The food bowl of Victoria now has a tantalising tasting trail called Seasoned that links different facets of food production with consumers.

Story Terri Cowley  Photos Bec Haycraft  

Think of Victoria’s Goulburn Valley and SPC products such as canned fruit and baked beans may come to mind. Indeed, the region’s main town of Shepparton is the site of one of the world’s largest canneries, which started in the early 20th century, when local European immigrant growers sought a solution to their production oversupply.

A new tasting trail, however, is aiming to bring much more to the table. Called Seasoned and recently launched by Destination Goulburn Valley (DGV), the trail includes farmgate products, brewers, distillers, roasters, winemakers, butchers, bakers and other makers, as well as restaurants and cafes.

It’s centred on the towns of Dookie, Mooroopna, Murchison, Tatura and Shepparton in the north of the state and takes the form of a smart 64-page booklet with an accompanying map that’s available online as well as locally. Those featured include Bunbartha Beef and Fine Produce, Premier Australian Walnuts, Tatura Milk, Black Rabbit Distillery, Cheeky Grog Co and Tallis Wine, just to name a few.

This story excerpt is from Issue #152

Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2024