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Goldfields Wine & Food Week
Bendigo Uncorked Week is a fabulous central Victorias wine & food calendar event hosted by the Bendigo Winegrowers Association, a week showcasing Bendigo regional wines, food and goldfields heritage.
Set amongst Bendigo's historic and heritage listed buildings Bendigo Uncorked Week is an exiting celebration of local food & wine. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Running from Friday 12th to Monday 22nd October, the week starts with Bendigo Heritage After Dark on Friday 12th October and includes the annual Bendigo Heritage Uncorked event to be staged on Saturday 20th October.
Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a casual wine & food event staged in the historic Fortuna Villa gold crushing room amid a festive atmosphere and featuring more than 60 regional wines to sample.
Tickets cost $80 per person and the ticket price includes food, wine tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.
Bendigo Heritage After Dark runs from 6PM until 9PM.
Bendigo and the Central Goldfields region produce some of Australia's truly great wines, many of which will be available for tasting and purchase during Bendigo Uncorked Week.
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked, the golden cities immensely popular moving celebration of regional wine, produce and breathtaking goldfields architecture will be staged between 11 AM and 5 PM on Saturday 20th October.
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is your opportunity to sample some of the great wines produced in the Bendigo region, matched with dishes prepared by local chefs using local produce and sampled as you stroll leisurely between venues set up in several of Bendigo's heritage listed buildings.
Venues for 2018 are Wine Bank On View, The Hotel Shamrock, The Chinese Gardens, MacKenzie Quarters, Clogs and FOS Kitchen & Bar.
Costing $130 per person the ticket price includes wine tastings, seven Food tasting plates, a souvenir tasting glass & carry-bag.
Wines on display may be ordered from the individual wineries or purchased on the day from the events Pop-Up Wine Store that will open in MacKenzie Quarters. See the website www.bendigotourism.com for details of opening hours.
Great food goes hand in hand with great wine, something you'll appreciate after a visit to Bendigo Uncorked Week.
During the week a host of events will be staged in and around Bendigo including Tour & Taste – Three of Bendigo's Finest, Glenwillow Wines – Flavours of Italy, Wine Vs Beer - Seafood Showdown, Bendigo's Best Shiraz – The Peoples Choice and Dinner at Mandurang Valley Wines to name just a few. Go to the website www.bendigotourism.com for full details, pricing and online bookings.
Getting There ...
Bendigo is an easy 90-minute drive north of Melbourne via the Calder Freeway. Alternatively VLine runs regular fast and comfortable rail services from Melbourne (Southern Cross) to Bendigo.
Bendigo's famous Talking Trams are just part of the history and heritage on show during Bendigo Uncorked Week running from 12th to 22nd of October. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank