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The Shortest Lunch 2023

Nine Yarra Valley wineries will host this popular weekend of tastings, tunes and food, in celebration of the winter solstice.
By James Shackell
May 29, 2023
By James Shackell
May 29, 2023

Everyone's favourite winter wine festival is back for 2023, with The Shortest Lunch kicking off on the winter solstice across Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.

If you haven't heard of this one before, it's basically two jam-packed days of wine tasting, live music, incredible food and beautiful scenery, spread across nine family-owned wineries in the Yarra Valley. We're talking smaller, boutique names like Billanook Estate, Fin, Steels Gate and Sutherland Estate.

You can grab tickets for $35 for a single day, or $50 for the weekend, and that gets you access to tastings and small plates at any of the wineries on the lineup. Most of the venues are also dog-friendly, so fur babies are more than welcome.

In terms of food, there's plenty to choose from. With a backdrop of crackling wood fires and rolling Yarra Valley views, you can tuck into homemade apple pies, cheese platters, American-style BBQ, slow-cooked osso bucco, and plenty of kid-friendly dishes. Everything is sourced from the local region, as you'd expect. Food will be extra to purchase, though nothing is over $20.

The Shortest Lunch is the Yarra Valley on a plate and in a glass. Did we mention there are over 80 wines to taste? Not to mention dozens of cellar door specials.

Images: Supplied

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