Enjoying last year’s Bendigo Winemaker’s Festival.

In a unique celebration of Bendigo wines and regional food, the Bendigo Winemakers Festival returns on Saturday, April, 28.

Offering festival-goers the chance to celebrate the end of harvest with Bendigo region winemakers, it’s the perfect opportunity to sample all the handcrafted vintages and styles of local wine in the garden setting of Rosalind Park, right in the heart of Bendigo.

With close to 20 wineries showcasing their very best, Bendigo Winegrowers Association president Wes Vine said the wine celebration isn’t just one for the passionate wine lovers.

“The event will have something for everyone – Bendigo region wine, regional street foodies offering a range of cuisines, and live music from The Northern Folk and Erica Hawkey,” Mr Vine said.

Entry tickets include souvenir festival glass and complimentary wine tastings with more than 60 wines on show.

It’s a perfect chance to try something new – think rosé, sweet sparkling, grassy whites and full-bodied reds.

There’s also a non-tasting ticket available if you just want to soak up the festival atmosphere.

Or opt for indulgence and book one of a very limited number of VIP marquees.

For the budding wine connoisseurs, there will be pop-up wine and food masterclasses with Finn Vedelsby, owner of Bendigo restaurant Rocks on Rosalind.

You will need an extra ticket for these, but it will be a worthwhile food-pairing journey with some delectable tasting plates to match with the local wines.

The festivities start at 11am and goes through to 4pm – the perfect amount of time to relax and indulge in what Bendigo’s wine region has to offer.

Tickets: www.bendigotourism.com