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The diverse tastes and flavours of Melbourne's restaurants may be a foodie's heaven, but none of it could be possible without Victoria's rich regional bounty. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a real food adventure punctuated by regional delicacies, country charm and warm hospitality.
Fresh from the farmers' market
Many municipalities offer weekly market days. Farmers gather to sell fresh produce picked that morning, along along with locally-produced meats and cheeses. Popular markets include the Hume Murray Farmers Market, Rutherglen Farmers Market and Mornington's Main Street Market, all famous for their diverse, high-quality fare.
Food and wine trails
Food and wine trails throughout the state are a great way to see the sights and experience the region's bountiful produce. Follow the Murray River's popular Farm Gate Trail as it winds through Victoria's famous 'food bowl'. Stop at orchards, dairies, wineries, and craft breweries to fill your basket as you travel. Hit the Yarra Valley Food Trail for tasty treasures and quaint country picnics, and then explore the Otway Harvest Trail to sample the best of Victoria's south east.
Make a weekend of it and immerse yourself in local produce at regional food festivals. Toast to the Coast, the Daylesford Macedon Produce and the High Country Harvest festivals are all great places to start.
Situated in the wine growing region of Rutherglen, Renaissance Chocolates and Renaissance Farm Bed and Breakfast offers a unique chocolate experience...
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Develop a delicious addiction, with chocolates to taste, try and buy, at this wondrous factory, cafe and art gallery celebrating all things chocolate.
Indulge your love of chocolate with tastings, treats from the cafe and more than 150 different varieties of hand-crafted chocolates and ice creams.
Taste delicious handmade farmhouse cheeses along with local produce and fine wines from small single vineyards in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
A visit to Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm is a great fun day out for the whole family. Young kids through to grandparents can all be thrilled by...
Visit the picturesque cafe at one of Australia's oldest olive groves and sample some of the region's best produce and award-winning olive oils.
Gather regional produce for an unforgettable picnic lunch with fresh Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and ice creams.
Fill up with farm-fresh delights at Mornington Peninsula's inviting roadside stalls, or taste the harvest cooked to perfection at esteemed eateries.
Tempt your tastebuds in the Great Ocean Road region with a fine selection of freshly caught seafood, gourmet cheeses and luscious hand-picked berries.
Discover the rich and varied harvest of Central Victoria. Catch your own trout, sample traditional game meats, or buy freshly-picked apples and pears.
Reap what generations of agricultural pioneers have sown as you make your way through the Grampians region's wheat plains and rolling sheep country.
Relish the High Country's homegrown produce at its freshest, or delivered to your plate by a passionate local chef and accompanied by a regional wine.
Discover Gippsland local produce, from the milk that makes its famous gourmet cheeses, to the berry farms and locally grown organic fruit.
Welcome to Victoria's food bowl. Pick up local fruit, vegetables and gourmet produce at farm gates, markets and cafes throughout the region.
Find out what's in season and what's on the vine along the Coldstream Trail – located on Melbourne's doorstep and just five minutes from Lilydale.
Known for its historic paddle steamers, the Echuca Moama district is now a culinary capital, boasting riverside eateries, wineries and local produce.
Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.
Travel across the region and be tempted by everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses and olives to chocolates, wines and craft beers.
Indulge your foodie whims and discover fine produce and wining and dining options at farm gates and provedores, wineries and breweries along the trail.
Pick your own in the fields of one of Victoria's famous berry orchards or local farms and get a taste of sunshine, country air and fresh summer fruit.
The Nagambie Lakes Community Market is located on the grassy south-eastern bank of beautiful Lake Nagambie starting at Jacobson's Outlook parallel...
Gasworks Farmers' Market started in January 2006 and is one of Melbourne's best loved farmers' markets, in fact, it was named Most Outstanding...
Experience the true laid-back atmosphere at one of the hidden gems. Situated in picturesque Princess Park which is only a stone's throw from the...
Farmers' markets are at the heart of Slow Food. It's not just the most direct source of fresh produce but also a genuine, accessible way for the...
Enjoy food tastings, chat to producers and stock up on fresh, local produce at this traditional market held in the historic barn at Yering Station.
Iconic Eynesbury Homestead will be transformed into a bustling farmers market square. The magnificently restored Eynesbury Homestead, hand crafted...
An estimated 2000 farmers sell their produce each month at genuine farmers markets across Victoria.
The vineyards of north-east Victoria fall into five distinct regions Rutherglen, Beechworth, Glenrowan, King Valley and Alpine Valleys.
Experience Gippsland's diverse wine region, boasting over 100 vineyards and more than 40 wineries, easily accessed from Melbourne.
Western Victoria has four distinct wine regions producing cool-climate wines that are a perfect match with locally made cheese.
The heart of Victoria includes the wine regions of Bendigo, Heathcote, Goulburn Valley, Upper Goulburn and the Strathbogie Ranges.
From pinot on the Mornington Peninsula to sparkling in the Macedon Ranges, discover five distinct wine regions within an hour and a half of the city.
Join Foodie Trails for a class on Indian Home cooking, specifically the Thali meal. The Indian Thali is not just a meal or a plate; it is, in fact, a...
Find a mouth-watering range of house-made culinary delights and learn to prepare your own at this cafe, bakery, cooking school and gourmet food store.
Take time out and come along to the picturesque King Valley for Politini Wines' Sicilian Cooking Experiences. Love Cannoli? Learn to create this...
Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.
Katrina Pizzini's hands on classes will leave everyone empowered and inspired by the end of the session. Most classes are taught by Katrina, but...
Under the same roof as Prahran Market you'll find a fabulous pantry overflowing with specialty food, cookware, recipe books and a cooking school.
Delight in chef Kazuki's skilful fusion of Japanese understatement and contemporary Australian cuisine, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Feel the warm embrace of French farmhouse-style cooking at Annie Smithers' latest venture into seasonal food and year-round hospitality.
Get a taste for central Victoria's produce with elegant savoury bites and share plates at this hatted eatery, wine bar and pantry store.
Taste what the fuss is about at Citi Chef of the Year Dan Hunter's Otways hideaway, hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Leaving your menu choices to the whim of the chef could be daunting if the chef was any other than Stefano de Pieri with his flawless, awarded taste.
Catch the infectious love of all that's fine, with Montalto's art, design and wine flattering the food, awarded a hat in The Age Good Food Guide.
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