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All the Good Things at the Good Food and Wine Show

By Bree Pagliuso|

Without sparking a rivalry, Melbourne undeniably reigns as Australia's food and wine capital—it's our love language.

From 31 May to 2 June, the Good Food and Wine Show will turn Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) into a culinary paradise offering a feast for the senses you don’t want to miss.

"MCEC is like the virtual dinner table we gather around with our foodie family and friends and is such an iconic part of the Melbourne landscape, sitting right at the heart of the city along the banks of the Yarra; it is the natural home of the first Good Food and Wine Show of our annual tour. With more than 350 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors expected to sip, sample and shop across the three days, we need a very big table for our tribe! MCEC is like our foodie version of the MCG; there is simply no other venue for our show.”James Laing, GFWS Event Director.


Good times!

For three exciting days, you’re invited to be part of a lively showcase of culinary excellence, innovation, and, most importantly, indulgence, with the who’s who of food and wine in attendance.

Explore the best of Australia’s food and wine offerings. From artisanal treats to mouthwatering sweets and from bold wines to smooth spirits, there’s something for every palate.

Live fun

  • Be wowed by live cooking demonstrations, where talented chefs will share tips and tricks for creating delicious dishes. Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, these promise to inspire and entertain.

  • Don’t miss out on the Australian Eggs Flip It Cooking Stage, where simple ingredients transform into culinary delights that will leave you craving more.

  • Swing by the Harvey Norman Kitchen for inspiration, where chefs will share their favourite recipes and cooking techniques.

Discover as you taste

  • Learn the complexities of wine tasting or delve into the art of mixology.

  • Visit the Wine Selectors Wine & Food Tasting Rooms for expert-guided tastings and uncover new flavours and aromas.

  • For tea lovers, The Art of Luxury Tea with Dilmah 85 Reserve offers a chance to explore the world of premium teas and exotic flavours.

  • Plus, so much more!

Whether you’re a budding foodie or simply looking for a fun day out, the Good Food and Wine Show truly celebrates some of life’s greatest pleasures.


We’ll let James Lainge Event Director at Good Food and Wine Show have the final word.

"The Melbourne event is always a showstopper and sets the bar for the rest of the tour. It's our team's home city and the first show, so our Melbournian pride is on the line. Melbourne is arguably Australia's food and wine capital, so not only do we get to spend three days with Melbourne's fellow food and wine lovers, we get the chance to host and showcase foodie friends from all around the country. Chefs, experts, makers, and producers of all kinds converge at MCEC for three days of good food, good wine, and good times!"

So come join us 31 May to 2 June!

Tickets available here