If you’re a fan of wine, food and fun, we have your Queen’s Birthday long weekend sorted.
Experience the Heathcote Region at Heathcote On Show, where artisan winemakers, chefs, brewers, and musicians welcome you to Heathcote where you can enjoy exclusive tastings, new releases, music, gourmet food, community activities and more at over 30 locations across the Heathcote Region. Just 30 minutes from Bendigo, and around two hours from Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong, this long weekend event is not to be missed.
At this event, you can expect a warm welcome and the chance to taste world renowned wines of the Heathcote region. Enjoy dinners, long lunches, master-classes, music, vintage launches and over 20 cellar doors open just for you, plus much more.
What To Do
You will be able to attend multiple tastings, indulge yourself in food as well as local events to look forward to, this event is definitely something to get excited for. With so many wineries for you to visit, you will surely be kept busy over this long weekend. Each winery has their own signature wines and tastes, with some being more family friendly than others, but at all of them, you can expect wine tastings, large amounts of food, and live music to keep you entertained throughout the day.
On Saturday, June 9 on High St in Heathcote from 10am – 3pm, you can look forward to the High Street Festival and Market with local hand-made merchandise, vintage cars, and of course all the food and live music available for you. There will also be an animal farm for the kids, and kids at heart. Local wine makers will help you with a ‘Taste of Cellar Doors’ so you can plan your weekend and make the most of your visit.
Again on Saturday from 6:30pm – 10:30pm, you can attend ‘A Mid-Winters Night’ which is held at Munari Wines. There will be wine, food and three spectacular bands to entertain and impress you throughout the evening. Hot food will also be available from Soul M8’s food truck. Bookings preferred.
On Sunday, June 10 from 6pm onwards, you can attend a night of “Wine Food and Film”. Join visitors and locals to enjoy a film screening of Somm, which is a documentary that follows four wine stewards preparing to take the Master Sommelier Exam, which is one of the world’s most-difficult tests, presided over by the notoriously secretive Court of Master Sommeliers. A booking is essential to attend this.
If you are a fan of great wine, food and fun then “Burlesque De Vine” is a must. On Sunday from 6:30pm onwards you can attend an intimate evening with hostess and MC, Poppy Cherry. You will also be able to indulge in a ‘Taste of Winter in Paris”, which is a decadent four course French inspired food and wine pairing dinner, as well as a show which features several of Melbourne’s most talented Burlesque artists, who’s performances will be paired with each course, to tantalise your senses. Bookings are also essential for this.
Getting to this event will be easy, with buses running on Saturday and Sunday from Bendigo to Heathcote, as well as buses going straight to the cellar door, so this will be super great if you are staying in Bendigo. Tickets from Bendigo, to the cellar doors are $20, and only last one day, so make sure you get enough passes for the two days.
Where To Stay
With plenty to see over this long weekend, we recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. Visit www.heathcoteonshow.com.au for all the details and links for bookings.
When & Where: Heathcote On Show @ Heathcote, Victoria– Queen’s Birthday Weekend (June 9 – 11, 2018). For all the information and program details visit the website, Facebook or Instagram.
Written by Chloe Cicero