MARK Saturday March 17 in your diary under “food, wine and boogie” as one of the country’s favourite boutique festivals The Peninsula Picnic presented by Melbourne MINI Garage, returns to Mornington Racecourse for its fourth year.
Celebrating one of Australia’s great Food & Wine Regions and seamlessly blending a foodie festival with cellar door tastings, a farmers’ market and the sweet sounds of some of Australia’s best songwriters, The Peninsula Picnic is a food, wine and music lovers’ dream.
With a line-up headlined by John Butler Trio, and pop-ups from award winning restaurants and winemakers from across the region, the one-day festival makes for the perfect day out on the peninsula.
Other acts include Harry James Angus (of The Cat Empire) with his nine-piece Struggle With Glory project, Vikki Thorn, fresh from celebrating the 25th anniversary tour with The Waifs, and local up and coming songwriter Angie McMahon.
Joining the entertainment are eight of the region’s best restaurants and six local wineries, including Max’s at Red Hill, Merricks General Wine Store, Polperro, Montalto, Flinders Hotel, Green Olive at Red Hill, DOC Mornington, Stables Smokehouse, Alatonero, Prancing Horse Estate, T’Gallant and Quealy.
Beers will be flowing from the Yak Ales pop up bar, plus there’ll be sessions with top winemakers, market stalls from local producers and artisans and Dessert Lane to keep your glass and plate full across the day.
Kid’s activities and the friendly, laid back atmosphere make The Peninsula Picnic a great day out for families.
Tickets are selling fast, so head to the website to secure yours now.