About The Picnic

Pack your basket, throw in the picnic rug and have your dancing shoes at the ready, The Peninsula Picnic, presented by INFINITI, is back with a new day, a hot line-up and a menu choc-full of local food and wine.

The Peninsula Picnic returns on Saturday April 1, 2017, and with headline act, The Cat Empire, at the helm, the Peninsula’s biggest food, wine and music festival is sure to feed the hungry soul.

Eight of the region’s best restaurants and five wineries have been hand picked to keep the crowds buzzing across the one-day festival along with cooking demonstrations of some of the region’s best produce by Melbourne chef Adam D’Sylva. Click on your favourites here to learn more, including the food menus available from each restaurant on the day complete with suggested wine pairings.

Set among the pristine greenery of the Mornington Racecourse, seamlessly blending the authenticity of a food and wine event with the fun and energy of a live music festival, The Peninsula Picnic presented by Infiniti, has built a name for itself as one of the best boutique festivals the state has to offer.
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At a Glance

Wine Education

Join us at the Wine Education tent to and hear from some of the Peninsula’s best wine experts, possibly enjoy a taste of their favourites.

12.30pm – MONTALTO Anthony Jones and Justin Crow. Grape juice to wine with Montalto

1.50pm – POLPERRO Sam Coverdale. Mornington Pinot Gris & Asian Food Pairing

3.20pm – QUEALY Kathleen Quealy. Pobblebonk at the Picnic.

4.50pm – T’GALLANT Jamie Hewet. Gris and Grigio: the difference starts in the Vineyard

Food & Wine

Take in the sights and smells of the amazing Mornington Peninsula food and wine offerings in the Grazer Grove. Enjoy the fabulous tastes from the comfort of your picnic rug.

Kid’s Corner

Nourish your child’s creativity and explore your own inner child with the expanded Kid’s corner. A range of fun to entertain from Craft Activities and Face painting to Pony and Carnival rides.

Lawn Games

No Picnic is complete without Lawn games. Wander over to toss around some boules or play a leisurely round of croquet on your way to Sweets Land & the Hayseed Market Stalls.

Sweets Lane

Discover your tastebuds with a fantastic range of sweet treats from local favourites.

Hayseed Market Stalls

Dotted around the picnic, check out the wares of local Peninsula market fare ranging from handmade clothing, locally produced cheese, olive oil to rustic bread, candles and homewares galore.

Pimms Lawn Bar

Relish the taste of Summer with a classic Pimms signature cocktail from the Pimms Lawn bar. Enjoy sunshine sips while lounging on the lawn.

Red Claw bar presented by Yabby Lake

Sample a selection of the Yabby Lake wines including the ‘Red Claw’ Pinot Gris and ‘Red Claw’ Pinot Noir.

Yak Ales Watering Hole 

The Yak Ale Watering hole will serve you all you could need, with craft beers and the smooth taste of Fat Yak Pale Ale. Wander over to the Fat Yak Float to taste your favorites on tap.

T’Gallant Shed Bar

The T’Gallant Bar is back once again serving up Cape Schank Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rose & Prosecco.