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Bendigo Uncorked Week

Bendigo Uncorked Week

In between Bendigo Heritage After Dark and Heritage Uncorked = something new on the calendar - a week packed with events that bring you wine, gourmet food, live music and the chance to step inside Bendigo's historic buildings.
Plan to be part of the inagural Bendigo Uncorked Week, 6th to 15th October, and make the most of the special tasting events being organised around town. Read on for all the event and booking details.


Bendigo Heritage After Dark

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

With family or friends you can raise a glass and enjoy the magnificent ambience of Fortuna Villa while sipping from more than 30 Bendigo region wines. This is a casual and fun wine event to end your working week. Free buses will be available from Central Bendigo but you need to book your spot.

Friday 6th October 2017
6 to 9pm
$70 (includes wine glass, all wine tastings, individual food hamper and live music)
Book your tickets online from Bendigo Tourism.

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked

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 speciality food prepared by local chefs while strolling between 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. At each venue you'll get to experience Bendigo's thriving foodie scene with entrée sized dishes developed specially for the day.

Each ticket includes wine tastings, seven entrée sized speciality dishes, souvenir tasting glass, carry bag and guide book with walking map and information for all wines.

Wines you enjoy on the day can be ordered from individual wineries or purchased from the Pop Up Wine Shop in Dudley House on View Street. Fastway Couriers Bendigo kindly provides free delivery half-dozens or dozens purchased.
The Wine Shop in Dudley House is open to the public.

Bendigo Heritage Uncorked venues:
Ulumbarra Theatre
Wine Bank on View
Rocks On Rosalind
Bunja Thai
FOS Kitchen & Bar
Hotel Shamrock

Saturday 14th October 2017
11am to 5pm
$120 pp
Tickets online from Bendigo Tourism or call on 1800 813 513.

Pop Up Wine Shop

Thursday 12th October to Tuesday 17th October
Bendigo region wines @ Dudley House, 60 View Street

For six days only we're opening up Bendigo's Pop Up Wine Shop. All the wines showcased at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked will be on display and available for purchase. Wines that love food, so you'll find a fantastic variety of reds, whites and sparkling to take home and enjoy. Our Pop Up Wine Shop is open:
Thursday - Friday                   12 to 4
Saturday                               11 to 6
Sunday                                 10 to 4
Monday - Tuesday                 12 to 4

The week in between

Heritage Underground

Saturday 7th October 6.30pm
Killiecrankie Wines @ Rocks On Rosalind

The evening commences with a brand new Killiecrankie Lola Montez aperitif cocktail made for the night by drinks master Finn Vedelsby. The following 5 course degustation dinner is a synergy of flavours between the award-winning wines of Killiecrankie and the food artistry from the mega talented Rocks On Rosalind kitchen.

Numbers are limited. $125 per person includes aperitif cocktail, food and wines. Call Rocks On Rosalind to book, 03 5441 2222. Dress to impress.

Wine with the Vines

Saturday 7th October
Dinner with Wes & Pam Vine, Mandurang Valley Wines
A 5 course degustation featuring aged wines from Mandurang Valley's Reserve Cellar with a locally-prepared menu from the Chefs at Sim R Café. Each ticket includes wine, dinner and a free bus home to addresses within the City of Bendigo. $130 per person.
Bookings: Contact Wes Vine, Mandurang Valley Winemaker on or SMS 0417 357 688.

Long feast at The Anxious Goat

Monday 9th October 6.30pm
Burnt Acre & Lome Wines @ The Anxious Goat

A four-course sumptuous feast on a long table accompanied by the fabulous wines of Burnt Acre and Lome Vineyards. The courses include charcuterie, risotto, roasted vegetables, slow-cooked lamb and cheeses.

$100 pp including all wine and food. Places are limited to 20 people. Ring The Anxious Goat for bookings 03 5444 2454.

Take a Sideways look at wine

Tuesday 10 October 6.30pm
Enjoy the 2004 cult wine film Sideways over a glass of Sandhurst Ridge wine at the Star Cinema, preceded by a wine tasting (including a Merlot, of course) from Sandhurst Ridge wines. Doors open and Sandhurst Ridge wine tastings from 6.30pm with the movie starting at 7pm.

