C&G’s Guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

As summer soon comes to an end, it’s time to welcome the gorgeous Autumn leaves, vanilla chai lattes, woolly knit scarfs and to all foodies’ delight, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival! In the latest C&G blog, we unpack the highlights of the festival and list our favourite top four things to do, making this year the best one yet!


About the Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival evolved from one small idea in 1993 to a huge 200-event phenomenon across Melbourne metro and regional Victoria. From food markets and the freshest of produce to world-renowned chefs and warm hospitality, the festival has become an iconic celebration of Melbourne’s truly unique foodie culture. This year’s program runs from March 8-24.

 1.   Masterclass

Learn from culinary masters at Masterclass. As international and local chefs take centre stage at The House of Food Wine, enjoy three days of live demonstrations, watching and learning from the very best. Grab a day pass for entry to every session.

2.   Regional World’s Longest Lunch

Unfortunately Bank of Melbourne’s Longest Lunch is sold out – but not to worry! Regional sessions tickets are still available. We recommend the Mornington Peninsula Regional World’s Longest Lunch where you can wine and dine amongst the vines! Present by Montalto Estate and Jackalope Hotel, expect a sensational three- course meal paired with incredible wine and canapés on arrival. Tickets are essential.

3.   River Graze

Three days of sipping, snacking and good vibes all around – please sign us up! On the Yarra River bank will set the scene for River Graze: a food and wine lovers’ paradise. Presented on the closing weekend, the festival will end with a bang and feature open air grazing, live music and more, importantly food at every corner.

4.   Global Dining Series

The Global Dining Series is your chance to experience amazing food from global chefs hosted by your favourite Melbourne restaurants. These unique dishes have been created specifically for the event, pairing the world’s best culinary geniuses with Melbourne’s foodie elite. Tickets are essential.

With less than three weeks until the foodie event kicks off, check out the program here. Please ensure tickets are purchased prior to the festival, since popular sessions are selling out! All that’s left to do is eat and eat and eat and EAT!


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