From Margaret River to the Barossa, Clare Valley to Mudgee the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi is your ticket to exploring the best in food and wine from across Australia. With over 800 wine varieties and more than 250 exhibitors this year’s GFWS will take visitors on a sensory journey, with plenty to sip, sample and discover!

Launching its 2019 shows starting in Melbourne on Friday the 31st May until 2nd June, followed by Sydney, Perth and Brisbane, the GFWS offers visitors a chance to be immersed in all things food and wine, see Australia’s Top chefs cook live, or to take a masterclasses and learn from the experts!

This year’s Melbourne show sees the highly anticipated return of Aussie icon, Maggie Beer, who will cook on stage alongside long-time friend Matt Moran. The duo will take to the stage in the Princess Cruises Theatre presented by ILVE alongside a stellar line up featuring Australia’s top chefs; Miguel Maestre, George Colombaris and Anna Polyviou. Across three days these chefs will provide inspiration, education and entertainment in the 500 capacity theatre.

While chef, Alastair McLeod is back as host of these live cooking demonstrations. Relax in the comfort of the VIP Lounge and enjoy wines from Margaret River, lunch designed by Matt Moran and Maggie Beer desserts. Or for something
more intimate, visitors can enjoy a meal with their idol at the Chef’s Lunch; a three-course dining experience designed by celebrity chefs, with premium wines to match and have the chance to ask their long-awaited questions during the Chef Q&A.

An essential stop on your show journey is the Let’s Eat Citi Dining Pop-Up; the perfect place to take time out and refuel before you wander down Cheese Alley, meet the makers or shop directly from the exhibitors. Enjoy a meal from Melbourne restaurants which feature on the Citibank Dining Program, Ribs & Burgers, Red Spice Road & Burma Lane, or Meat & Wine Co. Visitors will also get the opportunity to win a foodie adventure of their choice with Citi and GFWS providing a lucky winner the chance to decide between Rome, New York or Vietnam! Another reason to say ‘Let’s Go Eat’ with Citi!

If you’re a wine enthusiast, learn from the experts in a range of fun and engaging masterclasses. Visit the Riedel Drinks Lab where you’ll discover the best from the shows wine exhibitors with free sessions running each day. Or pay a visit to the Wine Selectors Cellar Door to expand your knowledge from Bubblicious Brunch to Shiraz Sizzle, there is something for everyone’s palette.

Looking for a little sparkle? Joining the show’s lineup this year is the Champagne Dame, Kyla Kirkpatrick. With a passion for Champagne and a wealth of knowledge to share, Kyla will showcase the finer things in life in her Champagne Masterclass or sip some bubbles in the Emperor Champagne Parlour. Perhaps whisky is more your style! Then take a seat in the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer; a 1972 vintage Leyland bus converted into a premium whisky lounge on wheels. Where you can sample the world’s most awarded Whisky; Glenfiddich 12YO Single Malt or learn how to pair Whisky & Cheese! Plus escape to Margaret River without leaving Melbourne at Cape Mentelle’s Cellar Door experience at this years show. Taste the classic varieties that made this region famous as well as some experimental wines normally only available when you visit the winery. This is just a sample of what’s to come at the 2019 GFWS, so get ready for the ultimate food & wine experience like no other. The perfect day out for novices and experts alike, this year’s Good Food & Wine Show is a culinary adventure. Mark your calendars and get ready for a great day out with us – see you at the show!

For more information and full event schedule please visit

Melbourne 31 May – 2 June | Sydney 21-23 June
Perth 23–25 August | Brisbane 25-27 October
Tickets on sale now: From $27.00

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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