Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend

September 27 - September 29

The perfect weekend to relax in the colour

Yes, we are open on the Grand Final public holiday! A long weekend is a great excuse to come along and tap your toes to the music while indulging in delicious Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges foods and beverages. Entry includes complimentary tastings from some amazing boutique wineries, distilleries and breweries. Live Music with Dr Jazz featuring Ruby Rae and The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Ensemble will entertain all weekend long. 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.

Local Libations

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. Emersleigh Estate, Yarrawood Estate and Hard Road Brewing.

Wines are available by the glass, so you can sit back and enjoy the jazz amongst the splendour of the tulips. You can also stock up the cellar with some great take home packs. Tesselaar and participating wineries practice responsible service of alcohol – please ensure you have a designated driver for the day, or take advantage of our convenient charter bus to Lilydale station.


11:00am and 1:30pm Join our Clog Dancing Workshop, see how it is done then give it a whirl. 12:00pm and 2:30pm Historic Cheese Market performance where you see amazing spectacle of how Dutch cheeses were bought and sold. All day the Dutch Findlay Fairground Organ will play. For the Kids enjoy tales in the Fairy Garden at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3.00pm.