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, Better Loosen Up, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Chief De Beers, Zavite, Honour Roll, Maluckyday, Good Ba Ba, Brew and Paris Lane, as well as recent additions, 2007 Melbourne Cup Winner Efficient, and his old mate Zipping

  • Meet the horses, watch kangaroos in their natural environment, and enjoy 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. 

Private Group Optional Add-On:

Eliza Park 

Eliza Park is one of the fastest and most progressive thoroughbred breeding and racing nurseries in Australia. It is Eliza Park's philosophy to be supportive of every facet of the thoroughbred industry on all levels. This includes breeding, rearing and selling, breaking-in, pre-training and full training services.

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 Eliza Park include BEL ESPRIT(sire of Black Caviar) - FIORENTE - MAGNUS – ASTRONOMER ROYAL – FIGHTING SUN – MOSHE – SHARKBITE – SQUAMOSA – STATUE OF LIBERTY – WANTED

If you like this tour check out Legends and Champions

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

Code: HWB

Public Tours SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 9.30am to 5.00pm

Extra Spring Racing Carnival Horses, Wine & Beer Tour Dates:

    • PLUS Wed November 8, 2017
    • Friday November 10, 2017
    • Other dates may be added on request
    • The Legends & Champions Tour will also operate on Mon Nov 6 and Wed Nov 8 2017 DETAILS HERE
  • 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

Departures:

Melbourne Sports Lovers Tour Depart from Federation Square, Russell St - outside entrance to Melbourne Day Tour Centre. Google “Russell Court Melbourne” for map. Pickup available at selected city hotels on request.

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