Wander through the open green spaces of the picturesque Central Park for the annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival. Discover a wide range of Victorian wineries, dine on some delectable treats, and check out some live entertainment at this leisurely festival. This event will take place on Sunday November 20, from 11am to 5pm.
East Malvern Food and Wine Festival
Stroll under the trees at Central Park, and taste a curated selection of Victorian wines. Winemakers at the festival include:
- Turners Crossing
- Farmer & The Scientist
- Linnaea Vineyards
- Montalto Wines
- Petronio Wines
- Bike & Barrell Wines
- Clarnette Wines
- Noble Red Wines
- Michelini Wines
- Wine Animal
- Mount Avoca
At the festival, Wine Selectors will hold a free masterclass with their expert wine educator. During the day, check out their class, “Pop Bubble Fizz, trending Tipples and Red Red Ready”. After that, head to their Cellar Door and try “A Taste around Australia”, a free tastings journey.
Grab a drink from the Riserva & Grand Cru Wines Chablis & Oyster Bar, or from the Essie’s Natural Wine Bar. If you’re not into wine, no worries! Tom Pockett Cellars Pop Up Margarita Bar will be there, serving up a selection of margarita flavours, including spicy salted chilli and lime. Grab a craft beer from Bad Shepherd Brewery Co, and keep your spirits high with a drink from The Spirited Lot Distillers.
Enhance your festival experience by visiting a food truck, trying some local restaurants, or checking out a pop-up gourmet food stall. Expect delicious treats from Nepal Dining, Bigger Than Texas, Bao Melbourne, The Greek Shop, Mushiki Dumplings and more.
After you’ve had your fill of food and drink, stock up on some Victorian produce, like locally-produced cheeses, gourmet condiments, candles and more goodies from artisan producers.
During the festival, there will be live music performances on the main stage, as well as magician master classes to keep the kids entertained.
This is a free public event, so you’re welcome to stroll through the park and check it out. Pre-purchase a Wine Tasting Package for $32, and receive a branded festival glass and five tasting tickets. This can be purchased online and collected on the day, or you can head to the Tasting Ticket marquee and purchase the package at the event itself.