Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Stiletto Sisters at Crittenden Estate
Date Sun 22nd Oct 2017
The RACV Music for Victoria program in regional Victoria is a series with a diverse range of music styles delivered by some of Victoria’s finest artists and ensembles, in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Here at Crittenden Estate we are delighted to have been chosen as one of the regional hosts and are very excited to be welcoming "The Stiletto Sisters" for one glorious outdoor performance on October 22nd.

The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences in their home town of Melbourne for the past 12 years with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world.

Come and appreciate their harmonic sounds whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the pristine grounds of Crittenden Estate with a glass of the Estate's cool climate renowned wine in hand.
Meeting Mrs. Watts
Date Sun 22nd Oct 2017
A programme designed to showcase the rich oral history associated with the museum's 1870s Pioneer Cottage and the Watts Family.

Bring the kids along to participate in games and fun activities centred on the Cottage and to hear stories of bygone times in Sorrento recounted by presenters in period costume.
Bass & Flinders Distillery's Gin Masterclass
Date Fri 3rd Nov 2017 to Sun 17th Dec 2017
Bass and Flinders Distillery offers one of the most unique gin masterclasses in Australia that is memorable and informative for anyone wanting to delve into the wonderful world of gin.

During the masterclass you will have the opportunity to create your own bespoke gin, blending a selection of individually infused botanical distillates to suit your taste.

You will also learn about the history of gin and how make our unique gins at Bass & Flinders. Enjoy a Bass and Flinders gin and tonic, tastings and a selection of cheeses.

Upon completion you will take home a 500ml bottle of the gin created and named by you.

Book online.
Wellbeing Market Rosebud
Date Sun 5th Nov 2017
Synchronise body, mind, and spirit with local products and services for health and wellbeing at the Wellbeing Market in Rosebud.

With over 30 indoor stalls to rest, relax and rejuvenate on the Mornington Peninsula.
30th Harvest Celebration
Date Fri 17th Nov 2017
Lindsay McCall celebrates Paringa Estate’s 30th harvest by teaming up with Teage Ezard for an exceptional dinner.

This rare occasion presents a menu of six courses and 12 wines including many older trophy and award winning wines from Paringa Estate.

Three courses by Head Chef Julian Hills from Paringa and three courses by Head Chef Jarrod Di Blasi from Ezard.
Peninsula VineHop Festival
Date Sat 18th Nov 2017 to Sun 19th Nov 2017
Gather your mates for a weekend of beer, wine, cider, live entertainment and food trucks at the Peninsula VineHop Festival. Over two days at 10 venues sampling more than 50 beers, wines and ciders.

Enjoy your favourite craft beer, cool climate wine or traditional cider – or why not try something new? Catch up with your mates (or make a bunch of new ones). Live music and DJs at each venue will get the atmosphere buzzing.

Stay fuelled with delicious food from unique food trucks. Do not worry about getting around – transport is sorted with plenty of easy bus options.

It is a beer, wine and cider festival like no other.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017, 10:00am to 5:00pm both days.

Participating venues include:

Baillieu Estate (Merricks General Wine Store), Merricks North
Blue Range Estate Wines, Rosebud
Dromana Estate, Tuerong
Hickinbotham and Hix Beer, Dromana
Mock Red Hill, Red Hill
Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Mornington
Nazaaray Estate Winery, Flinders
Phaedrus Estate, Moorooduc
Red Hill Brewery, Red Hill
Red Hill Estate, Red Hill South

Please contact the organisers via email or visit the website for more information.
Frog Challenge Mornington
Date Sat 2nd Dec 2017
Frog Challenge is a unique race where competitors will compete as a team of two people, in a SwimRun endurance event which will have multiple legs of run and swimming, over distances from around 20 to 45 kilometres over a very diverse range of course and surfaces.

There are only 100 spots available in each race and this will be must do race for all endurance athletes looking for their next challenge. This event is sure to challenge the most seasoned competitor. You will be racing in some of the most picturesque and diverse landscapes in Australia.

The Mornington Frogman challenge 2017 (long course) will become the Australian Championships of Frogman for 2017. To earn a spot, a team must race one the other races and gain a spot via qualifications. Entries are open for 20 spots now on the basis of first in first served without qualifying during one of the races. So get your entry in early, as these will be snapped up. There will also be a sprint frogman series where each team will earn point for races at Kangaroo Island, Queenscliff, Melbourne, and other events to be shortly announced.
Wellbeing Market Balnarring
Date Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Synchronise body, mind and spirit with local products and services for your health and well being at the monthly Wellbeing Markets across the Mornington Peninsula.

Free entry to over 30 indoor stalls to help you rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Mount Martha Sufferfest
Date Sat 9th Dec 2017 to Sun 10th Dec 2017
There is a new date and five fantastic events lined up for the 2017 Mt Martha Sufferfest Triathlon.

