Food and Wine Events

Celebrate Australia’s rich culture through one of the many events and festivals held each year across the country.

Combine your winery tour with a visit to a food and wine festival.  Venture Wine Tours can tailor an accommodation, touring and festival or concert ticket package to suit. Highlighted below are just some of the many wonderful food and wine events on Australia’s festivals tourism calendar.

Tasting Australia – Adelaide, South Australia
A gourmet extravaganza! Held over eight days in April and May, this biennial festival features an array of culinary events run across Adelaide and iconic wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Adelaide Hills.

Tasmania Taste Festival
A sensory feast – each summer over the New Year period for eight days and seven nights in Hobart, Tasmania’s fresh local produce is on show. Try the island’s famed fresh seafood including salmon, oysters, scallops, blue fin tuna and giant west coast crabs. Taste Bruny Island cheese, fresh organic produce, sip on champagne, cool-climate wine, malt whiskies and boutique beers.

Good Food and Wine Show – across Australia 
Australia’s leading food producers, wine makers and chefs come together over one weekend in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane. Take a seat in a master class in fine wine, cheese or chocolate, go back to cooking school, enjoy an unforgettable meal or just lose yourself in a maze of delicious produce from around Australia and the world.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Each March more than 300 events fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants and hidden laneway cafes, as well as across regional Victoria. Twenty days of eating and drinking and food-loving revelry.

Sydney International Food Festival
A month long food festival in October which celebrates the city’s vibrant culinary diversity and its many talented chefs and great restaurants.  Combine a visit to Sydney with a wine tour to the Hunter Valley.

Margaret River Wine Festival – Western Australia
Food, wine and natural beauty is always in abundance in the Margaret River. Celebrate the area’s renowned fresh produce at degustation dinners or picnics, taste award-winning wines, join a wine barrel cart race, take a cooking class, browse fairs and enjoy vineyard concerts during the five-day  Margaret River Wine Festival in April.

Photos courtesy of Tourism Australia and South Australian Tourism Commission