Ticket holders will dine under the canopy of heritage trees and enjoy the incredible wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils, from rich, ripe reds to elegant whites, all perfectly matched to regional produce by Wine Bank on View chefs. Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo is a six course degustation menu with matching Bendigo region wines. Wines from the region are chosen by a panel of home-grown sommeliers and wine buyers. It's all part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne.
The same Bendigo soil that once provided wealth through gold, is now helping to produce award-winning wines to be enjoyed with lunch. Ticket holders may well be seated next to one of the local producers who has meticulously crafted the wine, and we know their stories will add to the sense of local identity visitors feel as the tantalising wine and food experience is enjoyed.
You can always call Wine Bank on View on 03 5444 4655 if you'd like to join the waiting list for the event.
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Thank you to lunch sponsor Robertson Hyetts, and support from the City of Greater Bendigo.
Friday 31 March 2017
12pm to 4.30pm
Rosalind Park, Cnr of Pall Mall and Mitchell Street, Bendigo
Sutton Grange Ancestral Rose
Lome Marsanne Viognier Rousanne
Sandhurst Ridge Nebbiolo
Turners Crossing Cabernet
Black Estate Shiraz
Rosalind Park is walking distance from Bendigo Train Station
There is also ample car parking near Rosalind Park, or take a Bendigo Taxi to and from the lunch
Saturday 29 April 2017, 11am to 4pm
At the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival you'll be treated to hand-crafted Bendigo region wines, regional food stalls and musical entertainment.
Sparkling, white and reds produced by local wineries will be on show. It's a great day to meet the winemakers and sit back and enjoy the garden setting of Rosalind Park, in the heart of Bendigo. There'll be children's entertainment for the young in the family.
Entry tickets include souvenir Festival glass, all wine tastings, music and the chance to win a case of Bendigo region wines.
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You can buy a glass or bottle on the day, sit and soak up the festival atmosphere. When you find a drop you love order directly from individual wineries.
Plenty of food stalls will fill the air with mouth-watering aromas. So bring along your picnic rug or chairs, delight in a Bendigo region wine, tasty food and music that makes you smile.
Water can be carried into the festival, but there will also be water stations located throughout Rosalind Park.
Three wine masterclasses will run throughout the day (additional ticket) where you can indulge in 4 food tasting plates produced by Rocks on Rosalind, and matched with local Bendigo wines. Finn Vedelsby, owner of Rocks on Rosalind, will take you on a 45 minute wine-and-food pairing journey.
On stage at the Festival is the Erica Hawkey Trio followed by main band, The Northern Folk.. The Northern Folk is a collective of eleven musical ambitionists with a unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock and the Erica Hawkey trio blends blues, soul, funk, jazz and folk. Both popular bands, they're sure to make you smile and groove with their unique sounds.
Ticket: $45 (includes Festival glass, all wine tastings, competition entry and music)
Save $5 and prebook from bendigotourism.com
Wine masterclass: additional ticket (on sale soon)
Payment by credit card only.
Children under 18 are free. No BYO alcohol. No animals. ID's may be checked.
Entry to the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival in Rosalind Park is via Sidney Myer Place, Bendigo. Rosalind Park is walking distance from Bendigo Train Station.
Harvest will be over, grapes crushed and fermented. But that’s just the beginning of the winemaking process. In cellars and barrel halls during winter winemakers will be observing the shared relationship between wine, oak and the atmosphere.
The barrel halls are usually guarded treasures but in July you get to visit barrel halls throughout the Bendigo region and indulge in wine barrel alchemy. You will meet the winemakers and uncover the mystery and romance of winemaking.
Visit this page again soon to find out which wineries will be opening their barrel halls and which weekend in July will be Barrel Tasting Weekend. Then simply ring the participating winery (or wineries) you would like to visit and book your barrel tasting session. There is no cost to experience tasting wine straight from the source.
If you fall in love with a certain drop, be sure to check with the winemaker about a pre-release purchase at a special price.