SOME of the region’s best wines will be on offer as part of the Bendigo Winemakers Festival to be held in Rosalind Park tomorrow.

Bendigo Winegrowers Association president Wes Vine said 18 wineries would be included in the open-air festival, which 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 Deans and The Funk Junkies.

“We encourage people to bring their picnic rug and find a spot on the grass to enjoy the wines and the relaxing park setting of Rosalind Park,” Mr Vine said.

The festivities start at 11am and go through to 4pm.

Admission includes a souvenir glass and complimentary wine tastings. Patrons can buy wine by the glass to enjoy on-site or order their favourites to take home.

There’s also a non-tasting ticket for those who just want to soak up the festival atmosphere.

For the wine connoisseurs in training, there will be pop-up wine and food masterclasses with local hospitality gurus Finn Vedelsby and Kathie Bolitho.

Tickets are available at the gate, or pre-book from www.bendigotourism.com