Melbourne Food and Wine Festival highlights

The 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back this month from 4-13 March, and it has never tasted (or looked) so good!

Gather along the banks of the Yarra River to enjoy free entertainment and regional flavours, sharpen your skills at a MasterClass or sip your way through the world’s vineyards with wine tastings and pairings galore.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just looking for something new, there’s a smorgasbord of events to try.  Join in for ten days of unforgettable food and wine experiences.

River Graze

River Graze

River Graze

Kicking off the 2016 Festival’s Opening Weekend, the Yarra River transforms into a food and wine lovers playground bursting with culinary hot-spots, free entertainment, regional flavours, and water ferries to get you from one spot to another. A weekend culinary adventure for big and little foodies alike!

The Urban Dairy supported by Legendairy

The Festival Hub is a delicious homage to all things dairy. Open for ten days in Queensbridge Square, it features a daily rotation of events and menus from expert cheese and ice-cream makers from around the globe. Revel in all things rich, thick and creamy with an ice creamery, cheese shop, bakery, and licensed bar. Highlights include Big Gay Ice Cream, Gelato Messina, Gontran Cherrier and more!

Urban Dairy; image Gelato Messina

Urban Dairy; image Gelato Messina

MasterClass

Don’t miss your chance to learn and question some of the world’s most inspiring and interesting chefs, from masters of the kitchen to rising stars.

Everyone who buys a ticket to MasterClass can go in the draw to win a 7 night trip for two to South Africa! Visit the festival website for details.

City Cellar
Over 100 of the state’s best wineries come together to celebrate all that is fine about wine. Sip, sample and savour Victoria’s best drops on lush green lawns overlooking the Yarra, complimented with live music and tasting plates.

Plus, everyone who buys a ticket to City Cellar will go into the draw to win a date night for two for a year. That’s 12 dinners for two at 12 of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants.

City Cellar

City Cellar

Restaurant Express

Dine in over 40 of Melbourne’s best restaurants, for just $40! Enjoy a two-course express lunch menu and matching drink at Taxi, Magic Mountain Saloon, Burma Lane, Sarti, Bistro Vue, Red Spice Road, Nieuw Amsterdam to name just a few.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016 is presented by Bank of Melbourne.