About our functions

Our functions are usually held monthly and include:

Breakfast on the Yarra (BOY) – traditionally the first function each year, held in early February on the southern bank of the Yarra River, adjacent to the famous ‘tan’ and Royal Botanic Gardens. The Committee and volunteers cook and serve a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms and baked beans, washed down with a glass of sparkling, red, white or orange juice. This is a function that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

Winemakers Dinners – held in restaurants with different cuisines in a variety of locations. These nights are hosted by a winemaker who describes the wines being served with dinner and how they have been matched with each course.

One day and two day wine tours – to wine regions within Victoria on a 5 star coach, visiting a number of wineries and tasting their wines. At some wineries a guided tour of the winery and cellars is conducted . Lunch is usually held at a winery or local restaurant, café or hotel.

A3 One day winery tour - Yarra Valley

A4 Taste and talk de Castella brothers

Taste n Talk nights – popular educational and entertaining wine tasting events, presented by a winemaker, wine journalist, sommelier or other guest speaker from the wine industry. A simple meal is provided.

Wine Trivia nights – a Trivia Night with a difference, including a ‘blend’ of wine and general knowledge questions, blind tastings, games and an assortment of wine-related prizes. A night of fun, laughter and cerebral stimulation – and good wine of course!

A5Trivia Night Aug2015#1

A6 Wine bottling the old fashioned way

Bottling Day – a social event at which wine in a barrel sourced from a vineyard is bottled by participants. Everyone has the opportunity to experience bottling tasks including sterilizing, corking and labelling. The bottling is followed by a catered lunch and, of course, sampling the wine bottled on the day.

Interstate Weekend Tours – A two day coach tour of wineries in an interstate wine region. Members and guests undertake their own travel arrangements to arrive at the destination region on a Friday evening or earlier. The two day coach tour takes place on the Saturday and Sunday, usually involving a local attraction (eg chocolate or cheese factory) as well as a number of wineries. Interstate tours usually conclude with breakfast on the Monday, after which members and guests make their own way home. In recent years we have toured the Hunter Valley, the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.

A7 Hunter Valley Weekend Tour - Seated tasting at Tulloch Wines