Australia has many wonderful culinary traditions and is best known for its emphasis on fresh produce — often organic — and extensive varieties of beverages such as award winning cool and warm climate wines including our big, bold red wine, hand-crafted gins and whiskies, and local craft beers.
Tantalise your senses with Australia's exquisite produce.
In Victoria, Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, the dining capital of Australia from laneway cafes to fine dining all offering a delightful culinary experience. A 90-minute drive from Melbourne the Pinot Coast combines the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, with exceptional cool-climate pinot noir, pinot grigio, local seafood, salt air and artisan produce. Whilst just a short distance from the city, find the picturesque Yarra Valley. Dine at one of the multi-hatted winery restaurants, experience cold-climate award-winning chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz or cabernet sauvignon.
In South Australia discover Australia's most famous wine growing region renowned amongst connoisseurs — the Barossa Valley — home to more than 150 wineries. The hidden gems within high-country Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills showcase an abundance of remarkable wine and handmade delights, local produce and galleries showcasing local talent. Charming villages nestle alongside the picturesque backdrop of rolling vineyards including Australia's oldest German settlement Hahndorf, a blend of traditional European village with modern Australiana.
New South Wales — with more than 150 wineries, restaurants aplenty and sweeping landscapes. Just a two-hour drive north of Sydney find Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. The Hunter has forged an international reputation for acclaimed wines, from distinguished Semillon and classic Shiraz to distinctive and innovative newer varieties. Wonderful hatted restaurants serving delicious local produce paired with the region's best wines — choose from high-end fine dining to classic country steakhouses and local cafes.
Western Australia is home to the Margaret River the only wine region in Australia where you can hop from award winning wineries and restaurants to stunning surf beaches, tall-timber forests and ancient caves. An easy 3 hour drive from Perth find world class wineries producing over 15 per cent of Australia's premium wine, the tastings are top notch. As well as over 100 wineries, visitors are spoilt for choice with many fine restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries and fresh produce — from divine cheeses to sumptuous chocolates.
Tasmania's rich soil, green environment, clean water and pure air inspires dedicated growers to produce a truly authentic food and beverage experience. From farmers markets, local eateries, pubs and road side stalls, to award winning restaurants, Tasmania is the place to find and enjoy the best fresh local produce. Feast on 'home grown' foods, freshly harvested vegetables or savour the sweet crunch of apples from an orchard. Pick your own berries from a berry farm or visit a marine farm for superb, fresh seafood. Tasmania's rich green pastures produce some of Australia's finest dairy products — award-winning cheeses — blues, bries, camemberts and cheddars. Home to some of Australia's leading cool climate wines, the Tamar Valley, Pipers River and Freycinet Vineyard just to name a few of the regions. Tasmania enjoys a global reputation, winning high acclaim from international wine judges and makers alike. The pure water is perfect for distilling cider, whisky, vodka and gin, with several award-winning distilleries producing some of the world's greatest spirits.