Wild Cattle Creek Estate – Shed Fest 2011 – Yarra Valley

I’ve never been down the Warburton side of the Yarra Valley but last month a number of wineries down this area hold an annual event called Shed Fest which showcases the south end of the Yarra Valley. The wineries open their cellar doors or in some cases their shed and offer wine tasting, food and entertainment. All you need to do is pay $10.00 for a Shed Fest wine glass and then off you go winery hopping. A good family event to put in your calendars for next year.

Coming from the city end through to Lilydale then Warburton, the first winery you’ll come across on the left is Wild Cattle Creek. Such a beautiful winery which hosts accomodation, functions, a restaurant, cellar door and fantastic screnery.

I was able to speak with Kevin and Heather who run Wild Cattle Creek, who I think are absolutely lovely people and answered all my questions about the place. Make sure you say “Hi!” to them for me. I also got to take a picture with them (see picture below).

Kevin, Heather & Me

During Shed Fest each winery are required to provide a set menu of small dishes which Wild Cattle Creek provided but the food they served is not part of their normal menu but the food was great and well presented. Must come back and try their restaurant.

Having a wonder around the property, I thought to myself as I’m in the process of getting married this would be a really nice place to have a wedding. Unfortunately we require an asian style menu catered for but talking to Kevin they do a large number of weddings every year. So if you’re looking for a winery wedding *hint* *hint*.

Gazebo with Water Fountain in the background

I shall be back to try out the restaurant and possibly stay at their accommodation. There’s always something new to try out in the Yarra Valley. I did enjoy a number of their wines but I’m not an expert so I can’t comment much on that. Sorry guys, I guess you’ll need head down there to find out. Their cellar door should always be open as it’s in the restaurant foyer.

Location: 473 Warburton Hwy, Seville VIC 3139
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Grill’d Guild Movember – FREE Grill’d Burgers for 10 days

That’s right 10 Grill’d Burgers for FREE for 10 days in November all for a good cause! And that cause is called ‘Movember’ which focuses on men’s health and in particular Prostate Cancer & Depression.

But there’s several catches to getting your FREE Grill’d burger but nothing bad or hard. If you’re wondering how you can get on board, it’s too late because the offer is done and completed for 2011 but here’s some things you need to know if Grill’d decide to do it again next year (terms and conditions may change for 2012)

1. You need to be a registered Movember member
2. You need to raise $40.00 before you can claim the Grill’d offer
3. You can only get your FREE Grill’d burger between the dates specified, this year it was the 8/11/11 – 17/11/11
4. You can only dine in & claim your FREE burger between 2:00-3:30PM and 8:00-9:30PM
5. Must provide I.D

Other terms and conditions apply but they’re the main ones.

If you can abide by the rules and have easy access to a Grill’d restaurant then 10 burgers in 10 days is doable. For me, I did my best but for two of the days I offered two of my donators a Grill’d burger on the house which made me try the Grilled Chicken Salad on one of the days, a few days of chips and then a different burger a day. 7 out of 10 FREE burgers isn’t too bad and I can say I loved my lunches for a week.

Grill’d burgers are the bomb and the chips are up there too even though their prices can deter the average burger eater but cause they’re so good, price can be excused sometimes.

I hope Grill’d will do this again next year because I know a number of my friends will join the Movember band wagon with the inticing Grill’d Burger offer which is a win/win situation for all. I certainly enjoyed trying out different burgers from their range instead of going with my comfort choice of the hearty Mighty Melbourne burger.

Even though the Grill’d burger offer is complete, it doesn’t mean Movember is over! So please continue to donate to people you know who is growing a Mo for Movember or if you don’t, donate to TheLearnerChef!

I’m still on a mission to try every burger on the Grill’d menu so follow me on instagram, twitter or facebook to see if I ever complete this goal.

Checkout my Movember Grill’d journey below.