Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Takes Over Regional Victoria

Drink, Eat, Melbourne / 4 September 2023

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival: Regional Edition

The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is back, and this time, it’s hitting the road. Partnering with Visit Victoria, the festival has rolled out a 10-day Regional Edition. From the Gippsland Seaside Weekender to World’s Longest Lunches in the Yarra Valley and Ballarat, the festival is on fire.

The Village Feast in Gippsland

Let’s head to Inverloch on 18 November, where the Village Feast takes centre stage. A part of the Gippsland Seaside Weekender, the event combines local produce and top-notch chefs for a day by the sea. Adam Liaw and Thi Le are just a couple of the celebs cooking up a storm. And don’t miss out on the Chef Shack, hosted by Sofia Levin.

Unmissable Food Stalls

Get ready for a lot more than just pretty plates. Gippsland Jersey will be whipping up ice-cream sundaes, while Udder and Hoe showcase fine Gippsland cheese. Also, satisfy your chocolate cravings with Cuvée Chocolate.

Drinks Galore and More

Seven festival bars are taking over, led by producers such as Patrick Sullivan and William Downie. From Dirty Three Wines to Loch Brewery and Distillery, you’re spoiled for choice. Want more? There are free tastings at the Wine Gippsland Cellar and more at the Wine Shack.

Not Just for Grown-Ups

This year, the Village Feast offers a Kids’ Zone. From cupcake decorating to face painting, it’s all about family fun. The Village Market also has a collection of local produce and artisanal wares.

What Else is on the Menu?

But that’s not all. The World’s Longest Lunches are back with new venues in the Yarra Valley and Ballarat. Additionally, one-off events in these regions are part of the package. Think a three-course feast at Sovereign Hill or a cosmic wine party at Jayden Ong Winery and Cellar Bar.

Seal the Deal

Tickets are available from 7 September, costing $35 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. For more info and ticket sales, check out or follow them on Instagram.

So, gear up for Victoria’s tastiest adventure. From seaside feasts to winery lunches, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Regional Edition is your passport to Victoria’s best eats and drinks.