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Victorian Cider & Pork Festival 2016

Set amongst the vines at the picturesque Rochford Wines,  for the first time ever in Victoria – the Yarra Valley will play host to the inaugural Victorian“2016 Cider and Pork Festival” – to be held over the Australia Day Long Weekend.

Celebrate the humble pig and crushed apple at this two-day festival where there’ll be more than 75 international and Australian ciders will be on showcase -with more than 15 local hero boutique cider producers in attendance, including- St Ronan’s Cider, Napoleone Cider, Punt Road Cider, Batlow Cider Co, Square Keg Cider, Hills Cider, Custard & Co, Daylesford Cider Co, Flying Brick, Sidekick Cider, Young Henrys and many more.

To keep you from going hungry, there’ll also be 15 different food trucks and pop-restaurants showcasing more than  60 different and mouth-watering pork dishes from locally sourced produce and leading Melbourne restaurants. o

If that’s enough to fill your day there will also be Masterclasses held over both days of the festival where you can learn about varying ranges of ciders from all over the world-including France, Australia and the UK, and also learn that pork and fine cider do go together!   With live entertainment, two live music stages, leading cider makers and a range of cooking demos by leading Melbourne chefs- and TV personalities- Jess Pryles, Ben O’Donghue and Robert Murphy from Aussie Barbecue Heroes and the Australasian Barbecue alliance  – this 2 day festival is set to be a truly memorable weekend overlooking the rolling hills of Yarra Valley.

When: 11am – 7pm, 23 -24 January 2016

Where: Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley.

Visit the website here.