Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show 2022
Prepare to sample all the food (and sip all the wine) at this weekend of food stalls, masterclasses and vino stations.
August 12, 2021
UPDATE, August 25, 2021: Due to the COVID-19 situation across Australia, the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show will no longer take place in 2021, and has been postponed to 2022 instead. Tickets aren't yet on sale for next year. This article has been update to reflect the change of date.
Most years, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre becomes a culinary, boozy wonderland for three jam-packed days. An alley dedicated to cheese, wine almost as far as the eye can see, an array of food and beverage stalls serving up samples — yep, it's a reality.
That's the Good Food and Wine Show in a nutshell, with the next event hitting the city from Friday, October 21–Sunday, October 23, 2022. If you've been before, you'll be eager to head along again. Basically, it's the Ekka of food and wine, just without the rides, dodgems and goldfish .
Each year's show notches up big numbers; think: 180 producers, 300-plus wines to taste and oh-so-much cheese. It also dedicates a whole section to a section dedicated to small Australia producers, too, so you can share some love with homegrown outfits. And there's usually a few new attractions, such as local restaurant pop-ups, wine tasting rooms and fleet of spirits-themed vehicles.
Some of the workshops and masterclasses cost extra; however if you're just keen to wander and enjoy samples, don't worry — that's all included in the regular admission.
A word from the wise: you'll be eating and drinking all day, but do make sure you have a light breakfast beforehand. Lining the stomach is always a good idea, and you'll thank us later.
Images: Joseph Byford / J Wyld.