Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Tuck's Ridge Summer Pop-Up
Date Wed 7th Feb 2018 to Sun 8th Apr 2018
The perfect place to lap up the last of the summer sun. Tuck's Ridge Summer Pop-Up is a sip in the sun experience like no other on the Mornington Peninsula.

At Tuck's Ridge, wine tasting just got a whole lot more fun. Put your taste buds to the test with a blind wine tasting experience and keep track of your wine tasting notes on the wipe-down table. Or, choose instead to take part in Fight Club, where new world wonders battle old world legends and get your vote on which wine wins.

For something fancy, you can also try the most prestigious wines on the block (literally) in Damn Fine Wine, or go on your own wine adventure with a Tuck’s Box of four tasty wines for a self-guided tour.

Enjoy an afternoon on the terrace or the lawn chairs, order a few jugs of delicious fruity wine cocktails and soak up stunning vineyard views.

There are also food options galore - juicy rotisserie share platters with salads, smaller snacks or in-house gelato.

Make time for an afternoon at Tuck's Ridge Summer Pop Up whilst the sun is warm and the drinks are chilled.

Emu Plains Market
Date Sat 17th Feb 2018 to Sat 21st Apr 2018
One of the region’s coolest and most popular outdoor attractions, the Emu Plains Market in Balnarring is a celebration of the Mornington Peninsula’s unique culture, creative artisans and diverse producers.

Beneath the sun dappled stringybark canopy, local traders transform this bush setting into a snaking trail of colourful market stalls welcoming visitors to the spring carnival atmosphere which the market is renowned for.

With an eclectic array of over 200 stallholders the EPM features: handcrafted items from the Mornington Peninsula and beyond, eclectic vintage clothes and collectables, unique sustainably made pieces from local Peninsula designers, farm fresh local produce, delicious gourmet food, an amazing array of food carts with tastes from all over the globe, a bar stocked with Peninsula favourites, fun activities for the kids, craft workshops and amazing live music all day.

The Emu Plains Market is held at the picturesque Emu Plains Reserve, Coolart Road, Balnarring (about 50 minutes from Melbourne's CBD) from October to April 9:00am to 2:00pm (plus special twilight markets in January).

Please check the website for up to date details, special events and market times. Proudly brought to you by the Untold Event Co.
Sunset Sailings - Sorrento
Date Sat 24th Feb 2018
Cruise the Bay and along the coastline and enjoy the spectacular bay sunsets, whilst enjoying food, wine and live music.

If you have ever dreamed of sailing off into the sunset, then now is your chance. The Summer Sunset Sailings are the perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy some down time with family and friends. Passengers on the Sunset Sailings will receive a complimentary drink on arrival, continuous finger food prepared by Head Chef, Brent Love, using local and regional produce, live music, roving entertainment and of course spectacular views of the bay and along the coast.

Regional wines, ciders and ales will be available at bar prices.
Blues at the Briars
Date Sat 24th Feb 2018
Blues at The Briars is Mornington's premier Blues event. Back by popular demand for its sixth year, Briars Historic Homestead will be providing another world class blues and roots festival on the stunning Mornington Peninsula.

Blues at the Briars has a strong commitment to affordable and family friendly access. All this is set up in the amazing Briars Historic Homestead, found on the stunning Mornington Peninsula. The team provide a dedicated secure children’s area and ensure that there is plenty of things for the little blues lovers to do.

They are also proud to say we maintain a boutique relaxed vibe that makes the day such a pleasure. Come along and enjoy the festival, relax on a picnic rug and absorb the blues tunes. They strongly recommend dancing whenever you get the chance.
Georgie Bass Cooking Class - Get Your Gnocchi On
Date Sat 24th Feb 2018
Georgie Bass Cafe and Cookery is all about putting fresh, local and seasonal produce on your plate. So they have handpicked the best regional farmers, dairies, orchards and vineyards to help us serve simple, delicious food that not only looks great but tastes fabulous.

To help you repeat the Georgie Bass experience at home they are running a series of hands-on cooking classes that will inspire you to challenge yourself in the kitchen. Led by their industry leading chefs and cooked with premium Miele equipment, these classes cater for a maximum of 11 people, ensuring you receive personalised tuition throughout each class. They cater for all levels of experience, however if you do view yourself as a master chef in your own right, then perhaps look at some of the more complex classes.

Learn how to make the perfect light and fluffy gnocchi, and some fabulous take home recipe ideas that will leave your friends wondering if you are in fact Italian. The team will ensure you have fun making a great mess in the kitchen during this very hands-on class, suitable for the young and old apprentice chefs.
Montalto Sculpture Prize
Date Sun 25th Feb 2018
A celebration of sculpture on the last Sunday of summer, the 2018 Montalto Sculpture Prize is one of the most valuable private sculpture prizes in Australia.