Price: $11 for the movie + wine by the glass. All wine tastings are free.
Bookings are essential via Star Cinema, Eaglehawk, 03 5446 2025

Beer and wine appreciation

Thursday 12th October
At Bendigo Art Gallery Cafe

Details coming soon.

Laneway Fiesta

Friday 13th October 6.30pm
Killiecrankie Wines @ El Gordo, Chancery Lane

El Gordo & Killiecrankie Wines (El Cranko!) are seeing how many people can fit into the laneway. For only $40 you can enjoy 4 x tapas, a serving of Paella and a glass of Killiecrankie wine.
Book by calling or Facebooking El Gordo, 0401 412 894

Dine at Balgownie

Friday 13th October 6.30pm
Balgownie Estate, Hermitage Road, Maiden Gully

Dine on 2 courses of mouth-watering dishes with Balgownie Estate wines in the tranquil surrounds of the Estate. $65 per person includes food and wine
Book by calling Balgownie Estate, 03 5449 6222

Bendigo's Best Shiraz - The People's Choice

Sunday 15th October @ Wine Bank on View

You decide which Bendigo Shiraz will be voted Bendigo's Best! Join a blind tasting session during Bendigo Uncorked Week, then on Sunday 15th October go along to Wine Bank on View to see who's voted #1, and stay for the wood fired pizzas. Tickets are $20 pp for a tasting session of up to 20 Shiraz. Correctly match the highest number of wines to producers and you're in the running to win 6 bottles of the Shiraz voted #1.

Tasting times held at Wine Bank on View, 45 View Street, Bendigo:
Saturday 7th October 12pm
Saturday 7th October 3pm
Sunday 8th October 12pm
Sunday 8th October 3pm
Tuesday 10th October 6pm
Thursday 12th October 6pm
Winner announced - Sunday 15th October 3pm


Rock in the Vines - Sutton Grange Winery

Rock in the Vines at Sutton Grange Winery

Friday 4 November 2017

Saturday 4 November 2017 will be rocking at Sutton Grange Winery. Rock in the Vines features a line up of Aussie Rock Legends Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens, Richard Clapton and Taxiride. The natural amphitheatre at Sutton Grange Winery will be transformed into a unique entertainment hub complete with massive stage, wining and dining options and food truck village. There's lots of ticket options so click right here to get more information. 

Venue information

Address: 1610 Sutton Grange Bendigo Road, Sutton Grange
Phone: 03 8672 3708


Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster


East Malvern Food and Wine Festival

Delight your senses with wine and food in East Malvern

Sunday 27 November 2016, 10.30am to 5.30pm

On Sunday 19 November we're bringing Bendigo region wines to East Malvern with this spectacular wine and food festival. It's free to enter and as well as the epicurean elements there's children's rides, roving entertainers and live music. Last year more than 3000+ Melbourne foodies and wine lovers flocked to picturesque Central Park, East Malvern for an amazing day, sipping and savouring over 100 wines and an extensive array of invited local and regional culinary exhibitors and artisan producers.

So come and say hi to the Bendigo winemakers at the festival - our winemakers will be showcasing new releases and happy to chat about the latest vintage. More than 100 wines will be on show from Bendigo and Heathcote wineries + regional food experiences to delight your senses! For wine tasting packages keep in touch with the event on Instagram or visit the festival website where pricing information will be posted.

So bring your family and meet our families - we're looking forward to meeting you!



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 early 2018

At the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival you'll be treated to hand-crafted Bendigo region wines, regional food stalls and musical entertainment.

Red and white's 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 at heart.

Ticket inclusions

Entry tickets include souvenir Festival glass, all wine tastings, music and the chance to win six Bendigo region wines. Best part - no tasting tokens! All wine tastings are included.

Join us on Facebook for festival announcements leading up to the event.

What's on

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. The full list of participating wineries will be posted here early 2018.

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 in Rosalind Park.


Ticket includes Festival glass, all wine tastings, competition entries and music
Tickets go on sale early 2018
Children under 18 are free. No BYO alcohol. No animals. ID's 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.


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