Much like gold mining, wine discovery is thirsty work. The Bendigo Wine Region has been known to cater for both pursuits.
Many of the winegrowers in the region were born and bred amongst its pretty hills and valleys and are just as present in the cellar door as they are the vineyard. Shiraz is a local hero, but don’t be shy about dipping into other reds or some chardonnay and riesling.
Only a ninety-minute car ride from Melbourne will have you to the Bendigo wine region which includes the townships of Bendigo, Bridgewater and Castlemaine.