MEDIA UPDATE  |   November 28, 2017


Victoria’s passion for making and drinking wine will be on show at the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne (MFWF). Take part in speed sessions with experts, matchings with cheese and dumplings, and an all-star feast to remember.

Wine Program supported by Sanpellegrino

21 to 25 March 2018
Location: White Lane and House of Food and Wine Hotel precinct

The Winemakers’ Feast

Sit down with the women shaping the future of wine in Australia over a five-course feast prepared by Chef Danielle Alvarez (Fred’s). No two tables will drink the same wine, as some of the country’s most respected winemakers and sommeliers dig deep into their private stores and break open their favourite vintages to share with you. Friday 23 March 6:30pm, $285

Vino Rapido
Short, fast and loud, Vino Rapido is like speed dating without the bad bits. You’ll have three minutes to talk, taste and learn as much as you can from one wine expert before moving onto the next. Wednesday 21 March, 6:30pm, $55

Victoria vs The World Tasting Room
Winemakers at the forefront of the natural revolution will join renowned cheese makers and mongers from Jasper Hill (USA), Neal’s Yard Dairy (UK) and Victoria’s best at this celebration of cheese and wine produced by artisans using farming and production techniques that protect the environment and the community. Saturday 24 March 12pm, $55

Other highlights

Join Rose Creek Estate owners Tony, Angelo, Lina and their community of friends at what’s described as ‘Tuscany in East Keilor’ as they pick the 2018 grape harvest at A Toast to Vendemmia. Learn how the grapes are crushed and de-stemmed before being pressed using traditional techniques. Sunday 18 March, $92.00

Allow the Ôter team and wine importer Andrew Guard to take you on a journey through the obscure and undiscovered wine regions of France at ‘The New France’. Sunday 18 March, $243.00

Find out how Australian wine shows judge and rate wines at Know Your Wine Medals, an event that will feature 12 wines that have received gold, silver and bronze. A blind tasting will give you a chance to judge them and compare your findings. Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 March, $48.00

More information about the MFWF Wine Program supported by Sanpellegrino can be found at


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