Smaller Yarra Valley Wineries Lunch
June 24th & 25th
$15 for wine sampling glass
Extra for entrée sized meals
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with some of the popular Smaller Yarra Valley Wineries Lunch, on the shortest weekend of the year.
The Shortest Lunch Yarra Valley was originally conceived in 2009 as a fundraising event and a celebration of smaller Yarra Valley wineries. In past years it has raised over $35,000 for Yarra Valley CFA brigades, and has grown to be one of the Yarra Valley’s most popular winter events.
For just $15, you are given a wine glass and a list of participating Yarra Valley wineries. That glass is your passport for taste-testing over 22 local vintages. Of course, you really need to have a designated driver picked out if you’re going to attempt all of them. A minibus can be an extremely attractive option for yourself and your friends if you’re planning to make a weekend of it. Accommodation centres that are luxurious places to stay, like Foothills, are perfect as a pick up and drop off point. However, if you do decide to organise your own group winery tour, make sure to notify the wineries you’re planning to visit so they know how many they will be catering for.
Not only does the Shortest Lunch Yarra Valley offer you the chance of ‘try before you buy’ from exciting boutique wineries you might not have experienced before; many are also providing you with the opportunity to sample premium Yarra Valley produce. Some of the most exquisite taste sensations, from entrée to desert, can be purchased from each of the participating wineries. Every course is guaranteed to cost no more than $18 and many are substantially less. The Shortest Lunch Yarra Valley 2017 website has all wineries and lunch plates carefully listed, to make it easy for you to plan which tempting delicacies you would like to try. The hardest choice you’ll have, will be where to have your lunch, so many dishes sound amazingly mouth-watering.
To complete your whole experience, the majority of the Shortest Lunch Yarra Valley wineries, are providing live music to entertain you. What more pleasant way to spend the Winter Solstice Weekend, than kicking back and soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of all the things that make life worth living – good food, good wine and fabulous music.
Be warned, the Smaller Yarra Valley Wineries Lunch is one of the most popular winter events held. Accommodation books out incredibly quickly, so don’t leave making your bookings too late. Or you might just miss out. **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
Pics courtesy of Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries Facebook