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Food & wine


  • Ballarat Hop Temple, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Fresh regional produce and creative cuisine, hatted restaurants and some of the finest wine in the state combine to create a contemporary food and wine scene that's become a favourite with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Regional varieties
The Goldfields boasts three significant wine regions – Bendigo, Ballarat and Heathcote. Bendigo and Heathcote are famed for their robust shiraz, while Ballarat is noted for elegant cool-climate wines.

Fresh produce and deli delights
While you're in the area, make the most of regional specialities including bullboar sausages, locally pressed olive oil and luscious goats cheese. Add to the list some crisp apples and juicy pears straight from the growers in Harcourt, home to Victoria's finest apples.

Village to vine
Experience the wide range of excellent dining options on offer, from town to country. Enjoy great coffee and sophisticated breakfasts in village cafes, dine out in hatted restaurants housed in heritage surrounds, or skip to the countryside and enjoy lunch with a view at a local vineyard.