A three-day Food & Wine Festival with Australia’s top chefs, 500+ wines and cheese heads to Melbourne

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A three-day Food & Wine Festival with Australia’s top chefs, 500+ wines and cheese heads to Melbourne

The Good Food & Wine Show is back in Melbourne this May.

An epicurean adventure awaits as The Good Food & Wine Show makes a stellar return in 2023 to celebrate the very best Australian produce, winemakers, artisans, and chefs from around the nation.  

In its 22nd year, the show will take guests on a foodie journey around the country’s top wine regions; pour tipples of over 500+ wines from the likes of Barossa, McLaren Vale, Margaret  River, and Clare Valley; plate up over 60 different kinds of cheese from Queensland to France; and host brand-new masterclasses and chef demonstrations like never before. 

As one of Australia’s most renowned gastronomic cities, Melbourne will host the first of four shows on 19 – 21 May, followed by Sydney (23 – 25 June), Perth (21 – 23 July) and the finale in Brisbane (27 – 29 October).  

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.


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Tickets start from just $35 per person, which gets you access to see celebrity chefs Miguel Maestre, Nagi Maehashi of RecipeTin Eats, and Justine Schofield ignite the stages with flavour on The Kitchen by Harris Scarfe, alongside Northern Ireland-Australian celebrity chef Alastair McLeod, the Master of Ceremonies for all events.

Fan favourites Brendan Pang and Kirsten Tibballs will also take over two brand new stages to demonstrate their culinary flare and expertise – The v2food Plant Based Stage and The  Baking stage.

The three-day event will see the return of over 250 exhibitors showcasing their unique produce and artisan expertise. Step inside the Cheese Corner, the destination for all things  cheese; the Good Food Village, a market style hub to try and buy artisan products from local  producers; and the Wine Regions – Barossa, Margaret River, Clare Valley, and McLaren Vale.

Adding to the excitement of the 2023 chef line up comes brand new masterclasses featuring  some of Australia’s most loved brands, including Cobram Estate for a tasting masterclass in award-winning Australian oils, and the SodaStream Mixology Moments masterclass which offers guests the chance to create their own cocktails or mocktails to spark the senses, adding  a creative twist to a classic or shaking up a new creation.

Wine enthusiasts can attend a palate appreciation class at the RIEDEL Drinks Lab hosted by  wine expert Nick Ryan and sample the top wine varieties at the ever-popular Wine Selectors Tasting Room, while those who fancy a washed-rind, aged or a little smelly bite, The Smelly Cheese masterclass is back for another year, guiding aspiring curd-nerds through artisanal cheese  masterclasses and hand-selected Australian and international cheeses from France’s cheese  expert, Valérie Henbest.

Spirit fans will be spoiled for  choice this year with the Show’s Spirits Platform exhibiting a selection of their top brands,  including Cointreau, Fiorente, Villa Massa and Licor 43.  

There’s a lot of see, a lot to love and of course, a lot of taste! For more info and to purchase tickets, head here