Melbourne Food And Wine Festival 2015

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2015 runs from February 27 – March 15

Here are our top picks on the Mornington Peninsula.

Rye Beach Abode

1 Cheeky Cider Blending Workshop – Saturday March 7

Join Cheeky Rascal’s cider-maker and judge, Wayne Hewett as he shares his secrets of cider making success.

This event is a fabulous opportunity to unleash your creativity using fresh apple ciders, strawberries, passionfruits and guavas.

And after you’ve had fun creating your own blend, enjoy a gourmet lunch at Red Hill Epicurean.

Find out more details here. 


2 Bubbles On The Bay – March 7 & March 14

Take a leisurely 2 hour bay crossing from Queenscliff to Sorrento on board the MV Sorrento as you indulge in high tea and sparkling wines.

On Saturday March 7 the Bellarine Peninsula’s produce will be featured in the high tea and on Saturday March 14, the Mornington Peninsula’s produce will be featured.

Get your tickets here.


3 Regional World’s Longest Lunch – Friday March 13

Enjoy a long lunch at Elgee Park, featuring local produce that’s matched with local Mornington Peninsula wines. This regional long lunch will have food prepared by:

  • Max’s
  • Salix
  • Stillwater, and
  • The Long Table.

Buy your tickets here.


4 The Spanish Experience – Saturday March 14

Immerse yourself in all things Spanish at Crittenden Estate as you enjoy the Spanish wines, light tapas and Spanish entertainment.

Wine maker Rollo Crittenden, with his sister Zoe will take you through a fabulous tasting of their range of Spanish wines (Los Hermanos) as well as other popular Spanish wines.

Bookings and more details here.


5 Mornington versus Yarra – Sunday March 1

On March 1, enjoy a fabulous lunch at Montalto Winery as you discover the unique sub-regional differences between Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. As you taste the ranges of single vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir with winemakers from Montalto (Mornington Peninsula) and Giant Steps (Yarra Valley) you’ll be served a fabulous lunch in the Montalto dining room.

Looking for a house on the Mornington Peninsula to stay in for a few days? Check our availability here.