Garden Grazing at Domaine Chandon
It’s officially picnic season at Domaine Chandon. The picturesque home of Victoria’s beloved sparkling wine has reintroduced its summer picnic concept in the form of Garden Grazing: a shared dining experience at the Yarra Valley winery’s spacious Oak Tree Lawn, with views of grapevines and mountains and the shade of a 160-year oak tree.
Each picnic spot includes furniture, cushions, woven mats and umbrellas, and each guest will enjoy one of three summer cocktails on arrival, putting a spin on Chandon’s signature sparkling range. (Or you can simply opt for a glass of sparkling wine.) There’s also a Garden Bar set up on the lawn for extra drinks throughout the day.
Available for either brunch (11am) or lunch (2pm), the grazing-style picnic boxes showcase fresh Victorian produce. The menu includes sourdough baguette with cultured Fitzroy butter; shaved prosciutto with fennel and chilli salami; asparagus and goat cheese quiche; roasted Hazeldene chicken with shaved cabbage and sesame slaw; local cheeses, berries, and summer vegetables; and a chocolate brownie or almond and berry cake to finish.
Garden Grazing welcomes groups of two to eight guests at two sessions daily on weekends in December and Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February. With only 10 spots per sitting, bookings are required.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Domaine Chandon.