• Barrel Wine Tasting Weekend


For one weekend each year, the winemakers of Bendigo take you beyond their cellar doors and into where the best work is done, their barrel halls.

Like eating cherries from the tree or bread just out of the oven, tasting wine from the barrel is tasting the magic of winemaking.

Barrel halls are usually guarded treasures but for one weekend each year, you get a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into some of Bendigo’s most iconic wineries. Explore the unique barrel rooms over the two-day Barrel Tasting Weekend with individual tastings hosted personally by each winemaker. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the different vintages maturing in barrels, and find out how they create the finished product.

Explore the variation in taste and character between wines at differing stages of maturation, including wine aging in barrels, vats, and bottled product.

Tasting tour times each day are at:

  • 11am
  • 1.30 pm
  • 3.30 pm

*Sessions vary for each winery. 

Participated wineries are Balgownie Bendigo Estate, Lome Winery (hosted by Balgownie), Blackjack Wines, Grangehill Vineyard, Killiecrankie Wines, Mandurang Vallery Wines, Sandhurst Ridge Winery, Sutton Grange Winery and Turning Crossing (at Valentine's Antiques Laneway). 

Each tour is approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Book one tour - or create your own itinerary and visit as many as you can across the weekend!

Tickets are $10 per person per winery, including a wine tasting and tour. Book your tickets now

Various locations in Bendigo
8 - 9 July 2023
Various Time
[email protected]
1300 656 650