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Yarra Valley Moving Feast
The annual Shortest Lunch is presented by the Yarra Valley's smaller winemakers and this year sees 16 participating wineries combining to provide a moving feast of entrée sized meals served up with fine wine and music at picturesque venues throughout the region.
Cellar Doors at 16 Yarra Valley boutique wineries will open for the Shortest Lunch event with tastings and mouth-watering menus.
15 will buy you a souvenir tasting glass at the first participating venue you visit and will be your ticket for admission to the other 15 where you can enjoy wine tastings as well as purchase food from each winery's menu with nothing costing more than $18 per serve.
Participating wineries are Badger's Brook, Billanook Estate, Boat O'Craigo, Brumfield Winery, Elmswood Estate, Five Oaks, Millers Dixons Creek Estate, Payne's Rise, Seville Estate, Seville Hill, Steels Creek Estate, Tokar Estate, Warramunda Estate, Whispering Hills Vineyard, Wild Cattle Creek Estate and Yerring Farm.
The Yarra Valley is renowned as one of Victoria's prime wine producing regions.
Some of the standout menu options include slow roasted lamb shoulder and vegetable ragu on offer at Seville Estate, beef cheeks braised in Cabernet at Seville Hill and crispy pork belly in a soft baguette with Chinese 5-spice and kipfler chips at Payne's Rise.