Welcome to Australia’s leading celebration of food and wine.
The 26th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival brings together the best of Victorian produce, showcasing it to over 250,000 attendees.
From the renowned wineries of the Murray Darling and Mornington Peninsula, to our award-winning restaurants, pubs and cafes, Victoria has some of the world’s best food and wine. We are proud to support this event, and prouder still to support these industries. Food and wine is an integral part of a visitor economy that employs 210,000 Victorians and brings over $23 billion to our state.
To everyone involved in the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, thank you. And to everyone attending, enjoy.
The Hon Daniel Andrews MP
Bank of Melbourne is delighted to partner with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival for the 7th year running. This year, Melburnians will come together as a community to celebrate food and wine on the banks of the Maribyrnong River in Footscray.
We look forward to welcoming 1,700 diners to enjoy Footscray’s rich multicultural heritage and connect at the 26th Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch.
Michelle Winzer, Chief Executive
Bank of Melbourne
The World’s Most Liveable City is also the culinary capital of Australia which is why Melburnians delight in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival every March.
The City of Melbourne is proud to support the Festival and this year we’re delighted to be a major partner of River Graze, one of the signature events.
The Yarra River will be transformed into a 1.5km culinary trail, winding from Fed Square to the Exhibition Centre. More than 150,000 festival goers will descend on the banks, sampling some of the finest regional produce and soaking up the jovial atmosphere. The best part is that it’s free!
Gather your food-loving friends and family and wander through River Graze from
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March: a gastronomic adventure not to be missed.
Robert Doyle AC, Lord Mayor
City of Melbourne
Melbourne is the wining and dining capital of Australia, and proud host of the 2018 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.
It’s only fitting that the House of Food and Wine is one of the most exciting highlights of this year’s program. From themed sit-down dinners to experimental cocktails, the state’s greatest chefs, food producers and mixologists will team up to bring the very best to the table at the Festival hub.
Along our beautiful Yarra, revelers will be spoilt for choice at River Graze with food trucks and the City Cellar showcasing the best of Victoria's food bowls. While at Crawl 'n' Bite, hidden delights wait to be discovered in Melbourne’s tastiest neighbourhoods in the Festival's most beloved gastronomic treasure hunt.
Minister John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Parliament of Victoria