After a two-year hiatus, 14 wineries in the Yarra Valley will open their cellar doors for a superb springtime wine festival. Enjoy a weekend filled with wine tasting, as well as live music, delicious food, and picturesque views. Shedfest will take place on Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9.
Escape the city life and enjoy a day trip or a weekend getaway to the Yarra Valley for this lovely spring festival. Each winery will offer flights of their handcrafted wines, as well as cellar-door specials, tasty food and excellent entertainment. The participating wineries stretch out across the Valley, in locations like Seville, Healesville and Yarra Glen.
Taste over 100 wines at the festival, with new and vintage releases, as well as sparkling, rosé, red, white, orange, pét nat and dessert wines. If you’re after a change, there’s also ciders and beers on offer. Learn the stories and specialties of each winery, and enjoy different menu offerings such as homemade apple pie, slow-cooked brisket, gourmet jaffles and cheese platters.
The wineries will cater to kids and those with dietary requirements, and most of the venues are dog-friendly too!
The participating wineries are:
- Billanook Estate
- Boat O’Craigo
- Brumfield Winery
- Fin Wines
- Kellybrook Winery
- Payne’s Rise
- Seville Hill
- Soumah of Yarra Valley
- Steels Gate
- Sutherland Estate
- Tokar Estate
- Warramunda Estate
- Whispering Hills
- Yering Farm Wines
A daily ticket costs $35 per person. This will allow you to enjoy tastings at each winery for just one day, and you’ll get a complimentary Shedfest tasting glass. Meanwhile, a weekend ticket costs $50 per person. As well as the complimentary tasting glass and access to the wineries on both days, this ticket will also give you one complimentary full glass of wine at a venue of your choice.
Children, non-drinkers and designated drivers have free entry. A percentage of the proceeds this year will go towards local community groups.
For more information about what’s happening at each venue, click here.