The opening event of the Winter Wine Weekend is the Winter Wine Fest held at the Red Hill Showgrounds. One place on one day all under cover where you can taste around 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries matched by a special menu from local chefs. Each ticket includes a Riedel wine glass, all wine tastings and two entree sized dishes.
Explore the contemporary art collection at Yabby Lake Vineyard, on a special behind-the-scenes Art and Winery Tour led by Paul Barfoot, curator of the collection. Drawing on a range of mediums, from large-scale sculpture to photographic works, ceramics, paintings and new media, the tour will conclude with a convivial wine tasting and discussion with Paul and the Yabby Lake team. Places are strictly limited and prior bookings essential.
Kate Donnelly has been working full-time as a photographer since 2002. You might know her better through lovethepen.com.au or through her recently published book SEASONS that takes you through a decade of her personal experiences and reflections on the Mornington Peninsula.
Two of Italy’s most renowned musicians, violinist Domenico Nordio & guitarist Massimo Scattolin, will play a concert on the Peninsula during their Asia/Australia tour [they perform at Melbourne Recital Centre the night before, so will be well rehearsed!].
A significant amount of foodie lust is generated when the words Pier Street Kitchen are mentioned - a perfect neighbourhood establishment, full of friendly people and good vibes.
If the love of adventure is in your blood then seek out Merricks Cottage for your next holiday on the Mornington Peninsula. This chic, contemporary two-bedroom cottage, will transform your vibe from the moment you enter its gate and gardens. Situated between Red Hill and Merricks Beach you’ll be within walking distance to some of the most iconic experiences in the region.
Hosted on our lakeside hill. Be sure sure to bring your deck chairs, blankets and a bunch of friends along. There will be live music, food stalls, drinks and an all-round great atmosphere.Music from 3pm, m...
The Traders at Merricks General Wine Store is a summer pop up featuring giftware for the home, Christmas presents, summer essentials for the wardrobe, art, fine food, hampers and more. Featuring a unique mix o...
If you’re searching for the archetypal, relaxed, Australian beach suburb café then the re-emergence of South Beach Project, opposite Mount Martha South Beach is a stand out. With first-rate food, top-notch coffee and thoughtful service, it’s no wonder this café has made a big splash with many locals’ ecstatic that breakfast and lunch for this iconic spot is back on the radar. Going out for a brunch of avocado on toast and a perfectly brewed flat white is a weekend ritual for many down Mt Martha way but the eclectic menu also includes dishes such as Fried Noodle Omelette, Mexican Grain Salad, Cauliflower Cous Cous & Korean Fried Chicken Burgers. As a region, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to exceptional cafes and South Beach Project fits neatly into this bracket.
There’s a buzz in the air in the Mornington Peninsula, and it comes in the form of a contemporary cutting edge designer hotel, formal restaurant, smart bar, casual dining experience and cellar door. The name is Jackalope – and it’s the new home of Willow Creek Vineyard Wines. So what is a Jackalope? A Jackalope is a mythical North American folklore character – a rabbit with antlers – and this mythical symbol has been brought to life with a breathtaking sculpture by Emily Floyd, a Melbourne artist who is most famous for The Bird and the Worm on Eastlink. This seven-metre magnificent Jackalope sculpture proudly sits in the forecourt of the property. Extraordinary, contemporary and bold, the Jackalope property is indeed a unique environment from a design point of view. There is so much more to cover, but the focus of this postcard is Rare Hare - a casual environment, with a food offering that is generous, honest and great value.
Peppers Moonah Links Resort is a stylish contemporary holiday base located in the heart of the southern Peninsula. From here you can enjoy some of the best experiences the region offers including Peninsula Hot Springs, wineries, miles of coastal escapades, quaint townships or if you’re more inclined to ‘bunk in’ beautifully appointed rooms, two outstanding golf courses, landscaped gardens, an in-house spa, gymnasium and outdoor pool.
James Vercoe loves wine. He is also extremely knowledgeable about all things vinous. As Paringa Restaurant Manager, he’s always on hand to offer help and advice. Our wine list now includes a selection of imported drops, as well as current and back vintages from Paringa.