Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Taste the flavours of Melbourne at one of Australia's most popular food and wine festivals.
Indulge your senses, and your tastebuds, over ten days as you encounter award-winning wines, long lunches and dinners, and some of the country's most avant-garde culinary creations at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
- Where: Melbourne
- When: March 2020
- Price: Events vary in price
How to get there
International flights arrive direct to Melbourne Airport from many global hubs. From the airport it's an easy 30-minute taxi or shuttle bus ride to the city centre, where many of the festival's venues and restaurants are located. The City Circle Tram is a free tourist service that provides a convenient way to get around central Melbourne.
Video highlights: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Things to do at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Eat and experience
Each year food and wine lovers flock in their thousands to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events that fill Melbourne's labyrinth of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops. The Festival is all about supporting and cultivating what makes Melbourne – and the surrounding regions – a gastronomic playground. Visit breweries and cellar doors, meet innovative food producers and taste the flavours of regional Victoria through the festival's signature events.
Attend amazing events
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's exciting mix of events changes each year, so there's always something new to learn, share and discover. You might join events like the world's longest lunch, where you'll sit down to a table more than 500 metres (1,640 feet) long.
Explore Melbourne's foodie culture
Melbourne's love of food doesn't stop when the festival ends. The city is a year-round foodie heaven, offering a mix of cheap eats, casual eateries and fine dining venues by the likes of Attica and Flower Drum. Melbourne's best regional restaurants, including Brae and Doot Doot Doot, are worth travelling for.