full story HERE

*Please check as horses at Living Legends are occasionally sent out to 'work' on modelling jobs or media shoots. 


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Sun Stud 

SUN STUD is a highly respected thoroughbred stud operation based in Victoria and featuring a 10-strong roster of stallions, first class facilities and highly professional management.

First established at Kerrie in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges in 1998 as Eliza Park, the farm was purchased by the Sun International Group in 2012.

The Kerrie farm which we will visit, has been developed into a world class stud facility, standing stallions, building a commercial broodmare band and offering services and facilities to racing enthusiasts.

Horses currently standing at Sun Stud include BEL ESPRIT(sire of Black Caviar) - FIORENTE - MAGNUS – FIGHTING SUN – SQUAMOSA – LOVE CONQUERS ALL – PALENTINO - READY FOR VICTORY - THRONUM - Plus newcomer NATIONAL DEFENSE

If you like this tour check out the Legends and Champions Tour

We did this tour with Simon, it was wonderful your tour guide went above and beyond to make our day great .we had the opportunity to do the racing connections breakfast also ,again our day out with Melbourne sports tours was fabulous we will definitely be looking into other tours you run in the near future
Cheers Trudy and Paul, April 2017

What’s not to love with a tour like this? I had no idea Melbourne had a retirement home for racehorses but when I stumbled across it on the internet I was thrilled. It combined some irresistible attractions- champion horses, wine tasting with pizza lunch and as if that wasn’t enough, a boutique beer tasting up at Woodend. .. The horses live on a lovely old property just outside of Melbourne where we were treated to one of the very best Devonshire teas I’ve had before meeting the horses. Stars like Paris Lane, Zipping, Efficent My Lucky Day, Fields of Omagh and the gorgeous Apache Cat as well as Rogan Josh, Might & Power, Silent Witness & other magnificent horses competed for our attention. The unfortunate Admitral Rakti is buried here in a beautiful resting place. The horses seemed delighted with the attention and we all left feeling rather good in having helped the racehorse retirement fund.
Then on to a winery in the Macedons for a tasting and lunch of pizza before heading up to Woodend to indulge in a beer tasting at a boutique brewery. Time for a wander around the historic town and a browse of the shops as well. A great day out.
— Footloose, WA, Oct 2015
I did the Horses, Wine & Beer tour last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Anthony is an outstanding guide - even though I didn’t know anyone else on the tour he made me feel extremely welcome and the whole day just became so easy and enjoyable.
We visited Living Legends to meet some equine heroes first hand in their magnificent surrounds (plus Devonshire tea), then off to Gisborne Peak Winery for a tasty pizza lunch with wine tastings.
After a relaxing meal, we made our way to one of Victoria’s best Craft Breweries - Holgate’s at Woodend for tastings of their full range of beers.

A really full day, but a great day. If you love the horses and/or wine and/or craft beer you simply cannot go wrong.

— PiePoy, Melboune, September 2015

Horses, Wine & Beer Tour

Tour available every Saturday and Sunday Code: HWB

Tour Also Available Daily as a Private Tour Code: HWBPriv

Additional 2019 Horses, Wine & Beer Spring Racing PUBLIC Tour Dates:

  • 9.30am to 5.00pm - $249

    1. Wednesday November 6, 2019

    2. Friday November 8, 2019

    3. Other dates may be added on request

Horses, Wine & Beer Tour Inclusions:

  • Private small & large groups available daily year round

  • Living Legends entry - Meet the Legends of horse racing

  • Morning tea at Living Legends

  • Lunch & wine tastings at Gisborne Estate

  • Beer tastings at Holgate Brewery

Included in our prices;

  • Living Legends entry - meet the legends

  • Morning tea at Living Legends

  • Lunch & wine tastings at Gisborne Estate

  • Beer tastings at Holgate Brewery

  • Host & transport


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