Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend

Combining life’s finer pleasures in the Tulips

A fusion of Groove, Gastronomy and Grapes in the Garden!

(Yes we are open on the Public Holiday)

As you tap your toes to the music you can indulge in delicious Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges foods and beverages. Entry includes complimentary wine and beer tastings from some amazing boutique wineries and breweries.

It is the perfect weekend to relax and enjoy the colours of spring.

There are beers and Ciders from Red Duck Beer, Napoleone and Bavaria. Wines from Yering Farm Wines, Yarrawood Estate, Sir Paz Estate,  and more.

Dogs on lead are welcome.


Eat, drink and be merry in the tulips.

Alternating all day are the upbeat tunes of jazz Trio tinkling the ivories with their baby grand, Cheek to Cheek and Dr Jazz featuring Ruby Ray, a hot 5 piece ensemble playing the early jazz tunes from the 20’s to the 50’s. Plus the Tracey Roberts Trio are jazzing it up on our Yarra Views Stage.


Poffertjes – Moorish Dutch pancakes with various toppings, many people visit just for these treats.

Dutch Foods – Croquettes, Frikandellen (sausage), Reifkoek (potato cakes)

The Tulip Cafe – Dine in or take away meals

Gozleme – Traditional Turkish, hand made Gozleme with a variety of fillings (savory flat bread, pastry dish)

The Wicked Spud – Potato twisters and gourmet wedges

Il Padrino – Wood fired pizza, Kibbeling (Dutch fish bites), salt & pepper calamari, french fries

Baked Potato Express – Baked potatoes with various fillings and fresh corn on the cob.

Silva Coffee – Delicious coffee roasted in the Yarra Valley.

Choo la la Nuts – Roasted praline almonds, macadamias and peanuts.

Timboon Fine Ice Cream – Home made ice creams and sorbets.

Chocolate Junction – Fairy floss, strawberry and chocolate kebabs, frog in the pond, biscuits and slices.

Market Baked Scones – Freshly made and fire baked scones in sweet and savoury flavours.

Bavarian Bangers – Gourmet sausages with traditional toppings.

Babaji’s Kitchen – Indian street food and home made lassi.

Zero Lam – Japanese street food made to order. With Takoyaki, Gyoza, Taiyaki, Tempura Prawn, Crispy Scallop, Squid Tentacles, Udon and  Crumbed Squid skewers.

Yo India Food TruckIndian inspired street food.

The Big Little Kitchenpulled pork rolls and gourmet hamburgers.

Glorious Coffee – Pedal powered espressos, chais, teas and more.

Innove – home wares & gifts, candles, essential oils, bath salts.
Patch House Designs – Terrariums

Face painting by amazing artist Elena Lieu

Wine (and beer) Tasting!

During the Tesselaar Tulip Festival Food, Wine and Jazz weekend, each adult receives two complimentary tasting tokens on entry. With a range of Yarra Valley wineries and breweries to choose from, everybody’s taste buds should be well catered for.

Wines will also be available by the glass or bottle so you can sit back and enjoy the jazz amongst the splendour of the tulips. Tesselaar and participating wineries practice responsible service of alcohol – please ensure you have a designated driver for the day.