“People enjoy visiting the cellar doors to learn the stories and meet the personalities behind the products they love. We love to meet them too.” Wes Vine – Bendigo Winegrowers
With historical records noting the planting of vines as far back as 1856, Bendigo has always had a reputation for making great wine. Whilst Shiraz is perhaps the most popular grape grown and produced in the area, other wine varieties are proving to be just as successful. An exceptional climate, rich soil and fruit-driven flavour make Bendigo the perfect place to create unforgettable wine.
Many of our local restaurants take pride in showcasing the Bendigo’s award-winning wines. Take a leisurely wander through central Bendigo to discover inner city wine hubs and enjoy a glass of local red, white, bubbly or Rosé.
Alternatively, find yourself a designated driver (or join a great tour) and enjoy a tasting at one of the many 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.
Visit a winery with live afternoon or evening entertainment; or perhaps one offering mouth-watering menus from rustic charcuterie boards and antipasto platters, to restaurants offering long and leisurely lunches overlooking the vines.
If you need more than one day to sample the wares, why not stay overnight at Balgownie Estate, Sandhurst Ridge Winery or Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation. With a variety of beautiful accommodation on offer, including glamping, you’ll never want to leave!
Want to learn more about Bendigo Winegrowers? Visit https://www.bendigowine.org.au/