Wine, wine, glorious wine!
It’s no secret that we live in one of the best wine regions in Australia and there’s plenty of things to do over the next month on the Mornington Peninsula that will get your tastebuds going and keep the world class wine from this region flowing!
Taylors Wine Train
Kicking off this Saturday, the Mornington Railway has teamed up with Taylors Wines for the Taylors Wine Train – a luxury tasting event and fundraiser for the Mornington Railway.
The Taylors Wine Train will be chugging out of Moorooduc Station at 6pm on Saturday, 6 May 2017, and includes a return trip to Mornington, tasting of a selection of Taylors premium wines and grazing on delicious locally-supplied cheese and meat platters. There will also be guest speakers talking about the wines, special offers and door prizes.
What: Taylors Wine Train
Where: Moorooduc Station, Moorooduc
When: Saturday, 6 May 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Cost: $85 each or $76.50 each for groups of 4 or more
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Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
To celebrate the end of the 2017 harvest, the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association is hosting the 2017 Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk – a stunning walk that involves drinking and grazing your way through some of the most picturesque wineries on the Peninsula, guided by the local winemakers.
Starting at Red Hill Market at 9am or 10am and wrapping up at Merricks General Wine Store, the walk is a 10km trip and there will be a bus waiting at the end to take you back to Lindenberry Winery, around the corner from the Market.
The walk includes tastings from some of the best local wineries, including Foxey’s Estate, Paringa Estate, Willow Creek Wines and Stonier, together with beautifully paired canapes, local cheeses and other tasty treats. Tickets are $100 each and each ticket sold will help contribute to the MPVA’s fundraising cause for 2017, the Fred Hollows Foundation.
What: Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
Where: Starting at Red Hill Market, 266 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill
When: Saturday, 6 May 2017, starting at 9am and 10am
Cost: $100 each
The 17th International Cool Climate Wine show
Recognised as Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines, the ICCWS attracts more than 600 wines in 25 competition classes from around the world, including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
This Mornington Peninsula region is one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, and the ICCWS is now the leading wine event on the Peninsula, bringing an international and domestic spotlight on the region as a destination for cool climate wines.
There are a range of events at this year’s show, with most of them held at Mornington Racecourse and the highlights being the Cool Wines Public Tasting on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, from 6pm to 8pm and the Cool Wines Awards Dinner on Friday, 26 May 2017 at 7pm.
What: The 17th International Cool Climate Wine Show
Where: Mornington Racing Club, 320 Racecourse Road, Mornington, VIC 3931
When: Various – Public Tasting on Tues, 23 May, at 6pm and Awards Dinner on Fri, 26 May, at 7pm.
Cost: Public Tasting – $25 and Awards Dinner – $125.
Find out more: https://www.coolclimatewineshow.org/