Winery walk returns bigger and better By Andrea Kellett

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The Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk returns on Saturday, May 5, and this year’s event promises a new venue and exciting new-vintage wines to sample along the way.

The unique format sees wine lovers sampling food and sipping wine among the vines and in the cellar doors of some of the Peninsula’s best wineries. It is run by the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association and it is growing in popularity each year.

The meandering 7km walk follows a historical rail track from Red Hill to Merricks. It’s a unique way to combine exercise, great wine, scenery and more with family and friends outdoors. You’ll meet Peninsula vignerons, learn about current vintage wines and taste a variety of wines complemented by a fine selection of food.

The MPVA donates profits from tickets sold to the Fred Hollows Foundation, a charity that works to end avoidable blindness. The 2017 walk raised about $5500 for the foundation and organisers hope to raise even more this year.

This year’s event welcomes the new Pt Leo Estate at Merricks to the itinerary. It also offers a more intimate format, with six guided walking groups and numbers limited to 50 walkers in each. The first group sets off at 8.30am, with the remaining groups following half-hourly after that.

It’s a solid day of supreme enjoyment Peninsula-style. For full details and to book, head to



When: Saturday, May 5, first walk sets off at 8.30am