Searoad Ferries chosen to host special event for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival



MAKEOVER plans are underway to turn the Mornington Peninsula’s car and passenger ferry into a floating food market!

In a win for local tourism and the Peninsula’s Food and Wine industries, Searoad Ferries has been chosen to take part in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival next month.

The Mornington Peninsula is home to ‘world-class’ produce and this event invites passengers to cruise the bay under the stars while enjoying fine local fare from food stalls and trucks, listen to great local musicians and mingle with the makers.

Searoad Ferries is focusing the event on the Peninsula and the Bay to link with the theme for this year’s festival ‘Sense of Place’.  The unique experience aims to attract visitors and residents to sail a bespoke route along the Mornington Peninsula Coastline and indulge in the regions quality food and beverages.

Among the locals set to show off their delights will be Green Olive, Crittenden Estate, Blue Mini Cafe, Stillwater at Crittenden and Mornington Peninsula Brewery.

Tickets for the event are now available priced at $85 per person, which includes a drink on arrival, a sample plate and the ferry cruise.

Passengers coming from the Mornington Peninsula can board the ferry on Saturday 5 March, 2016 at 7.45pm at Sorrento. The ferry will return to Sorrento, with passengers disembarking by 10.15pm.

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First published in the Mornington News – 9 February 2016


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