5 to See - Events With a View

Published on January 24 2018.

Melbourne is famous for its food culture, but you don't have to stay within the city limits to wine and dine with Victoria's best. Regional Victoria is full of fresh, local and sustainable produce and vibrant communities all too happy to share their bounty.  

Here are some of our Festival picks from regional Victoria


The Gourmet Salt Lake Sunset Dinner Saturday March 17

A breathtaking night by the Murray River at sunset, with a dinner celebrating local wines and produce prepared by MasterChef alumni Arum Nixon, Samuel Whitehead and Sam Goodwin.

Sit on a salt flat in harvest and discover what makes Mildura the perfect location to celebrate produce and community.

The Mornington Express Wine & Dine Train Saturday March 24

All aboard the Mornington Express for a deliciou journey through the Mornington Peninsula. Start with canapes and bubbles on the platform, then it's a lunch of local produce and wines brought to your private timber compartment. Upon your return to Moorooduc station, there's more live music and entertainment late into the afternoon.

Take Five Sunday March 25

Prepare yourself for the new week with a getaway not far from home, but far enough. This five-course lunch in celebration of the local community of food and wine producers is a truly unique food and wine experience. Each course is designed by a different chef in collaboration with a producer and winemaker, all set against the stunning view overlooking the gardens and vineyard of Rob Dolan Wines. 


1 – Bellarine Harvest Lunch Saturday March 17
Begin your trip with lunch provided by Little Red Fox Eatery at Banks Road Vineyard, surrounded by the tranquillity of the vineyard. The four-course experience will excite your senses with outstanding local produce and perfectly matched Banks Road wine.

Carry the indulgence into the night with a gift from our supplier, and a chance to win a fantastic hamper crammed with local fare for your pleasure.

2 – Many Hands Bellarine Seaside Alfresco Lunch Sunday March 18
Pull yourself away from the covers and treat yourself to an afternoon at Basils Farm, with breathtaking views across Swan Bay to marvel and a stroll through the gardens to end the weekend in the right way.

Satisfy your tastebuds with an alfresco lunch, matched to Basil Farms fermented wines, followed by a shared banquet of locally sourced produce and live entertainment to take in before you return to reality.


Check out our guide to your weekend in the Bellarine Peninsula here for inspiration. Or explore our 2018 program for other events in the area.