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2016 Shedfest is the perfect excuse to explore the Yarra Valley.

The Yarra Valley will come alive in October with the burst of spring and with festival goers attending Shedfest across 14 wineries to celebrate the change of season and the food and wine of the Yarra Valley’s Smaller Wineries on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2016.

Shedfest is an annual festival which encourages lovers of food and wine to progress from winery to winery exploring some of their favourite wines and discovering new ones.

Each winery will have live music and serve entree-sized meals including a signature dish, a vegetarian option, dessert, tea, coffee and the option to taste wine at each cellar door, by the glass or by the bottle.

Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries President, Tim Cullen said this year Shedfest welcomes new wineries Morgan Vineyards, Soumah and Warramunda Estate to the festival.

“Shedfest now takes place across all pockets of the Yarra Valley. From Dixons Creek to Hoddles Creek, Coldstream to Seville, Gruyere to Yering,” said Cullen.

“This is a great time of year to get out and about in the valley and it gives some of the small, family owned wineries an opportunity to invite people into their winery sheds, barrel rooms and cellar doors to celebrate new season wines, food and hopefully warmer days of sunshine.

“The best way to enjoy Shedfest is to pick up a brochure or study the menu online to choose the food options or wines that appeal to you or to pick a cluster of wineries in the Yarra Valley where you can spend your day,” said Cullen.

An initiative of Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries now in its fourteenth year, Shedfest is an affordable way to experience a day in the valley with good friends and family.

Entry tickets and an Early Bird special is available to purchase online at www.shedfest.com.au or you can buy your entry ticket at the first winery you visit, which includes a Shedfest glass providing you to access participating wineries over the two days of the festival.

An allocation of proceeds from entry tickets will support the Upper Yarra SES branch.

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