In a unique celebration of Bendigo wines and gourmet foods, the Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival returns again next month.
This festival is a unique celebration, right in the heart of Bendigo, with local wines, and regional foods, and offers festival-goers the chance to celebrate the end of harvest with local winemakers. It is the perfect opportunity to sample – sample meaning free – hand crafted vintage and styles of local wines, in the garden setting of the tranquil Rosalind Park. How romantic!
And if you go, it’s all about the love of the drop, with entry tickets including a souvenir festival glass and complimentary wine tastings. You had me at complimentary!
This is your chance to try something new. Think rosé, sweet sparkling, grassy whites and full-bodied reds. There is also a non-tasting ticket available if you’d prefer to soak up the festival atmosphere – or if you wish to splurge a bit, there is a limited number of VIP marquees. Win, win, win.
Bendigo Winegrowers Association President, Wes Vine says, “with almost 20 different wineries, showcasing their very best, this event isn’t just for the passionate wine lovers, it has something for everyone, Bendigo region wine, regional street foodies, offering a range of different cuisines and live music from The Northern Folk and Erica Hawkey.”
For the wine connoisseurs in training, there will be pop-up wine and food masterclasses with Finn Vedelsby – owner of Bendigo restaurant Rocks on Rosalind. What better way to allow yourself the guilty pleasures of eating food and drinking wine than with the knowledge that you are simply learning a new skill?
So bring your picnic rug, find your perfect spot on the grass, and enjoy yourself with a relaxing day, filled with wine, food, and local music.
When & Where; Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Saturday 28th April, 11am – 4pm
Tickets are available via https://www.bendigotourism.com/strategem-bendigo-winemakers-festival.
Written by Chloe Cicero