1 Nov 2022 By May Ng

East Malvern’s Favourite Food & Wine Festival Returns in Nov

The 5th annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return to East Malvern’s picturesque Central Park, boasting a vast range of exquisite wineries from all across Victoria, artisan provedores and entertainment on Sunday 20 November 2022, from 11am to 5pm.

The Festival is pleased to announce now that COVID event restrictions have significantly eased, the event will return to its traditional format, offering an open public free entry event and returning to our tasting ticket packages for tastings and by-the-glass sales.

“Community Bank Malvern East is enormously pleased to again be the Principal Partner of the Festival that provides a relaxed and family-friendly environment where everyone can share in and enjoy. This year the Festival promises to be better than ever and we have strongly supported the return to free entrance to enable even more people to appreciate the fun atmosphere that so many have loved over the years.  I would encourage everyone to take the time to invite their friends and experience this special event together.” Stuart Martyn, Chairman of Community Bank Malvern East, Bendigo Bank.

This free entry public event will take place in the picturesque Central Park, Malvern East. This exclusive food and wine extravaganza will offer a boutique experience as attendees stroll through the open green spaces, wine, dine and recline in the leisurely surrounds.

Featuring a vast range of exquisite wines from Victorian regions, including Turners Crossing, Farmer & The Scientist, Linnaea Vineyards, Montalto Wines, Petronio Wines, Bike & Barrell Wines, Clarnette Wines, Noble Red Wines, Red Edge Wines, Michelini Wines, St Anne’s Winery and Mount Avoca.

Wine Selectors, with their expert wine educator will present a free “Pop Bubble Fizz, trending Tipples and Red Red Ready” masterclass series across the day and Wine Selectors will also feature their Cellar Door with a free tastings journey ‘A Taste around Australia’.

The Festival will also host a local craft beer, Bad Shepherd Brewery Co, Deeds Brewing, Burnley Brewing Beer & Seltzer and a local Distiller from the Mornington Peninsula, That Spirited Lot Distillers.

We will celebrate new local talents in the park with the Riserva & Grand Cru Wines Chablis & Oyster Bar and the Essie’s Natural Wine Bar, together with the very popular Tom Pockett Cellars Pop Up Margarita Bar once again. Enjoy a selection of the team’s iconic #walktails with margarita flavours, including spicy salted chilli and lime, mango and passionfruit or pineapple sage.

That’s not all; satisfy your hunger with a feast from local Melbourne favourite food trucks, local favourite restaurants and pop-up gourmet food stalls with ECCELLENZA Pop Up Pasta & Antipasto, Nepal Dining, Teo’s Italian, Bigger Than Texas, Bao Melbourne, The Greek Shop, Mushiki Dumplings, and more.

With some of the best Victorian produce on offer at the Festival, on the day to stock up on some local producers, Boatshed Cheeses and Goldfield’s Farmhouse Cheese, gourmet condiments, and other festive fare from artisanal producers.  There are plenty of options to choose from, too, including Josh & Sue, Melbourne Candle Co, Pud for All Seasons, Food Symphony, Lana’s Garden, Vinocotto, Wahrina Pasachios, delicious desserts Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream and much more.

There will be live music performances on the main stage across the day programmed by The House of Voice, and kids will be amazed by magician master classes presented by the local Magic School of Confidence.

So come on down and enjoy a unique and intimate experience, meet the passionate winemakers and brewers, and learn about, taste and take home their premium award-winning wines, spirits and ales!

This is a FREE public event with Wine Tasting Packages starting at $32 with branded festival glass & 5 tasting tickets, that can be pre-purchased online and collected from our priority pick up in the park or just purchase on the day from our Tasting Ticket marquee.

The 5th annual East Malvern Food and Wine Festival 2022 is proudly brought to you by the Festival Producer Margot Natoli, with the support of our Principal Partner the Community Bank Malvern East, Bendigo Bank together with sponsorship partners, Volvo Cars South Yarra, Cabrini Health, Wine Selectors, City of Stonnington, together with the in-kind support of the Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association.

When: Sunday 20 November 2022, 11am – 5pm
What: East Malvern Wine and Food Festival
Where: Central Park, Corner of Wattle Tree and Burke Roads, East Malvern
Pre-Sale Wine Packages: https://events.humanitix.com/copy-of-wahroonga-food-wine-festival-2022-pre-sale-wine-tasting-packages