Seasonal Opening Times
SEASONAL OPENING TIMESClosed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day
The Merricks General Wine Store will be closed on the following days over the festive season.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years DayFULL DETAILS
THE TRADERSFriday 30 November - Monday 18 January, 9am - 4pm daily
The Traders returns to Merricks General Wine Store from Friday 30 November with one of our biggest and most exciting collections yet.
Featuring luxury summer apparel and accessories, exciting homewares, unique & Christmas gift ideas and inspired art, Merricks is delighted to announce the following Traders this season.FULL DETAILS
Extended Friday Opening Hours
WITH THE DAYS GETTING LONGER, SO HAVE OUR OPENING HOURS EVERY FRIDAY !Every Friday
We are now open until 9pm each Friday for wine, food, & our usual relaxed & friendly atmosphere.
With charcuterie & cheese available all afternoon, then more substantial offerings from 5pm, a little or a lot is fine with us!
Our Cellar Door is also open until 9, for tastings & to stock up for the weekend!
OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK
OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND14th, 21st, 28th November & 5th December
With the first course being a sell-out, and some eager ‘wine-connoisseurs-in-the-making’ missing out, we are re-running our 4 week wine course with Ed Merrison.
We are thinking balmy, wine-centric evenings on the vine covered deck (all in the name of education, of course!) with inside the store as the back-up plan…..
The Thin Green Line
AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH A SERIOUS TONE6.30pm Friday 14th September 2018
An evening of food, wine, music, cinema & discussion.
The Thin Green Line presents the premiere of
RANGER TO RANGER
Saturday 14th July 2018
BASTILLE DAY DINNERSaturday 14th July 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm
Oh là là…..
It is Patrice’s favourite day of the year!
Indulge in an evening of French food & fine wine with friends, old & new at long tables.
A three course dinner prepared by head chef Patrice Repellin in an ode to his homeland.
with Ed Merrison
BASIC WINE COURSEWednesday evening sessions; 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August 2018
Don’t know your Arneis from your elbow? Don’t fear – here’s your chance to find out all you wanted to know about wine but were too afraid to ask.
We are putting on an informal, four-week wine course to explore the basics of wine – what to expect, how to taste & how to make the most of your discoveries.FULL DETAILS
MERRICKS HOUSE COLLECTIVE SERIES
PAPER & PENCILSunday 24th June 2018
You’re invited to the inaugural Merricks House Collective series – Paper & Pencil, an afternoon with Miodrag Jankovic, 40 years in the making, at the Merricks House Gallery. The first of a series of talks & artistic workshops, that combines art, conversation, fine food & wine into an afternoon designed to nurture your creative side.FULL DETAILS
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
IL PADRINO WOODFIRED PIZZAFriday, Saturday & Sunday evening 8th - 10th June 2018
Each evening this weekend Nino & Miriam, of Il Padrino Woodfired Pizza will be cooking their flavourful traditional pizzas here at Merricks in their custom made woodfired oven.
No bookings required, simply come along with family & friends for an informal evening of wine & pizza by the fire.
Gluten free pizzas available on request.FULL DETAILS
HOLOS LUXURY KNITWEAR STYLING SESSION
THE FIFI REPORT IS COMING TO MERRICKSSaturday 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 […]FULL DETAILS
AN EVENING WITH
MAGGIE BEER & PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS27th 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….FULL DETAILS
CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AT MGWS
In Full Stride – The story of Baillieu (Bails) Myer17th 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.
AUTUMN TRADERS29th 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.FULL DETAILS
HELLO MUSIC LOVERS
HELLO MUSIC LOVERS15th 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.FULL DETAILS
Music & tales for all ages
ONE NIGHT WITH TED EGAN14th 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!FULL DETAILS
Cooking with kindness
COOKING WITH KINDNESS9th March 2018, 12:00pm
Lunch with pam ahern, founder of edgar’s mission to celebrate the launch of her book ‘cooking with kindness’FULL DETAILS
LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC
LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC19th 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
SUMMER TRADING HOURS
SUMMER TRADING HOURSSUMMER 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 runFULL DETAILS
THE TRADERS24th 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.
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON1st 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 GardensFULL DETAILS
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER27th 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.FULL DETAILS
DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN
DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN13th 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 authorFULL DETAILS
PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH
PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH15th 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.
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 […]FULL DETAILS
Seasonal Dinner Series
AUTUMN SEASONAL DINNER SERIES28th April 2017
Join us for french country fare, superbly matched wines and stimulating conversation as we celebrate the makers and leaders in Australian Agriculture.FULL DETAILS
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.FULL DETAILS
DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAYThursday 10th November 2016 - 5pm
Drinks & canapés on the deck with Paul Bangay to celebrate the launch of his new book “COUNTRY GARDENS”FULL DETAILS
Lunch with acclaimed author Graeme SimsionFriday 23rd September 2016
Celebrating the launch of his new book The Best of Adam SharpFULL DETAILS
Cousin Leonard & The ReunitedFriday 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.FULL DETAILS
TRUFFLE MELBOURNE RED HILL POP UP WEEKEND16th - 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.FULL DETAILS
Break The Drought DinnerSaturday 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.FULL DETAILS
Summer Trading HoursDecember 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
Merricks Twilight Mini MarketFriday 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.FULL DETAILS
Lunch With Magda Szubanski13th 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.FULL DETAILS
Lunch With Paul Bangay9 OCTOBER 2015
Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of plants.FULL DETAILS
Lunch With Phillip Johnson21 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.FULL DETAILS
Join up for the latest local wine news, tastings, events and offers.
Explore exhibitions of prominent Australian artists and sculptors in a heritage building.
A versatile venue for a memorable occasion and successful function.
Evolution of a loved local 1920s store to bistro, gallery, cellar door produce store.