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Goldfields Wine & Food Week
Bendigo Uncorked Week is a brand new inclusion to central Victoria's wine & food calendar hosted by the Bendigo Winegrowers Association, a week showcasing Bendigo regional wines, food and goldfields heritage.
Bendigo Uncorked Week is as much about the cities gold field heritage and architecture as it is about fine food & wine.
The week starts with Bendigo Heritage After Dark commencing on Friday 6th October and includes the annual Bendigo Heritage Uncorked event to be staged on Saturday 14th October.
Bendigo Heritage After Dark is a casual wine & food event staged in the grounds of the historic Fortuna Villa amid a festive atmosphere and with more than 30 local wines to sample.
Costing $70 per person, the ticket price includes wine tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, an individual food hamper and entry to Fortuna Villa.
Bendigo Uncorked is a celebration of fine wines ...
... and great local produce presented in and around Bendigo's historic, heritage listed buildings.
Free buses will run from Central Bendigo to Fortuna Villa departing Sidney Myer Place at 5.10 PM and 5.50 PM, returning at 9 PM or 9.20 PM. Bookings are essential and must be made when booking your ticket to the event.
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 14th 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 seven magnificent heritage listed buildings in central Bendigo.
Costing $120 per person the ticket price includes wine tastings, seven entrée sized dishes and 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 be open for the full six days. See the website www.bendigo.org.au/events for details of opening hours.
The vineyards of central Victoria produce some outstanding vintages, many of which will be on display during Bendigo Uncorked Week.
During the week in-between a host of events will be staged in and around Bendigo including Heritage Underground, Wine with the Vines, Long Feast at The Anxious Goat, A Sideways Look at Wine, Beer & Wine Appreciation Sessions and a Laneway Fiesta.
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.
Where better to sample the regions best produce than in the heart of historic Bendigo.