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SAVE THE DATE – Shortest Lunch 2016

Save the date for the annual Shortest Lunch Wine & Food Festival to be held on the 18th & 19th of June 2016.

On offer at Payne’s Rise:

Sliders $7.50 each

– Pulled Pork with crunchy apple slaw.

– Mini Burger with rocket, roma tomato, Maffra tasty cheese & tomato chutney.

– Angus Brisket.

Gnocchi Provencale served with roasted root vegetables finished with Yarra Valley Dairy goats Chèvre (V) $14.50

Cheese boxes – a selection of Gippsland Cheeses with Fig & Walnut Rolada $15-

St Ali Specialty Coffee

Lawn Games – Giant Jenga & Klop

Live music by King Louie and The Cheeky Monkeys.

A great weekend to visit the Yarra Valley!


The Yarra Valley’s smaller winemakers invite you all to join them for the 2016 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 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 18th and 19th 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 $32,000, 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.