Wondering what to do in the Yarra Valley this weekend? We can help. Check out our 'What's On' to all the fun things to do in the region, from free events to exhibitions, theatre shows, live music and more.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This issue of What's On has been prepared with the most up-to-date information available at the time. However given the COVID-19 health emergency, trading conditions and event cancellations are occurring on an hour-to-hour basis. We strongly recommend you check directly with venue or operator on the day for updates or check their social media platforms.
WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK
We're here. And ready when you are!
The further easing of some restrictions brings opportunities to enjoy some outdoor activities with family and friends. Restaurants and cafes are preparing to re-open from 1 June, but meanwhile there are still plenty of takeaway and picnic options to satisfy your Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges yearnings.
Click here for our blog on What's Opening and how - updated daily,
- Seasons Restaurant and Cloudehill Gardens Olinda are now open between 8am - 2pm every day for takeaway meals and coffees. Diggers Nursery will re-open Saturday 13 June.
- Barrique Wine Store, Healesville - open and online for regional wines, beer and spirits
- Proserpina Bakehouse Sassafras, great takeaway Wednesday to Sunday
- New merchandise alert from Payten and Jones. Order tshirts and hoodies online or at the cellar door. Cosy up with wine.
- Book an overnight stay (or longer) in the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges and plan a getaway - accommodation providers are now able to take bookings.
Free private virtual gin tastings with the Four Pillars Gin team at 10.30am every Saturday - with the legends of gin sharing tasting, history and a few simple cocktails. Call 1800 FPG GIN to book. Rocky Road Festival - 31 days of delicious. Live stream tasting on FB LIVE every day at 11am. Order a Festival Box featuring all 31 flavours to enjoy at home. Wine Yarra Valley has Six new winemakers. Six new wines. Six new Wine Downs scheduled. Purchase a Cellar Door pack and taste at home. Zonzo Estate cooking classes online Live on Instagram Sundays @6pm with Aaron and Amy Finch.
Got wine? No need to drink alone. Tune in online for virtual cellar door tastings, meet the makers and maybe even a song:
Tuesdays - Mac's Tuesday Tipples Facebook Live from 6pm
Wednesdays - Watts River Brewing 'Wednesday Winos' Facebook Live from 8pm
Thursdays - Wine Yarra Valley Virtual Cellar Door at 5pm - this week celebrates Rose, Zonzo Estate Instagram Live at 6pm
Fridays - Four Pillars Gin - Four at Four Instagram Live at 4pm.
Watts River Brewing livestream from 6pm
Payten and Jones IGTV from 7.30pm
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YARRA VALLEY WRITERS FESTIVAL
The online word feast that is the Yarra Valley Writers Event continues with Sunday Sessions, monthly virtual bookclubs and Sunday arvo storytime through May and June. This week:
3pm Sun 31 May - Charcoal Sketches | Sean Dooley & Michael Veitch | BOOK HERE
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