Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend

Fri 28th - Sun 30th September

Combining life’s finer pleasures in the Tulips

Yes, we are open on the Public Holiday ... for a fusion of Groove, Gastronomy and Grapes in the Garden!

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. Dr Jazz featuring Ruby Ray, Apple Ida and her Cider Press Band and The Tracey Roberts Trio will entertain all weekend long. We have roving performers, Fairy Mary will be telling tales in the fairy garden, some delicious market stalls and all the fun of the fair with our daily activities and features.

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

There are beers, wines and ciders from the fabulous Red Duck, Yarrawood Estate, Buckley’s Beers and Yering Farm Wines with more to be announced soon.

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, 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.

Babaji’s Kitchen – Authentic, scrumptious Indian curries and dosa. V GF

Big Little Kitchen – Delectable pulled pork rolls and gourmet hamburgers. GF

The Tulip Cafe - Dutch foods, take away foods or dine in. V GF

The Kibbeling Express – Scrumptious Dutch fish bites, salt and pepper calamari and classic French fries. GF

Gozleme - Mouth watering Turkish flatbreads with savoury fillings. V

The Tulip Cafe – Dine in for some great meals, or take away and enjoy in the gardens. Group bookings available. V GF

Wiel’s Treats – Yummy Dutch croquettes and tasty burgers.

Poffertjes – Legendary Dutch mini pancakes. V

Twisted Mac - Gourmet flavoured macaroni and cheese, plus homemade lemonade. V

Anja’s Scones – Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V

The Wicked Spud – Toothsome potato twister and gourmet wedges. V 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

Zero Lam - Appetizing Japanese okonomiyaki (pancakes) and flavour filled gyoza. V GF

Bavarian Bangers – Bratwurst, Kransky and Weiswurst sausages with all the toppings.

Yo India – Amazing Indian street food. V GF

Silva Coffee – Locally roasted coffee, tea, chai and hot chocolate to warm your cockles.

Timboon Ice Cream – Artisan ice cream with an enticing flavour selection. V GF

Mad Hatter’s High Tea – Make a booking here for a wonder filled high tea amid the tulips. Times are limited so book early! V GF

Pop’d Fresh Popcorn – A freshly made, satisfying snack to indulge in. V GF

Chooh la la Nuts – Oh so tasty caramelised almonds, macadamias and peanuts. V GF

Darnum Park Estate Olives – Olives, olive oils, jams, salts and syrups.

Sweets by Junction - Sweet treats and local fruits combine.

Grumpy Gary’s Hot Sauces – Some like it hot bottled sauces.

Glorious Coffee - Coffee in all its glory.

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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