An artist talk in Merricks House Art Gallery
CANCELLED – LUDWIG LEICHHARDT 1844-1845Saturday 28th March, 3pm - 4pm
Unfortunately the artist talk planned for Saturday 28th March will not be going ahead. An overland expedition from Brisbane to Port Essington. A discussion of the legacy of Ludwig Leichhardt’s epic 5500km trek including indigenous perspectives on the first European to travel into the Northern Territory. Both talks are free. Limited seating.FULL DETAILS
An artist talk in Merricks House Art Gallery
SONGLINES OF ARNHEM LANDSaturday 21st March, 3pm - 4pm
A floor talk about the cultural mapping project around the Roper River region & South-East Arnhem Land. 1996-2020. The mapping project began as a way of recording oral histories with elders so that they could pass on their knowledge to their grandchildren. Both talks are free. Limited seating.FULL DETAILS
An invitation to join us for
YARNS ABOUT COUNTRY IN A CLIMATE OF CHANGEFriday 13th March, 6:30pm
The Schatzkammer installation raises deep questions about the way we view Australia in a time of climate crisis and cultural uncertainty. Through stories of lost explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, it brings the European scientific idea of ‘collection’ into dialogue with Gulf Country Indigenous cultural mapping. The installation uses these same cultural questions to think deeply about […]FULL DETAILS
An invitation to join us for an
INTIMATE LUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST ZIGGY SWITKOWSKIPast Event
An invitation to join us for an intimate lunch with special guest Ziggy Switkowski as he discusses ‘OUR DIGITALLY ENHANCED LIVES IN THE 2020’s’ Since the emergence of the internet in the mid-nineties, there has been a breathtaking explosion of technologies (exploiting 24/7 connectivity, ubiquity & speed of broadband, miniaturization, mobility, the Cloud ), devices […]FULL DETAILS
a Summer house with an edge’
‘Launching The TradersPast Event
The Traders is back with its sixth instalment and a wave of exciting new artists and designers to give your house or wardrobe a new lease on life this Summer… Merricks House will undergo yet another transformation this season. Taking inspiration from the cool, classic undertones of the Amalfi Coast – soft light, pastel colours […]FULL DETAILS
FOUNDER & CEO OF ANIMALS ASIA
EVENING WITH DR JILL ROBINSON MBEPast Event
Over 10,000 moon bears are currently trapped in tiny cages on bear bile ‘farms’ throughout Asia. Jill Robinson and her team at Animals Asia have rescued over 600 bears in China and Vietnam and recently signed a historic agreement with the Vietnamese government to finally end bear bile farming in that country. Join us and […]FULL DETAILS
Merricks General Wine Store
OUR FIRST EVER GARAGE SALEPast Event
Our first ever Merricks General Wine Store GARAGE SALE 2 DAYS ONLY OF MASSIVE DISCOUNTS Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 9-4pm HOMEWARES FURNITURE BOOKS LOTS MORE… An event not to be missed! *no holds or early callers* *cash & eftpos accepted*FULL DETAILS
SARA STORER RAINDANCE CONCERT
21-TIME GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER SARA STORER COMING TO MERRICKS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Sara will be supported by her brother, Greg StorersPast Event
Writing from the heart and singing from the soul, surveying the people and land around you and letting stories inspire your creativity and guide your craft. That’s what makes a songwriter genuine and honest and 21-time Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer has consistently shown she personifies those qualities. In fact, she’s done that right from […]FULL DETAILS
Q. Which white grape can be dry & aromatic, complex & sweet or even splashed into a red wine for extra lift? A. The Jewel of the Rhône - Viognier of course!
A WINE DINNER WITH A DIFFERENCE… A SPLASH OF THE RHÔNEPast Event
Join us for a rare opportunity & a Peninsula first that will showcase the many guises of Viognier, a grape variety that has often been lost in the shadows of more popular Burgundian varieties but is now starting to see some of the spotlight as wine drinkers become more knowledgeable, curious & adventurous.FULL DETAILS
WE WARMLY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH & HEAR ABOUT A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF EDGAR’S MISSION...
