The Shortest Lunch is coming back to the Yarra Valley. Treat yourself over one wintery weekend, and sample tasty drops from small-batch wine producers. There’s nine wonderful wineries to choose from. Meet the makers at their cellar doors and enjoy handcrafted wines and tasty bites in front of a warm fire. The Shortest Lunch will take place on Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, just days before the winter solstice this year.
The Shortest Lunch
Wander into the Yarra Valley, and visit some boutique and family-owned wineries in the region. Along with the wine tasting, and the food pairings, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views, fire pits and live music. Meet the makers in this personal event, and learn all about their generational winemaking process or their new techniques.
There’s over 80 wines available to taste, including sparkling, rosé, reds and whites. There’s also dessert wines, ciders and beers to look forward to. Alongside the drinks, each winery has a curated selection of entrée-sized bites. Try authentic Mexican tacos, cheese platters, Italian favourites, American BBQ and more.
The wineries you can visit are:
- Billanook Estate
- Boat O’Craigo
- Fin Wines
- Seville Hill
- Steels Gate
- Sutherland Estate
- Tokar Estate
- Whispering Hills
- Yering Farm Wines
Some of these venues are dog-friendly, so you won’t have to leave your furry pal behind.
Daily tickets are $35 per person. This gives you access to tastings at every winery for one day, as well as a complimentary tasting glass to keep. Weekend tickets are $50 per person. Children, non-drinkers and designated drivers have free entry.
Learn more about this winter festival and see the menus for participating wineries here.