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01 Oct: Spring on the Peninsula 18 October 2019

There’s no better time than Spring on the Mornington Peninsula. After a long, cold and windy winter, Spring is the season of renewal. Glorious flowers, fruit and veg in abundance and wine, sweet sweet wine. To celebrate all things local and Spring, South Beach and Volpino are holding a Spring on the Peninsula dinner. The best of local produce, matched with the finest booze available. Ben and Nathan will be doing their thing and Emma the Somm will take care of the rest. This promises to be a cracker, so get your tickets now…

Date: 18/10/2019
Tickets: $120 per person
Time: 7:00 PM

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09 Sep: Oktoberfest 5 October 2019

That’s right, October is almost upon us and with it the time for Wurst and Weiss Beer. In homage to our German friends and beer lovers near and far we will be hosting a night of festivities focusing on all things beer. Food to match, created by our fab chefs, Nathan and Ben, this promises to showcase the best of local and international beers all under one roof. Our last beer dinner was a sell out, so get your mates together and book a table now!

Date: 5/10/2019
Tickets: $100 per person
Time: 6:30 PM

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18 Jul: Hearty Reds – 15 August 2019

Cold nights, hearty food, hearty wines. Need I say much more? Hearty reds is a crowd favourite. Take a selection of some of the finest full-bodied reds from some of the premier regions of the world and pair them with some beautiful food from our talented chefs. Tickets are limited and are bound to sell out fast, so reserve your spot now.

Date: 15/08/2019
Tickets: $120 per person
Time: 7:00 PM

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26 Jun: Bastille Day – 13 July 2019

Don your Beret, dig out your striped pullover and glue on your fake ‘tache, because it’s Bastille Day. One of the most enjoyable days on the calendar of events, Bastille day celebrates all things French. 5 delectable courses and canapes on arrival paired with some fabulous French varietals. Organise a group or come as a couple, it’s up to you, but get your bookings sorted as we are limited to 60 and it will sell out.

Date: 13/07/2019
Ticket: $120 per person
Time: 7pm

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26 Apr: Local Beer Dinner – 2019

8 beers, 8 courses, mid winter. Sound alright? A great excuse to get your mates together, book a table and try some of the best that the Peninsula has to offer. Our friends from Hickinbotham, Jetty Road, Red Hill and Mornington Breweries have all jumped on board and are frothing (pun intended) to showcase their finest. Last years was an absolute blast, so we are tweaking it a little and going again. Nathan and Em are already working on their menu, so book now.

Date: 15/06/2019
Tickets: $100 per person
Time: 6:30 pm

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03 Apr: Mexican Fiesta

Alright, so this one is a bit left field, but why not have some fun with it? And, who doesn’t love Mexican food? There will be a bit of cheating going on here, as it won’t strictly be Mexican wine, but rather a mix of the best that Central and South America has to offer. And it won’t just be Mendoza. Once again, the chefs will be doing their best to ensure that the food and wine is paired seamlessly and Emma will be searching far and wide to find the best examples from the region.

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01 Mar: Greece Part 2

We all know just how good the food of Greece has always been, but was anyone else as surprised as we were by the quality of wines served up at the last Greek dinner? We were so taken by the standard that we have had them on the list at Volpino ever since. Emma has been busy upping her knowledge of the varieties, ready to drop some more surprises, whilst the chefs have been playing with all things Grecian in preparation for round 2.

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01 Mar: Italy vs Australia

And we’re back for 2019. Our first wine dinner is a slight jig on our standard. Rather than focussing on a single country or region, it will be a comparative affair. Italy versus Australia. Not a battle per se, but rather a night of friendly competition and comparison. How does a Sangiovese from the King valley compare to it’s Tuscan rival? And how does the food compliment those varietals? Set across five courses, created and prepared by our chefs Nathan and Emily with matching wines from our Somm-in- Chief, Emma Mordue.

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05 Feb: Valentines Day Dinner

South Beach will be offering a Five Course Set menu for Valentine’s Day. The menu will be a showcase all of the beautiful seafood that the Peninsula and Australia have to offer.
(A vegetarian menu will also be available)

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21 Sep: Champagne & Sparkling Wines of the World

For something different we will be hosting a cocktail style function celebrating all things bubbles. A free roaming affair on a weekend evening. Come along and enjoy the start of the festive season in a very different format. Emma, Nathan and Matt have worked hard to come up with some great matches for this one. Don’t miss out!

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18 Sep: Emma’s Choice

Take a tour of the land of the Long White Cloud with your host Emma Mordue. Expect some classic drops, but be prepared for some leftfield selections and some amazing food to match. Chefs Matt Campbell and Nathan Torrens have designed a stellar menu to compliment Emma’s selections.

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13 Sep: Wines of New Zealand

Take a tour of the land of the Long White Cloud with your host Emma Mordue. Expect some classic drops, but be prepared for some leftfield selections and some amazing food to match. Chefs Matt Campbell and Nathan Torrens have designed a stellar menu to compliment Emma’s selections.