About the event
Pre-purchase a 3-bottle pack of Bendigo wine, and then join the virtual wine tasting with 3 local winemakers.
Choose the event date below that you want to join.
The series consists of six individual virtual wine tastings between October and November, 2020.
Join one event, or join multiple.
Your wine pack is delivered straight to your door and the link to the virtual wine tasting will be emailed to you.
On the day
• Pour yourself a tasting of each wine
• Get comfortable at home – no judgment if you’re on the couch in your PJ’s!
• Click on the registration link at 6pm to join The Unseen Series, watch all the action live, and put forward your questions for the winemakers
1. When can I buy my wine?
Click below to choose the date you're joining and buy your 3-bottle wine pack. It's delivered directly to your door.
2. How long will it take my wine to get to me?
If you live local around the Bendigo region, or Melbourne, you’ll need to place your order 5 days before the event. If you live further out in Regional Victoria, or interstate, you’ll need to place your order 9 days ahead.
3. Can I share my wine pack with friends?
Of course! Make it social, get your friends or family together and enjoy the wines together (of course still following gathering restrictions).
4. How do I watch the wine chat?
Two days before the event, we’ll email you a link to the wine chat. Our suggestion is that you have a laptop or larger screen to enjoy it.
6. What time does each event start?
6pm. Maybe you’d like to pre-prepare a tasty platter or meal to enjoy with your wine.
5. How do I know which wineries are featured on which night?
Check out the list below.
The series is part of the Bendigo Bloom campaign promoted by Bendigo Tourism. Thank you to series sponsor, Bendigo Tourism, and supporters Visit Victoria and Strategem.
Session 1 - 23 October - Bendigo Art Gallery
Tony Winspear, Balgownie Estate, Pinot Gris 2019
Cliff Stubbs, Burnt Acre Vineyard, Shiraz 2018
Russell Clarke, Grangehill Vineyard, Chaperon Rosé 2020
Session 2 - 30 October - Beehive Building (also known as the Sandhurst Mining Exchange)
Amy Cumming, Water Wheel Vineyards, Chardonnay 2019
Robyn Lougoon, Connor Park Winery, Sparkling Shiraz 2015
Denise Langford, Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Session 3 - 6 November - Golden Dragon Museum
Ken Gilchrist, GilGraves, Field Blend 2019 (Shiraz/Malbec/Sangiovese)
Paul Greblo, Sandhurst Ridge Winery, Nebbiolo 2017
David Lawson, Black Wallaby Wines, Albino (Viognier/Marsanne)
Session 4 - 13 November - Castlemaine Historic Market Building
Ken Pollock, BlackJack Wines, Block 6 Shiraz 2018
Chris McCormack, Turners Crossing, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Carolyn Fitzsimmons, Two Creeks Vineyard, Shiraz 2017
Session 5 - 20 November - Bendigo Visitor Centre Underground
Wes Vine, Mandurang Valley Wines, GSM 2019
Rob Black, Black Estate, Shiraz 2017
Tim Robertson, Lome Vineyard, Viognier/Rousanne/Marsanne 2017
Session 6 - 27 November - Hotel Shamrock
Peter Fyffe, Glenwillow Wines, Sparkling Shiraz 2017
Melanie Chester, Sutton Grange Winery, Fairbank Rosé 2019
Andrew Simpson, Newbridge Wines, Shiraz 2017
Please note: Wine pack purchase cut-off dates are supplied to account for the time it's currently taking to deliver products through postage channels.
Winetaster Ticket (Bendigo Castlemaine and Melbourne areas) - 5 days
Winetaster Ticket (Regional Victoria and Interstate) - 9 days