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.

Casual country dinner & show, drinks at bar prices

A Dinner with OUTBACK SONGMAN Ted Egan

2nd August 2019

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.

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DINNER & SHOW - 3 NIGHTS ONLY

VOTE FANNY FOR PRESIDENT

12th, 13th & 14th July 2019

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.

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BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER

BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER

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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.

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LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS

LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS

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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.

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Free event - In The Traders at Merricks House Art Gallery

THE GOLDEN THREAD BOOK SIGNING WITH AMELIA DONNELLY

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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.

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Saturday May 11th 2019

MERRICKS CHOCOLATE CAKE COMPETITION

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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

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Friday 3rd May 2019

LUNCH WITH JONO LA NAUZE

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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.

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Open daily until 10 June 9am - 4pm

AUTUMN / WINTER TRADERS LAUNCH

Friday 12th April until Monday 10th June

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.

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Saturday 23 March 2019

BRUNCH WITH LUCY STANTON

Past 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!

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Friday 18th January 2019

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH NICK CATER

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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’

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Saturday 12th January 2019

BOHEMIAN LIVING

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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 World

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The Traders

THE TRADERS

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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.

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OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK

OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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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…..

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The Thin Green Line

AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH A SERIOUS TONE

Past Event

An evening of food, wine, music, cinema & discussion.
The Thin Green Line presents the premiere of
RANGER TO RANGER

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Friday 31st August 2018

LUNCH WITH WARREN MUNDINE

Past Event

Join us for lunch with Warren Mundine in celebration of his new book ‘In Black & White’

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BASTILLE DAY DINNER

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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.

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with Ed Merrison

BASIC WINE COURSE

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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.

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MERRICKS HOUSE COLLECTIVE SERIES

PAPER & PENCIL

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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.

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QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

IL PADRINO WOODFIRED PIZZA

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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.

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HOLOS LUXURY KNITWEAR STYLING SESSION

THE FIFI REPORT IS COMING TO MERRICKS

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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

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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

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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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HELLO MUSIC LOVERS

HELLO MUSIC LOVERS

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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

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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

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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

Past 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

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JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON

Past Event

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

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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

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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

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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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JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH PAM AHERN, FOUNDER OF EDGAR’S MISSION

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH PAM AHERN, FOUNDER OF EDGAR’S MISSION

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Join us for lunch with Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission to celebrate the launch of her book ‘COOKING WITH KINDNESS’

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Book Launch

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

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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

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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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Book Launch

DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAY

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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

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

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Music Event

Cousin Leonard & The Reunited

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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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TRUFFLE MELBOURNE RED HILL POP UP WEEKEND

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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

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

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Break The Drought Dinner

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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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Merricks Twilight Mini Market

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Celebrate bastille day with the locals by the fire.

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African Safari Night

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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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