Pinot by the Pier - perfect! By Andrea Kellett

Here’s a hint: if you like the allure of a Labour Day weekend spent sipping beautiful Mornington Peninsula pinot by the bay at Flinders Pier, book your tickets now. This elegant event, brought to us by the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association, continues to grow in popularity and a limited number of tickets will be available on the day.

Peninsula Piers & Pinots returns to the Flinders foreshore on March 11 for its 15th year with a wonderful selection of wineries participating once again. It has been held on the Sunday of the Labour Day long weekend since 2002 and takes place next to the pier between noon and 3pm.


Peninsula pinot producers will gather by the sea to showcase and offer tastings of a range of pinots. Food will be available to buy from George Bass Cafe, the Calamari Brothers and Red Hill Roast (soft drinks and coffee). Mingle with a glass in hand and enjoy music by the ever-popular Rob Papp to add to the fabulous festive vibe.  A wonderful range of wines will be available to taste and buy. The annual Piers & Pinots Yacht Race, conducted by the Flinders Yacht Club, will also be held on the day.

Tickets cost $40 a person and each ticket includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass, tasting notes and all wine tastings. Sea breezes, sunshine and good times are, of course, par for the course. Participating wineries this year are:  Baillieu Vineyard, Dexter Wines, Dromana Estate, Elgee Park Wines, Handpicked Wines, Kerri Greens, Mantons Creek, Montalto, Moorooduc Estate, Morning Sun Vineyard, Nazaaray Estate, Ocean Eight, Paringa Estate, Pt Leo Estate, Portsea Estate, Quealy Wines, Rahona Valley, Red Hill Estate, Tuck's Ridge, Stonier, Willow Creek Vineyard, Yabby Lake Vineyard and Yal Yal Estate.

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