Sample the city’s bounty of fresh local produce, wines and spirits, watch master classes from celebrity chefs and take part in interactive tastings.
The Good Food & Wine Show returns in 2022 with an expanded program for its 21st year, bringing with it a three-day celebration of local wine, cheese and other produce.
On the wine front, more than 600 producers from the nearby Yarra Valley, the Alpine Valley and other notable regions across Australia, including the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Margaret River, will showcase their varietals. Wine writer Nick Ryan will host a series of fun tastings at the Riedel Drinks Lab, exploring everything from versatile rosés to winter-friendly whites. For a more individualized experience, you can enjoy your way through the multi-section wine selectors tasting room.
The Good Food & Wine Show is also a direct way to champion our local hospitality industry, whether it’s with live cooking demonstrations on stage at The Kitchen by Harris Scarfe hosted by celebrity chefs (including Spanish chef Miguel Maestre and kitchen master favorite Brendan Pang) or an emerging Eat Local Restaurant series featuring Melbourne’s top dining destinations such as Adam D’Sylva’s Fried Chicken, Pinchy’s and 400 Gradi.
Also on-site will be the cheeky-named Smelly Cheese Project and Cheese Lane, the scones-and-cream-filled English Garden, and the market-style Good Food Village. As for the spirit, a vintage bus from 1972 has been converted into the Glenfiddich Whiskey Wanderer, an exclusive whiskey lounge on wheels. The Hendricks Airstream Gin Bar and Monkey Shoulder Mixer will also be present and correct.
For entrees, you can choose between general admission or combine with a tasting glass pass. Elevate your experience with a wine lovers ticket or, if gin is your thing, the gin lovers ticket. The VIP ticket includes a virtual tasting trip to Margaret River.
This story is produced by Broadsheet in association with the Good Food & Wine Show presented by Citi.