Merricks General Wine Store is delighted to host a busy program of events that showcase fine art, wine and food.

FOOD, WINE, ARTS & EVENTS

Well-known and loved chefs Maggie Beer and Stephanie Alexander have both launched books at Merricks General Wine Store; art exhibitions have been opened and, of course, new wines released. The heritage buildings provide a unique and welcoming venue for a variety of events.

HOLOS LUXURY KNITWEAR STYLING SESSION

THE FIFI REPORT IS COMING TO MERRICKS

Saturday 5th May 2018

YOU’RE INVITED TO HOLOS LUXURY KNITWEAR STYLING SESSION PRESENTED BY RENOWNED STYLIST FIFI MILNE. As the season cools, treat yourself to an afternoon of styling and fun as FiFi from The FiFi Report presents a style session of curated looks showcasing the versatility of HOLOS Luxury Knitwear in THE TRADERS at Merricks General Wine Store A range of looks […]

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AN EVENING WITH

MAGGIE BEER & PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS

27th April 2018, 6:30pm

An evening with Maggie Beer & professor Ralph Martins to celebrate their new book
‘Maggie’s recipe for life’

‘To have healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50….

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CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AT MGWS

In Full Stride – The story of Baillieu (Bails) Myer

17th April 2018, 12pm for 12:15pm

He’s a well-known local legend, founder of the wine industry on the Mornington Peninsula and part owner of Merricks General Wine Store.

You’re invited to join us for this very special lunch to celebrate the launch of In Full Stride
to be introduced by Bails’ son Rupert Myer.

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The Traders

AUTUMN TRADERS

29th March - 11th June 2018

The Traders at Merricks General Wine Store is returning. Featuring giftware for the home, winter essentials for the wardrobe, art, fine food, hampers and more, The Traders is a blend of essential classics and unexpected one off pieces curated by the Merricks General Wine Store. Introducing local artisans and travelled wares, the pop up instalment is not to be missed.

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HELLO MUSIC LOVERS

HELLO MUSIC LOVERS

15th March 2018, 6pm for 6:15pm

Two of Italy’s most renowned musicians, violinist Domenico Nordio & guitarist Massimo Scattolin, will play a concert on the Peninsula during their Asia/Australia tour.

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Music & tales for all ages

ONE NIGHT WITH TED EGAN

14th March 2018, 6pm

For the last 40 years Ted has been writing and recording songs about the Australian people who, to him, represent the real ethos of this country, perhaps the most multi cultural nation on earth. He has just completed his 30th album of songs!

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Cooking with kindness

COOKING WITH KINDNESS

9th March 2018, 12:00pm

Lunch with pam ahern, founder of edgar’s mission to celebrate the launch of her book ‘cooking with kindness’

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LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC

LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC

19th February 2018, 12pm for 12:30pm

We are sorry but this lunch is now sold out.
Lunch with Dick Smith AC
A spirited and informative afternoon with Dick Smith AC, as he discusses the principles behind his FAIR GO GROUP

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SUMMER TRADING HOURS

SUMMER TRADING HOURS

SUMMER TRADING HOURS

We will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Otherwise we will be open 7 days 8.30am to 5 pm. Our coffee window open 7-12 daily for coffee/juice on the run

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THE TRADERS

THE TRADERS

24th November 2017 - 28th January 2018

Giftware for the home, summer essentials for the wardrobe, art, fine food, hampers & more.
This summer, a unique mix of artisan Traders, inspired by the country, present their local and travelled wares.

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JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON

1st December 2017 - 12.00pm

Join us for a special lunch as we host David Wilkinson & Tamie Fraser to celebrate his stunning new book Grand Melbourne Gardens

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JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER

27th October 2017 - 12.00pm

French House Chic is Jane’s very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home – a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance.

