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JANUARY 23 -24, 2016 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 amongst the vines at the picturesque Rochford Wines.

Celebrating all things apple and pig at the two-day 2016 Cider & Pork Festival on the Australia Day Long weekend - Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2016 - the two-day extravagant feast lets Victorian revellers celebrate the humble pig and crushed apple - following the success of this annual festival in WA's Swan Valley over the past three years.

Ice cold from the tap - more than 75 international and Australian ciders will be on showcase - with the opportunity to sample some of Melbourne's finest dining fare at 15 different food trucks and pop-restaurants from the southern dining capital along with Masterclasses and Q and A sessions for the truly ardent fans, as well.

The Cider & Pork Festival will be showcasing some of the best ciders from all around Australia with more than 15 local hero boutique cider producers in attendance, including- St Ronan's Cider, Napoleone Cider & Brewery, Willie Smiths Organic Cider, Batlow Cider Co, Hills Cider, Custard & Co, Daylesford Cider Co, Flying Brick, Sidekick Cider, Granite Belt Cider, Aspall Suffolk Cider, Young Henrys and many more - you'll be spoilt for choice at the first ever Victoria Cider & Pork Festival!

The Festival will be also showcasing more than 60 different and mouth-watering pork dishes from locally sourced produce and leading Melbourne restaurants and food trucks such as Fancy Hanks, Blue Bonnet BBQ, The Rib Joint, Pulled Kitchen and White Guy Cooks Thai, plus a mouth watering Pig On The Spit as well as beer producers from all around Australia, including - Stone & Wood, Young Henrys, Colonial Brewing Co and Hargreaves Hill Brewing.

Masterclasses held over both days of the festival will enable visitors to make the most of the cider tastings and learn about varying ranges of ciders from all over the world-including France, Australia and the UK- also demonstrating the endless food pairing capabilities between pork and fine cider.

"Pouring a diverse variety of cider styles from Australian and international regions, you can be sure that our leading local cider and beer specialists - especially the likes of St Ronan's, Napoleon Cider and Hargreaves Hill - all from the Yarra Valley region - will find something to tantalize your taste buds with" said event organizer - Jesse Wilson.

Event-goers will have to opportunity to attend a Q and A session with leading cider makers and witness a range of cooking demos by leading Melbourne chefs- and Australasian Barbecue Alliance TV personalities - Jess Pryles from Channel 7's Aussie BBQ Heroes - Jay Beaumont from Meatstock and BBQ Wars - and Adam Roberts former Deputy Mayor of Port Macquarie - over the two-day festival.

Australasian Barbecue Alliance- promoting low and slow barbecue within Australia - will be hosting an ABA Sanctioned Barbecue competition at the Cider & Pork festival - where competitors will share in $3,000 in cash and prizes and the winners will be crowned the Victorian Cider & Pork BBQ Grand Champions!

Whilst enjoying some of Australia's top cider and pork at this village feel event - you'll be entertained with live music all day long with two live music stages and a DJ stage featuring live bands, acoustics acts, DJs, buskers and roaming entertainment - for what is set to be a truly memorable weekend overlooking the rolling hills of Yarra Valley.

General Admission tickets to the 2016 Cider & Pork Festival are $40.00 per person/per day including a Schooner of Cider or Beer.

Cider & Pork Festival VIP tickets are $175.00 per person/per day - and include exclusive access to the Rochford Restaurant and Garden Lounge area, two free drink tokens and access to one cider masterclass of your choice.

Bus transfers will also be available from destinations in and around the Melbourne CBD and inner city suburbs to Rochford Wines and back - with shuttle bus also available between Lilydale Station and Rochford Wines - for those that want to imbibe and not have to worry about the hassle of driving.

Only an hour's drive from Melbourne CBD - head to the Yarra Valley this Australia Day Long Weekend to the award-winning and recently renovated winery - Rochford Wines - for the two-day Cider & Pork Festival - where ice cold ciders and delicious food alongside spectacular views of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong ranges will be the ideal way to spend the Australia Day Weekend.
Open 11am - 7pm each day.
For more information visit: www.ciderandporkfestival.com.au

Leanne Tyrrell
PR Consultant
Tyrrell Publicity & Promotions
PH: (03) 9629 7000

Jesse Wilson
The Event Mill
PH: (08) 9355 5669