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Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis 2022

July 31, 2022

$50.00 – $110.00

For the last two years, during lockdown we asked everyone to host their own Big Roast from home and held an online auction to help raise funds. Thanks to everyone involved, we’ve hit our target of raising over $100,000 for the Royal Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust, after 5 years of supporting the cause.

Founders of the Big Roast, the Bowness Family have decided that this year will be the last year of the Big Roast campaign. So, we feel like it’s only right to have you all back at the winery to send off the Big Roast in style!

This year, hosted by Rob Dolan Wines and The Farm Yarra Valley, the Big Roast will be held in our Barrel Room on the Sunday 31st July, 12pm start time.

Attendees will be treated to a three-course lunch prepared by The Farm Yarra Valley and 3 glasses of wine by Rob Dolan Wines. There will also be live music, a raffle, silent auction, and main room auction hosted on the day to help raise funds.

Seating will be shared-style, so please note in the booking notes if there is another group you would like to be seated with!

TICKETS: $110.00 adult  |  $80 teenagers  |  $50 kids  (aged 2-11)  |

$40.00 from every ticket sold will be donated directly to The Royal Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust in addition to all funds raised from fundraising efforts that day.

Big Roast menu: 

Antipasti to share

Masterstock braised lamb shoulder, mojo verde

Crisp semolina gnocchi, sauce romesco, sage

Seasonal chefs selection of 3 sides (1 potatoes, 1 veg, 1 salad)

Coconut panna cotta, sour cherry, dark chocolate

House made doughnuts, salted caramel

Cannoli, whipped ricotta, brandy, currants


Back in 2017, Rob & Jude Dolan announced they would support our Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis campaign and host a Big Roast at the winery. It is a mark of the extraordinary, selfless, and generous people that they are that brings us to the 6th consecutive and final Rob Dolan Big Roast event.

As we celebrate this final year, I want to thank the many people from the many villages that it took to build the incredible success of this event.

Thank you to all of the Rob Dolan Wines and The Farm staff for your tireless investment of time and energy that make this event so remarkable that guests are desperate for a place at the Big Roast table each year. Your vision, professionalism, kindness, and hard work have always been on show in the way you have brought this event to life.

Thank you to every individual and business owner who has donated items to the event, the raffle, or the auction. The incredible funds that are raised for Cystic Fibrosis at this event are not possible without your ongoing generosity and support. Your contributions have always been provided in total abundance and with absolute grace. You are all extraordinary.

We would like to thank Professor Phil Robinson and Professor Sarath Ranganathan from the Cystic Fibrosis team at The Royal Children’s Hospital Respiratory Department for giving so generously of their time and expertise in speaking at these events and reminding us why we are here. You both stand on the frontlines of this battle and it has genuinely been an honour to have you stand with us in support of this campaign.

Of course, there are no funds or awareness raised for Cystic Fibrosis without the unrelenting support of the Big Roast guests! Your giant hearts and generous spirits make this event what it is. Thank you for sharing in the feasts and the amazing wine, for buying those raffle tickets, bidding on the auctions, and most importantly, educating your family and friends about Cystic Fibrosis.

And finally, there would be no one to thank, and nothing to be thankful for here, without Rob & Jude Dolan. You are the pillars of all of this. You have provided the platform for all of this fundraising and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis to take place. People often talk about ‘wanting to make a difference’ in the world. You HAVE MADE a difference in the lives of so many people living with Cystic Fibrosis. You are wired with generosity, love, and humility and it is has been a total privilege to share this Big Roast journey with you over the last 6 years. THANK YOU.

Thanks everyone, let’s enjoy this final year!

The Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis

Kirsty, Stephen, Liam and Grace

Thanks to all of our supporters: 

Community Bank Warrandyte is a proud supporter of The Big Roast for Cystic Fibrosis. Part of the Bendigo Bank network and with a unique point of difference Community Bank Warrandyte is committed to offering award-winning financial products and services, as well as returning up to 80% of profit to our local community; $3.85 million since opening is 2003.

Thanks to its customers the vast majority of profit has seen the facilitation of many projects, programs and resources and the building of essential infrastructure within the community.

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July 31, 2022
$50.00 – $110.00


Rob Dolan Wines
The Farm Yarra Valley


Rob Dolan Wines
21-23 Delaneys Rd
WARRANDYTE SOUTH, vic 3134 Australia
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