Gum boots and rain coats was the dress code for a wintery media event Q just staged to showcase the Mornington Peninsula’s new Wine Food Farmgate trail.

A select guest list of Melbourne’s food & lifestyle media and top bloggers were invited to the ‘Gum Boots & Rain Coats Lunch Party’ to discover the delights of the region’s artisan producers, wine makers and chefs via a seasonal long table feast.

Q brought together 12 different participants from the Wine Food Farmgate trail to herald the gourmet diversity of the destination ¬†– from Green Olive at Red Hill who provided a stunning setting for the party; Bass & Flinders Distillery, MP Brewery and Mock Red Hill to offer tastings of gin, beer and cider; chefs from acclaimed restaurants La Petanque, Max’s at Red Hill Estate, Terre and Polperro Cellar Door & Bistro to create seasonal lunch dishes and Main Ridge Dairy, Blue Mini Emporium and Mornington Peninsula Chocolates to offer grazing tastes of their artisan produce. ¬†Montalto provided matching wines for the feast.

Aside from all the fun of wearing gum boots to a lunch, this wintery showcase created a social media frenzy and helped create a raft of introductions between editors, writers and regional producers thanks to the combination of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula setting, imbibing and good company.

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