Father's Day In The Yarra Valley

Father's Day In The Yarra Valley

If you’ve forgotten about Father’s Day (we’re sure there’s a few of you), or you haven’t quite landed on the right gift, or the thing to do with Dad - we’ve prepared the valley update to help you plan something special for his day! 

With plenty of nature to explore and enjoy, alongside a plethora of boutique, family-operated vineyards and wineries, you simply cannot choose wrong by spending the day in the Yarra Valley.


Father’s Day Events

Billanook Estate:

The D’Aloisio family have been involved in the agricultural heritage of the Yarra Valley since the late 1960s, and in 1994 planted the first vines on their 36 hectare property, known as Yarraland. 

They have a special Father's Day Menu at their home-style Italian restaurant, Al Dente Cooking), including fresh seafood, lamb cutlets, pasta and lasagne! All dishes are crafted to be accompanied by Billanook Estate’s finest estate wines. Traditional dessert offerings of tiramisu, baked cheesecake, and cannoli will finish the day with an extra little bit of decadence too!


Boat O'Craigo:

As a second generation, family-owned winery in the Yarra Valley with over 50 acres of vines across two sites, Boat O’Craigo produce outstanding, estate-grown wines across a range of noble varieties. 

Father’s Day Lunch at Boat O’Craigo offers a relaxed setting with picturesque view across the vineyard and beyond, as well as a range of charcuterie platters and pizzas, estate-grown wines, beer, and soft drinks… It’s the kind of event with something for everyone (and a cheeky little surprise gift for Dad upon arrival!). 


Tokar Estate:

An award-winning, family-owned and operated winery in the heart of the Yarra Valley, with a renowned restaurant and beautiful cellar door,. 

Treat Dad to a tasty three-course dining experience, with a delicious seasonal menu, and if you’d like to spoil dad a little more, pop in early for a complimentary tasting at the cellar door before your booking. An exclusive, one-day-only menu special of a Southern Ranges Scotch Fillet Steak, served with Cafe de Paris Butter and Creamed Spinach will perfectly match the complimentary glass of Estate Shiraz and satisfy every meat-loving dad!

Three courses $85pp, including a glass of shiraz dad.
Steak Special available to order (+$15): 

To reserve your place, book via the website, or email bookings@tokarestate.com.au.


Mandala Winery:

A five-star Halliday-rated winery, with an ethos of offering a place to bring people together.  Helmed by second-generation owner and father of five, Charles Smedley.

This Father’s Day, the Cellar Door is hosting an antipasto and vino afternoon! Dad will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Mandala’s 2016 ‘The Rock’ Shiraz and a share platter of cheeses and salumi,  prepared by the team at DiVino restaurant

There will be a carefully curated tasting of wines (chosen by Charles himself) and Cellar Door Specials, including limited release, collectible back vintages.

The experience is just $80 for two guests, and you can book here


Kellybrook Winery:

A third-generation family winery that has been producing premium wines and ciders at their Wonga Park property for fifty years.

From 11am to 5pm, enjoy delicious share platters of cheese, charcuterie, dips, pickles and fresh bread, alongside seated wine and cider tastings, and live music by James Mark (1-4pm). Indoor and outdoor tables are available, and there’s even space to bring your furry friend! (Minimum spent $50 adults, $35 children.)

To book, email info@kellybrookwinery.com.au 

Paynes Rise:

As part of the 1860's homestead and property of Seville's first settler, Thomas Payne, the cellar door is still in its original, historical state. The boutique, family-run winery specialises in small batches produced from their vineyard fruit in Seville, Victoria.

Bring Dad along to enjoy a cruisey lunch with a wide range of menu items, and some relaxed beverages by the fire for Father’s Day.

Bookings are essential via link, phone 0459 642 504, or email wine@paynesrise.com.au


Steels Gate:

Husbands, Matthew Davis and Brad Atkins, and their son Sebastian have been producing unique, award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley since 2010.

A beautiful new menu (two or three course options) and views to match, will leave dad a very happy man. Better still, all Dad's will receive a complimentary glass of estate wine with their lunch

Bookings can be made via the website, or by calling the restaurant on (03) 59 65 2155.


Warramunda Estate:

The Magdziarz family established Warramunda Estate in 2007, by hand-planting their first vineyard in the Macedon Ranges after long careers in the local hospitality industry.

This Father's Day, a Black Angus Brisket Board is on offer, with 16 hour smoked Black Angus Brisket, Dry Rubbed with Warramunda rub, and served with Mac n’ Cheese, Cornbread, Coleslaw, Pickles and Crisps.

Bookings are  $42 each, or $80 for two people. 


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