Red Hill Black Gold - Peninsula Pick Up


Tour Details

Come and experience the thrill of finding a truffle, black gold. Truffle season starts mid-June when the air is cold, the soil moist and the sun is warming the rich earth at Red Hill.

Jenny McAuley and her dog Thomas will show you the truffière and give you the opportunity to find a 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 or even purchase the freshly dug truffle.

Following the excitement of the hunt, relax at the award winning Max's Restaurant and Red Hill Estate. A tutored wine tasting precedes an indulgent five course degustation menu, featuring the local truffles. Each dish is matched to Red Hill Estate wines. Leave with recipe cards to inspire you at home.


  • pick up from your accommodation in our Mercedes Vito
  • truffière tour
  • truffle hunt
  • wine tasting
  • five course truffle degustation lunch at Max’s Restaurant with Red Hill Estate wines
  • bottled water

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53 Shoreham Road Red Hill South Victoria 3937
Tel: 03 5931 0177
Fax: 03 5989 2204
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  • 2010 Qantas Tourism Award
  • 2010 Victorian Tourism Award
  • 2011 Victorian Tourism Award
  • 2012 Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame