Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Between 31st March and 9th April, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival returns to Victoria, this time celebrating its 25th year.  The festival is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s flourishing food and wine industry that each year attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse program of over 200 events.  The festival has grown gradually since 1993 when just a small number of events were held.  Now the city of Melbourne is filled with eclectic culinary experiences and events that overflow from Melbourne's famous labyrinthine of restaurants, laneways and beyond into regional Victoria.

Victorian UWEA member wineries Brown Brothers, De Bortoli Yarra Valley, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Pizzini Wines and Tahbilk will all be hosting events that celebrate the abundance and quality of their regional food and wine. 

Tahbilk, 31st March 2017

Celebrate the best of Goulburn Valley’s wine and food along the banks of the majestic Goulburn River. Two of the Goulburn Valley’s premier wineries, Mitchelton and Tahbilk, and their chefs, will collaborate to bring together a veritable feast from locally sourced produce and wines.

Set on the banks of the Goulburn River in the picturesque grounds of Mitchelton winery, just 1½ hours north of Melbourne, enjoy a relaxed day of fine food and wine served with true country hospitality. 

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Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 31st March 2017 

Canapes in the orchard, sunset nibbles with a vineyard backdrop, finishing in the beautiful spherical wine room overlooking the property.  Join Montalto for an intimate and special dinner traversing the picturesque and productive grounds of the Estate, meeting the people and discovering the hidden places behind Montalto.

Wear your party frock but bring your Blundstones as you stroll the grounds, bubbles in hand, past sculpture and vineyard, stopping for canapes amongst the ripe apples and figs in the orchard. Under the towering gums you will watch the sun go down as you continue to nibble. Then settle down for dinner with matched wine in the exclusive cocoon of the wine room overlooking the property. A night out of the ordinary for just 16 people.

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Brown Brothers Mliawa, 31st March 2017 

Join Brown Brothers in the recently hatted restaurant Patricia’s Table to begin an extraordinary lunch set at a table surrounded by beautiful gardens. A true collaboration between the region's most distinguished chefs, delicious local produce, and amazing wines and craft beer, Executive Chef Douglas Elder will call on many of his old friends, colleagues and regular local suppliers to create a culinary experience showcasing the best that North East Victoria has to offer.

It’s a long lunch, but not quite as you expect it. Don’t miss the lively entertainment and a few pop-up surprises along the way – a great way to mingle and get to know the amazing people who make this region so special.

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Pizzini Wines, 1st April 2017 

Join local Aboriginal artist and storyteller Chris Thorne for a children’s art class with a difference on the first day of the Victorian school holidays - Saturday April 1st. Cultures Combine is an event Pizzini is running during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. This event is for the whole family but really for the kids! The day combines Aboriginal art and storytelling and Italian style food and sharing. Children will produce a piece of art that will tell their story after listening to stories about Aboriginal culture and participating in activities to set the scene. Adults accompanying the kids are encouraged to stay and take part in the storytelling and art class and hear how our indigenous community pass on cultural traditions and history through stories, dance and art. An Italian style picnic lunch will be served after the class and the whole family can sit and chat more with Chris about his culture or spend some time enjoying the surrounds of cellar door.

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley, 2nd April 2017

In honour of the 25th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and De Bortoli Wines celebrating 30 years in the Yarra Valley, De Bortoli would like to invite you to join them in a celebration of 'Wine through Time' at the Yarra Valley Estate. The day will be hosted by De Bortoli family members, and will include a three-course lunch carefully prepared by Head Chef of Locale Restaurant, Adam Mead, along with some interesting (and delicious) wines from the family cellar.

Please call (03) 5965 2271 to book your tickets in advance.