Situated in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsular, Red Hill Truffles is located on a property that has been in the same family since 1864. Jenny and husband Mike decided to experiment with growing the Perigold black truffle (melanosporum) with the first planting of 300 trees in March 2005. The first truffle was discovered under a hazelnut tree in 2010 and what began as an experiment has since flourished into a successful truffiere.
Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula VIC 3937 (exact location will be provided when you book)
Truffle Hunt and Taste
Experience the thrill of a truffle hunt.
Jenny McAuley and her super sniffer truffle dog Thomas will lead you through the oak and hazelnut trees of this private Red Hill Truffiere. You will have the opportunity to taste, smell, handle, photograph and even purchase freshly harvested truffle. Jenny will discuss growing, harvesting and cooking with truffle before you enjoy a tasting of truffle produce and dishes.
Truffle Hunt & Breakfast
Rug up for an early morning hunt through the misty truffiere with Jenny and Thomas. Following the hunt, you will have the opportunity to taste, smell and handle freshly harvested truffle before sating your appetite with a truffle infused breakfast. Think truffle butter on toast, dripping with truffle honey or truffled scrambled eggs with bacon.
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch
Meet Danielle from MP Experience at the private property of Red Hill Truffles, who will introduce you to Jenny and her truffle dog Thomas. Enjoy a relaxed and informative discussion as you embark on a tour of the grounds, while Thomas shows off his truffle hunting skills. Make your way to the newly restored historic pavilion for a demonstration on cleaning and storing truffle. Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.
The award winning Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate is a short five-minute drive away, where you will enjoy a two-course truffle inspired lunch and glass wine, overlooking the vineyard and Westernport Bay.
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch with Melbourne Return Transport
Danielle will meet you in Melbourne CBD and transport you by Mercedes Vito to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula and Red Hill Truffles. Meet Jenny and her truffle dog Thomas as you learn about the truffiere and see Thomas in action. Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.
You’ll then be whisked away to the award winning Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate where you will indulge in a five-course ‘black gold’ truffle inspired degustation lunch with matched wines, overlooking the vineyard and Westernport Bay. Savour your day as you are driven back to Melbourne in comfort.
Truffle Hunt and Lunch or Dinner Degustation
Rug up for a truffle hunt in the crisp winter’s air at Red Hill Truffles. Owner Jenny and her trusty truffle dog Thomas will walk you through the Mornington Peninsula’s only producing truffiere. Learn all about the harvesting techniques as you hunt for a precious orb of black gold.
Then warm yourself by the bonfire with a glass of something restorative before indulging in an eight course degustation lunch or dinner prepared by Michelin Star chef and truffle expert Romuald Oudeyer.
Romu’s experience with truffles comes from his time at the Michelin Star 'La Truffière' in Paris- a gastronomic restaurant known for its truffle dishes, its ever-evolving menu, endless creativity, and perfection all year round.
Now offering his services as a private chef, Romuald insists on working with the highest quality, seasonal produce and his style of cooking embodies an elegance and grandeur reminiscent of the finest restaurants in Paris.