Here's a quick rundown of the best of the wine events happening in the Bendigo region this year. So grab your 2018 calendar, jump online and book in now!!
Bendigo’s Grapest 5k Run
Saturday 10th March 2018, Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Wine connoisseurs can be health conscious individuals as well, and proof of this is Bendigo’s Grapest 5k Run event. The 5k fun run will be held on the 10th of March at the Balgownie Estate in Bendigo, but don’t worry too much about it being too good for you, there is still a chance for extensive wine tasting as you finish. A great choice for folks who want some some friendly competition alongside their wine.
Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo
Friday 16th March 2018
March marks the biggest event for the wine industry in Victoria, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Held from the 16th to the 25th of March, this major event is spearheaded by the Bank of Melbourne and will feature various wineries and food establishments.
In line with this 10-day celebration, various regions in Victoria will hold their own events.
Bendigo delights every year with the vibrant World's longest lunch.
Dine under the canopy of heritage trees in Bendigo's Rosalind Park and enjoy incredible wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils at Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo. A six-course degustation menu presented by Wine Bank on View chefs will be matched with Bendigo region wines. Wines from the region are blind-tasted by a panel of home-grown sommeliers and wine buyers. and chosen to match each course. This year Glenwillow's 2015 Nebbiolo will be matched to one of the six amazing courses on offer..... So come and join myself and other Fyffe clan members as we celebrate some of the finest food and wine in the area.
Tickets are on sale from Wine Bank on View on 03 5444 4655., or online from TryBooking. Tickets are $130 per person.
Keep in touch with us on Facebook or Instagram as we post event details in the lead up to Regional World's Longest Lunch Bendigo.
Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival
Saturday 28 April 2018, 11am to 4pm
The Bendigo winemakers will be celebrating the end of harvest with the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival. Once again transforming the tranquil Rosalind Park into an open-air wine and food festival.
The highlight will be wine tastings from Bendigo region wineries where scores of wine styles will be showcased. There are more than 70 wines, some traditional and many unique, including reds, whites, rose and sparkling.
Live music from The Northern Folk and Erica Hawkey will make you smile. Wine education pop-ups, lawn activities and food available from regional street foodies will round out a perfect day. Wine by the glass or bottle can be purchased to enjoy on site. Bring along a picnic rug to sit and soak up the festival atmosphere. Or opt for indulgence by booking one of the VIP marquees. Perfect for a staff get-together, client function, or with a group of friends.
Prebook your ticket and save $5. Book online from Bendigo Tourism.
An entire week of wine events at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked!
Bendigo Heritage After Dark
October 14, 2018 at the majestic Fortuna Villa; 6 to 9pm.
The event is how we like our white wine - chilled; you can sample various wine and finger foods while enjoying the beauty of the villa and the live band.
For those who want wine sampling events with a bit more pizzaz, this Bendigo Heritage Uncorked event is the right choice for you. Instead of using a single venue, the event is comprised of several venues within Fortuna Villa, where guests can take a sneaky peek inside the magnificent heritage mansion.
$80 (includes wine glass, all wine tastings, food and live music)
Book your tickets online through Bendigo Tourism.
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked
Saturday 20th October 2018 11am to 5pm
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is a wine and food event with a difference. It’s a moving, yes moving – like walking, feast of the Bendigo region.
Located within Central Bendigo the seven stunning heritage venues are easy to walk between and include the magnificent Ulumbarra Theatre. At each venue you'll get to experience Bendigo's thriving foodie scene with tasting plates developed specially for the day, and matched with Bendigo region wines.
Each ticket includes complimentary wine tastings, seven tasting plates, souvenir tasting glass, wine carry bag and guide book with walking map and information for all wines.
$130 per person
We have opened up a limited number of tickets over the holiday season to start at Ulumbarra Theatre (one of the seven venues).
Tickets online from Bendigo Tourism or call 1800 813 513
Special Glenwillow Wine event: Flavours of Italy!
Hosted by Peter Fyffe and the Glenwillow clan, relax with friends and experience a night of fine food, great wine and music as we take you on a culinary adventure through the hills of Italy. Five courses of Northern Italian inspired cuisine, matched perfectly with a selection of Glenwillow's Award-Winning wines. Includes back vintages and Peter's never before seen fortified Shiraz, released from the family vault for special occasions only!
$110 Per person
Tickets online through Bendigo Tourism. Book tickets here or Find out more