With historical records noting the planting of vines as far back as 1855, Bendigo has always had a reputation for making great wine. While Shiraz is perhaps the most popular grape grown and produced in the area, other varieties are proving to be just as successful. An exceptional climate, rich soil and fruit-driven flavour make this region the perfect place to create unforgettable wine. 

So find yourself a designated driver (or join a great tour) and enjoy a tasting at one of the 50+ cellar doors that can be found in the region. Meet the winemaker and discover the stories behind their passion as you swirl your glass and sip. 

Stay a little longer and visit a winery with live music; or perhaps one offering mouth-watering menus from rustic charcuterie boards and antipasto platters, to restaurants offering long and leisurely lunches overlooking the vines.