On Easter Sunday food and wine lovers relaxed in the tranquil garden setting of Castlemaine Botanical Gardens for the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival.
More than 2000 people turned out to enjoy the crowd-pleasing wine, food and hospitality the event is known for. Twenty-one wineries were represented, in many cases by the winemakers themselves, giving guests the chance to hear about the latest vintage first hand and enjoy the superb flavours the region has to offer.
Live music from The Mockbells and Ella Spizzica was the perfect accompaniment to the food and wine, whilst face painting, an Easter egg hunt and children’s entertainment brought fun for the whole family.
From fully-flavoured, rich ripe reds to elegant whites, the wines from Bendigo's gold-bearing soils are a wine lover's treasure.
More than 30 boutique wineries throughout the region offer a welcoming cellar door experience. Visit our interactive map of the Bendigo wine region and start planning a visit – we look forward to meeting you.