These days, people are rushing to the Ballarat region for the
prospect of discovering gold on a plate or in a glass. Vignerons
have long known that Ballarat's soil and microclimate is perfect
for elegant, cool-climate wines, and Ballarat's green fields never
fail to produce the finest ingredients for the plate.
"Everything's local" chefs and producers will tell you with
delight. It lets them bring their customers the best seasonal menus
at great prices, and the awards have followed. Australia's national
airline, Qantas, now serves a Ballarat local wine, spreading the
region's produce far and wide.