The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back, with a veritable smorgasbord of events (in some cases literally), it can often be hard to pin down what exactly you want to do. This year we’ve strapped on our best pair of brogues and knuckled down to bring you our top four picks for your culinary contemplation.




River Graze




Running from Friday 4th through to the weekend, the Yarra will undergo a metamorphosis and become a culinary hub showcasing some of the best food and wine that Melbourne has to offer. No need to set anything in stone, simply stroll along the river bank and slip into one of the many free events happening around town.


Some of our key picks are the Garden Picnic at the NGV, the Pop-Up Patch garden bar and the Beer Hub down by South Wharf (we’re particularly keen for this one).


For the event map and more details click here >




City Cellar




Making one more round at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the City Cellar experience returns yet again to the scenic Yarra River. Tantalise and titillate your taste buds as 60 of the state's most prestigious wineries showcase a wide variety of reds and whites, as several of the countryside's best restaurants offer up plates designed specifically for the evening.


The event runs from the 4th through to the 6th of March, giving you ample time to enjoy this not-to-be-missed experience. Entry comes in at  $55.00 a head, getting you a tasting glass and free reign over the regions best wines.


For more details on the event and the restaurants involved click here >




Vineyard Polo




Revitalising an old world sport with new world wine, the Vineyard Polo Match is our top pick for the perfect out of town experience for this year's Food and Wine Festival. Nestled in the heart of the Rutherglen Wine Region, the All Saints Estate will play host to several games of Polo from 12-5pm on the 13th of March.


As the sun begins to set, a live musical performance will usher in the end of the event, giving event-goers festive finish to a fantastic afternoon. Tickets will vary in cost depending features, starting at $33.00 for general admin and going up to $303.00 for a place at the premium Carboot Site. This event pairs well with a group of friends, shuttle bus and one unfortunate designated driver.


Get your tickets here >




Have a Ball in a Billiard Hall


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Few things in life can compare to sharing a glass of whisky with a couple of good mates. Distilling this formula into this years Food and Wine Festival, the  Lindrum Hotel will play host to an afternoon of billiards and booze (and by booze we of course mean some of the best whisky to come out of Victoria). Occupying  the Lindrum's historically rich billiards room, event-goers will be able to enjoy an afternoon of education and enlightenment as they are walked through a flight of Bakery Hill’s finest whiskies by owner, David Baker.


Triple world champion, Robby Foldvari will also be in attendance, handing out some helpful hints to bolster your billiard game, while a  curated collection of canapés will be served to compliment the afternoons beverages. Coming in a $103.00 a head, this is an essential event for the Scotch-swilling man.


To secure your spot book here >



All events run at varying times, for more information check out the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website at >