Yarra Valley’s 16-day Fireside Festival returns in July, bigger and bigger than ever

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Yarra Valley’s 16-day Fireside Festival returns in July, bigger and bigger than ever


Fireside Yarra Valley returns for 2023; celebrating all that winter in Melbourne’s most accessible wine region has to offer

Wine Yarra Valley is excited to announce the return of its Fireside festival for its fifth year, and their Fireside Winter Twilight Market for its second year, after a tremendously successful 2022.

Fireside Yarra Valley

  • Saturday 8 – Sunday 23 July 2023
  • Various venues around the Yarra Valley and selected inner-Melbourne venues

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Fireside is a 16-day festival of events across the Yarra Valley and beyond, celebrating all that winter in Melbourne’s most accessible wine region has to offer in sights, sounds, smells and, most importantly, tastes, against the alluring landscape of moody skies, crisp nights, and the warmth of an open fire.

The festival showcases some of the region’s very best food and drinks with special winter-themed menus curated around chargrilled, smoked and wood-fired local ingredients.

The 2023 program features over 30 culinary experiences, including all-star food & beverage collaborations from TarraWarra Estate x Frank Camorra (Movida), Jayden Ong Wines x Tom Sarafian (ex. Rumi, Bar Saracen, Little Andorra), No7 Healesville x Bar Liberty, Rob Dolan Wines x Matilda 159, and more.

Fireside Winter Twilight Market

  • $45pp or $55pp on the night. Tickets are extremely limited and selling quickly!
  • When: Saturday 8 July, 4-8pm
  • Where: Yarra Valley Railway Station, Healesville

Also returning for 2023 is the Fireside Winter Twilight Market. After an incredibly popular pilot event in 2022, this year’s market will focus exclusively on Yarra Valley food & drinks, taking inspiration from the magical Christmas markets of Europe. Wine Yarra Valley is thrilled to partner with Yarra Valley Railway for the event, the largest volunteer-run organisation in Australia, and are fortunate to have received support from the Federal and Local governments to deliver a fantastic experience for the Yarra Valley community and beyond.

The ultimate winter wine experience, the Fireside Winter Twilight Market offers a variety of tasty winter treats surrounded by toasty fire pits at the historic Yarra Valley Railway in Healesville. Ticketholders will revel in the rustic ambiance of our winter wonderland whilst savouring the flavours of the region, and are advised to bring their woollens and their dancing shoes for a fantastic evening celebrating the joys of winter with good food, drinks and great times!

A selection of local wines, beers and ciders will be available from:

  • Balgownie Estate Resort & Vineyard
  • Boat O’Craigo
  • Helen’s Hill Vineyard
  • Jayden Ong Wines
  • Napoleone Cider
  • Rising Wines
  • Rob Dolan Wines
  • Santolin Wines
  • St Hubert’s Winery
  • TarraWarra Estate
  • Tokar Estate Winery
  • Sutherland Estate

Food will also be available for purchase from a selection of local producers including Lulu’s Bar & Burgers, Hubert Estate and Bao Melbourne.

Ticket price includes a branded Bettercup to take home, wine tastings and a glass of wine, beer or cider, with additional beverages available to purchase by the glass and bottle.

This is a ticketed 18 years+ only event – not your average weekend farmers’ market!

Visit wineyarravalley.com.au/fireside-2023.