Upcoming Events:Basils Farm Events

Basils Farm Events

Basils Farm provides the ideal location for special events and educational workshops. Enjoy outdoor activities such as self-guided walks, food foraging in the native conservation land, or join one of our regular permaculture gardening or art workshops.

For food and wine lovers, we also hold dinners with winemaker Ray Nadeson, cooking classes with guest chefs and wine and food matching experiences.

Basils Farm is also the perfect choice for those looking for a venue with a difference. With stunning views across Swan Bay to Queenscliff, the grassed area and Basils Cafe are available to book for corporate wine tastings and private group events.

For further details about our tailor made events, please contact info@basilsfarm.com.au View our brochure here: Events at Basils Farm or visit our Functions page for further details.

Weddings  We can currently hold intimate weddings of up to 60 guests on the property. For further details please visit our Functions page. We plan to hold larger weddings from 2019. We would be pleased to forward a copy of our packages once they are available. You can register your interest at: info@basilsfarm.com.au

Private Functions, Corporate Events and Catering Basils Farm can accommodate private functions in the Cafe (out of regular business hours) and in our large outdoor marquee (all hours). Please visit our Functions pages for further information about private functions, corporate events and catering for your next party. 

Group Bookings Group bookings of up to 20 people can be made online via: https://www.obee.com.au/basilsfarm/ For bookings of over 20 guests please contact: info@basilsfarm.com.au

Summer Twilight Dinners at Basils Farm

This summer for 3 nights only Basils Farm will open for dinner!

Basils Farm is looking forward to welcoming guests to experience the beauty of Swan Bay in the evening during our “Twilight Dinners”. Book a table or lay out a picnic blanket and relax to the sounds of live acoustic music, as you take in the stunning views.

The smoker will be fired up and offering guests a delicious American style BBQ feast. A vegetarian option will also be available. We will also have all the kids favourites including sausages, hamburgers and corn on the cob.

Adults: $35 (one main course) or  $55 (2 courses, entree and main).
Children: $20 (Under 12 years).

For FUN challenge your friends to a Finska match on the lawn or a game of Bocce! Basils also has a sandpit and a huge lawn area to keep the little ones happy.

MUSIC – We also welcome three of our favourite, talented local acoustic musicians to perform at Basils Farm. Kristy Wilson, Kieran Tobin and Anthony Dellamarta (Della).

WINE –  Enjoy a wine tasting of the Basils Farm range of wines. Guests can also purchase wine by the glass or bottle, in addition to local boutique beers, organic soft drinks, tea and coffee.

Dates/Musicians from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. 
Friday 12th January – KRISTY WILSON 
Friday 19th January – DELLA
Friday 26th (Australia Day) – KIERAN. T

Time: 5.30pm – 9pm. Dinner served between 6pm-7.30pm.

Bookings are essential and can be made from 5.30pm (dinner served from 6pm)- 7.30pm.

Online Bookings

Basils Farm “Sunday Sessions” + More Dates!

From September through to the end of April 2018 relax to the tunes of our talented Sunday sessions musicians. We have a great lineup of acoustic artists playing a variety of genres ranging from blues through to modern day favourites. This month we look forward to having regulars Sam Hanson and Imogen Brough play and welcome back Cal Young for our last Sunday Session of the year!

Entry is free however as weekends tend to be busy, bookings are essential.

Time: 12:30 to 3:30 PM every Sunday, September to April.

December Sunday Sessions 
Sunday 3rd  – Sam Hanson
Sunday 10th –  Imogen Brough 
Sunday 17th –  Cal Young
Sunday 24th – CLOSED.

January Sunday Sessions + more dates!
Sunday 7th  – Alister Turrell
Friday 12th (Twilight dinner from 5.30pm) – Kirsty Wilson
Sunday 14th – Della 
Friday 19th (Twilight dinner from 5.30pm) – Della
Sunday 21st –  Sam Hanson
Friday 26th Australia Day 12.30-3.30pm – Dave Dorman
Friday 26th (Twilight dinner from 5.30pm)Kieran Tobin
Saturday 27th – Luke Biscan
Sunday 28th –  Imogen Brough

Basil’s Farm Seasonal Edible Gardening Workshops

Everything you need to know to grow healthy and fresh organic food throughout the seasons. Utilising permaculture design principles and sustainable practices, drawing on the skills of our in-house gardening guru’s Ben (Permaculture Gardener) and Igor (Farm Manager) to help turn your garden into one of abundance, health and beauty!


Summer Gardening Workshop – Saturday 10th February

In summer you may want to spend all your time at the beach, but don’t forget to give your garden some love! Early morning and evening are a great time to get in the garden over daylight savings. By putting in a bit of work you will have an abundance of herbs and veggies to enjoy at your next BBQ!

Time: 10 am – 12 noon.

Price: $40 pp.

Bookings: Book DIRECT at Basils Farm (no booking fees). Credit Card required. https://obee.com.au/basilsfarm/ 

If you would also like to stay for lunch after the workshop you can also book via the above link. Please select where you would like to sit (inside or outside).

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – “Many Hands” Alfresco Lunch – Sunday 18th March

Basils Farm is proud to once again be a part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in 2018. This year the event has a theme of “Community” and our menu will pay homage to the many hands that work in our local area to supply us with beautiful fresh produce.

How many hands brought the food to your plate?

Whether it’s our own produce grown from Birdland heirloom seeds or seedlings from Encompass (all abilities employer) planted by a local farm management student, our food and wine has a connection to the community. It’s a loop of local love, with sustainability at its heart, where you know who grows the produce or makes the product. 
Join us for an alfresco lunch matched to our wild fermented wines. Seasonal grazing platters, followed by a shared banquet of local delights, with community at its heart!
Enjoy a guided tour through the garden, and take in the spectacular views across Swan Bay.
Live music on the day from Imogen Brough between 12.30pm-3.30pm.
Bookings are essential and can be made directly via the MFWF website.