Meet Our Major Partners

Bank of Melbourne 

Bank of Melbourne is delighted to partner with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival for the 7th year in a row. As Victoria’s local bank, we support organisations and events that are important to Victorians. Celebrations like these over food and wine strengthen communities and promote social inclusion, helping us all to stay connected. We’re proud to support the people and businesses of Victoria and the hospitality industry with its talented cheesemakers, chefs, winemakers, bakers, farmers and butchers.

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Visit Victoria

Visit Victoria

Visit Victoria is proud to partner with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, with the Festival entering its 26th year.

A celebration of Melbourne and Victoria’s culinary scene, alongside chefs and influencers from across the world, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival continues to highlight our state’s love affair with food and wine. Visit Victoria looks forward to building upon the legacy of 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, a resounding success for Melbourne and Victoria.

Visit Victoria brings together the functions of Tourism Victoria's marketing division, the Victorian Major Events Company and the Melbourne Convention Bureau to form a single, unified organisation dedicated to growing Victoria's visitor economy through tourism marketing and event acquisition.

City of Melbourne

Melbourne has earned the reputation of being the events capital of Australia. As the local government authority for the municipality of Melbourne, the City of Melbourne recognises the important role events play in celebrating the community’s diversity and talents, increasing cultural understanding, driving visitation and generating economic benefits, showcasing our beautiful parks and public spaces, and enlivening the city.

City of Melbourne is proud to support the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to deliver world-class culinary experiences in unexpected places in events for the whole community – from foodies to families and everyone in between. 

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Hostplus is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the community that makes it possible.

As the industry fund for those who live and love Australian hospitality, tourism, recreation and sport we know hard work and passion are a big part of what drives our industries. 

Through the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship, we’re supporting the next generation of Australian hospitality, offering an up-and-coming star the opportunity to learn from industry leaders around the world.


S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna

S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna have partnered with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for over twenty years. They’re as much icons of Melbourne’s food experiences as we are.  S.Pellegrino is the perfect match for our Wine Program, enjoy refreshing sparkling fruit beverages as you relax at River Graze and celebrate with us at Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch.

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Hotel Lindrum


For the first time, AccorHotels will be the official accommodation partner of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. At the heart of the Festival, the Hotel Lindrum MGallery by Sofitel will become the House of Food and Wine Hotel, an innovative Festival hub featuring curated dining experiences and a bar, and home to special events.

With over 30 properties and 6,000+ rooms across Victoria, covering hotels from economy (ibis) through to luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, and MGallery by Sofitel), AccorHotels are renowned for making their guests 'Feel Welcome'. Their free loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels offers exclusive services and special attention during your entire stay.