Wine Events in the Yarra Valley
Shortest Lunch :
Saturday 18th June, 2016: 10am - 5pm,
Sunday 19th June, 2016: 10am - 5pm
The Yarra Valley’s smaller winemakers invite you to join them for The Shortest Lunch in 2016.
Celebrate the shortest weekend of the year with a moving feast of entrée size meals, it's the perfect way to meander around the Yarra Valley’s boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music, without the hustle and bustle.
To take part in this progressive dining experience, simply pay $15 at the first winery you visit, where you will receive a souvenir tasting glass. This glass allows you to taste and enjoy the wines and food at all the participating wineries that you visit over the day.
Make a weekend of it by staying overnight at in the Yarra Valley and exploring more of the Yarra Valley while you’re here, but be sure to book ahead.
FOR GROUPS of 10 or MORE PEOPLE ARE MOST WELCOME, PLEASE CALL 0419 284 643 or contact the wineries that you plan to visit to confirm availability and access.
The Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol and responsible driving.
For more information Shortest Lunch
Gumboot Season : 1st to 31st July 2016
There's a chill in the air, the sky's grey and it's wet underfoot but every year in July, Yarra Valley Gumboot Season is all about dry feet, warm coats and cosy hats.
It's all about rugging up and putting on your best gumboots and having a splash around the Yarra Valley's wineries and restaurants. It's all about warm welcomes at Cellar Doors, hearty winter food at cosy restaurants and brisk walks in the country. It's all about open fires and relaxed conversations with winemakers who'd far prefer to be inside talking to you about their wine instead of out in the vineyard pruning. Most of all, it's all about you getting off the sofa, getting yourself out to the Yarra Valley and having some fun in the wintery fresh air.
Yarra Valley Gumboot Season - warm up in a cool place . . . BYO scarf.
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Saturday 8th October, 2016: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 9th October, 2016: 10am - 5pm
The Yarra Valley is home to some of the most inviting smaller wineries in the region. A great time to visit is during the Shedfest Wine Festival, held annually on the second weekend in October. Now in its 14th year, the festival was established to showcase the unique charm of family owned wineries and vineyards in the Yarra Valley.
All wineries have sheds; usually housing crushers, barrels, tractors and other equipment vitally important to the production of fine wines. Every year, on the second weekend in October, wineries in the Yarra Valley will open their sheds to house two days of fabulous food, fine wine, live music and entertainment. If your type of festival is one where you can take it easy, taste local produce, experience the charm of small vineyards, be captivated by stunning views, chat to the owners and winemakers, tap your toes to some fine tunes, play pétanque, take croquet lessons, lawn games and watch the kids have fun, all while sipping delightful wines… then Shedfest Wine Festival is for you.
Entry to the Yarra Valley Shedfest Wine Festival is only $15, you will receive a souvenir glass which will be your ticket to taste all the wines on offer at all the participating wineries. There will be plenty of food on offer and moderately priced at all the wineries during the course of the day, you only have to decide where, when and what you want to eat.
For more information Shed Fest 2016