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Eat and drink your way through Victoria, from the renowned wineries of the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley to Melbourne's pop-up restaurants and the Murray's scenic riverside eateries. Tantalise the senses at inner city pubs, laneway restaurants, hatted dining rooms and homely country hotels. And wash it all down with a pint from a rustic craft brewery.
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Stake out the city to find everything from Mexicana, Spanish tapas and Chinatown delights to coffee dens, rooftop bars and modern Indian cuisine. Chat with locals over beers and a steak at an inner city pub, settle in for an indulgent eight course degustation menu, or choose a direction and hit the road for a weekend of indulgence.
Life on the vine
Create an itinerary and pack in as many of Victoria's myriad wineries and farm gates as you can. Roll up and sample local produce and fine wines – straight from the producers. From cool climate varietals and rosés to full bodied reds, Victoria is rich with independent wineries producing a diverse range of wines.
Get a taste for Melbourne's serious coffee culture with a perfect brew or take-home beans from favourite local coffee roasters and cafes.
Sample the degustation menu at Australian Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant of the Year. On a budget? Come for the Chef's Table on Tuesday.
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There are few places more aptly named than Andrew McConnell's Asian eating sensation and its mouthwatering Chinese, Japanese and Korean morsels.
Do your best to nab a table at Inverleigh's Gladioli to try Matt Dempsey's sublime cooking, lauded by The Age Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller.
Allow many minutes to indulge in the polished cuisine and fine wines at the winery and restaurant, listed in the top 50 of the AGT Restaurant Awards.
Jim McDougall in Stefano's Cellar, formerly known as Stefano's Restaurant, has been a destination for food lovers for more than 20 years. With Jim...
Build an enviable wine cellar, stocked exclusively with cool-climate varietals and rich reds sourced from Victoria's 21 distinct wine regions.
Be swept away by the dizzying mix of local and international flavours on offer all across Victoria. Traditional, modern and rustic, it’s all here.
Taste the best of Victoria's regions at roadside stalls, markets and festivals celebrating the fresh and bountiful local produce and the growers.
Take an unexpected turn, duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, scamper up some stairs and take a tipple in a bar with a distinct personality.
Follow the aromas of freshly extracted single origin coffee beans down cobblestoned laneways and into laid-back coffee strips for that caffeine buzz.
Victorian countryside and inner-city breweries prove that there's a lot more to Aussie beer with a burgeoning hand-craft and artisan beer scene.
Enjoy Victoria's finest food and wine without the hassles of driving. Join a tour and be delivered directly to cellar doors and restaurant tables.
Treat the bar of the laidback Fitzroy eatery like it's your local, then swan into the dining room to feast on perfectly executed Italian classics.
Book your table for a taste of celebrated chef Dan Hunter's Otways restaurant, named Restaurant of the Year by The Age Good Food Guide.
Twist your fork around 16 kinds of handmade pasta and seasonal Italian specialties at Neil Perry's two-hatted Italian foray. This is la dolce vita.
Chef Ashly Hicks creates innovative, seasonal dishes with the best of Victoria's produce. It's won Circa a hat from The Age Good Food Guide.
30 years on, Kenzan is still showing the new kids how it's done while picking up hats from The Age Good Food Guide in the process.
Make an ordinary night a special occasion at Smith Street's Saint Crispin, much-lauded winner of two hats from The Age Good Food Guide.
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Andrew McConnell’s restaurants have propelled him to the forefront of this city’s culinary consciousness. He talks about the food that makes this town tick.
Victoria is home to 21 different wine regions, more than 800 wineries, 600 cellar doors and some 30 craft breweries.
Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.
Join Foodie Trails for a class on Indian Home cooking, specifically the Thali meal. The Indian Thali is not just a meal or a plate; it is, in fact, a...
Deliberate over the all-day tapas and wine menu, visit the farm shop and join a Mornington Peninsula cooking class at this haven for food lovers.
Katrina Pizzini's A tavola! Cooking School is based at Pizzini Wines in the King Valley. Katrina's hands on classes are held in a purpose built...
Under the same roof as Prahran Market you'll find a fabulous pantry overflowing with specialty food, cookware, recipe books and a cooking school.
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