Food & Wine Itinerary

Melbourne YA R R A VA L L E Y & D A N D E N O N G R A N G E S P H I L L I P I S L A N D M O R N I N G T O N P E N I N S U L A G E E L O N G & T H E B E L L A R I N E LINKING FOUR EXTRAORDINARY REGIONS F O O D & W I N E The most delicious journeys 5 Day Itinerary If there’s one place in Australia you should visit for extraordinary gastronomic experiences, this is it. Internationally award-winning wines, chef’s hat restaurants featuring local produce from land and sea, culinary masterclasses, meet the makers, u-pick orchards. Stay on a vineyard, a farm, a lakeside retreat for even more gourmet adventures. FROM ESPRESSO TO NIGHTCAPS Planning your day is rather like browsing the mouth- watering menu of an excellent restaurant. Start with breakfast and superb locally roasted coffee at a village café, perhaps overlooking the beach or out in the country. Visit a boutique farm, take a tour, a cooking class, buy local produce for a picnic or for dinner in your apartment. Choose a winery restaurant for lunch, book a wine tasting masterclass. Head for a distillery tasting and learn some creative new cocktail recipes, a brewery for hand-crafted beer or a cider house. Choose accommodation where fine food and wine is part of the whole experience…an historic hotel, a lakeside retreat with casual and formal dining or a luxury apartment where you can prepare dinner from the day’s local produce and relax over a whisky nightcap from a local distillery. Just Go Beyond Melbourne and discover the extraordinary foodscapes of four adjoining regions. They’re the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Bellarine. All full of gourmet adventures that you simply can’t find in the city. You can choose your route – from Melbourne to Geelong, the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, then the Yarra Valley. Or you can head for the Yarra Valley, and do the circuit in reverse.