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Australia's Top 10 Food & Wine Festivals

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Australia's Top 10 Food & Wine Festivals

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Australia does the food and wine scene exceedingly well, serving up plenty of local culinary delights and exquisite beverages in a myriad of picturesque regions nationwide.

Get a taste of it yourself with mouthwatering festivals and gastronomic events all over Aussie. Here are our top 10 foodie hot spots, which is your favourite tasty pick?

1 - Noosa International Food and Wine Festival 
Each May, Queensland's idyllic enclave Noosa plays host to a heavenly array of sumptuous food and wine. 

Celebrated national and international chefs come to the party year in, year out, as do winemakers, food producers and lovers of all things edible. 

With stunning beach and ocean views as the backdrop to an abundance of dining and drinking, this foodie event offers the full package - and then some. 

2 - Savour Tasmania
Tasmania's southern seaside location lends itself to gorgeous fresh produce straight from the ocean, and Savour Tasmania celebrates all this and more. 

Local food, beer and wine producers come together in Hobart and in the country's regional centres to enjoy the best of Tasmania's produce, and plenty of international chefs and food lovers flock to Tassie's shores to join in. 

Held in May and June, the festival also includes the Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend that includes tempting wine tastings and master classes. 

3 - Barossa Gourmet Weekend 
Make your way to the renowned South Australia wine region of the Barossa in August and take part in some of the 30 events held over a three-day period. 

From markets to cooking classes and wine tastings galore, this is one 'has-it-all' event that proves itself time and time again. 

4 - Margaret River Gourmet Escape 
Each November the gorgeous Margaret River region in Western Australia offers up some of the country's best food and wine. 

It involves four sun-drenched days full of masterclasses, cooking demos, pop-up restaurants and more, made all the more entertaining by plenty of live music and entertainment.

As the cherry on top - international and celeb chefs abound at this unique riverside event and add their unique interpretation to all local dishes.

5 -Taste of Melbourne 
November is a delectable time for Australia, with the Taste of Melbourne festival also taking place. 

Head to Albert Park to try special menus brimming with local and seasonal ingredients. 

Learn how to mix a specialty cocktail or hone your wine tasting skills over the course of the event. 

6 - Tweed Fusion Festival
Head to NSW's Tweed Valley in October for some real culinary treats complemented by the stunning beach setting, local art and music. 

From picnics in the countryside to stylish pop-up galleries and cafes, this festival is bound to please the palate. 

7- Cellar Door Wine Festival 
Venture to Adelaide during February for the Cellar Door Wine Festival and try a tasting at one of some 150 wineries. 

Learn more about your favourite drop at a master class, or head to the Farmers' Market to pick up your favourite variety of fresh summer produce. 

8 - Taste of Sydney 
Fill up at Sydney's Centennial Park in March during the Taste of Sydney festival.

Savour the flavours of dishes from famous foodie legends and chefs, get into the festive spirit with a few classes of champange and attend classes, demonstrations and workshops on the art of all things epicurean. 

9 - Kangaroo Island Seafood FEASTival 
Hop along to South Australia’s stunning Kangaroo Island in April to savour seafood and sensual wines galore. 

Surrounded by beautiful scenery, you'll simply have a ball at the degustations, campfire cooking and beachside barbecue events. 

That's not all, either. There are also celeb chefs, workshops, markets and much, much more to enjoy. 

10 - Orange F.O.O.D. Week
Orange New South Wales is where it's at in April, dishing out ten days of food, wine and fun for F.O.O.D. (Food of Orange District) Week.

Head along to one of over 100 foodie events, from breakfast amongst lush green vineyards to special occasions such as a masquerade party and a huge Night Market.

An entertaining and gastronomically fun time is on offer to create memories you won’t forget! 

With so many delicious options on offer, which of Australia's world-class food & wine festivals will you visit first? 

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