Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Country & Western - Lanscape Re-imagined
Date Fri 13th May 2016 to Sun 3rd Jul 2016
The Country & Western - Lanscape Re-imagined exhibition combines an Indigenous vision of country with the work of non-Indigenous artists to re-imagine the national landscape.

Country & Western features works by 39 artists working in various media and looks at the impact landscape exerts on the national psyche. The vexed issues of dispossession, identity, collaboration, mining and land degradation along with the elemental impact of fire and rain and the country’s natural splendour are all viewed from differing cultural perspectives over the past 25 years.

The exhibition includes works by Paddy Bedford, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Euan Macleod, Tracey Moffatt, John Olsen, Rover Thomas, Imants Tillers, Ken Whisson and John Wolseley.
Taste of Sorrento
Date Thu 2nd Jun 2016 to Mon 6th Jun 2016
Taste of Sorrento, heading into its' seventh year from 2-6th June 2016, will again delight the senses with a mouth watering food, wine and beer event held in the historic seaside village of Sorrento.

The program will include a variety of gastronomical delights including master classes, cooking demonstrations, tutored tastings, degustations, gourmet menus, foodie's market and more, all in the heart of Sorrento Village.

The farmer's and foodie's market will be bigger than ever where producers and provedores put out their best gourmet supplies whilst a series of demonstrations will be provided in the Marquee kitchen.

Taste of Sorrento is a great opportunity to embrace all the delights of winter, and spend the weekend tasting, sipping, listening and indulging in the best that Sorrento and the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. At only 90 minutes south of Melbourne set in a spectacular historic seaside village ideally located between the bay and the ocean, Sorrento is the perfect place to indulge the senses.
2012 The Paringa Pinot Noir Release Dinner
Date Fri 3rd Jun 2016
Lindsay McCall & Chef Julian Hills have come together to create a special evening celebrating the release of the iconic 2012 ‘The Paringa’ Pinot Noir.

Chef Julian has carefully chosen a five course menu to match the new Paringa Estate releases including all 'The Paringa' wines.

Lindsay will take you on his viticulture and winemaking journey and how he preserves a pure expression of site from soil to bottle.
Winter Wine Weekend
Date Sat 11th Jun 2016 to Mon 13th Jun 2016
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.
Winter Wine Weekend at Polperro Wines
Date Sun 12th Jun 2016
Polperro Wines are throwing their favourite annual event to celebrate The Winter Wine Weekend this Queen's birthday long weekend.

Taste their current release Even Keel wines at the pop up cellar door, grab some snacks from Polperro Kitchen and enjoy the the tunes provided by DJ RICE-E. There will be a marquee set up and the fire pits will be roaring. What is even better, is Sam has insisted that all our wines will be sold on the day for cellar door prices.

DJ RICE-E is a regular at the George Basement Bar and is known as a purveyor of seductive, soulful beats and feel good grooves. The set starts at 12pm and will continue well into the afternoon.
Eventide Print Exchange artist talks
Date Sun 26th Jun 2016
Join curator and award-winning artist and printmaker Rona Green for an insightful discussion with fellow Eventide printmakers Deborah Klein and Euan Heng. Find out how leading Australian printmakers have interpreted and contributed to Eventide, the exhibition that explores the magical moment when day meets night.

Wine bar open from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show 2016
Date Sun 28th Aug 2016
Come down to the open amateur winemaking 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. Winemaking 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.

The guild meets once a month, in Mt. Martha at The Briars Historic Property, to exchange winemaking tips and techniques; to taste and assess member's wines and to generally promote home winemaking. Social events such as wine tasting tours and winemaking supplier's visits are organised throughout the year.

The Briars Park has many other activities. These include picnic facilities, the visitor information centre, easy wildlife bushwalks, bird hide viewing areas, and historic 1840's homestead with Napoleonic memorabilia, Josephine's Restaurant and historic farm implement display.

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, the venue is close to the peninsula's beaches, tourist attractions and country side. Commercial wineries are close at hand along with many fine foods and produce outlets.

Why not have the whole day out on the peninsula, starting with the wine tasting and wine show.

The Mayor's Family Picnic
Date Sun 11th Sep 2016
You are invited to come along and kick up your heels at the Mayor’s Family Picnic. It is sure to be a great day with activities, face painting and entertainment to keep the kids happy. Don’t forget to bring along your picnic rug and picnic, or treat yourself at one of the community barbecues. It is also a chance to find out what’s happening in the community with plenty of community group and local trader stalls providing activities and information.
Pets' Day Out
Date Sun 9th Oct 2016
Come down to Ballam Park for Pets' Day Out hosted by Frankston City Council.

Treat your pet and the whole family to a fantastic free day of entertainment and give aways.

Learn about responsible pet ownership from the council's animal management team. Lots of stalls, food and activities, lots of fun.
Main Street Mornington Festival
Date Sun 16th Oct 2016
The Main Street Mornington, Food, Wine and Performing Arts Festival is a local favourite event.

Many visitors from afar are also attracted to the Festival, where the best of Mornington Peninsula's gourmet produce, boutique wineries, visual artists, musicians, dance troupes, circus, fashion boutiques, singer songwriters, cooks, and theatre groups are proudly showcased.

This free family friendly event will host lots of exciting music and entertainment throughout the day, with local artists and performers performing on various stages throughout the day.

Mornington is infamous for its exclusive boutiques, and the high fashion shopping on the main strip is an experience in itself, so there is plenty of shopping to be done at the Festival!

Food and wine stalls will be set up throughout the Festival, and the children's arcade will be back once again to entertain all the youngsters.

The festival runs from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
Melbourne Coastrek
Date Fri 18th Nov 2016
Melbourne Coastrek is an incredible 30 or 60 kilometre team trekking challenge run by Wild Women On Top, which journeys along the spectacular Mornington Peninsula from Highfield or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean on 18 November 2016.

Teams of four, with at least 50% women, have between nine to 18 hours to complete the challenge, getting fit and having fun with friends, while raising money to restore sight through the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. Registrations open 1 June. Do not miss out.

Melbourne Coastrek has something for everyone - whether you want to run it, or meander through the most beautiful National Parks in your own time with your close friends - Melbourne Coastrek is for you.

Melbourne Coastrek has limited team spots - and will sell out quickly - so make sure you get your team registered early. Visit the website for more information.
Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights
Date Sat 26th Nov 2016
Bring the family together for a night of excitement and entertainment, creating lasting magical memories for both the young and young at heart, with the lighting of the Christmas tree and arrival of Santa at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights.
Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration
Date Fri 10th Feb 2017 to Sat 11th Feb 2017
The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, held at the RACV Cape Schank Resort consists of two days of tasting an international line up of Pinot Noir including wines from Burgundy, United States, New Zealand and Australia (including Tasmania, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula).

Wine commentators will mix with winemakers, growers and consumers to taste, discuss, enjoy, listen and most importantly - to celebrate!

Selected winery restaurants will provide dinners with each menu created to match Pinot Noir.

Both days of tastings will be held at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula.

The next event will be held in February 2017.

See website for more information.