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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.
Explore the fields and pick your own world-famous Sunny Ridge strawberries, relax in the cafe with fruit ice creams and desserts, wines and liqueurs.
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Milawa Cheese Company has been operating on the historic butter factory site in Milawa since 1988 and has developed an internationally award winning...
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.
Experience honey at Beechworth Honey Experience. Step inside Beechworth Honey Experience and discover the amazing story behind Beechworth Honey's...
See the thousands of plants that make up the taste of Australia on the Bush Tucker Trail and then learn how to catch a trout, indoors and out.
Taste delicious handmade farmhouse cheeses along with local produce and fine wines from small single vineyards in the heart of the Yarra Valley.
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.
Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.
Indulge your foodie whims and discover fine produce and wining and dining options at farm gates and provedores, wineries and breweries along the trail.
Travel across the region and be tempted by everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses and olives to chocolates, wines and craft beers.
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.
Known for its historic paddle steamers, the Echuca Moama district is now a culinary capital, boasting riverside eateries, wineries and local produce.
Fairfield Farmers' Market proudly operates Third and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Fairfield Primary School. Stallholders include growers of...
Port Albert holds a Make it, Bake it, Grow it and Collectibles market, usually on the fourth Sunday of every month, but this can vary. Around 25...
Join the Glenrowan Warby Ranges Lions Club at their monthly community and craft market day. Set in the village of Glenrowan this market will be a...
Sandown market is the newest venture for Craft Markets which is sure to impress. This market consists of many of the regular talented stallholders....
Celebrating the best of the King Valley's Produce and its vibrant community, the Moyhu Farmers and Community Market is a fantastic event for the...
The arrival of Spring is always an eagerly awaited event - in the paddock, for the farmer and within the garden, for this is the season where the...
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.
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.
Experience Gippsland's diverse wine region, boasting over 100 vineyards and more than 40 wineries, easily accessed from Melbourne.
The heart of Victoria includes the wine regions of Bendigo, Heathcote, Goulburn Valley, Upper Goulburn and the Strathbogie Ranges.
Western Victoria has four distinct wine regions producing cool-climate wines that are a perfect match with locally made cheese.
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...
An Italian cooking and eating experience like no other at La Cucina di Sandra. Learn how to cook Italian food like an Italian in this interactive...
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...
Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. The spiciness of Thai cuisine is well known. It's exotic...
Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.
Deliberate over the all-day tapas and wine menu, visit the farm shop and join a Mornington Peninsula cooking class at this haven for food lovers.
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.
Make a beeline down Piper Street to pioneering Annie Smithers, with its kitchen–garden sourced menu and hat from The Age Good Food Guide.
The well-trod path to the Lake House is worth travelling for perennially innovative food in an inspiring space. Two hats in The Age Good Food Guide.
Hatted again by The Age Good Food Guide for its high-end seasonal cuisine and earthy country charm, the Healesville continues to wow.
And so it should be that you dine on show-stopping food in the shadows of the Strzeleckis. Neilsons is one of Gippsland's true fine-dining experiences.
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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