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DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN

DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN

13th October 2017 - 6.30pm

Celebrating the launch of her new book GROW COOK NOURISH. Darina Allen is Ireland’s best known cook and a best-selling author

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PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH

PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH

15th September 2017 - 12noon

Nick Place will host this special lunch with Cameron & Sam Bloom.
The international best seller and 2017 illustrated book of the year winner Penguin Bloom – is a story of how a little magpie came to be a symbol of strength and hope for Sam Bloom who became paralysed on a family holiday.

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Book Launch

MEET THE AUTHOR LUNCH SERIES: CRUDEN FARM ‘GARDEN DIARIES’

2nd June 2017 - 12pm

Join us for a special lunch as we host Paul Bangay and Michael Morrison to celebrate the launch of Cruden Farm ‘Garden Diaries’. Gardener Michael Morrison worked alongside the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at her home Cruden Farm for many years to create one of Australia’s finest private gardens. His garden diaries reveal how the […]

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Seasonal Dinner Series

AUTUMN SEASONAL DINNER SERIES

28th April 2017

Join us for french country fare, superbly matched wines and stimulating conversation as we celebrate the makers and leaders in Australian Agriculture.

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THE TRADERS

IT’S BACK ‘THE TRADERS’

8th April to 5th June 2017

Giftware and furniture for the home, garden objects and outdoor, autumn essentials for the wardrobe, art and more. This autumn, a unique mix of artisan Traders, inspired by the country, present their local and travelled wares.

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Book Launch

DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAY

Thursday 10th November 2016 - 5pm

Drinks & canapés on the deck with Paul Bangay to celebrate the launch of his new book “COUNTRY GARDENS”

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Book Launch

Lunch with acclaimed author Graeme Simsion

Friday 23rd September 2016

Celebrating the launch of his new book The Best of Adam Sharp

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Music Event

Cousin Leonard & The Reunited

Friday 16th September 2016

A farewell for the Williams Brothers as they head off to Europe & UK to launch their latest album “Light Pass” -signed copies will be available on the night.

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Past Event

TRUFFLE MELBOURNE RED HILL POP UP WEEKEND

16th - 17th July 2016

Merricks General Wine Store is partaking in the Truffle Marketplace showcasing our homemade kitchen produce along with a range of Elgee Park and Baillieu wines.

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LORT SMITH LUNCHEON

Thursday 9th June 2016, 12.30pm

You are invited to attend a special 80th anniversary luncheon hosted by Lort Smith

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Break The Drought Dinner

Saturday 30th April 2016, 7pm - 10pm

After the driest Mornington Peninsula summer on Elgee Park record (since 1958) we are pulling out all stops to collectively break the drought!

Celebrate Autumn and all its offerings with the chef & the winemaker.

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Summer Trading Hours

December 2015 & Janaury 2016

Open until 7pm Fridays from 6th Nov 2015 & then everyday after Christmas until Sunday 24th Jan 2016
CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day & NY Day

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Merricks Twilight Mini Market

Friday 4th December 2015 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Come and join us on the deck and the lawn for THE FIRST EVER Merricks Twilight Mini Market.

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Lunch With Magda Szubanski

13th November 2015

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.

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Lunch With Paul Bangay

9 OCTOBER 2015

Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of plants.

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Lunch With Maggie Beer, A Culinary Icon

29 MAY 2015

Her line of products is arguably the most highly esteemed and much loved range for Australian gourmets.

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Lunch With Phillip Johnson

21 AUGUST 2015

Sustainable landscape designer, Phillip Johnson, believes that connecting with the earth is one of the most invigorating and energizing things you can do.

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Bastille Day

14 JULY 2015

Celebrate bastille day with the locals by the fire.

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African Safari Night

JULY AUGUST 2015

Join local Merricks man, Sean Willmore, on the frontline of conservation across the globe.

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Vignerons Club

Join up for the latest local wine news, tastings, events and offers.

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Art Gallery

Explore exhibitions of prominent Australian artists and sculptors in a heritage building.

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Functions

A versatile venue for a memorable occasion and successful function.

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Our Story

Evolution of a loved local 1920s store to bistro, gallery, cellar door produce store.

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