Wine lovers across Victoria will pull on their warmest jumpers and winter wellies as the Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend returns to the connoisseur Saturday 11th June A firm favourite on calendars
Wine lovers across Victoria will pull on their warmest jumpers and winter wellies as the Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend returns to the connoisseur
Saturday 11th June
A firm favourite on calendars since the 1980s, the annual celebration will kick off with The Winter Wine Festival, a showcase exhibition and tasting on Saturday 12th June from 10:30am – 4:00pm in the Pavilions at Red Hill Showgrounds. Offering attendees a rare opportunity to experience 45 Mornington Peninsula wineries exhibiting over 200 premium wines in one event, it highlights the incredible diversity resulting from the climate and terroir unique to the region.
To ensure crowd density remains COVID safe, Saturday’s festival will see three sheds transformed into sub-regional experiences, allowing groups to circulate from one to the next after 90-minutes. Each shed will house two restaurants who will create menus of entree sized dishes made from regionally sourced produce, made specifically with the flavours of Mornington Peninsula wines in mind. Red Hill Cheese and Brew Up coffee will be located in the common area between the sheds.
Bookings for Saturday are essential, and spots are limited with just 900 tickets available.
Sunday 12th June
Creating the perfect Sunday afternoon setting, day two will launch the Long Lunch at the Pavilion. Bringing together an exciting group of smaller wineries without cellar doors, wine enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to sample wines which would normally require an appointment to enjoy. The curated selection of lesser known wines will be poured and thoughtfully matched to a spectacular three course menu, complemented by roaming musicians and the chance to sit alongside the makers as regional hero host, Richard Cornish, draws out their fascinating stories.
Pre lunch tasting: 12noon to 1.00pm
Pre-booked tickets are required for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s events and can be purchased via the link above.