WHAT’S ON

WINE & FOOD EVENTS

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.

AT THE TRADERS
THE WINSOME COLLECTION

AT THE TRADERS

Friday 31st of July 2020 to Sunday 30th August 2020

Our current instalment of The Traders will undergo an exciting transformation from 26th July, and our new collection will launch on Friday 31st July with a fresh look and feel incorporating a curated selection of artworks by Camilla d’Antoine from The Winsome Collection.

MASSIVE WAREHOUSE WINE SALE UP TO 50% OFF
WAREHOUSE WINE SALE

MASSIVE WAREHOUSE WINE SALE UP TO 50% OFF

Past event

Never before have we held such an enormous wine sale. This weekend at MGWS is going to be one you can’t miss, with our own Winter Wine Weekend coming to you from our Cellar Door.

A LITTLE SOMETHING FUN FOR THE KIDS….
Colouring in competition

A LITTLE SOMETHING FUN FOR THE KIDS….

June 2020

We are holding a colouring in competition for children 12 years old & under. Collect a copy from the store or download & print PDF from our ‘what’s on’ section of our website. There will be 2 prizes given- one for entrants under 6 years old & one for entrants between 7-12 years old.

MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS
Mother’s Day specials

MOTHER'S DAY IDEAS

Past Event

MGWS HITS THE ROAD PENINSULA WIDE
MGWS HITS THE ROAD PENINSULA WIDE

MGWS HITS THE ROAD PENINSULA WIDE

Ongoing

LUDWIG LEICHHARDT 1844-1845
An artist talk in Merricks House Art Gallery

LUDWIG LEICHHARDT 1844-1845

Past event

SONGLINES OF ARNHEM LAND
An artist talk in Merricks House Art Gallery

SONGLINES OF ARNHEM LAND

Past event

YARNS ABOUT COUNTRY IN A CLIMATE OF CHANGE
An invitation to join us for

YARNS ABOUT COUNTRY IN A CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Past event

INTIMATE LUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST ZIGGY SWITKOWSKI
An invitation to join us for an

INTIMATE LUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST ZIGGY SWITKOWSKI

Past Event

‘Launching The Traders
a Summer house with an edge’

‘Launching The Traders

Past Event

EVENING WITH DR JILL ROBINSON MBE
FOUNDER & CEO OF ANIMALS ASIA

EVENING WITH DR JILL ROBINSON MBE

Past Event

OUR FIRST EVER GARAGE SALE
Merricks General Wine Store

OUR FIRST EVER GARAGE SALE

Past Event

21-TIME GOLDEN GUITAR WINNER  SARA STORER  COMING TO MERRICKS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Sara will be supported by her brother, Greg Storers
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 Storers

Past Event

A WINE DINNER WITH A DIFFERENCE… A SPLASH OF THE RHÔNE
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 RHÔNE

Past 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.

TINY ACTS OF KINDNESS REALLY DO CHANGE THE WORLD
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 WORLD

Past 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.

SCUGNIZZO VISITS MERRICKS
5 courses of handmade Italian cuisine prepared by guest chef Carmine Carannante

SCUGNIZZO VISITS MERRICKS

Past 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.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Dinner & stories with Bernie Shakeshaft from 'BackTrack' in celebration of the launch of his new book 'Back on Track'

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Past 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.

AN INTIMATE LUNCH with NGV Director Tony Ellwood AM
An afternoon of conversation, food & wine

AN INTIMATE LUNCH with NGV Director Tony Ellwood AM

Past 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.

A Dinner with OUTBACK SONGMAN Ted Egan
Casual country dinner & show, drinks at bar prices

A Dinner with OUTBACK SONGMAN Ted Egan

Past 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.

VOTE FANNY FOR PRESIDENT
DINNER & SHOW - 3 NIGHTS ONLY

VOTE FANNY FOR PRESIDENT

Past 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.

BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER
BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER

BEEF BOURGUIGNON DINNER

Past 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.

LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS
LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS

LUNCH WITH ANDREW ROGERS

Past 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.

THE GOLDEN THREAD BOOK SIGNING WITH AMELIA DONNELLY
Free event - In The Traders at Merricks House Art Gallery

THE GOLDEN THREAD BOOK SIGNING WITH AMELIA DONNELLY

Past 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.

