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I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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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.

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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.

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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.

Check out the website for the address of each participating winery and the full menu on offer at each throughout the weekend.

Ticketing options include an Entry & Meal Package at $51 which covers your $15 entry fee plus 2 X $8 entre sized meal tickets.

An Early-Bird Special available until June 23rd costs $65 and delivers your $15 entry fee, 1 X $18 meal ticket, 1 x $10 desert ticket and a voucher for a bottle of wine to the value of $30.

Tickets and Special Packages are available on line here or may be purchased on the day at any of the participating venues.

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Great wine...

Victoria Melbourne Yarra Valley Wine Wines Wineries Fine Food
...and fine food are the hallmark of the annual Shortest Lunch which donates takings to local community groups.

If travelling with a group of 10 or more it is advisable to contact the wineries you plan to visit to ensure availability. If you're not keen to drive yourself there are several bus & tour operators able to fulfil your transport needs over the weekend. These include Wild Wombat Winery Tours, Yarra Valley Winery Tours, Epicurean Tours and Aussie Escapades.

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Why? Visit some great boutique wineries in the picturesque Yarra Valley and enjoy a movable feast while tasting an amazing range of fine wines.
When: Saturday and Sunday 234th & 25th June
Phone: e-mail -
Where: Yarra Valley
Cost: $15 entry plus variable menu items at participating wineries.
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