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Grapest 5k run Bendigo

The Grapest 5k Run is just long enough to get the heart rate up if that’s your thing, short enough to suit the more laid-back runner, but just right for everyone. Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great evening out, the Grapest 5k Run is a race like no other. 

Saturday 10th March 2018, Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Tickets from Active 

What did the runners in 2017 think?

"Great fun - will be back next time "- Lynne

"Thank you so much for a great afternoon and night. Seriously one of the best. Thank you to the organisers great concept"- Helen
"Fantastic run...and even better after!!!" - Amanda


Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo

Dine in style as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Friday 16th March 2018

Dine under the canopy of heritage trees in Bendigo's Rosalind Park and enjoy incredible wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils at Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo. A six-course degustation menu presented by Wine Bank on View chefs will be matched with Bendigo region wines. Wines from the region are blind-tasted by a panel of home-grown sommeliers and wine buyers. and chosen to match each course. 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. You 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.

Tickets are on sale now from Wine Bank on View on 03 5444 4655., or online from TryBooking. Tickets are $130 per person.

Keep in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram as we post event details in the lead up to Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo.

Lunch details

Friday 16 March 2018
12pm to 4.30pm
Rosalind Park, Cnr of Pall Mall and Mitchell Street, Bendigo


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

Stay the weekend

Why not make a weekend in Bendigo. Check out Allawah Bendigo or visit to plan your visit.


Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival

The popular Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival is a highlight on Bendigo's Autumn calendar, taking place in Rosalind Park in the centre of Bendigo

Saturday 28 April 2018, 11am to 4pm
Tickets on sale now.

The Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival will again transform the tranquil Rosalind Park into an open-air wine and food festival.

The highlight will be wine tastings from Bendigo region wineries where scores of wine styles will be showcased. There are more than 70 wines, some traditional and many unique, including reds, whites, rose and sparkling. 

Live music from The Northern Folk and Erica Hawkey will make you smile. Wine education pop-ups, lawn activities and food available from regional street foodies will round out a perfect day. Wine by the glass or bottle can be purchased to enjoy on site. Bring along a picnic rug to sit and soak up the festival atmosphere. Or opt for indulgence by booking one of the VIP marquees. Perfect for a staff get-together, client function, or with a group of friends.


Tasting ticket $50
Includes entry, souvenir wine glass, complimentary wine tastings, live music

Non-tasting ticket $30
Includes entry and live music

Prebook your ticket and save $5. Book online from Bendigo Tourism.

VIP Marquee $750 + GST
Entry for up to 12 guests
Private enclosed marquee with seating for 12 guests
1/2 hr private wine masterclass with a Bendigo region winemakers
Souvenir wine glass for each guest
Complimentary wine tastings
Live music

Book online from Bendigo Tourism

Under 18s are free. No BYO alcohol. No animals permitted. IDs will be checked.

How to get there

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.



Bendigo Heritage After Dark & Heritage Uncorked

Bendigo Heritage After Dark

Friday 12th October 2018

Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a relaxed wine tasting and food sampling affair in the historic and alluring Fortuna Villa. Tickets include complimentary wine tastings, souvenir wine glass, food and live music.

With family or friends you can raise a glass and enjoy the magnificent ambience of the 146-year old Fortuna Villa while tasting more than 40 Bendigo region wines. This is a casual and fun wine event to end your working week. 

6 to 9pm
$80 (includes wine glass, all wine tastings, food and live music)
Book your tickets online from Bendigo Tourism.

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked

Saturday 20th October 2018

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is a wine and food event with a difference. It’s a moving, yes moving – like walking, feast of the Bendigo region.

Your ticket is a special opportunity to taste the wines of the Bendigo region, matched with luxe food prepared by local chefs in seven 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, local food and the historical buildings that make the city so recognisable.

Located within Central Bendigo the seven venues are easy to walk between and include the magnificent Ulumbarra Theatre. At each venue you'll get to experience Bendigo's thriving foodie scene with tasting plates developed specially for the day, and matched with Bendigo region wines.

Each ticket includes complimentary wine tastings, seven tasting plates, souvenir tasting glass, wine carry bag and guide book with walking map and information for all wines. 

11am to 5pm
$130 per person
We have opened up a limited number of tickets over the holiday season to start at Ulumbarra Theatre (one of the seven venues).
Tickets online from Bendigo Tourism or call 1800 813 513

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