Friends and wine at Heritage Uncorked.

Bendigo’s historic venues are playing host to a celebration of the region’s wine and food with Bendigo Uncorked Week.

Led by two feature events – Heritage Uncorked and Heritage After Dark – Bendigo Uncorked Week will feature 10 wine and food experiences from October 4 to 12.

The Bendigo Winegrowers Association hosts the week that sees patrons enjoying local wine and food alongside winemakers inside the city’s historical buildings.

Association president Wes Vine said the week is crafted as a boutique experience for anyone who loves wine and food.

“Heritage After Dark will be inside the Bendigo Discovery Centre and people have the chance to drop down the Vertical Slide,” he said.

“The week also includes a wine vs beer night, wine on a vintage Bendigo tram, a cheese and wine evening, intimate wine dinners and a wine-themed movie night.

“The whole week is a chance to taste great local wine and food and discover Bendigo’s architectural heritage. There are 80 different Bendigo wines on show during the week and plenty of opportunities to meet and greet with the winemakers.

Heritage After Dark is on October 4, while the ever-popular Heritage Uncorked is on October 12. Both events are unique to Victoria and are a highlight on Bendigo’s spring calendar.