February 2015

06 - 07 February

7th Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration

Tim Atkin MW at Mornington Peninsula Celebration in February 2015
The 7th Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration is taking place on the 6th and 7th February 2015.

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06 February

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22 February

2015 Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition

2015 Sculpture Exhibition opens at Montalto. Winner of $30,000 acquisitive prize announced. Open dailyFree entry. Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition on daily 11am – 5pm until May 3, free entry

March 2015

01 March

First (Wine) Sunday – Grape Tasting

Tasting grapes in the vineyard at this time of year is an exciting challenge for the senses, with sugars, flavours, colour and phenolics all ripening quickly. See how the flavours change and what we look for when trying to nail the perfect time to pick.
* Meet at Cellar Door for this session

01 March

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Lunch – Mornington Versus Yarra

Discover the unique sub-regional differences of single vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir from all corners of the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley with winemakers from Montalto and Giant Steps. Lunch will be a shared table format within the Montalto dining room with beautiful local produce from the wood-fired rotisserie.

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20 March

Good Conversation, Great Wine, Hannie Rayson BOOKED OUT

Playwright Hannie Rayson is a much-loved Australian institution, author of hits Life After George and Hotel Sorrento. Her memoir presents scenes from her own life, with all the insight, wit and narrative flair she has perfected in her plays.

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29 March

Peninsula Picnic

We are thrilled to be taking part in The Peninsula Picnic,  a brand new food, wine and music gathering

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April 2015

03 April

Good Friday

05 April

First (Wine) Sunday – Winery Tour

Our Winemaker Simon says, ‘good winemaking is about attention to detail’. A tour of the winery will show you how we do it and why, together with the little things that make a difference. Follow Simon with his valanche (fancy French word for barrel sampling device)and sample our new vintage wines from barrel.

05 April

Easter Sunday

17 April

Good conversation, Great Wine – Kate Grenville BOOKED OUT

Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most treasured writers. Author of The Idea of Perfection and The Secret River. Her soon to be released book, One Life: My Mother's Story, is an intimate account of her mother's life, drawing on the fragments of memoir she left behind.

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May 2015

10 May

Mothers Day

Celebrate your Mum, your kids' Mum, your grandmother with lunch at Montalto. Take your time over your choice of three courses with no double sittings. Early bookings are essential for this very popular day. $95 per adult, $55 per child. Please call 03 5989 8412 to make a reservation.

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15 May

Good conversation, great wine – Ramona Kovall BOOKED OUT

Ramona Koval is one of Australia’s most loved literary figures, thanks to her many years ruling the Radio National airwaves as the host of The Book Show. She’s famous for shining the spotlight on her bookish guests, at the ABC and as the host of The Monthly’s book club. In her new book, Bloodhound, the interviewer extraordinaire gets personal, inviting us on an intimate journey to track down her father.

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June 2015

06 - 08 June

Winter Wine Weekend

Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Fest (Saturday, 11am – 4pm), an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program. For more information click HERE.

July 2015

04 - 05 July

Abundance Olive Festival

Join us as we celebrate the 2015 olive harvest with our Abundance Olive Festival. Our annual weekend celebration offers something for everyone.

Be the first to try the new season Montalto olive oils, with estate olives and yummy foods to stock your pantry with. Wander the market filled with local and hand crafted products with Red Hill Cheese, Olieve & Olie, artwork from CSC and fine wool knits by The Knit Studio. The Kids Corner keeps the little ones happy, with Fairy Crystal entrancing them with her stories and face painting, garden stake painting. A ride on the tractor drawn olive express and a special kids only olive pip spitting competition makes the day a memorable one.

ABUNDANCE LUNCH AT MONTALTO
Sunday lunch is a shared table experience as one long table runs the length of the dining room. Abundant, shared platters offer chef Barry Davis the opportunity to showcase the seasonal harvest of the estate. Challenge for the mantle of Olive Pip Spitting Champion and wear the championship crown! The procession of the new season oils is the icing on the cake.
$90 per person for food, including welcome glass of bubbly or martini.

Abundance is an all weather event and entry is free.