The annual Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week is a chance for the area to boast and show off its creations.
The Mornington Peninsula has many attractions with its beaches, small sea-side towns and wonderful beaches.
The area is home to over 200 vineyards and only an hour from Victoria's capital Melbourne.
Having produced wine since the 19th century, production on the Peninsula is the pride of the district.
The Mornington Peninsula Pinot week allows you to visit renowned Pinot producers and sample special vintages with the winemakers themselves.
Mornginton Peninsula Pinot week 2009
Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week
3 - 11 October, 2009
Pinot Week :: What's on Offer?
Not only will you be able to enjoy wines from the Mornington Peninsula, you will also be able to indulge in international productions. Are you hungry? Well, regional chefs also join in on the weekend at various locations along the Peninsula. Enjoy a meal or snack that is perfectly matched to your favourite wines. With the cool maritime weather, this region of Australia is perfect for growing wines of all varietals, however Pinot Noir is one of the more outstanding wines.
Introducing some of the Vineyards
When you're looking to spend your time enjoying a several-course meal with your wine, there are a number of locations available to you. my wife and I regularly try to get away from it all with a nice vineyard dinner. Most vineyard restaurants have the most stunning locations, providing you with wine, excellent food and a view! Several restaurants do special or theme dinners during this time like Vines of Red Hill, Silverwood Wines, Paringa Estate, Eldridge Estate and Pardigm Hill.
But there are many more options all over the Peninsula. For instance Merricks General Store will offer you small dishes to go with four different Pinots of the region. Chillipadi on Chapel gives you the Pinots of three wineries to enjoy. And Andrew Doughton will feed you with his delights while at the Eldridge Estate at The Long Table.
When you're looking for more than just food and drink, you may want to stop off at Seaforth Estate. Here you can enjoy vineyard walks and discussions with the winemakers in a beautiful setting which offers valley and bay views. Of course, pinots are on offer here as well. You can enjoy them while playing a game of petanque or having a picnic on the grounds.
Naming a number of vineyards inevitably means not mentioning many, many great others.
The Mornington Peninsula is a wonderful place to visit.
It offers scenic drives and views, beach and water fun and much more.
The peninsula is worth a visit any time of the year.
Tie your visit in with a great event like the Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week and you can expect your stay here to be unforgettable.