Bendigo Wines invites you to a weekend of barrel alchemy

Taste future releases straight from the barrel

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Bullock Creek Vineyard barrel room
Winemaker Paul Greblo, Sandhurst Ridge Wines
Killiecrankie Wines
Blackjack Wine Barrels


Step into the Bendigo wine region's barrel halls on the weekend of July 9 and 10 to discover the mystery and romance of wine making.

Like eating cherries from the tree or bread just out of the oven, our Barrel Tasting weekend gives visitors the rare chance to taste wine straight from the source and enjoy a bit of barrel alchemy.

It’s the ultimate sneak preview of the magic happening right now in wine barrels across Bendigo said Wes Vine, President Bendigo Winegrowers Association.

“Harvest is over, grapes have been crushed and fermented. But that’s just the beginning of the wine making process,” said Mr Vine.

In cellars and barrel halls right now winemakers in the Bendigo region are observing the shared relationship between wine, oak and the atmosphere.

Each exclusive and intimate barrel tasting offers the opportunity to find out what the winemaker looks for as wine matures in oak.

At 11am, 1pm and 3pm on both days, participating wineries will offer a glimpse inside their barrel halls and a taste of their wines to be bottled in the next year. There is no cost to attend, however numbers are limited.

“If you fall in love with a certain drop, be sure to check with the winemaker about a pre-release purchase at a special price,” said Mr Vine. Participating wineries: Bullock Creek Vineyard, Balgownie Estate, BlackJack Vineyards, Connor Park Winery, Killiecrankie Wines, Mandurang Valley Winery, Sandhurst Ridge Winery and Sutton Grange Wines.


Event: A weekend of barrel alchemy

Date: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July 2016

Location: Participating wineries

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  • Bendigo (VIC)

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