Markets & Food Events

An Entire Gippsland Town Is Being Transformed For The Melbourne Food And Wine Festival

By Ben Tyers
23rd Jan 2019


If there’s one thing we’re a big fan of, it would definitely be food and wine. So the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is always well within our wheelhouse.

The 2019 edition of the festival will provide a ton of great events to go to, and plenty of food and drink to get stuck into, but also will see the introduction of The Village Feast, an event that will transform the West Gippsland town of Jindivick into a foodie paradise—well, more of one than it already is.

Jindivick is a town of 500 residents and is about a one and a half hour drive out of the city.

On Saturday 30 March the town will be taken over by Melbourne chefs, alongside stalls that will offer up snow-cones, homemade cakes, and fairy floss, barn dancing competitions, meat raffles, CWA cake competitions, live music from Broads and much more.

Stalls will be themed around classic small town businesses, and will be run by a wide array of chefs, and local producers.

Check out the full list of stalls below:

  • The Bakery | Tamsin’s Table Cake Shop from Korumburra
  • The Bottle Shop | Featuring Gippsland wines
  • The Butcher | Alejandro Saravia of Farmer’s Daughters, and Pastuso
  • The Café | Jindi Caf x Matt Moran collaboration
  • The Chinese Restaurant | Victor Lion of Lee Ho Fook
  • The Deli & Smokehouse | Trevor Perkins of Hogget Kitchen
  • The Dispensary | Cocktails from Loch Brewery & Distillery, and Bad Frankie
  • The Green Grocer | Shannon Martinez of Smith & Daughters, and Smith & Deli
  • The Milk Bar | Gippsland Jersey, and Jacican

There will be an option to stay up in Jindivick as well, with The Village Feast glamping grounds to be set up by Under Sky on the Gippsland Jersey dairy farm.

Campers can get up bright and early to milk the cows if they like, all while staying in some pretty sweet digs.

The Details

What: The Village Feast
When: Saturday 30 March
Where: Jindivick, Victoria
How Much: $25 for adults, free for children 12 and under
Glamping: 2 person tent $615, 3 person tent $665, 4 person tent $715
For more info head here.

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Image credit: Visit Victoria

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