After a two year hiatus, 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 twelve 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 25 and Sunday June 26.
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, there will be live music at every venue. Meet the makers in this personal event, and learn all about their generational winemaking process or their unique, new ideas.
There’s over 80 wines available to taste, including sparkling, rosé, reds and whites. There’s also dessert wines and ciders to look forward to. The wineries will also have wines for sale by the glass and bottle, as well as cellar-door specials, so you can take home some of your favourites. Additionally, some of these locations are offering exclusive new and vintage releases just for The Shortest Lunch.
As for the food, each winery is serving up different dishes from around the globe. Look forward to Nonna’s gnocchi, traditional paella, beef kebabs, lamb curry and smoked Polish Kransky rolls. There’s also plenty of winter warmers, like roasted garlic and parsnip soup, slow cooked lamb shoulder and exotic mushroom ragu. Most of these wineries are also serving up some yummy desserts, like churros, tiramisu and sticky date pudding. These entrée-sized meals are all curated to pair with the sensational wines on offer.
The wineries you can visit are:
- Billanook Estate
- Boat O’Craigo
- Brumfield Winery
- Fin Wines
- Kellybrook Winery
- Payne’s Rise
- Seville Hill
- Steels Gate
- Sutherland Estate
- Tokar Estate
- Whispering Hills
- Yering Farm Wines
Tickets for entry into the Shortest Lunch cost $50, and will let you enjoy wine tastings on both days at each location. There’s also a complimentary tasting glass for you to keep. A percentage of the profits this year will go to Make-A-Wish Australia.
Learn more about this winter festival and see the menus for participating wineries here.