All aboard the VineHop shuttle

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A new Sunday shuttle has been introduced for the third annual Peninsula VineHop Festival next month, making it even easier for everyone to experience the best beverages the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Twenty-six Peninsula-based wine, beer, spirit and cider brands will feature across 10 venues for the popular festival on the weekend of November 16-17.

VineHop founder Lisa MacGregor said the Sunday shuttle will visit Red Hill Estate at The Briars, Phaedrus Estate, Merricks General Wine Store at Baillieu, and Hickinbotham of Dromana.  “The two shuttle bus options for Saturday sold out really quickly this year, and most of the tour options have also now sold out,” Lisa said. “The Sunday shuttle provides people with more choice about how they experience VineHop. We know some people will prefer the Sunday, which we expect will have fewer people and a more chilled vibe.”

Also new this year is the Festival Hub at Red Hill Estate at The Briars. “Some people dislike travelling on buses, some want to drive and stay in one location, and others would like to bring kids with them. The Festival Hub ticks all those boxes and still provides a memorable VineHop experience, with pop-up bars, music, food trucks and more all in the one location.”

Tickets for the Festival Hub for Saturday and Sunday are free of charge for children under 18, and private 54 and 24-seat buses are available for both days.

New brands participating in this year’s festival are the much-loved Foxeys Hangout, gluten-free beer brand Two Bays Brewing Co, Balnarring vineyard Is Blue and Dromana-based Mr Little Cider. “We’re thrilled to welcome new brands to VineHop this year. It showcases the incredible variety of wines, beers, spirits and ciders the Peninsula has to offer, and enhances the experience of festival-goers.” 

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