About The Festival

The inaugural Mitchelton Chocolate Festival in 2016 was a huge success drawing in 6,500 avid chocolate lovers to Nagambie. The event is 2017 is going to be bigger and better, with an anticipated crowd of 8000+. The festival will once again feature chef demonstrations, wine and chocolate tastings, patissier competitions, family fun area and a vast range of stallholders showcasing their delicious treats.

Chef Demonstrations

Don’t miss the action on the Callebaut Belgium Chocolate main stage as Adriano Zumbo, Kirsten Tibballs and other well-known industry leaders prepare their unique chocolatey creations for the crowd.




Chocolate

The beautiful Mitchelton Winery is set to become a chocolate lovers’ paradise lined with colourful marquees featuring all things chocolate!




Chocolate & Wine Pairing

All of Mitchelton’s high quality table wines will be available for pairing with chocolate at the festival. The cellar door will also be open to the public.




Kid's Zone

While mum and dad enjoy a wine and some mouth-watering treats, the kids can play in our dedicated Kids Zone.

$5 entry per child, all day access.




Stallholders

Stalls will include a range of quality chocolate to taste and purchase, freshly cooked pastries, baked goods as well as a range of supplies from local producers and farmers.




Save the date!

Festival Schedule

For bookings or further information, please contact us here.

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  • Day 1

    19 August, 2017

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    Join The Ministry of Chocolate team and take a tour of their recently installed chocolate production facility. Throughout the 45-minute tour you will smell the wonders of chocolate, see a delicious demonstration and finish with a chocolate treat in the Chocolate Factory Café. Cost: $10 per person Duration: 45 minutes
    Tours
    Where
    MOC Kitchen

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    Explore the iconic Mitchelton Winery with Travis Clydesdale, chief winemaker as your guide. Learn first-hand about wine making, the winery itself and wander through one of Australia’s largest underground cellars. The tour will conclude with a complimentary wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase your favourite drop at discount prices. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours

  • 10:30 - 11:30
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 11:30 - 12:15
    In the world of Chocolate, Australia is only just getting started! During this tasting we will be joined by the pioneer of Cacao growers in Australia, Barry Kitchen to discuss how cacao is farmed and manufactured while pairing some of Daintree Estates chocolates with Mitchelton Wines offerings. Hosted by Barry Kitchen, Travis Clydesdale and Drew Maddison.
    Tastings
    Where
    Mitchelton Print Room

  • 11:45 - 12:45
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 13:00 - 14:15
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 13:40 - 14:25
    Take a trip across the plantations of Columbia with James Hird from Cacao Hunters. These four fantastic award winning chocolates have been paired with Mitchelton's award winning wines. A great way to spend an afternoon discussing our two favorite products. Hosted by James Hird, Travis Clydesdale, and Drew Maddison.
    Tastings
    Where
    Mitchelton Print Room

  • 14:30 - 15:30
    Celebrity Chefs

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Join The Ministry of Chocolate team and take a tour of their recently installed chocolate production facility. Throughout the 45-minute tour you will smell the wonders of chocolate, see a delicious demonstration and finish with a chocolate treat in the Chocolate Factory Café. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours
    Where
    MOC Kitchen

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Explore the iconic Mitchelton Winery with Travis Clydesdale, chief winemaker as your guide. Learn first-hand about wine making, the winery itself and wander through one of Australia’s largest underground cellars. The tour will conclude with a complimentary wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase your favourite drop at discount prices. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours

  • 18:30 - 23:00
    Join us for a relaxing night of food and wine to celebrate the Mitchelton Wines Chocolate Festival. Complimentary glass of Mitchelton Cuvée on arrival, followed by 3 courses of food and wine. All table bookings including children must be made and purchased prior to the event. View the menu
    Tastings
    Where
    Montage Room

  • Day 2

    20 August, 2017

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    Join The Ministry of Chocolate team and take a tour of their recently installed chocolate production facility. Throughout the 45-minute tour you will smell the wonders of chocolate, see a delicious demonstration and finish with a chocolate treat in the Chocolate Factory Café. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours
    Where
    MOC Kitchen

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    Explore the iconic Mitchelton Winery with Travis Clydesdale, chief winemaker as your guide. Learn first-hand about wine making, the winery itself and wander through one of Australia’s largest underground cellars. The tour will conclude with a complimentary wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase your favourite drop at discount prices. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours

  • 11:00 - 12:00
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 11:30 - 12:30
    In the world of Chocolate, Australia is only just getting started! During this tasting we will be joined by the pioneer of Cacao growers in Australia, Barry Kitchen to discuss how cacao is farmed and manufactured while pairing some of Daintree Estates chocolates with Mitchelton Wines offerings. Hosted by Barry Kitchen, Travis Clydesdale and Drew Maddison.
    Tastings
    Where
    Mitchelton Print Room

  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 13:40 - 14:25
    Take a trip across the plantations of Columbia with James Hird from Cacao Hunters. These four fantastic award winning chocolates have been paired with Mitchelton's award winning wines. A great way to spend an afternoon discussing our two favorite products. Hosted by James Hird, Travis Clydesdale, and Drew Maddison.
    Tastings
    Where
    Mitchelton Print Room

  • 14:00 - 15:15
    Celebrity Chefs
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Join The Ministry of Chocolate team and take a tour of their recently installed chocolate production facility. Throughout the 45-minute tour you will smell the wonders of chocolate, see a delicious demonstration and finish with a chocolate treat in the Chocolate Factory Café. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours
    Where
    MOC Kitchen

  • 15:00 - 15:45
    Explore the iconic Mitchelton Winery with Travis Clydesdale, chief winemaker as your guide. Learn first-hand about wine making, the winery itself and wander through one of Australia’s largest underground cellars. The tour will conclude with a complimentary wine tasting and the opportunity to purchase your favourite drop at discount prices. Cost: $10 per person
    Tours

Location

Located an easy 90-minute drive north of Melbourne and 30 minutes from Shepparton on the picturesque Goulburn river, Mitchelton winery is a spectacular setting for this annual event. With free parking available on-site and a range of transport and accommodation options available, plan your perfect weekend getaway today!

For more info, see the Getting There page.