MERRICKS CHOCOLATE CAKE COMPETITION
Saturday May 11th 2019

MERRICKS CHOCOLATE CAKE COMPETITION

Past 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

LUNCH WITH JONO LA NAUZE
Friday 3rd May 2019

LUNCH WITH JONO LA NAUZE

Past 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.

AUTUMN / WINTER TRADERS LAUNCH
Open daily until 10 June 9am - 4pm

AUTUMN / WINTER TRADERS LAUNCH

Past 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.

BRUNCH WITH LUCY STANTON
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!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH NICK CATER
Friday 18th January 2019

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH NICK CATER

Past 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'

BOHEMIAN LIVING
Saturday 12th January 2019

BOHEMIAN LIVING

Past 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 World

THE TRADERS
The Traders

THE TRADERS

Past 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.

OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK

OUR BASIC WINE COURSE IS BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Past 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…..

AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH A SERIOUS TONE
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

LUNCH WITH WARREN MUNDINE
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'

BASTILLE DAY DINNER

BASTILLE DAY DINNER

Past 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.

BASIC WINE COURSE
with Ed Merrison

BASIC WINE COURSE

Past 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.

PAPER & PENCIL
MERRICKS HOUSE COLLECTIVE SERIES

PAPER & PENCIL

Past 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.

IL PADRINO WOODFIRED PIZZA
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

IL PADRINO WOODFIRED PIZZA

Past 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.

THE FIFI REPORT IS COMING TO MERRICKS
HOLOS LUXURY KNITWEAR STYLING SESSION

THE FIFI REPORT IS COMING TO MERRICKS

Past Event

MAGGIE BEER & PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS
AN EVENING WITH

MAGGIE BEER & PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS

Past 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....

In Full Stride – The story of Baillieu (Bails) Myer
CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AT MGWS

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

Past 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 LOVERS

HELLO MUSIC LOVERS

Past 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.

ONE NIGHT WITH TED EGAN
Music & tales for all ages

ONE NIGHT WITH TED EGAN

Past 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!

COOKING WITH KINDNESS
Cooking with kindness

COOKING WITH KINDNESS

Past Event

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

LUNCH WITH DICK SMITH AC
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

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR DAVID WILKINSON
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

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER
JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER

JOIN US FOR LUNCH WITH AUTHOR JANE WEBSTER

Past 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.

DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN
DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN

DINNER WITH ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & COOK DARINA ALLEN

Past Event

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

PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH
PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH

PENGUIN BLOOM LUNCH

Past 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 MISSION

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

Past Event

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

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

MEET THE AUTHOR LUNCH SERIES: CRUDEN FARM 'GARDEN DIARIES'

Past Event

AUTUMN SEASONAL DINNER SERIES
Seasonal Dinner Series

AUTUMN SEASONAL DINNER SERIES

Past Event

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

DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAY
Book Launch

DRINKS & CANAPÉS ON THE DECK WITH PAUL BANGAY

Past Event

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

Lunch with acclaimed author Graeme Simsion
Book Launch

Lunch with acclaimed author Graeme Simsion

Past Event

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

Cousin Leonard & The Reunited
Music Event

Cousin Leonard & The Reunited

Past 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.

TRUFFLE MELBOURNE RED HILL POP UP WEEKEND
Past Event

TRUFFLE MELBOURNE RED HILL POP UP WEEKEND

Past 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.

LORT SMITH LUNCHEON
Past Event

LORT SMITH LUNCHEON

Past Event

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

Break The Drought Dinner
Past Event

Break The Drought Dinner

Past 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.

Merricks Twilight Mini Market
Past Event

Merricks Twilight Mini Market

Past Event

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

Lunch With Magda Szubanski
Past Event

Lunch With Magda Szubanski

Past Event

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

Lunch With Paul Bangay
Past Event

Lunch With Paul Bangay

Past Event

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

Lunch With Maggie Beer, A Culinary Icon
Past Event

Lunch With Maggie Beer, A Culinary Icon

Past Event

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

Lunch With Phillip Johnson
Past Event

Lunch With Phillip Johnson

Past Event

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

Bastille Day
Past Event

Bastille Day

Past Event

Celebrate bastille day with the locals by the fire.

African Safari Night
Past Event

African Safari Night

Past Event

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