“Melbourne Food & Wine Festival started as an idea in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events dreamt up by Peter Clemenger AM AO. Today it’s an annual state-wide celebration with over 200 events across Victoria.”

Each year food and wine lovers in their thousands flock to events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements, dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria.The Festival is all about supporting and cultivating what makes Melbourne a foodie’s dream!

Victoria is incredibly lucky to have an abundance of fresh seasonal produce, bustling food markets, innovative chefs and their award-winning restaurants, expert winemakers, the warmest hospitality and passionate artisan producers on its doorstep. The Dandenong Market has been operating since 1866 and is one of Victoria’s oldest traditional working markets. With so much to see, taste and discover,  you just have to head down to check out everything from honeycomb fresh from the beehive, flowers cut straight from the farm, and apples picked from the orchard. At Dandenong Market you can shop and experience the world as a local and get insider tips from expert traders, score amazing bargains and source seasonal produce.


Check out the Clash of the Cool Climates at the Innocent Bystander in Healseville; a Yarra Valley vs. Tassie tastebud showdown, featuring canapés and drinks on arrival plus three courses and six wines.



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