FLAVOURS OF THE SEA, FLAVOURS OF THE VINE
Harry Mussels runs a mussel farm in the cold pristine waters of Western Port Bay where Harry’s boat is tied to the Flinders’ Pier. Visit Harry to watch him prepare mussels from his Conchilia van while enjoying a local wine and views across to the Nobbies.
CHIN, CHIN, IT’S GIN TIME
The region’s first distillery, Bass and Flinders produce a range of gin, vodka, grappa and limoncello. Refined grape spirit is used to make triple-distilled gin with distinctive flavours. A gin-making workshop allows you to craft your own herb infused gin.
WINTER WINEMAKER FOR A DAY
A tasting at Willow Creek Vineyard allows guests to experience the quiet solitude of the winter barrel room and meet one of the region’s premium winemakers. Taste wines from barrel to learn about winemaking styles before braving the elements for anafternoon vineyard ramble.
Mornington Peninsula Chocolate is a gourmet emporium in Flinders and the place to indulge in freshly made sweets. For cold winter days, Chocolatier, Milton has conjured a brilliant hot chocolate drink which is the yummiest mouthful of sweetness you’ll try.
During the Winter Wine Weekend, the regional tasting has fifty cellar doors bunched under the one roof. On this day, wine buffs can enjoy bold and adventurous new flavours and taste whole-bunch pinot noir from across the region. The stars of the show are wines with savoury flavours and firm tannins that are perfect with winter stews. Plunge in!