The winner of the Montalto Sculpture Prize will be announced on Sunday 25 February at a celebration of sculpture and design, open to the public, on the picturesque Montalto estate.
Heronswood Harvest Festival
Date Sat 10th Mar 2018 to Sun 11th Mar 2018
Celebrate The Digger's Club's homegrown harvest at the home of heirloom seeds and taste-test winners.

Be inspired to grow your own food and flowers at their free mini workshops and garden tours. Trial the taste-test winners and take home local produce from stallholders.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch on the pool lawn with the freshest produce from the kitchen garden restaurant and drop by the brand new gallery, celebrating the incredible art of the seed.
Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River
Date Sat 10th Mar 2018
The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it is all he has ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife.

From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets including Grant Cartwright in the title role (Barracuda).
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.
Wellbeing Market Sorrento
Date Sun 11th Mar 2018
The Wellbeing Market Sorrento is a body, mind and spirit event with local products and services for health and wellbeing.
Free entry to over 25 indoor stalls to help you rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Ross Noble: El Hablador - Frankston
Date Tue 13th Mar 2018
Who is El Hablador? It is Ross Noble.

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

Book now to see the one they call El Hablador*

*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.
Regional World's Longest Lunch - Langwarrin South
Date Fri 16th Mar 2018
Join at this property of unparalleled magnificence, a purpose built space for a garden party by local landscaper and artist Colin Hyett.

This one long table lunch set on the immaculate lawns is all about finding your connection to the land.

The award winning gardens are designed to capture you, intrigue you and evoke a sense of calm – much like the journey through flavours by Finesse Catering who will present a three course feast of local and fresh produce paired with local wines.

In perfect harmony with the eclectic desert-oasis landscape overlooking a lake, this event is masterfully designed by a miscellany of artists in all forms.

Catering by Finesse Catering Group; art and style by local artist Leisa Wharington (The Studio & Co) and Colin Hyett Design; and event logistics and amazing service by Event & Flavour.

Sip from the glassware made by Leisa Wharington, who will release an exclusive range specifically for this event that will be available for purchase by attendees only.
Regional World's Longest Lunch - Mornington Peninsula
Date Fri 16th Mar 2018
Tanglewood Estate in beautiful Merricks, a property reserved for private events is opening for you to enjoy an epic long lunch inspired by all things Peninsula.

Good Neighbours (a collaborative concept of local producers and makers) will create a shared dining experience on the estate grounds of Tanglewood, surrounded by native bush, ocean views and a working vineyard.

Enjoy four feasting-style courses with produce from Benton Rise & Woolumbi Farms amongst others.

Courses will be matched with wine grown on the property from Tanglewood's new vintage 'Ups and Downs' – made by local winemaker Michael Kyberd (Red Hill Estate, Tucks Ridge).
Georgie Bass Cooking Class - Patch 2 Plate
Date Sat 17th Mar 2018
At Georgie Bass, their hands-on cooking classes will inspire you to challenge yourself in the kitchen. The classes cater for a maximum of 11 people, ensuring you receive personalised tuition throughout each class and they cater for all levels of experience.

Starting at their very own produce farm, at Mornington Park on the fringe of Flinders, their Head Chef will lead you through a forage to learn about seasonal produce and collect the hero ingredients for your dishes.

Then it's back to the purpose built, Miele sponsored, kitchen at Georgie Bass Café and Cookery, in the heart of Flinders. Here you will learn the tricks of the trade to turn your foraged produce into mouth watering dishes you can prepare at home for your loved ones and really impress them.

Creating a selection of dishes inspired by seasonal produce and other local artisan producers, ensuring a truly local and unique experience. Their food philosophy is all about putting foraged, fresh, local and seasonal produce on your plate.
The Peninsula Pioneers Dinner
Date Sat 17th Mar 2018
One region, two families, 35 years of excellence.

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, two of the Mornington Peninsula's pioneering food and wine families bring together a local celebration of soil and sea.

The De Santis and Crittenden families pay homage to their regional community to create an exquisite feast using local produce, wines and the combined talents of their respective teams.

Julius Caesar restaurant in Mornington, owned by De Santis matriarch Mirella De Santis, was the go to dining offering on the Peninsula in the 1980s. The Crittendens were frequent diners, with a regular Friday night booking. Fast track 35 years and although the dining landscape in the region has changed, The Rocks, established by Mirella’s son Rob, is again one of the Peninsula’s premier dining destinations.

