Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend

Fri 24th - Sun 26th September

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

Tap your toes to the music and indulge in delicious Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges foods and beverages. Entry includes complimentary wine, cider and beer tastings from some amazing boutique wineries and breweries. Live Music with Dr Jazz Featuring Ruby Ray, Apple Ida and Her Cider Press Band AND The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Ensemble will entertain all weekend long. We have roving performers, The Tulip Fairy will be telling tales in the fairy garden, there are some delicious market stalls and all the fun of the fair with our daily activities and features.

11:30 Join our Clog Dancing Workshop, see how it is done and give it a whirl. 1pm Historic Cheese Market performance where you see amazing spectacle of how Dutch cheeses were bought and sold. 2pm Clog Join our Clog Dancing Workshop, see how it is done and give it a whirl.

For the Kids enjoy tales in the Fairy Garden 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

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

FREE TASTINGS 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, or take our convenient charter bus to Lilydale station.

What's On The Menu

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, but there is a great selection of tasty treats on offer here at the farm.

My Gosh Langosh

Hungarian street eats GF DF Halal

Shiva Indian Cuisine

Authentic, scrumptious Indian foods and refreshing mango lassis. V GF Halal

Traditional Turkish Gozleme

Mouth watering Turkish flatbreads with savoury fillings. V Halal D

The Wicked Spud

Potato twisters with various seasonings & chicken popcorn. V VG

The Tulip Cafe

Dine in for some great meals (e.g. Greek lamb salad/Barramundi and chips), or take away and enjoy in the gardens. V GF


Legendary Dutch mini pancakes. V VG

Yo India

Amazing Indian street food. V GF Halal

Big Little Kitchen

Delectable pulled pork rolls, gourmet hamburgers and loaded fries. GF V

Bavarian Bangers

Gourmet German sausages with all the toppings. GF option

Anja’s Scones

Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V VG

The Kibbeling Express

Scrumptious Dutch fish bites, Herring, salt and pepper calamari and classic French fries. GF

Baked Potato Express

Choice baked potatoes with a delectable range of toppings, as well as freshly cooked sweet corn on the cob. V GF VG


Yummy sweet and savoury crepes and homemade lemonade. V VG GF DF

Grumpy Gary’s

A sizzling range of hot sauces and spcies. VG

Pizza Forno Express

Hot pizzas with delectable toppings. V GF DF

Lekker Lekker

Dutch delights of Oliebollen, Beef Croquettes, Bitterballen (Dutch meatballs), Frikandellen (Dutch sausage), Appelflapen (Dutch apple pastry), Cheese Souffle (mmmelted Dutch cheese), Jalepeno Poppers (served Dutch style). V GF

Foods cost between $3 and $22 depending on your choices, if you would like more detailed information on costings, please get in touch with our team.

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