Share

Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference!

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (11 – 13 June), indulge in the best of the Yarra Valley against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting.

From 11am to 4pm each day, four pavilions will be showcasing an exciting line-up of local wineries, breweries and a hearty winter menu for you to sample and purchase. For three days you can indulge in the finest wines from De Bortoli and Punt Road to name a few, craft beers and cider from Napoleone, delicious chocolates from Kennedy and Wilson, cheese tastings and more.

Sanctuary Harvest Head Chef Pascal will be pulling out all the winter favourites from slow cooked beef with winter root veggies to pulled lamb rolls with mint jelly. Warm up by roaring open fires and delight your senses with live acoustic music by Rhys Crimmin, capturing crowds with his warm bluesy style.

Keepers will also be roaming the grounds with some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends for serendipitous wildlife encounters. Plus, don’t forget to take a seat for Spirits of the Sky and the Tales from Platypus Creek show which are also included with entry.

Now in its 5th year, the Wine and Wildlife weekend is a winter event not to be missed. Just a one hour drive from Melbourne CBD through Victoria’s beautiful wine country, it’s the perfect opportunity to throw on your gumboots, pack the car full of friends and experience winter warmers with a difference!

Tastings are included with general admission. Remember, children under 16 receive FREE entry on weekends, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian Government School Holidays!

Pre-purchase admission for express entry at zoo.org.au/tickets

 

 

Brolga Lawn Hub

Robert Eadie Pavilion

World of Platypus

Reptile Pavilion

Sat

Coffee Cart

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Oakridge Wines

Payten & Jones Wines

Rhys Crimmin Music

Sanctuary Harvest Food

St Ronan's Cider

Napoleone Beer & Cider

Punt Road Wines

Sanctuary Harvest Food

One Block Wines

De Bortoli Winery with cheese tastings

+ Food

Sun
+
Mon

Boat O’Craigo Wines

Coffee Cart

Kennedy & Wilson Chocolate

Payten & Jones Wines

Rhys Crimmin Music

Sanctuary Harvest Food

St Ronan's Cider

Napoleone Beer & Cider

Punt Road Wines

Sanctuary Harvest Food

One Block Wines

De Bortoli Winery with cheese tastings

+ Food

 

Event details

Times 
Tastings from 11am to 4pm daily
Dates 
Queen’s Birthday long weekend 11–13 June, 2016
Cost 

Free with general admission. Children under 16 receive FREE entry on weekends, Victorian Public Holidays and Victorian Government School Holidays.

Pre-purchase admission for express entry at zoo.org.au/tickets

Restrictions 
Alcohol tastings limited to those aged 18 years and over.