At Forté, we believe there isn’t a better way to celebrate the Queen’s day of days than making the most of those extra days off and exploring what regional Victoria has to offer.
What better way to do that than by heading on down to the renowned showcase of the wine, food, and fun that Heathcote has to offer with the annual Heathcote On Show.
Held on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend 8-10 June, Heathcote On Show has been established as one of Victoria’s most popular festivals, with a number of Heathcote wineries and traders are at-the-ready to show off the best of the region, giving visitors the chance to explore all the things you love and expect.
Channel your inner wine connoisseur, and swirl your glass with samples of new release wines, enjoy a unique one-on-one experience to meet with winemakers and producers and/or attend winemaking master classes, take part in a wine glass experience and check out the vertical tasting at Pop Up Cellar Doors in the High Street to the sound of live music. Whether you are a wine newbie or an experienced taster, these attractions are sure to be a hit.
Alongside award-winning artisan winemakers, a craft brewery, recreational attractions and lots of music, wine food and fun on offer, there are some additional festival attractions that should not be missed.
We recommend you check out the very popular Burlesque De Vine, a sassy burlesque dinner show at Silver Spoon Estate on both Saturday and Sunday night that will feature Zelia Rose, voted number one burlesque performer in the world alongside a star-studded cast of Australia’s hottest talent and an exquisite French-inspired three-course meal.
On Saturday night, indulge at Munari Wines rustic cellar door with a glass of red, warming winter food and live music all night long from 6:30pm, or enjoy a “Winter Feast” of craft beer and dinner on Saturday with Cornella Brewery & The Shiraz Republic. The fun doesn’t need to stop at the Saturday night though. Back it up at the same place on Sunday evening with indulgent Spanish wine and mouth-watering paella, alongside an intimate parlour style performance by Dan Kelly.
There’s even more music and dinner at the Toolleen Hotel & Tin shed with Johnny Cash Tribute show, and a whole weekend of masterclasses at Sanguine Estate across the entire weekend, including a special Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and Wine Matching’ session on Sunday.
There will also be a regular Hop On-Hop Off shuttle bus will run from the Heathcote Visitor Information Centre to wineries and cellar doors on Saturday and Sunday, making life that much easier for you all.
Heathcote, located in Goldfields region of Victoria, is just a 30-minute drive from Bendigo and around two hours from Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong. With so much to see and so much to do, all they are missing is you.
The time is now. For more, go to www.heathcoteonshow.com.au