Bendigo Wine Region

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Bendigo
Latitude 36˚45'S
Altitude 240-390m
Growing Season Rainfall 267mm
Mean January Temperature 21˚C
Harvest Mid March to end April
Wineries 37
Website www.bendigotourism.com
Principle Grape Varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc

About Bendigo

The vines of Bendigo are set amongst the gently rolling hills, creeks and rocky granite crests of the central Victorian ranges. Bendig has enjoyed an enduring reputation for robust, intensely flavoured red wines since the early gold rush years. Sh...

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The vines of Bendigo are set amongst the gently rolling hills, creeks and rocky granite crests of the central Victorian ranges. Bendig has enjoyed an enduring reputation for robust, intensely flavoured red wines since the early gold rush years. Shiraz makes the region’s signature wine in a rich and muscular style with spicy sandalwood tones. Cabernet sauvignon is deep and inky with minty notes. Other reds include pinot noir, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, mataro, sangiovese and touriga. The principle white wine is made from chardonnay. Other whites include full flavoured, aromatic styles of sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, viognier and traminer. The region’s main townships include Bendigo, Inglewood, Castlemain, Maldon and Dunolly.

Entrepreneurial vignerons established the first vines in Bendigo to cater to prospectors flocking to the gold rush in 1856. The lust for gold or gold fever was a powerful drawcard, luring tens of thousands of diggers to the region in search of magical golden nuggets. Modern commercial viticulture was instituted in the 1970s and vineyards now span over 1,000 ha. Bendigo contains the unofficial sub regions of Granite Slopes, Loddon Valley and Golden Waters. The Loddon, Avoca and Campaspe rivers flow through the district. Bendigo enjoys the Mediterranean climate of an inland region. Summers are warm and dry, while Winters are mild and wet. Temperatures are slightly cooler in the higher foothills. Soils consist predominantly of brown sandy/clay loams, red and yellow duplex and sandy granitic gravels on higher ground.

The Bendigo gold rush of the 1850s and 60s left an historic legacy that lives on in the place, people and wines of the region. The open air museum of Sovereign Hill captures a great moment in time.

Vintage Ratings

1996
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
1997
10
OUTSTANDING
9
EXCELLENT
1998
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
1999
9
EXCELLENT
6
GOOD
2000
8
GREAT
6
GOOD
2001
9
EXCELLENT
6
GOOD
2002
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2003
7
VERY GOOD
6
GOOD
2004
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2006
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2007
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2008
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2009
4
ACCEPTABLE
7
VERY GOOD
2010
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
6
GOOD
6
GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

Wine Vintage

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2012 Balgownie Estate Black Label Sauvignon Blanc

The Balgownie vineyards were planted way back in 1969 and the cooler climate ensure wines such as Sauvignon Blanc really show their true character....

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Bress Rosé Cabernets

This Rose blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc was grown in Bress' 29 year old vineyard situated in the Harcourt Valley, Central Victoria...

Winery: Bress | Region: Bendigo
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2012 Turners Crossing Shiraz Viognier

We felt we ‘d struck gold the first time we tried this wine from Turners Crossing, ironic considering this was the region that enjoyed a major gold...

Winery: Turners Crossing | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2010 Balgownie Estate Black Label Sparkling Shiraz

Australia’s love affair with sparkling reds, particularly Shiraz, is unique to the world of wine as no–one else really produces it. Strangely, it o...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Turners Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon

The gold rush may have been the thing that brought the crowds flocking to Bendigo, but now the crowds come flocking for the wines that are a histor...

Winery: Turners Crossing | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 Water Wheel Sauvignon Blanc

Bendigo is not exactly the first region we think of when we think of Sauvignon Blanc, yet this stunningly fresh Savvy from Waterwheel disproves the...

Winery: Water Wheel | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $15.00 | OUR PRICE : $11.50
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2002 Balgownie Estate Shiraz

This wine is fully mature and ready to rock, but it's not done yet. It has spicy, savoury and earthy aromas with a good hit of mocha oak. The palat...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Sheer Drop Wines Shiraz

Drawn from the fertile soils of the Bendigo gold country, this spicy cool climate red wine has oodles of rich plummy fruit and a soft palate. With ...

Winery: Sheer Drop Wines | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Fairbank Rose

Everything is coming up Rose with this svelte offering from Sutton Grange wines under their Fairbank label. Bright red berried fruit adorns the nos...

Winery: Sutton Grange | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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NV Sheer Drop Wines Faraday Frizzante Sweet White

A bright and juicy white from Bendigo, this is made in a moscato style of super juicy fruit, with a light fizz (frizzante). This is so refreshing t...

Winery: Sheer Drop Wines | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2009 Balgownie Estate Black Label Cabernet Merlot

Balgownie wines are one of those reliable winery names you always know will over deliver on price. This Cabernet Merlot is ticking all the boxes fo...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2002 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine just keeps on trucking, and it still has a couple of years left in it. It's very cab sav with dried tobacco leaf, preserved black fruits ...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $92.72 | OUR PRICE : $69.99
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2013 Balgownie Estate Black Label Pinot Noir

Balgownie are one of Bendigo’s finest producers and here they turn their hand at Pinot from the Yarra and impressive it is too. We love that seduct...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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Bress Harcourt Valley Apple and Pear Cider Bon Bon

This 'Bon Bon' cider from Bress is basically a sweeter version of the brut cider. The fruit comes from 40-year old trees and displays apple and pea...

Winery: Bress | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2009 Balgownie Estate Shiraz

If you are looking for a wine that will warm the cockles of your heart, here it is. From a warm vintage, it has super-concentrated characters of bl...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
RRP: $47.00 | OUR PRICE : $35.99
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Bress Harcourt Valley Apple and Pear Cider Brut

There is cider and there is cider! This, obviously, is the latter, a serious cider, made from serious cider apples (with a few pears in the mix) an...

Winery: Bress | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2012 Water Wheel Memsie Homestead Red

Made from a blend of shiraz, malbec and cab sav, this is a bright, sweetly-fruited wine that packs a punch at the price. There's lots of ripe black...

Winery: Water Wheel | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Water Wheel Shiraz

The 2011 Shiraz is lively ruby red in appearance, showing spice, and dark fruit aromas, on the nose. The palate shows ripe berry flavours complemen...

Winery: Water Wheel | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

From a cracking Victorian vintage comes this tight, taut and terrific cab sav from wine industry legends Balgownie. Medium to fuller-bodied in styl...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 5/5
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2010 Balgownie Estate Black Label Shiraz

The brilliance of Balgownie bottled for you. That’s the promise with this Shiraz and we were equally bowled over by the mix of beautiful Bendigo, Y...

Winery: Balgownie Estate | Region: Bendigo| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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