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Everything You Need To See And Try At Peninsula Picnic This March

By Jessica Ellis
18th Mar 2022

Top tunes and drool-worthy food, name a better Saturday afternoon. Lucky for us, after a two-year hiatus, Peninsula Picnic returns on Saturday, March 19. Our social cal is so ready.

This year's festival features a stacked line-up of Aussie performers, plus food and booze from some of our most loved producers. Whether you're after slow-cooked BBQ or locally-distilled spirits, here's everything you need to eat, drink and see at Peninsula Picnic.

Catch A Gig While You're There

Headlining the show is Bernard Fanning, delivering the singer-songwriter vibes we all know and love. He's supported by Urban List faves, Boy & Bear, who are sure to get you swaying with their '70s-inspired tracks. Add to the mix sounds from Mama Kin Spender, Amaru Tribe and Steph Strings, and you've got a stellar afternoon. Grab some grub, kick back in the sun and soak up the good vibes from some of Australia's best artists.

Devour All Of The Food

Taste the best of what the Peninsula has to offer, minus the travel time. The festival hosts tucker from top eateries around town, exploring fresh regional produce and lip-smacking flavours.

First on the agenda is D.O.C Mornington, Melbourne's go-to Italian eatery. You'll find them dishing up the Neopolitan pizza and mozzarella of your dreams. Or, swing by Red Gum BBQ for a real taste of melt-in-your-mouth Southern meats. There is also a home-style menu from The Stables, which features pork porchetta with crusty rolls. We're sold.

Sip Your Way Through The Peninsula

Sort your sober driver because one thing is for sure, you'll want to taste all the drops at this festival. This year's line-up of local wine producers is unmatched, including tastings from four of the best vineyards in the region.

Barmah Park Wines are serving their go-to Arthurs Seat range, as well as a peek at the Premium Lighthouse bottles and Limited Vintage labels. Montalto is bringing their cellar door to you, while Prancing Horse offers a glimpse into the flavours of biodynamic wine. Meanwhile, there are more than enough award-winning bottles to try from Paringa Estate. Pinot, shiraz or chardonnay, anyone?

Lift Your Spirits With Artisan Distillers

This year, joining the team at Peninsula Picnic are two of Mornington's go-to watering holes. The Peninsula's first distillery, Bass and Flinders, is slinging top-shelf gins, brandies and liqueurs.  Inspired by the region's flavours, you simply have to try their premium Ochre brandy. Fine-aged, double-distilled and influenced by chardonnay grapes—it's perfection. 

Is rum is more your thing? You'll be wrapped to know the cocktail bar, Jimmy Rum, is also joining the party. Whether it's their very own in-house blend or an imported label, there's sure to be something to fit your taste.  

supported by Urban List faves, Boy & Bear, who are sure to get you swaying with their '70s-inspired tracks. Add to the mix sounds from Mama Kin Spender, Amaru Tribe and Steph Strings, and you've got a stellar afternoon. Grab some grub, kick back in the sun and soak up the good vibes from some of Australia's best artists.

The Details

What: Peninsula Picnic
When: Saturday, March 19
Where: Mornington Racecourse, 320 Racecourse Road, Mornington
Cost: $109 | Pick up your tickets here

Editor's note: This article is sponsored by MRC Peninsula and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.


 

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