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Red Hill Recreation Reserve And Showground

184 Arthurs Seat Rd

Red Hill, VIC 3937

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Winter Wine Festival and the Long Lunch at the Pavillion

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The Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend is a firm circle on calendars around town. Pull on your jumper and boots to celebrate mid-winter with our wineries offering food here, wine by the bottle there and the countryside its usual beauty to explore.

This annual three-day celebration has been held during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June since the 1980s, with the extensive program opening with a showcase exhibition and tasting – The Winter Wine Festival, held on Saturday 12th June from 10:30am – 4pm in the Pavilions at Red Hill Showgrounds. This is a rare opportunity to experience 45+ Mornington Peninsula wineries exhibiting over 200 premium wines in one event, highlighting the incredible diversity in wines resulting from the climate and terroir unique to the region.

Saturday 12 June: Winter Wine Fest

A new perspective for Saturday’s Festival keeping crowd density in mind there will be 3 groups of 300 all starting at the time time and moving between three sheds transformed into sub-regional experiences. You’ll circulate with your group from one to the next after a 90-minute stay, each shed with two restaurants creating menus of entree sized dishes with regionally sourced produce specifically with the excellence of the Mornington Peninsula’s wines in mind. Tickets are hot with only 900 available.

To ensure crowd density remains COVID safe, Saturday’s festival will see three sheds transformed into sub-regional experiences, allowing groups to circulate from one to the next after 90-minutes. Each shed will house two restaurants who will create menus of entree sized dishes made from regionally sourced produce, made specifically with the flavours of Mornington Peninsula wines in mind. Red Hill Cheese and Brew Up coffee will be located in the common area between the sheds.

Bookings for Saturday are essential, and spots are limited with just 900 tickets available.

You will need to book in a colour group and then stay with the same colour group for the day moving between the sheds as follows.  If you arrive after the start at 10.30am, you will join your group where they are and follow the rest of the rotation.

Green Group

10:30 – 12 noon Shed 1 – Up the Hill & West

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 2 – Up the Hill & South East

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 3 – Down the Hill & North

Blue Group

10:30 – 12 noon  Shed 3 – Down the Hill & North

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 1 – Up the Hill & West

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 2 – Up the Hill & South East

Red Group

10:30 – 12 noon  Shed 2 – Up the Hill & South East

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 3 – Down the Hill & North

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 1 – Up the Hill & West

Ticket Information: Pre-booked tickets only at $120.

• Saturday's ticket includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass, all wine tastings, a tasting book and three entree sized dishes (more food vouchers also available for purchase). Designated driver tickets are also available for $80 and include all of the above except no wine tastings are included. Please note that wine by the glass will be available to purchase to enjoy with your meal if desired, but any wine purchased by bottle cannot to be consumed at the venue, due to Liquor Licensing.

Sunday 13 June: 'Long Lunch at the Pavilion'

Sunday 13th sees the launch of the ‘Long Lunch at the Pavilion’ which will bring together a rare collection of wineries who don’t have Cellar Doors, pouring wines you need an appointment to enjoy, otherwise you’d need to be in the know… Matched to a spectacular three course menu and with roaming musicians, sit side-by-side with the makers and hear their stories drawn out by our regional hero host Richard Cornish.

12noon-1.00pm - Pre Lunch Tasting

1.00-3.00pm - Lunch

Ticket Information: Pre-booked tickets only at $170 for Sunday.

• Sunday’s tickets are $170 per head and includes a pre-lunch tasting, a hosted sit-down three course winemaker’s lunch with wines to match.

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Red Hill Recreation Reserve And Showground

184 Arthurs Seat Rd

Red Hill, VIC 3937

Australia

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