Red Hill Truffles

Truffle Hunts in June, July & August


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. Fresh truffle and products will be available for purchase. 

Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 15 June, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 29 June, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 13 July, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 21 July, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 3 August, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 4 August, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Taste 10am- 12:30pm
    Buy now $135    



Truffle Hunt and Brunch

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 enjoying a delectable truffle infused brunch. Think truffle butter on toast, dripping with truffle honey or truffled scrambled eggs. Fresh truffle and products will be available for purchase. 

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 9 June, 2019 8:30am- 11am
Truffle Hunt and Brunch 8:30am- 11am
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Sat 6 July, 2019 8:30am- 11am
Truffle Hunt and Brunch 8:30am- 11am
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Fri 12 July, 2019 8:30am- 11am
Truffle Hunt and Brunch 8:30am- 11am
    Buy now $135    
Red Hill Truffles
Sat 27 July, 2019 8:30am- 11am
Truffle Hunt and Brunch 8:30am- 11am
    Buy now $135    
 

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. Fresh truffle and products 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.

Red Hill Truffles
Tue 2 July, 2019 10:30am-2:30pm
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tue 25 June, 2019 10:30am-2:30pm
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tue 9 July, 2019 10:30am-2:30pm
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tue 23 July, 2019 10:30am-2:30pm
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
Red Hill Truffles
Tue 30 July, 2019 10:30am-2:30pm
Truffle Hunt and Two-Course Lunch 10:30am- 2:30pm
    Buy now $190    
 


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. Fresh truffle and products 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.

Red Hill Truffles
Sun 16 June, 2019 9:30am-5pm
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
Red Hill Truffles
Sun 28 July, 2019 9:30am- 5pm
Truffle Hunt and Five-Course Degustation Lunch (includes transport) 9:30am- 5:00pm
    Buy now $300    
 


Truffle Hunt and Eight-Course Degustation Lunch

Rug up for a truffle hunt in the crisp air at Red Hill Truffles as owner Jenny and her trusty truffle dog Thomas 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 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 - a gastronomic restaurant known for its truffle dishes in the winter, its ever-evolving menu, endless creativity, and perfection all year round. After meeting his Australian wife and moving to Melbourne, Romu has worked at some highly regarded Melbourne restaurants, including Jacques Reymond’s Bistro Gitan and Frank Camora’s Mo Vida Aqui.  Now offering his services as a private chef, Romuald insists on working with the highest quality, seasonal produce. His style of cooking embodies an elegance and grandeur reminiscent of the finest restaurants in Paris. With an acute eye for detail and refined technique, he consistently produces intricate, visually pleasing, and incredibly delicious dishes. Romu’s dishes will be matched to wines from Elgee Park.  

Red Hill Truffles
Sunday 30 June, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Eight-Course Degustation Lunch 10:30am-4pm
    Buy now $300    
Red Hill Truffles
Saturday 20 July, 2019
Truffle Hunt and Eight-Course Degustation Lunch 10:30am-4pm
    Buy now $300    


 
 
 

 




Truffle Hunts in June, July and August

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