TINY ACTS OF KINDNESS REALLY DO CHANGE THE WORLDPast Event
Pam Ahern, who is best known for her incredible acts of kindness towards animals, invites you to a lunch to be held at Merricks General Wine Store. Pam will talk about what Edgar’s Mission has achieved in the last year including the launch of their Tiny House Experience where you can stay and have the rescue animals as your companions.FULL DETAILS
5 courses of handmade Italian cuisine prepared by guest chef Carmine Carannante
SCUGNIZZO VISITS MERRICKSPast Event
For Owner & Head Chef Carmine Carannante, the sight of watching his mother sauté onion & garlic, the thrill of helping his grandmother roll gnocchi on a Sunday & the wonder of learning the traditional and fine art of Italian cooking from them, are memories that still make him smile.FULL DETAILS
Dinner & stories with Bernie Shakeshaft from 'BackTrack' in celebration of the launch of his new book 'Back on Track'
MAKING A DIFFERENCEPast Event
Bernie Shakeshaft is the founder and CEO of BackTrack Youth Works in Armidale, New South Wales. Living and working for many years in the Northern Territory, Bernie had a range of jobs before deciding to make his vision of working with disadvantaged young people a reality.FULL DETAILS
An afternoon of conversation, food & wine
AN INTIMATE LUNCH with NGV Director Tony Ellwood AMPast Event
Tony is a leading figure in the Australian arts sector & Director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). He began his career as an Aboriginal Art Coordinator, working at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Kununurra; then worked as a Curator at the NGV, specialising in major international curatorial projects.FULL DETAILS
Casual country dinner & show, drinks at bar prices
A Dinner with OUTBACK SONGMAN Ted EganPast Event
The extraordinary life of one of Australia’s great raconteurs and bush musicians, told in his own words.
They don’t make them like Ted anymore. He’s the quintessential bush storyteller; he has rubbed shoulders with some of the best-known and least-known of his countrymen and women, and he can wring a heart-wrenching song out of a beer carton.
DINNER & SHOW - 3 NIGHTS ONLY
VOTE FANNY FOR PRESIDENTPast Event
After sell-out shows at last year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia’s favourite French woman, Fanny Bouffante comes to Merricks General Wine Store for the Bastille Weekend.Fanny is in the midst of her campaign to run for French President! In her show ‘Scandals’ Fanny talks about serious issues like poverty, terrorism & haute couture. Listen to her espouse cutting edge policies like mandatory detention for anyone wearing active wear, free Romanian mannies (sterilised) & euthanasia …for vegans.FULL DETAILS
BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER
BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNERPast Event
Kick off the long weekend & Winter Wine Fest with a convivial dinner at shared tables with family, friends & neighbours.Using his own family recipe, Chef Patrice Repellin’s beef-cheek bourguignon matched to our winter wines from Elgee Park & Baillieu, encapsulates the perfect winter evening.FULL DETAILS
LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS
LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERSPast Event
Rogers is a distinguished & internationally recognised contemporary artist; one of Australia’s most successful.Rogers’ body of work is substantial & includes 51 major stone structures (geoglyphs) which comprise the ‘Rhythms of Life’ project. This enterprise is the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world; a connected set of drawings on the earth which encircle the globe & are visible from space, being the first land art project to be documented by satellite. This unique and unprecedented project has involved more than 7,500 people in 16 countries across all seven continents over 16 years.FULL DETAILS
Free event - In The Traders at Merricks House Art Gallery
THE GOLDEN THREAD BOOK SIGNING WITH AMELIA DONNELLYPast Event
Author talk by Amelia Donnelly, writer of ‘The Golden Thread’.All welcome. Books available for sale & signing.
Amelia Donnelly writes from the heart in this new picture book, which follows a young girl called Rosie learning to deal with the sudden loss of her big brother.Amelia is a primary school teacher committed to supporting the mental health of our youth and this book provides a framework for dealing with challenging emotions.
