Located in the heart of stunning region of Goldfields, Ballarat and Creswick are famous gold mining towns. But they both boast some seriously great food, wine and craft brews too.
HOW TO GET THERE
Just an hour and 15 minutes west of Melbourne.
Driving Take the 110km journey along the Western Freeway.
Train Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross station, swipe your Myki to arrive in less than 90 minutes on the direct V/Line train at the 19th century-built Railway station right in the centre of town.
Airport The road trip from Tullamarine or Avalon airports to Ballarat takes about one hour. Options to get you here direct from the airport include hiring a car, or booking the Airport Shuttlebus which departs from Tullamarine.
Creswick is located on the Midland Highway, a scenic twenty minute drive to either Ballarat or Daylesford, is the picturesque and historic township of Creswick.
Shannyn is part of the wine making team at Mitchell Harris Wines. Together with husband John, her brother Craig and his wife Alicia, they have transformed an 1890s produce store into a thriving wine bar. Recently awarded the highest (3-glass) rating by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2016 (their winery is also 5-star Halliday rated), Mitchell Harris Wine Bar and Wine Store is a sought-out spot to explore regional wines. It is well worth a stop if you're in the area.
If you're in the area, check out our events for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018:
Whole hog served Tex-Mex style in a West Footscray block party
Harley and Rose, West Footscray
Pizzini pop-up cellar door with barrel tastings plus fabulous salumi bar
Project Forty Nine, Collingwood
A WA chef making native ingredients a staple
House of Food and Wine - Hotel, Melbourne
Join the fun and excitement as you take your taste buds on a journey across Sun Country on The Murray
Various Locations across Sun Country on The Murray,