The Capital of Food
So you know your quenelles from your purees. Everyone comments on the places you eat at and you consider yourself a whizz in the kitchen. Melbourne and regional Victoria have a vast amount of eateries, markets and trails to tempt any palate.
Like a fine wine, De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley keeps getting better with age. Hang on, De Bortoli makes those fine wines, under third generation De Bortoli, Leanne and husband Steve Webber. Linger at the cellar door where tastings are matched to local cheese, and stay around for an Italian lunch or dinner in Locale Restaurant.
Visit Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley. From casual coffees, to hearty breakfasts, chic lunches or intimate dinners, Rae's Restaurant will see you eat and drink in style. The views are breathtaking and the facilities invite you to extend your day. Enjoy a massage at the day spa, trek the vineyard's walking tracks or simply indulge with a glass of bubbles by the fire. The warmer months make it impossible to resist the outdoor dining area overlooking the vines. For a some retail therapy, don’t forget to visit the Cellar Door.
When it comes to dining in Melbourne, the Hidden Secrets Progressive Degustation Walk is a tour of the city’s best kept secrets. On the tour, you’ll visit three unique venues, with exclusive wine tastings and tantalising savoury tastes from their menus.