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Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great weekend. In Heathcote, Victoria's Heartland, at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival held at the Heathcote Showgrounds.The Heathcote wine region is internationally renowned for its Shiraz. However there are now other wine varieties to discover in Heathcote, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne, Sangiovese and Tempranillo. From passionately maintained vineyards on the worlds most ancient soils come amazing world class wines. Once a year, the artisan winemakers of Heathcote gather to show some of the most distinctive and iconic wines in the country.Add tutored wine tastings in the popular Tasting Seminars, delicious regional foods, live music, activities for children and you have a festival not to be missed.Enjoy some relaxed live music or participate in wine seminars, taste and buy many of the 150 plus wines on offer. Match your favourites with interesting delicious food, something for everyone.
The Heathcote wine region, just south of Bendigo, is regarded as one of the finest areas for shiraz in Australia.
Find a wide variety of eating establishments making the most of the fine local produce in the Goldfields region.
While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.
Discover the rich and varied harvest of Central Victoria. Catch your own trout, sample traditional game meats, or buy freshly-picked apples and pears.