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Join Michael Ryan and Jennifer Wilkinson on a trip through North East Victoria introducing you to the finest food, wine, spirits and fascinating personalities of this beautiful region.


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Michael Ryan is one of regional Australia’s most respected chefs. With partner Jeanette Henderson, he is the owner of Provenance restaurant in Beechworth, north-east Victoria, and has received many accolades including Best Regional restaurant and Chef of the Year. Michael has travelled and lived in Japan where he developed a passion for the intricacies of Japanese cuisine and culture and this informs the menu at Provenance.

Our five day tour will include a cooking class with Michael, followed by a sensational dinner at Provenance. We meet some of the fantastic young artisan cheese and wine makers and gin and whisky distillers who have recently made the North East their home. Their stories are inspiring along with their products.

We will be based in Beechworth for the four nights but plan daily excursions to explore the local regions and food and wine producers in both the Ovens and King Valleys.

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  • Epicurious has responded to the challenge of the pandemic and delivered a great tour of NE Victoria which I highly recommend. Good food, good company and excellent wine and scenery — could it be any better?

    Exploring the food and wine of North East Victoria with Michael Ryan – Linda White November 2020

  • Our NE Victoria adventure was a delight. We had little idea of what this special corner of Vic had to offer? Jennifer and the Epicurious Travel team designed a variety of experiences that charmed and surprised by unearthing a range of experiences from the divine food prepared by Michael Ryan at Provenance, wonderful accommodation at Stone Tryst to the many young artisans perfecting their craft and following their dreams.

    North East Vic was a welcome relief in a Covid year. Sipping stunning cool climate wines amongst new friends while gazing across the picturesque valleys and being treated to unique cheeses and spirits was uplifting. A great time was had by all amongst a friendly, scenic and relaxed setting.

    Our last night was a highlight with an individually prepared dinner by Michael enriched by the entertaining tales from the ridiculously talented Barry Morey of Sorrenberg. It was hard to leave and head back across the border. Can’t wait to return.

    Exploring the food and wine of North East Victoria – Katrina and Andrew Wannan, November 2020

  • Great company, well organised and terrific food. Would highly recommend to others and repeat the experience for ourselves!

    Exploring the food and wine of North East Victoria with Michael Ryan – Kate & Stig Jensen November 2020.

  • A wonderful way to taste and sip the best of NE Victorian food and wine from great wine producers as well as some of the best new generation.

    Exploring the food and wine of North East Victoria with Michael Ryan – Kingsley Gee – November 2020