Melbourne Food and Wine Festival – The Ultimate Holiday Delight for Foodies & Wine Lovers
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is an incredibly popular and an internationally acclaimed celebration of great food and wine of Australia. It is celebrated with the ultimate joy and happiness every year in March seeing gourmands from all across the world and making it the best expression of Melbourne’s immense love for food and wine.
If you want to participate in this 20-day long feast and take in a great variety of food and wine the city has on offer, arrive in Melbourne between 28th February and 16th March 2014 – the time of the year when the entire city will indulge in the festive spirit.
In this festival, you won’t just find the best of Victoria’s local chefs, restaurants, winemakers, producers, sommeliers and artisans, but you will get a chance to see some of the most celebrated personalities of the entire culinary world all at one place only. So, don’t get surprised if you see one of your favourite chef or winemaker sharing his or her tips with the gastronome community
The amazing festive spirits and vibes transform the Melbourne’s network of restaurants, laneways, basements and rooftop venues into buzzing foodie precincts and into a charming wine country.
For many years, this Victorian city has been celebrated for its unique style, authenticate and mouth-watering flavours, and creative ideas. And all of these come together under one roof at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March.
It’s a two week long festival with more than 300 events to cherish for. According to a poll survey, this year more than 300,000 visitors will arrive in Melbourne to participate in this one of a kind of festival and take in the fresh seasonal produces with the warm hospitality of the locals.
Some major highlights of the past celebrations include the world’s longest lunches in the city streets and gala dinners at the Royal Exhibition Building, and the free food and wine sampling stalls.
According to Natalie O'Brien, CEO, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, “while the Festival already had a loyal following among some food and wine enthusiasts, it was important to broaden its appeal particularly to a younger demographic.”
Yes, you got me right. The festival isn’t just about tasting the world’s finest wine or having the best of Australian cuisines, but it has a lot more on offer including the great music and dance performances, art exhibitions, open-air cinema and other entertainment shows.
Where is the venue?
The entire city seems to be decked up for this amazing festival of food and wine. But the venue mainly ranges from the public spaces of the city such as Southbank and Federation Square to its small picturesque laneway bars, award-winning restaurants and alfresco areas.
Go off the beaten paths!
If you want to go on exploring Victoria and experience its perfect autumn glory, buy a campervan rental in Melbourne and venture beyond the city at your own pace in style.