Visit the Goulburn River Valley and experience the finest produce from Victoria’s food bowl.
Trout, salmon, berries, olives, oil, cherries, pork and beef are just some of the local delights to be discovered. Be spoilt for choice with artisanal breads, stone fruit, preserves, jams, relish, cheese, garlic and nuts when you visit the farm gates and fresh produce stores scattered across the region.
Get to the real source of your food by meeting the makers, growers and farmers on their own land, where you can try your hand at trout and salmon fishing or pick apples and pears from orchards brimming with ripe fruit. Stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are just some of the amazing tastes on offer. Don’t forget to check a website or call ahead for seasonal opening hours, which can often vary depending on the crop, season, harvest or weather.
Blessed with a climate of four distinct seasons, fresh local produce is on the menu all year round at a wide range of eateries across the Heart of Victoria. Look out for local ingredients seamlessly integrated into seasonal menus, and add a regional wine or locally crafted beer to create a tailored menu that is truly irresistible.
Depending on your mood, it’s easy to select a local café with a relaxed cosy vibe or a robust country pub with a warm and welcoming feel. Be tempted by one of many multicultural restaurants across the region or enjoy the tantalising local produce served at any number of beautiful wineries.
Whether you are looking for special occasion dining, a relaxed outdoor meal, a warming dish by a log fire, a local platter with a matching wine or a tasty bakery treat, you can find it all in the countless eateries of this all-encompassing region. Fall in love with food in the Heart of Victoria!
Local markets can be found in almost every town across the Heart of Victoria and are a great way to source and enjoy regional produce. Go to www.heartofvictoria.com.au/markets-and-more for more details.