50th Anniversary Festival Day

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Celebrating 50 Years of Winemaking at Balgownie Estate

Saturday 16 November 2019
From 11 am – 4 pm

Free Entry & Live Music

Discover the historic spirit of Bendigo’s oldest working winery as it celebrates 50 years of winemaking.

  • Enjoy cellar door tastings including our museum release wines
  • Delicious seasonal fare from the Estate’s lawn and restaurant menus
  • Lawn games & Cheese tastings

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“We want to invite all of the local Bendigo community to come and celebrate with us – meet the people and the characters behind the winery, sample some stunning wine and celebrate us being part of the local Bendigo community for the past 50 years” said Tony Winspear – Balgownie Estate’s Chief Winemaker.

The 50th Anniversary Festival Day is perfect for everyone, whether you’re a festival enthusiast, a wine lover, foodie or just love a great day out, this is a perfect way to gather friends – and celebrate a milestone with us!

Throughout the day visitors will have a chance to ‘Guess the Masked Wine’ in a tasting competition to win a Bed and Breakfast Luxury Safari Glamping Package valued at $600!

The restaurant will be open for a la carte lunch bookings with a limited menu.

Come and join us as we celebrate 50 years of history as one of the pioneers of commercial winemaking!

Wine Blending Masterclass 
Saturday 16 November 2019
2 pm – 4 pm

Meet the winemakers in an exclusive Wine Blending Masterclass held in our iconic Barrel Room. An absolute must-do ‘Bucket List’ Experience for Foodies and Wine Buffs! The winning team receives a bottle of their blue ribbon blend, with additional prizes for Most Creative Label Name and the wooden spoon equivalent – The Bottom of the Barrel.

General Public: $40
Platinum Club: $30

Anniversary Gala Dinner
Saturday 16 November 2019
Onsite Restaurant at 6 pm

The indulgent four-course Gala Dinner is a must for any wine-lover and is the perfect chance for both foodies and wine connoisseurs alike, to meet with the winemakers and hear all about the pairing of wines to food and the colourful and rich history behind the Balgownie wines and estate.

$125 pp with paired wines




A day full of activities for both the young and old
Wine Tasting, Wine Blending Masterclass, Gala Dinner
Live Music, Lawn Games





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