Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

event005 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival started as a spark of an idea in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events dreamt up by Peter Clemenger. Twenty years later, the Festival has grown to host over 200 events annually with a core team of 18 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes during peak season.

An annual festival: Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in more than 200 events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.

This year the festival will be running from 4th March until 13th March 2016.

Join us in the City Cellar event

With live music and tasting plates of outstanding regional produce, meet us at the City Cellar for a weekend of fun for the wine curious. Sip, sample and savour the state’s best drops on the lush green lawns overlooking the Yarra.

Eleven of our members will be participating in this wonderful event: 

  • Athletes of Wine
  • Cobaw Ridge
  • Granite Hill
  • Hanging Rock
  • Lyons Will Estate
  • Midhill Vineyard
  • Mt Charlie
  • Parkside Winery Estate
  • Passing Clouds
  • Rowanston on the Track
  • Shadowfax

Booking details and more information: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - City Cellar event

Event details: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016: City Cellar event
Dates: Friday 4th March - Sunday 6th March
Venue: MCEC Lawn
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Ticket includes free wine glass and tastings. Food available for purchase on the day. This is an outdoor event and weather can be unpredictable. We will do our utmost to make sure you have a great time regardless of rain, hail or shine. This is a ticketed event for persons 18 years and over. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Regional tasting plates

We've scoured the countryside to bring you a taste of our favourite regional spots. Specially-designed plates from the following restaurants will be available:

  • Terrace Restaurant, All Saints Estate – Rutherglen
  • The Shed @ Terindah, Terindah Estate – Bellarine Peninsula
  • Yabby Lake Cellar Door & Café, Yabby Lake, Mornington Peninsula
  • Innocent Bystander, Yarra Valley
  • Muse Restaurant at Mitchelton Winery, Goulburn Valley

Booking details and more information: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - City Cellar event