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. 

Updated 05/08/2020

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
How are you? Here are a few ideas and activities to support you in taking one day at a time. Stage 4 restrictions are now in place for Melbourne Metro and Stage 3 for Regional Victoria. We'll get there, together.

  • New in the Regional Pantry this week: Wineries! – Barrique Wine Store, Zonzo Estate, Buttermans Track, Kellybrook Winery, Squitchy Lane and more. VineTours guided cycle tours
  • The Rochford Grocer is delivering fresh vegetables, fruit, meats & more, pre-cooked restaurant quality meals and gourmet hampers plus 400 Gradi pizza and pasta meals.
  • Rob Dolan Wines are offering weekly specials from the cellar door, free shipping and a free Rob Dolan puzzle with every order. Plus a Virtual Vertical Cabernet Tasting on Aug 15 (order pack now)

RAYNERS ORCHARD FRESH TO YOUR DOOR
Fresh fruit and vegetables. homemade pies and more from Rayners Orchard - fresh at the farm gate and to your home. Loads of new winter citrus and the long-awaited Tamarillos are ripe too! Place your order through the website www.raynersorchard.com.au or email len@raynersocrchard.com.au Local Delivery Available to eastern suburbs.
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BABAJI'S KITCHEN DELIVERIES
Extreme takeaway delivery! Order online for free delivery in your area to a fixed spot for contact free pickup - different towns in the hills each day of the week. For delicious southern style Indian dishes. Closing by 7.30pm due to curfew. Try Babaji's samosas chaat, daal, curries, rice.  fresh salads  chutneys,  vegan options and more.
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ALTERNATIVE TASTE THE ROAD TRIP WINTER 6 PACK
It's time to pretend you're wandering through the Cellar Doors of the Yarra Valley (OMG we wish you actually were - we miss you!!!). We've created a Taste The Road Trip winter 6pack of reds that come from along our Alternative Taste Trail. When it arrives on your door it brings with it a virtual cellar door tasting road trip (a video tasting with our local winemakers), recipes from participating wineries and - of course - 6 bottles of amazing Yarra Valley wine.

Try something new - love your old favourites - buy online now: https://bit.ly/TasteTheRoadTrip

De Bortoli Wines Yarra Valley – 2019 The Estate Vineyard Gamay
Mandala Wines Yarra Valley – 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
Steels Gate Wines – 2019 Bastardo
Zonzo Estate – 2017 Estate Shiraz
Fergusson Winery and Restaurant – 2015 Benjamyn Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Sutherland Estate – 2017 Sparkling Tempranillo TAKE IT AWAY
Feeling peckish? Got a celebration to cater? There are so many options for eating well at home and supporting your local restaurant or cafe at the same time. Click  here for our top  TAKEAWAY AND HOME DELIVERY recommendations.

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
A month of choccie goodness with the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie - 31 days and 31 amazing flavours to create at home thanks to the decadent limited edition DIY Kits. Just add hot milk. Discover Festival fun delivered to your door.You can even order the whole collection in the Festival Challenge kit includes; Cookie Monster, Ginger Meggs, Bananarama, Pina Colada, the Drunken Sailor and more.
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STEELS GATE FRIDAY NIGHT DATE NIGHT
Dinner for two sorted. Choice of homemade Pappardelle Lamb Ragu or black chickpea curry (vegan) and rice with a bottle of wine of choice (Pinot, Chardonnay, shiraz, Cabernet). Heating instructions provided.
Pick Up $55, Delivery to 3775 or 3777 $60, Call 03 59652155 or message to order
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THE REGIONAL PANTRY - ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN Buy the best of the region, the can't live without and the hard to get – delivered direct to your door. All the good things from the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – food, homewares, arts, bath &body, experiences and wine/beverage (coming as soon as we can) – just a click away.

ALL MONTH
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALES - Rayner's Orchard, Woori Yallock

MARKETS FOR THE REGION

Stage 3 restrictions from 8 July affect market operations. Fresh food markets in outdoor areas continue trading with appropriate social distancing practices.
YARRA VALLEY/HEALESVILLE  ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET - Every Saturday
ELTHAM FARMERS MARKET - Every Sunday morning
EMERALD COMMUNITY MARKET - now online
ST ANDREWS MARKET - now online

ONLINE WEEKLY
Tune in online for virtual cellar door tastings, get arty, meet the makers and maybe even share a song:
Monday - TarraWarra Museum of Art art sessions via Facebook live
Wednesdays -  Watts River Brewing 'Wednesday Winos' Facebook Live from 8pm (first Wednesday of month), Wednesday Wellness 7am Livestream class with Tara Cross from Healesville Fitness Centre
Thursdays - Wine Yarra Valley Wine Down Instagram Live at 5pm - this week Alkimi Wines with Max Allen
Fridays -  Watts River Brewing livestream from 6pm. Wine and cheese Facebook live with Zonzo Estate and Yarra Valley Dairy at 12.30pm. Cook Italian classics with Zonzo Estate 3pm cooking class  with Chef Rod on Facebook.
Daily - Facebook livestream from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie morning stories and festival faves.
 

NEW E BOOK - 200 WALKS IN THE YARRA VALLEY AND DANDEONG RANGES

With over 200 featured trails, the Walking Trails of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges eGuide offers walkers, hikers and riders beautifully scenic places to visit – some just an hour out from Melbourne!  BUY HERE