Celebrate this Queen’s birthday weekend like the royals on the Mornington Peninsula
The Queen’s birthday long weekend is the perfect occasion to enjoy the wonderful Mornington Peninsula at its fullest and we happen to know a few places that will make you feel like a real Queen/King …
Winter Wine Weekend
With the start of winter now well and truly upon is, we’ve got the perfect event to overcome any hint of the winter blues, the 2017 Winter Wine Weekend.
Marking the start of this glorious weekend is the Winter Wine Fest which will take place this Saturday 10th at Red Hill showroom from 11am to 4pm. At this event, you’ll be able to taste around 200 premium wines from 47 wineries, matched with a special menu created by 8 chefs and one cheesemaker.
Sounds good, right? if this is how you want to spend your Saturday arvo, you can get your tickets at the entry at Red Hill Showgrounds but only until they’re sold out so make sure you get in early!
The rest of activities for this Winter Wine Weekend, include wine tastings, pizzas, snags, music, wine and food matching programs at the participant cellar doors. Click here to check out what’s on http://mpva.com.au/events/detail/Winter-Wine-Weekend
Jazz is taking over Mornington this long weekend
The Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival is coming back for its 5th season and it’s set to be an unmissable event. Warming up the streets, restaurants and bars in Mornington, this festival is offering something for everyone, from free gigs at the Main Street “Festival” market – Market Grooves, to dining experiences at the Brooks restaurant and even Misty Blues Burlesque at the Grand Hotel. With almost 50 activities over the weekend, many of which are free, we really are spoilt for choice!
To find out about the amazing line-up head to http://www.morningtonjazz.com.au/files/2013/04/Program-6.5.17.pdf and get ready to get your Jazz on!
Cine, Wine and Dine at Trofeo Estate
For all of you movie and wine lovers who cannot wait to be back at Barefoot Cinema, we have some good news, Trofeo wine estate is hosting a “wine country version of a night at the movies” at their vineyard on Friday 9 June. They’ve chosen an excellent film for wine lovers called “Sideways” so if movies and wine are your thing, this is where you should be spending your Friday night.
About the film: Sideways tells the story of Miles, a failed novelist, and his soon-to-be married friend Jack, a washed-up actor. To salute the remains of their youth, the two men take one last road trip in the week before Jack’s wedding. A serious wine enthusiast, Miles is determined to educate his friend on the region’s beloved Pinot Noir wines before the week is out. Jack indulges his best friend’s passion for the grape but is mainly interested in living his last week of bachelorhood to the hilt. Trouble ensues with wine and women and the duo comes to some profound realizations as they come to terms with maturity.
Tickets are $80pp and include dinner, movie admission and a glass of wine. Doors open at 7:00pm for an 8:15 movie start. More info https://www.facebook.com/TrofeoEstateWinery/
Nothing says “Royal” like truffles!
If you want to enjoy this long weekend in true royal style, we suggest you head to Red Hill and experience the thrill of a truffle hunt through the oaks and hazelnut trees. Join Jenny McAuley and her sniffing dog Thomas for a day in the hinterland of Red Hill where you will also learn how to how to recognise eatable mushies from poisonous ones. The tour includes lunch, a glass of wine and tons of knowledge on how to prepare, cook and store mushrooms and truffles.
For more info, head to https://mpexperience.rezdy.com/107303/hunt-and-gather-at-red-hill-truffles-public-tour
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