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Sunday 20 May 2018

Enjoy the best of the Mornington Peninsula over one weekend

The Mornington Peninsula is one Australia's most visually spectacular wine regions, as well as producing stellar cool-climate wines. 

To get a full picture of the region's strengths you need at least two or three days, which makes the  Winter Wine Weekend, an annual three-day celebration, the perfect opportunity to get to grips with the Peninsula.

The Winter Wine Weekend showcases both wines and local gourmet offerings from cheeses, pizzas and emu sausages to full meals. 

The event has been held during the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June since the 1980s. 

The program opens with the Winter Wine Fest, held on Saturday, June 9, from 11am-4pm. This ticketed event, held indoors at Red Hill Showground, is a tasting of 50 Mornington Peninsula wineries, showcasing over 200 premium wines from the region. 

This event highlights the diversity in wines resulting from the climate and terroir across the region. 

The wines will be matched by a special menu created by eight chefs and one cheese-maker, each creating inspiring entree-sized dishes to complement the wines.

Pre-booked tickets are $65 and on the day $70 - each ticket includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass, all wine tastings, a tasting book and two entree-sized dishes (more food vouchers also available for purchase).

Throughout the weekend the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons will welcome visitors to their cellar doors to taste new release wines, visit old favourites and to experience the seasonal offerings of the region. 

Wineries participating include 100 years on Stanley’s, Avani Syrah, Baillieu, Crittenden Estate, Dexter Wines, Dromana Estate, Elan Vineyard, Elgee Park, Fenian Wines, Foxeys Hangout, Handpicked Wines, Hurley Vineyard, Jones Road, Kerri Greens, Kyberd Hills, Lindenderry at Red Hill, Main Ridge Estate, Mantons Creek, Merricks Estate, Miceli, Montalto, Moorooduc Estate, Morning Sun Vineyard, Myrtaceae, Nazaaray Estate Winery, Ocean Eight, Paradigm Hill, Paringa Estate, Phaedrus Estate, Polperro, Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines, Portsea Estate, Prancing Horse Estate, Principia, Point Leo Estate, Quealy Winemakers, Rahona Valley, Red Hill Estate, Scorpo Wines, Staindl Wines, Stonier, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Telera, The Cups Estate, Tuck's Ridge, Vidoni, Willow Creek, Woodhaven Vineyard, Yabby Lake Vineyard and Yal Yal Estate 

Restaurants involved are: Alatonero, Red Hill Epicurean, Lindenderry at Red Hill, Montalto, Paringa Estate, Petit Tracteur, Point Leo Estate, Rare Hare Wine and Food Store, Two Buoys and Red Hill Cheese

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