Melbourne and regional Victoria
Food and wine lovers in their thousands each year indulge in a world-class program of more than 300 events during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March. Melbourne’s network of restaurants, laneways, basements and rooftop venues across the city and regional Victoria turn out their best for this internationally acclaimed annual food and wine celebration. Enjoy fresh seasonal produce, bustling food markets, award-winning restaurants, expert winemakers and warm hospitality. The festival's prestigious reputation attracts the world's biggest culinary and wine personalities to participate in the program along with Victoria's own celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers, producers and artisans.
Melbourne is known for its style and good taste, its intimate spaces and its creative people, all of which come together beautifully at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March.
Around 300,000 food and wine lovers descend on Melbourne every March for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. More than 300 events fill Melbourne’s network of restaurants, laneways, secret basement bars and rooftops, as well as spectacular locations throughout regional Victoria, over the two-week long festival.
Internationally renowned chefs and winemakers also arrive to cook, eat, drink and share their tips with the gourmet community. The festival also showcases Victoria's own celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, sommeliers and producers.
Past highlights have included the World’s Longest Lunches in the city streets, with around 1200 seated guests; gala dinners at the Royal Exhibition Building; and markets, master classes, and food and wine tastings. Festival venues range from the city’s public spaces such as Southbank and Federation Square to its tiny laneway bars, high-class restaurants and alfresco areas.
Join Australia’s most acclaimed chefs in the kitchen and watch them weave their culinary skills onto the plate. Taste wine from one of the world’s greatest cellar collections work or learn how to match food and wine. Feast on freshly-made noodles and dumplings at the Hawkers’ Markets at the Queen Victoria Market. See Southgate Promenade transformed into a cellar door, where you can sample and buy wine from more than 60 of Victoria's boutique wineries. Featuring food stalls and mini-farmers’ market, the event brings the best of Victoria's wine country to the Yarra River.
Venture beyond the city to some of the 50 food and wine events occurring across regional Victoria. It is a perfect time to experience Victoria in all its autumn glory.