Mornington Peninsula Pinot Week | 8 – 16 October 2011

Mornington Peninsula is "pinot central" next month with a host of events in the region as well as across Melbourne! A series of "partnership dinners" on the Peninsula will see wineries join together with local chefs to showcase their best expressions of the grape alongside fabulous food. But don't think traditional wine dinner here - many of the events are "hands-on", from barrel tastings and exploring back vintages to personal winery tours and are followed by dinner with the winemakers cooked by a local chef and thoughtfully matched to a range of wines.

By day, there are more restaurant & cellar door events, including cooking demos + wine tastings, degustation lunches, benchmark tastings and a "winemaker for the day" hands-on event that will see keen wine lovers trying their hand at blending their own pinot. It's a great chance to meet some of the country's best pinot producers while tasting, learning and enjoying the fruits of their labours.

A full program of events is available here, at www.mpva.com.au or by phoning (03) 5989 2377