A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Hop on a bus and enjoy a whistlestop vineyard tour
If you enjoy the luxury of an alcoholic beverage served in scenic surrounds, the Peninsula VineHop Festival may be just the event for you. Peninsula VineHop is a festival based across several venues, celebrating boutique beer, wine and traditional cider; all of which have been produced on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Grab some friends, hop on the bus and start your drinking journey!
Peninsula VineHop is a two-day festival happening on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. Your ticket gives you access to a range of venues, bus rides between venues and tastings at each location. There will be food trucks at each stop so you can line your stomach should you overindulge on the drinks side of things. Food is not included in the ticket price and comes at an additional cost as do any extra drinks you might wish to purchase. There will also be live music and DJs bringing you tunes, because let's face it; what is wine without music?
There are a variety of ticketing options ranging from the cheapest ($40) which gives you access to a single venue only, to the most expensive ($800) which gives you an 11 seater Private Adventure Bus (you will then need a General Admission ticket for $46 on top of this). Striking a good balance between these two options is the $83 Shuttle Ticket which gets you into between four and six venues and a seat on the hop-on, hop-off shared buses.
The venues themselves are typically set in lush surrounds with plenty of outdoor seating and views of the Peninsula's vineyards. Included in the line up are established wineries such as the Dromana Estate with its beautifully manicured gardens, and Mock Red Hill; famous for its cider and apple juice. Festivities at Mock Red Hill will be held right in the orchard among tractors and apple carts. For more information on venues, produce and tickets, follow this link to the VineHop website.