What’s on this weekend: Yarra Valley

There’s plenty of events, exhibitions and things to see and do out in the Yarra Valley this winter. Read on to see what’s happening in your area in the upcoming weeks.

Wine and Wildlife, Healesville Sanctuary

 This winter, Healesville Sanctuary is bringing together incredible wildlife experiences with the gourmet tastes of the Yarra Valley over one exciting, long weekend.

From June 7 to 9, cosy up by the campfire or admire the faux-snow falling as you get up close to wildlife and sample amazing wines from De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, White Box Wines and Paynes Rise Wines as well as taste delicious Napoleone & Co Ciders. Once your thirst has been quenched, head straight to the Sanctuary’s Harvest Café to feast on the warming special lunch menu created just for the Wine and Wildlife long weekend. Then satisfy your sweet tooth and locate the Kennedy and Wilson chocolate booth to indulge in chocolate like you never have before!
Tastings are free with general admission. Kids under 16 free all weekend.

Healesville Sanctuary, Badger Creek Road, Healesville. Visit www.zoo.org.au/healesville for more information.


Cooking workshop: Traditional Sausage Making Class

June 14 at Seville Hill Winery

The owners of Yarra Valley’s Seville Hill Winery, known for its warm Italian hospitality, will share some of their old recipes for traditional and gourmet sausages. The fun and interactive afternoon class will include a step-by-step demonstration of how to make delicious hand-made pork sausages. Bookings are essential. From 10am-2pm.

Visit www.sevillehill.com.au for more information and bookings.

Exhibition: Art of Response

18 March – 15 June 2014

Recording and Collecting Black Saturday asks visitors to consider how art and collecting have been used by individuals and institutions in response to the 2009 Black Saturday fires.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St LILYDALE
Phone: 9294 6313 or email museum@yarraranges.vic.gov.au for more details.

Jewellery making classes at Montsalvat

Learn jewellery making skills from a professional in the beautiful surrounds of Montsalvat. With classes run by master craftswoman Jeanette Dyke, all levels of jewellery making is taught from beginner classes with no experience, to master classes for advanced students. All tools and materials will be provided so you don’t have to bring a thing! Classes run until June 14.

Visit www.jeanettedyke.blogspot.com.au or phone 0403852444 for bookings and more details.

Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham.

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