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Saturday 20th June, 2015: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 21st June, 2015: 10am - 5pm

$15 Entry - Receive a Souvenir Glass & allows access to all wineries

The Yarra Valley’s smaller winemakers invite you all to join them for the 2015 Shortest Lunch. A moving feast of entrée size meals, it's the perfect way to meander around the Valley’s boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music, without the hustle and bustle.

The Shortest Lunch is our way of celebrating the shortest weekend of the year (the Winter Solstice) in a relaxed, family oriented weekend of progressive, all-day dining to ward off those winter chills.

With expertly matched cuisine, wine and even the music, you can plan your day progressing from appetizers to dessert with dishes to the value of up to $18, or simply drop in for a tasting and see what’s on the menu - you won’t be disappointed.

And with fifteen wineries throwing open their cellar doors, why not stay the night in one of the Valley’s cosy B&B's, motels or hotels and make the most of the shortest weekend of the year.

So join us on 20th and 21st of June as we share with you the big things that are happening in the Yarra Valley’s smaller wineries.

The Shortest Lunch promotes responsible consumption of alcohol and responsible driving.

A one off entry fee of $15 will be collected at the first winery you visit where you will receive a souvenir tasting glass, the sale of the glasses net proceeds will to go to the local CFA. Tastings of wines and sales of a glass of wine with your meal will only be supplied in the souvenir glass. Since 2009 we have raised well over $27,000, which has been shared by the local CFA brigades.

FOR BOOKINGS OF 10 or MORE PEOPLE ARE MOST WELCOME, PLEASE CALL 9730 2800 or Contact the Wineries that you plan to visit to confirm availability and access.

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Billanook Estate

A recipe handed down from Nonna of soft homemade potato Gnocchi pan seared and tossed with your choice of a traditional Napoli pomodoro sauce with fresh basil or a Picante Gorgonzola cream sauce $14.
Semi dark chocolate (70%) mousse and wild berry coulis (gf) $7.
Barista coffee.
Live Music.

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Boat O'Craigo

Steamed Asian dumplings - choice of Ginger Prawn, Pork & chive or Asian vegetable dumplings $15.00.
Five dumplings per serve with ginger & coriander soy, plus steamed rice, Chinese broccoli & oyster sauce (Shiitake mushroom sauce for vegetarian).
Vanilla bean Pannacotta with stewed rhubarb $10.00 Espresso coffee
Live Music

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Brumfield Winery

Open Pie of premium Yarra Valley beef slow cooked in Brumfield Shiraz, with creamy mash and roasted veg $15 (GF available)
House made Focaccia bread, served with Mediterranean roasted and marinated vegetables and dips, with pistachio-dressed greens $15 (GF / dairy free / vegan / fruct. suitable available)
For kids: Cheddar & tomato toastie + juice box $6 (GF avail.)
Flourless Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon Cake with house made ice cream (GF) $8
Espresso coffee
Live Music

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Elmswood Estate

Souvlakis - Lamb or Chicken wrapped with the usual toppings & roasted garlic sauce. $14.50
Vegetarian option - Falafel souvlaki $14.50
Cheese plate for 2 Double cream brie, Stilton blue and Vintage cheddar with the works $18
Espresso coffee.
Live Music

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Five Oaks

Our famous Canadian Pancakes to be enjoyed, for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Served with Canadian Maple Syrup, Bacon, Sausages or with other toppings of your choice like Lemon and Sugar, fresh Fruit, Nutella, Cream or Ice-cream $14.
Espresso Coffee
Live music

Killara Estate

Inspired from the Hills of Italy, Duck and Mushroom Risotto $16.
Roast your own chestnuts on the hot coals $5.
Enjoy a real pick me up with our authentic Tiramisu $12.
Live Music & Open fires, matched with warm Italian hospitality.

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Millers Dixons Creek Estate

Winemaker Graeme Miller's own recipe of chicken, chickpea and vegetable soup (GF) served with freshly chopped garden chives and crusty Ciabatta bread $12.
Colaneri family's superb caramelised onion, goat's cheese and almond ravioli $15
Chocolate Brownie with vanilla bean ice cream from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie $7.
Live Music

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Payne's Rise

Beer Braised Pulled Pork Belly Baguette served with a crunchy apple slaw $14.50
Wild Mushroom & Gruyere with white truffle oil Handmade Pie (V) $7.50
Kids Chicken Subs with Sweet Chilli Chicken Tenders & all the usual fillings $7
Cheese boxes - a selection of Gippsland Cheeses with Fig & Walnut Rolada $15
Espresso Coffee
Live Music

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Seville Estate

Crispy cooked pork belly with chickpea and chorizo braise and Pedro Ximenez Glaze $15
Twice cooked gruyere soufflé with ratatouille $15
Kids meal: fish and chips $10 Sticky date pudding sticky toffee sauce $10
Espresso coffee
Live music

Seville Hill

Slow cooked lamb shank infused in a tomato and Seville Hill Cabernet Sauvignon salsa with a herbed polenta gnocchi (GF) $16
Barley & winter vegetable soup served with warm parmesan & thyme fouggase (V) $10
Seville Hill farmed cherry and plum crumble served with a homemade late harvest Sauvignon Blanc custard $10
Espresso coffee
Live Music

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Steels Creek Estate

Classic duck cassoulet with smoked spec, Toulouse sausage, braised beans, tomato, herbed crumbs and sour dough served with crisp garden leaves $16.00
Veg option: Roasted pumpkin, pine nut, and ricotta cannelloni with tomato, sage and herbed crumbs $15.00
Hot churros with chocolate and almond milk sauce $5.00
Live Music

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Whispering Hills

All meals cooked in our 13 tonne wood-fired oven, served with wood-fired bread & cold smoked butter. Slow cooked plum and rosemary pork shoulder, celeriac & potato gratin with rocket sauce $18 (GF)
Quinoa & wild garlic cakes with Salbitxada sauce (tomato & almond) $15 (Veg & GF)
Dumplings in a quince & pinot noir syrup served with double cream $10 (GF option)
Espresso coffee
Live Music

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Wild Cattle Creek

Mediterranean vegetable and goats cheese filo parcel served with a fresh salsa $15
Pan seared trout with green papaya, capsicum and an Asian style salad $15
Mint semifreddo between layers of chocolate sponge with a liqueured cherry glaze and raspberry puree $15
Espresso coffee
Live Music

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Yering Farm

The annual signature dish @ Yering Farm, home made hot apple pies served with fresh cream and accompaniments. Hand picked granny smith apples picked from the family orchard lovingly baked into pies, just like Nanna used to cook $15
Platter of mild, mature and vintage cheese, crackers, fruit bread, pickled veg, salami and dried fruit $15
Fresh coffee and tea.
Live Music

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Yileena Park

Gourmet Burgers, select from: Chicken with Chilli Jam and Asian Slaw or Aussie Beef with caramelized Onion, homemade Chutney and mixed Greens $15.
Falafels with Hommus and Mediterranean Vegetables $15.
Live Music

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