Published 17 April 2019

Why should the kids have all the delicious treats this Easter? 

We’ve put together five sensational Easter taste experiences that will make the adults very happy! (And they are all just one hour from Melbourne.)

Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Healesville

OK so it’s not technically an Easter Egg but Four Pillars Gin Distillery have their own exclusive block of chocolate that is made with…wait for it… the aromatics from their own Rare Dry Gin. At $7.50 a block, you’ll probably buy two or many), and it’s hard to leave without a gin flight tasting or one of their gin-based cocktails.  All weekend.

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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery, Yarra Glen

The heartland of chocolate in the Yarra Valley, you can also enjoy a delicious decadent chocolate dessert in the café, and wait for it, a glass or two of local Yarra Valley wine on the deck while the kids run off the sugar high on the lawn. All weekend. Phew!

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Mandala Wines and DiVino Ristorante, Dixons Creek

(Sunday 21 April) – Easter weekend only wine releases and specials – yes, you read that correctly! Take your place at the table for a DiVino Ristorante lunch that will satisfy your yearnings for an Italian experience, and then relax on the lawn with live music and games to keep the long Sunday vibe alive. There’s no work the next day and no rush to get home!

The kids will be filling their baskets at Mandala’s first annual Easter Sunday Easter Egg hunt, taking place at the Cellar Door at 2pm while you refill your glass.

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, Yarra Glen

(Sunday 21 April) – Linger longer with an Easter Sunday buffet lunch that features fresh seafood, a carving station, charcuterie, incredible classic salads and more.

Kids will be occupied with the Easter Egg hunt on the lawn at 2pm – that’s about the time you’ll be perusing the dessert buffet cart trying to decide between the Pavlova Station, the Yarra Valley cheese platter, the flourless chocolate gateau and several other sweet delights. 

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Yarra Valley Lodge, Chirnside

(Friday 19 April) – Fish on Friday never looked so good as it does with this Seafood A la carte celebration.  Make Good Friday some of the ‘best fish and seafood’ in Melbourne day –  new Easter Friday dinner traditions in the making. 

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