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Aged wine masterclass in Bendigo

You want aged wine?

In the Red Velvet room of Fortuna Villa you'll journey through the Bendigo region's recent vintages as well as aged wines that have been waiting for this moment to reveal themselves.

Your masterclass with the Bendigo wine growers will unveil the secrets of aging wines in cellars. Most people consume their wine within 48 hours of purchase, so it stands to reason that many people have never tasted an aged wine.

Well, it's easier than you think.

On 20 August in one round of white wines and two of red wines you’ll marvel at the changes in vintages of Bendigo reds and enjoy the fun of aged and  current whites. Some of the 12 wines will lure you in with their flavour and style surprises.

Each round is served with a tasting plate carefully constructed to highlight the matching of wine and food. Absorb wine knowledge from  the Bendigo wine growers and ambience from the historic Fortuna Villa, a venue that has aged with classical elegance.

And if that isn't exciting enough one lucky guest will win the 12 wines showcased on the day.

Saturday 20 August 2016, 2pm to 4.30pm

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$60 per person (plus 30c booking fee)

Parking is available at Fortuna Villa, 30 Chum Street, Golden Square, Bendigo



Heritage After Dark and Heritage Uncorked

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked and Heritage After Dark

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October

Come and join Bendigo's iconic wine and food event showcasing the city's wines, inspired food and grand gold rush architecture. Tickets go on sale 1 August 2016 from the Bendigo Visitor Centre. Bendigo Heritage After Dark and Heritage Uncorked is sponsored by Bendigo Bank Insurance.

Heritage After Dark

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a casual wine and food affair with a festive atmosphere taking place in the historic and alluring Fortuna Villa. This is the first time Bendigo Heritage After Dark has been held at Fortuna villa, a venue that showcases classic historical elegance. On Friday 7 October from 6pm to 9pm your ticket includes wine tastings, substantial canapes, souvenir wine glass and musical entertainment. 

The clinking of wine glasses will be a common sound as you enjoy the magnificent Fortuna Villa and an evening with friends to taste the great wines of the Bendigo region. Whether it's a night out to end your working week or just a night out, this event will be sure to have something for everyone.

If you fall in love with a drop you can purchase from individual wineries. Fastway Couriers kindly provides free delivery half-dozens or dozens purchased.

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked

Your ticket is a special opportunity to taste the great wines of the Bendigo region, matched with gourmet food prepared by local chefs while strolling between eight stunning heritage buildings in Central Bendigo.

It is an event with a relaxing pace, allowing you to stroll from one venue to the next when you're ready to discover more Bendigo wines, inspired food and grand gold rush architecture.

Located within Central Bendigo the eight venues, including the incredible Ulumbarra Theatre, are easy to walk between. At six venues you will get to experience Bendigo's thriving foodie scene with entrée sized dishes developed specially for the day.

Your ticket on Saturday 8 October includes all wine tastings, six entrée sized speciality dishes, souvenir tasting glass, carry bag and guide book with walking map and information for all venues.

Wines you enjoy on the day can be ordered from individual wineries or purchased from the Pop Up Wine Shop in the Bendigo Town Hall (one of the event's venues). Fastway Couriers kindly provides free delivery half-dozens or dozens purchased.

Time: Venues open at 11am and close at 5pm


Ulumbarra Theatre
Bendigo Town Hall
Bendigo Art Gallery Sculpture Gallery
Hotel Shamrock
Chinese Gardens
La Piazza
Bunja Thai
Rocks On Rosalind

For all further information about events, wineries and wines in the Bendigo Wine Region visit