Join on Saturday for the popular Kidsfest and Enticerfest distances for those wanting to get a taste of triathlon. Then Sunday is the marquee event, the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon. Now in its fourth year, consisting of a 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre ride and 21.1 kilometre run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastline, coupled with Olyfest and Sprintfest triathlon for those not ready for the long course but wanting to race on this beautiful course.

Saturday 9 December: KidsFest and EnticerFest events, beach volleyball and beach netball, as well as a beach party and outdoor movie.

Sunday 10 December: HalfIronFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, Aquabike and DuathloFest events, as well as beach volleyball and beach netball.

Please see the website for further information.
Safety Beach Sufferfest
Date Sun 28th Jan 2018
Formally known at Martha Cove, Olyfest has been renamed Safety Beach Sufferfest. It will have the same great course and locations. This year there are some changes to the races to include RushFest (two races in one day) and EnticerFest only. This will be a must do race and will sell out.

This year will see this event being part of the Australian Beach Games in Frankston from 26 - 28 January, and therefore all placegetters will be recognised also as the 2018 ABG Victoria Champions.

Here is your chance to race like the Profesionals did back in the 90's in Formula One style. You will race two races in the one day. Race one will consist of a Sprintfest, and then one hour and 45 minutes after the start of this race, you will be back on the start line to do it again over the Enticer distance.

The person with the quickest combined time will be crowned the RushFest Champion. You will have the chance to get three podiums for the day as your times in the Sprint and the Enticer will also count as overall podiums in the race.
Peninsula Piers and Pinots
Date Sun 11th Mar 2018
Peninsula Piers and Pinots is held on the Sunday of the Victorian Labor Day long weekend on the Flinders foreshore.

Twenty Mornington Peninsula Vignerons will showcase maritime cool climate Pinots with tastings by the sea in an intimate gathering. Wines will be matched with local food and live music at the event which will be at the finish line of the Piers and Pinots Yacht Race.

Peninsula Piers and Pinots at Flinders will feature Peninsula Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio - follow the flags from the pier and taste more than 60 wines with fantastic local produce to match. Entry includes complimentary glass and wine tastings, then purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Come along and enjoy local music to set the scene and treat yourself and friends or family to a day to relax, enjoy and remember.
Peninsula Busking Festival
Date Sat 31st Mar 2018 to Sun 1st Apr 2018
If you are a music fan, or simply love to be entertained, then you can enjoy a a selection of more than 50 performers as part of the Briars Food Truck Carnivale, including over 20 food trucks, free outdoor cinema, kids' rides and more.

An Invitation is open to all contortionists, magicians, musicians and more to appl now to be crowned the Mornington Peninsula's best busker of 2017 and win $1,000 cash.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
Date Sat 5th May 2018
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk takes participants alongside local vignerons and friends to celebrate the end of harvest and experience current vintage wines.

Taste a variety of wines along the way complemented by a fine selection of food from Red Hill, to Merricks. A beautiful meandering historical rail track provides the perfect way.

The group will proceed to amble along a purpose built walking track to Red Hill South. After stopping at Red Hill, you will walk along a beautiful historic rail trail to a private vineyard to meet winemakers showcasing a range of wines and then down to Stonier and Merricks General Wine Store in Merricks.

Join local vignerons to celebrate the end of the 2018 harvest from Red Hill to Merricks; around ten kilometres.
18th International Cool Climate Wine Show
Date Tue 29th May 2018
The ICCWS is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. Many of them are from smaller vineyards where grapes are handpicked and wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir and the true expression of the grape.

Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 600 wines from around the world, in 25 competition classes, including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The wines are judged by highly credentialed and experienced judges.

For winemakers, this is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where like is judged against like; where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best; and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded.

For fine wine retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine writers, wine media, wine educators, wine students and wine enthusiasts, here is an opportunity to taste an extraordinary breadth and depth of cool climate wines, which gives great exposure and opportunities for marketing and promotion, of the wines entered.

The ICCWS organisers and the Red Hill Agricultural and Horticultural Society, look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 Show.
Winter Wine Weekend
Date Sat 9th Jun 2018 to Mon 11th Jun 2018
Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year.

The opening event is the Winter Wine Festival - an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program.

One place, on one day. All undercover, where you can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries.

Tickets include all tastings, Riedel wine glass, tasting book which includes all wines on exhibition and two entree size dishes.
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show 2018
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Come down to the open amateur wine making competition organised by Frankston amateur Winemakers Guild, showcasing home-made wines from fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and red white grape wines. Competition categories to be judged include still, sparkling, fortified wines and liqueurs.

Tasting the many wines available, you may meet the winemakers and learn the techniques required to make your own wine. Wine making information is available and applications for new members are most welcome.

Sample wines made from citrus fruits, stone fruits, berries, guavas, carrots, parsnips, herbs and many other exotic ingredients. Red and white wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Muscat are usually well represented.