Saturday May 11th 2019
MERRICKS CHOCOLATE CAKE COMPETITIONPast Event
We are searching for the BEST HOME BAKED CHOCOLATE CAKE on the Mornington Peninsula…..
Cakes will be judged on their flavour, texture & general appearance. Added decoration/s will not form part of the judging process.Judges- Bails Myer, Samantha Baillieu & Cuvée Chocolatier Deniz Karaca
Friday 3rd May 2019
LUNCH WITH JONO LA NAUZEPast Event
Environment Victoria is the state’s peak environment group & is working with local campaigners including the Save Westernport alliance to stop AGL’s gas import terminal. Come along for exclusive briefing on the campaign from Environment Victoria CEO Jono La Nauze & senior campaign staff. You will hear the inside story on the campaign & how you can support it.FULL DETAILS
Open daily until 10 June 9am - 4pm
AUTUMN / WINTER TRADERS LAUNCHPast Event
Winter is coming with a contemporary collection of exciting lifestyle pieces for the home & wardrobe at Merricks.
Join us as we introduce new traders presenting their range of local & travelled wares designed to inspire & excite this season.
Saturday 23 March 2019
BRUNCH WITH LUCY STANTONPast Event
An opportunity to hear African tales, garner travel inspiration and a chance to ask any questions if an adventure such as this is on your wish list!FULL DETAILS
Friday 18th January 2019
PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH NICK CATERPast Event
WELCOMING BAILS MYER’S GUEST OF INTEREST NICK CATER
Please join us for lunch with Nick Cater as he discusses
‘Politics in the Facebook Era’
Saturday 12th January 2019
BOHEMIAN LIVINGPast Event
A SUMMER EVENING WITH ROBYN LEA TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF HER NEW BOOK BOHEMIAN LIVING
Please join us for wine & canapes on the veranda with Robyn Lea, author of Bohemian Living – Creative Homes Around The WorldFULL DETAILS
THE TRADERSPast Event
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
OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK
OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMANDPast Event
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 TONEPast Event
An evening of food, wine, music, cinema & discussion.
The Thin Green Line presents the premiere of
RANGER TO RANGER
BASTILLE DAY DINNERPast Event
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 COURSEPast Event
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 & PENCILPast Event
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 PIZZAPast Event
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 MERRICKSPast Event
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 MARTINSPast Event
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) MyerPast Event
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.
HELLO MUSIC LOVERS
HELLO MUSIC LOVERSPast Event
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 EGANPast Event
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
LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC
LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH ACPast Event
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
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSONPast Event
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 WEBSTERPast Event
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 ALLENPast Event
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 LUNCHPast Event
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.
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH PAM AHERN, FOUNDER OF EDGAR’S MISSION
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH PAM AHERN, FOUNDER OF EDGAR’S MISSIONPast Event
Join us for lunch with Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission to celebrate the launch of her book ‘COOKING WITH KINDNESS’FULL DETAILS
MEET THE AUTHOR LUNCH SERIES: CRUDEN FARM ‘GARDEN DIARIES’Past Event
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 SERIESPast Event
Join us for french country fare, superbly matched wines and stimulating conversation as we celebrate the makers and leaders in Australian Agriculture.FULL DETAILS
DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAYPast Event
Drinks & canapés on the deck with Paul Bangay to celebrate the launch of his new book “COUNTRY GARDENS”FULL DETAILS
Cousin Leonard & The ReunitedPast Event
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 WEEKENDPast Event
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
LORT SMITH LUNCHEONPast Event
You are invited to attend a special 80th anniversary luncheon hosted by Lort SmithFULL DETAILS
Break The Drought DinnerPast Event
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
Merricks Twilight Mini MarketPast Event
Come and join us on the deck and the lawn for THE FIRST EVER Merricks Twilight Mini Market.FULL DETAILS
Lunch With Magda SzubanskiPast Event
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 BangayPast Event
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 JohnsonPast Event
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.