AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR
Summer may be nearly over, though it was a strange Summer this year, don’t you think? Autumn is definitely in the air and is so beautiful down here on the Peninsula. The living is mellow and the peninsula is peaceful. It is a time to soak up all the joys and indulge in all the delicacies, without the crowds. Take a look at what’s on for Autumn on the Mornington Peninsula. Below are just some of the events happening in our neck of the woods this Autumn. Grab some friends and plan a weekend escape.
Bathe in Cinema at the Hot Springs
Have you ever watched a movie whilst soaking in a pool? Imagine being able to watch a movie submerged in a hot spring pool whilst also gazing at the show of stars in the sky.
Grab your partner or gather the gang and head to the Bath House Amphitheatre for the summer season of Bathe in Cinema. Each Friday night from the 14th February to the 6 March 2020 at 8.00pm.
Point Nepean Craft Market
Who doesn’t love a good craft market?! Located in one of the State’s most picturesque settings, in the Point Nepean national park, the Portsea Nepean Craft market has so much to offer.
Flowers bunched and potted spill out onto the walkway at the entrance, music can be heard in the distance. Follow the sandy road through the stalls, stopping to have a chat with the bakers, makers, and growers you meet along the way.
A foodie’s delight, be sure to come hungry.
Saturday 7th March – 9am – 2pm
Peninsula Piers & Pinots
Mornington Peninsula Pinot producers will gather by the sea at our annual Labour Day weekend showcase to taste a range of Pinots along with local food to purchase and live music add to the festive vibe. A wonderful range of wines will be available to taste and to enjoy by the sea. The annual Piers & Pinots Yacht Race, conducted by the Flinders Yacht Club, will also be run during the long weekend (conditions/weather permitting).
Mornington Peninsula Piers & Pinots is an all weather event, held at Flinders foreshore adjacent to the pier. Tickets are $40 per person and each ticket includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass, tasting notes and all wine tastings between 12noon – 3pm.
This year’s stellar line up of wineries will be: Baillieu Vineyard, Dexter,Dromana Estate, Elgee Park, Handpicked Wines, Kyberd Hills, Manton’s Creek, Montalto, Morning Sun Vineyard, Nazaaray Estate, Ocean Eight, Paring Estate, Pt. Leo Estate, Quealy Winemakers, Rahona Valley, Red Hill Estate, Stonier, Tucks, Willow Creek, Yabby Lake and Yal Yal Estate.
Sunday 8th March – 12noon – 3pm
The Hidden Kitchen at Tootgarook
If you haven’t found The Hidden Kitchen yet, you’re truly missing out!
Everything handmade & homemade, from their famous pies & pasties, to their delicious desserts, cakes & biscuits, they make everything from scratch, and not a menu in sight! (they can be a little too constrictive…)
Using local (From their gardens or Tootgarook when possible!) produce, we create a fantastic range of yummy delights every day. Homemade jams & relishes festoon the shelves, our fridge is chock full of edible goodies, from house-smoked pulled pork rolls to handmade family sized quiche, there’ll be something for everyone!
Just a five-minute drive from the world-famous Peninsula Hot Springs, and the ideal spot to head to either before or after your spa treatment or dip!
Where to Stay for the long weekend
We do still have a few properties left available over the Labour Day weekend, but you will need to be quick not to miss out. Check availability here. If you can’t get away that weekend we would love to have you come and stay during Autumn. Let us know what you are looking for and we would be happy to help you find that perfect escape. www.oceanbluecoastalretreats.com.au