The early 80's was also a time that Crittenden Estate was being established by patriarch Garry Crittenden. A pioneer winery for the region, today it continues to flourish under the hands of Garry’s children Rollo and Zoe, still producing the quality artisan wines that they are known for.

Join these two well-known food and wine institutions as they showcase the Peninsula with the local talent and produce that abounds.
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 - Public Tasting and Awards Dinner
Date Tue 22nd May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018
The International Cool Climate Wine Show is recognised worldwide as 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 in over 35 competition classes from around the world, including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. They are judged by a highly experienced team. The 2018 Chair of Judges, will be Robert Paul.

For fine wine retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine educators and wine enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to taste an extraordinary breadth and depth of cool climate wines.

The Public Tasting and Awards Dinner are events where you can explore wines from 2014 – 2017 (and older vintages in some classes), compare wines of the same grape variety from different regions, or focus on wines from specific regions or vintages.

Tickets and information can be found on the website.
Point Nepean Portsea Market
Date Sat 2nd Jun 2018 to Sat 4th Aug 2018
Set in the heart of Sorrento, on Ocean Beach Road this European boutique market experience sees the main street sprinkled with handpicked original artisans, gourmet producers and wine makers.

Take a leisurely stroll through the village, stopping along the way to sample fine foods, meet the makers behind the handcrafted products and take in the market atmosphere.
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.
Tiffin Lunch Buffet at Nazaaray Estate Winery
Date Mon 11th Jun 2018
The Nazaaray Estate team loves to prove that Indian food does match with wine. Their Tiffin Lunch Buffet is not to be missed.

Watch Tandoor man, Pankaj, create sensational culinary delights. Try matching these single vineyard, handcrafted wines with the spices of various delicious courses. Stroll through 1930's vintage train carriages at cellar door. Meet the winemaker and try his latest releases.

Paramdeep Ghumman, co-owner and winemaker at Nazaaray Estate, had his first sip of wine on an international flight at the age of 30, when he emigrated from India to Australia with his doctor wife Nirmal in 1981. He has made up for lost time, creating superb single vineyard wines totally by hand in one of the Mornington Peninsula’s smallest commercial vineyards.

Nazaaray Estate Winery is Mornington Peninsula's southernmost winery and the only one in Flinders. Here, single vineyard, handcrafted wines are made on site in small batches. Nazaaray's wines feature on the wine list of several top restaurants, including Vue de Monde. Bookings essential.
Beyond the Barricade - Frankston
Date Tue 12th Jun 2018
Enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering concert.

Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on tour, the blockbusting two-hour show features hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Wicked, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Chicago, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia, and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables.

The critically-acclaimed Beyond the Barricade has been delighting audiences throughout the UK and Europe for 16 years, from the Royal Albert Hall to the Cunard liners, and now heads to Australia for the first time.

The former cast members of London’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables include Andy Reiss, who has played numerous male roles including Jean Valjean; David Fawcett, who played Valjean; Katie Leeming who played the role of Eponine; and Poppy Tierney who played Cosette.

They are joined by an ensemble of talented musicians to create an authentic live experience, capturing all the passions and orchestrations of the original shows.

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.

Mornington Running Festival
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The Mornington Running Festival incorporates the Mornington Health and Lifestyle Expo, allowing runners and the public to experience an array of events including exhibitors, stalls, seminars, workshops and more at the expo, and take part in the running festival the next day.

Entries are now open for the 2018 Mornington Running Festival.

Saturday 22 September 2018 - Mornington Health and Lifestyle Expo - The day will include free activities, demonstrations, workshops and fun for the whole family, showcasing local businesses and health professionals, gyms, clubs, food vendors, health products and services.

Sunday 23 September 2018 - Mornington Running Festival includes the one kilometre kids dash, Nicholas Lynch five kilometre and 10 kilometre fun run/walk and the popular PARC Half Marathon 21.1 kilometre distance. There will be free activities including jumping castle, face, painting and food stalls.

Come along and help to raise money for charity partner beyondblue.
Woodman Estate New Year's Eve Dinner
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Celebrate the New Year in style at Woodman Estate.

Enjoy a five course degustation dining at this charming Lakeside Estate. Relax on the terrace with a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling before embarking on a taste experience.

Choose to dine in the classic Formal Dining Room, elegant Atrium or stylish Brasserie Restaurant, with white linen cloths and napery befitting your special occasion.

Herald the New Year - 2018 in style. Special dietary requirements catered for. Bookings are essential.
Two Bays Trail Run
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.

That is a 28 kilometre single crossing (56 kilometre double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula, and not at the skinny bit.

A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.