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Tantalising Tipplers Trek
The Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk will be staged on Saturday 7th May and offers participants the opportunity to celebrate the end of harvest with a tasting of the latest vintage and a meeting with local vignerons.
An historic rail-trail is included in the approximately 10 kilometre walk from Lindenderry at Red Hill to Merricks.
The Mornington Peninsula is home to some of Australia's best known grape varieties and some sensational wineries. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Regular stops along the way will feature wine tastings and local food at locations including Red Hill Epicurean, Paringa Estate, Stonier Wines and Merricks General Wine Store.
Buses will be available for the return journey to Lindenderry between midday and 3 PM.
The Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk is a great days exercise and a wonderful opportunity to experience some truly great wines. Photo: suphakit73 / freedigitalphotos.net
Bookings are essential and the all-inclusive price is $50 per person.
Last held in 2014 this event attracted 220 enthusiastic tipplers. All you'll need to enjoy the 2016 event is a pair of decent walking shoes and the desire to sample some great Mornington Peninsula produce.
The hugely popular Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk attracts large numbers of enthusiasts keen to sample great Peninsula wines and produce. Photo: satin_srihim / freedigitalphotos.net
Lindenderry at Red Hill is just one hour's drive from Melbourne CBD via the M1, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the M11.
It's 1 Hour 15 Minutes via the M3, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the M11.