For 17 spectacular days (1 – 17 March) the Festival takes over the city and state with unforgettable food and wine events all celebrating the Festival’s central theme of earth.
The 2013 Festival program will be released on 1 February, rather than in December as in previous years. You can get your free copy in The Age on 1 February. Here is a peek at what’s still to come.
The Festival kicks off on 1 March with the iconic Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, followed by a weekend of celebrations including Put Victoria on Your Table: Cellar Door and Artisan Market, bringing the best local wine and produce to the historic Como House and Garden (2 - 3 March), all part of Opening Weekend.
Global and local guest chef and wine presenters converge on Melbourne for the highlight Langham Melbourne MasterClass weekend to talk, taste, learn and above all, celebrate. (Tickets to these events are on sale now.)
The festivities continue with an unparalleled gathering of one-off dinners, hands-on cooking classes, whirlwind tours and exclusive wine tastings, and more than 50 events under $50.
Pack your picnic rug and hit the road on Regional Closing Weekend, 15 - 17 March, to explore Victoria’s diverse food and wine bounty with events featuring artisan producers, winemakers and local food heroes.
Stay tuned for more updates on what’s coming to Festival 2013.
We look forward to seeing you in March!
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