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About Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival
The inaugural two-day Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival will be set amongst the vines at the iconic Rochford Wines in Victoria’s premium wine district, the Yarra Valley, over the weekend of April 1 - 2, 2017. Wine and food lovers alike can enjoy the Yarra Valley’s finest wines, produce and food, as well as locally brewed cider and beers at the two-day festival.
With both small boutique wineries and larger big name Yarra Valley wineries all coming together in the one domain over two days, the festival will feature a unique set-up, turning the expansive green of Rochford Wines into a Festival Common where patrons can explore the many leading Yarra Valley wine varietals in individual ‘wine laneways’. The Laneways will feature a Chardonnay Lane and Pinot Noir Lane – the leading varietals in the Yarra Valley – amongst others such as Cabernet Lane, Shiraz Lane, or Sparkling Lane, as well as a lane dedicated for white wines and one for local beers and ciders. In addition Yarra Valley Wine Ambassadors will be roaming The Laneways ready to advise wine lovers on all the featured Yarra Valley wines. The Laneways will be showcasing everything from award-winning labels to latest vintages, with wines available for both tastings and purchase by the glass, and once they’ve tasted to their hearts content wine lovers can order themselves a mixed half or dozen of their new favourite wines which will be will be packaged up and delivered to your home.
A Wine Masterclass Program will also be running all weekend, where wine enthusiasts can purchase tickets to learn first-hand about the winemaking process and taste a curated selection at a Premium Wines Masterclass, or for a truly unique experience they can attend a Museum Wines Masterclass and have the rare opportunity to taste wines that can no longer be purchased (further details and masterclass tickets released on the Festival’s website January 2017).
And for the food side of the festival , fun and lively cooking demonstrations will be held over both days at Festival Central, by top local chefs and restaurants in the region, who will provide their unique expert knowledge on the wine and food industry. The festival will also showcase a range of dishes from top Melbourne and regional food trucks and leading Yarra Valley producers.
Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, for a truly memorable experience head to Victoria’s leading wine district for the 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival and indulge in a culinary experience while soaking up live music and entertainment ideal for everyone.