Winter Wine Weekend

Sat 24th Jul 2021


With the announcement this morning of the state-wide lockdown from midnight tonight to midnight on Thursday 3rd June, the uncertainty of what the week beyond holds has led us to the decision to re-schedule the Winter Wine Weekend.

The new date will be Saturday 24 July.

We can't wait to see you there.


Saturday 24 July

A firm favourite on calendars since the 1980s, the annual celebration will kick off with The Winter Wine Festival, a showcase exhibition and tasting on Saturday 24 July from 10:30am – 4:00pm in the Pavilions at Red Hill Showgrounds. Offering attendees a rare opportunity to experience 45 Mornington Peninsula wineries exhibiting over 200 premium wines in one event, it highlights the incredible diversity resulting from the climate and terroir unique to the region.

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.

Tickets for Saturday are $120 and 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.

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 

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 2

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 3

Blue Group

10:30 – 12 noon  Shed 3 

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 1 

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 2 

Red Group

10:30 – 12 noon  Shed 2

12:15 – 1:45pm  Shed 3 

2:00 – 3:30pm    Shed 1 



COVID Reminders:

· Please scan the QR code to register your attendance (they will be located at the entrance to each shed and in your tasting book)

· Please be mindful of queues and try to social distance where possible

· Use the sanitiser available 

· If you are feeling unwell and displaying any COVID like symptoms please stay at home and do not attend the event.

· Currently masks are required indoors (unless eating or drinking). This restriction is in place until 4 June

· Do not attend the event if:

   - You have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19

   - You are positive for COVID-19

   - You have travelled overseas or been to a declared hotspot in the past 14 days

If the event is cancelled by Victorian Government restrictons at the time a full refund will be given.  Otherwise, refunds will only be given for cancellations 7 days prior to the event