Here’s one for the diary Cellar Maison readers!

Why not escape the bleak days of late winter in the UK and enjoy the sunny weather in Australia whilst taking in the best of wine and food showcased in this exciting event?

Dates: 27 February- 15 March 2015.

Melbourne has a truly remarkable wine and food scene with stunning restaurants, bars and cafes and a very well established wine culture that spans the prime growing regions of Australia including Victoria’s Yarra Valley, The Barossa and McLaren Vale in South Australia, The Margaret River in Western Australia and the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Many more biodynamic and organic growers and wine makers are emerging now with their lovingly crafted wines.

UK wine collectors are increasingly building up Australian components to their cellars. There are the big name premium labels such as the famous Penfolds Grange, and exciting new wines coming through that are extremely collectable. Spending a few days at the Melbourne festival is a pretty tempting place for exploring the new world wines of today.

One of Australia’s premier food and wine magazines, Gourmet Traveller, has a great overview of the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival in the link below which also includes details on how to book. All you need to do now is get your flight organised!

http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/gt-wine/wine-news/2014/12/melbourne-food-and-wine-festival-2015/