The Inaugural 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival

Showcases the region’s leading wineries in April

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The Yarra Valley, Victoria - a leading wine destination holding many wine, food and music events

The Yarra Valley, Victoria - a leading wine destination holding many wine, food and music events [©Visions of Victoria]

Yarra Valley vineyards and skyline


For the first time in Victoria the 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival will be hosting both small boutique wineries and larger big name Yarra Valley wineries, in the one domain over two days at the iconic Rochford Wines over the weekend of April 1 - 2, 2017.

From 11:00am till 5:00pm, wine and food lovers alike can enjoy the Yarra Valley’s finest wines, local produce and food at the two-day festival, relaxing on the lawns whilst overlooking the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, festival goers will have a rare opportunity to enjoy at the one venue, wineries such as



These are just some of the wineries that will be amongst more than 50 leading Yarra Valley wineries taking part in the inaugural 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival.

A unique set-up for the festival will turn 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 varietals such as Chardonnay Laneand Pinot Noir Lane – the leading varietal 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 the local beers and ciders.

Wine lovers will relish in tastings, as wineries will be showcasing everything from award-winning labels to their latest vintage, and also learning what makes the Yarra Valley one of Australia’s leading wine regions. The festival will also be supporting the regions Young and Unknown Winemakers as they have the chance to showcase their own speciality wines with tastings available to the public.

As part of the Masterclass Program running all weekend, wine enthusiasts can learn first-hand from a select group of winemakers and producers about their wines that are on show.

These Premium Wine Masterclasses will feature some of the regions best known wineries as well as some of our exciting up and coming wineries. The Masterclasses will be a rare opportunity for people to learn the finer details about some of the Valley’s great wines from some of the best wine experts the Yarra Valley has to offer.Participants will also enjoy a glass of their chosen wine and a selection of local Yarra Valley cheeses. Entry to these masterclasses is $65.00 per person and they will run over 45 minutes.

Upon entry, event-goers will be provided with a commemorative festival wine glass and can choose to purchase a wine tasting card for $20 allowing for 10 standard wine tastings of their choice. They will even have the opportunity to purchase their favourite mixed wines by the dozen on the day that can be home-delivered.

General Admission tickets to the 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival are $25.00 per person, per day including a commemorative wine tasting glass and an option to purchase a wine tasting card for $20.00 allowing for 10 standard tastings.

Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival Restaruant Dining Experience tickets are $150.00 per person, per day and includes entry to the festival, a decadent two-couse meal and Rochford wine at the award-winning Rochford Restaurant and also includes a tasting card and commemorative wine glass.

Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, head to Victoria’s leading wine district for the 2017 Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival and enjoy award-winning wines and some of Yarra Valley’s finest food and produce, for a truly memorable experience.


For further information on the festival and to purchase tickets:



  • Yarra Valley (Wine) (VIC)

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