Back for another year is the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival on Sunday 20 April, 2014. A favourite among the wine connoisseurs, this festival features over 20 wineries of the region so come and sample the best Bendigo wines against the backdrop of the gorgeous Botanical Gardens in Castlemaine.
If you've always wanted to check out the wines from Bendigo's gold-bearing soils, now is your chance. Rather than driving from one winery to the next, it's all here in the one place. Meet the winemakers, learn about the latest vintage and sample their rich, ripe reds and elegant whites. With the climate and soil perfect for growing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, you must come and taste these varieties. Of course, Merlot, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sparkling are also available for tastings.
To accompany the beautiful wines, will be stalls of scrumptious eats showcasing the freshest local produce, and fantastic live music. In addition, face painting, an Easter Egg Hunt and Tim Tim will keep the young ones entertained throughout the day.
This is your chance to stock up on the best wines for the future dinner parties you're going to throw, or for relaxing Friday evenings on the couch. Buy more than six bottles and you can take advantage of the free home delivery service.
Tickets to the Festival can be purchased on the day for $35 and children under 18 years of age are free. However, why not snag your tickets for just $30 by purchasing them online? This means more tastings!
So invite your family and friends, feel free to pack a picnic blanket, sample the delicious wines and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
For more information about the event, head to the Bendigo Wine website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest updates.