Wine Tours in the Bendigo Region
Bendigo is situated in Victoria which is a perfect place for growing fine grapes for the making of quality wine. There are many top class wineries in the region and by far the best way of visiting them and taking a wine tour is by chartered bus or coach. No need for a stressful day's driving, simply let somebody else take all the hassle and enjoy sampling a glass or two of the region's produce.
The climate and soil of Central Victoria combined with the spring rain and long hours of sunshine are ideal for growing Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. And the region is also famous for it'ÃÂs deeply flavoured varietal wines.
The dominant whites are Chardonnay and Savignon Blanc but Riesling, Semillon and Traminer are also grown.. Other red grape varieties include; Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mataro, Sangiovese and Touriga
Forest Drive, Marong
Sandhurt Ridge is an ideal winery to start or end your wine tour as it is just 15 minutes from the centre of Bendigo.
Your visit here will be informative and fun as the owners Paul and George Greblo live on the estate and work in the family business. They are at pains to demonstrate the quality of their wines and offer vertical tastings of their Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon for even the most discerning wine buff.
The estate has won 5 star awards for the winery and every vintage since 1995 is a medal winner.
Shurans Lane, Heathcote
In the late 1800's the first vineyard was planted and it was unearthed in 2000 by the current owners. This discovery was a sign to start producing a deep crimson wine famous from the estate.
Sanguine Estate is a boutique winery and is a complete family enterprise intent on making balanced, sophisticated and complex wines by utilising the unique Heathcote terrior which is a fault line of ancient Cambrian red rock pulverised over 510 million years into soil. The winery brings a five star pedigree and is definitely worth including on any tour of the area. Enjoy the cellar door experience and the terrace with it's magnificent views of the estate.
High Street, Heathcote
One of the most unusual locations for a winery and a cellar door as it is located right on the High Street in the town of Heathcote only thirty minutes from Bendigo.
Heathcote estate is a renowned producer of single vineyard and a single block Shiraz. It'Âs wines are fruity and have poise and distinction but have a full body and rich colour.
The cellar door is located on the main street of the township in an old bakery. The location is rustic and full of charm with it's own cafe and shop. The Cafe produces a delicious chunky Beef and Shiraz pie matched with an Estate Shiraz wine.
Touring around Central Victoria and visiting the wineries is an excellent way of spending a few days. Based in Bendigo it will offer the perfect opportunity to taste some of the best vintages in the region.
Getting to any of these great venues is made easier with affordable mini bus and coach charter with Bendigo Coachlines.
For more information and to make your booking, contact our friendly team today!