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Simon Wiener
10 January 2020 | Simon Wiener

Australia Day at Balgownie Estate

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Time Posted: 10/01/2020 at 11:43 AM
Simon Wiener
3 October 2019 | Simon Wiener

It's our 50th Anniversary! Come Celebrate with us!

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Celebrating 50 Years of Winemaking!

Balgownie Estate is celebrating its Golden Anniversary with exclusive offers & events in both Bendigo & Yarra Valley this Spring. 

Three Course Dinner in Bendigo
Friday 11 October 2019 from 6:00 pm

Discover the history of Bendigo’s oldest working winery as we showcase 50 years of operation.
Enjoy a 3-course dinner menu specially curated by Head Chef, Travis Rodwell inspired by heritage breeds and heirloom vegetables.

Guest will enjoy shared plates of, ‘Everything Wagyu’ slow-roasted rump, Yapunyah meadow grazed chicken, a pork tasting board and a selection of decadent classic desserts for the final course.

Heritage Dinner in Bendigo is part of Uncorked Week – an entire week of wine and food events in Bendigo’s historic landmarks.

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$85 per person

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Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner, Bendigo
Saturday 16 November 2019 at 6 pm

Hosted by head winemaker Tony Winspear, the dinner will focus on our origins and the story behind our winemaking journey.

The Gala Dinner is a fabulous opportunity to meet the team behind the winery, celebrate this milestone with us and experience some of our museum wines.

Enjoy a four-course menu specially curated by head chef Travis Rodwell, showcasing hero foods of the region matched to a
 brilliant selection of wines from current releases to carefully aged vintages from the depths of the cellar.

Original founder Stuart Anderson will be our special guest.

 4-courses with matched wines
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Wine Blending Masterclass, Bendigo 
Saturday 16 November
2 pm - 4pm

Meet the winemakers in an exclusive Wine Blending Masterclass held in our iconic Barrel Room. Grab your friends and family and create your very own blend!
Tickets: $40
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50th Birthday Sale on Accommodation
Winery Glamping in Bendigo

Take advantage of our fantastic birthday sale with $30 off our standard accommodation rate!

As always, your stay includes:
10% OFF Cellar Door purchases & Complimentary Wine Tastings!
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Luxury Yarra Valley Stay
Take advantage of our fantastic birthday sale with up to 50% off our standard accommodation rate.

Be quick, don’t miss out.
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2015 Balgownie Estate Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
50th Anniversary Limited Edition Wine

Hand harvested from the best 18 rows of the original 1969 Cabernet Sauvignon plantings. Shows great complexity and concentration of red and black fruits whilst retaining a seamless elegance. Finely detailed with beautiful tannins inscribing the long finish. 

Secure your bottle today!
750 ml bottle for $120 only
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Time Posted: 03/10/2019 at 4:32 PM
Simon Wiener
3 April 2019 | Simon Wiener

2019 Cellar Door Easter Opening Hours at Balgownie Estate

Join us at Balgownie Estate for Easter

Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley Cellar Door is open every day over the Easter Weekend

Good Friday 30th March - 12 midday to 6pm

Saturday 31st March - 9am to 6pm

Easter Sunday 1st April - 10am to 5pm

Easter Monday 2nd April - 9am to 5pm


Balgownie Estate Bendigo Cellar Door is open every day over the Easter Weekend

Good Friday 30th March - 11am to 5pm

Saturday 31st March - 11am to 5pm

Easter Sunday 1st April - 11am to 5pm

Easter Monday 2nd April - 11am to 5pm

Time Posted: 03/04/2019 at 1:00 PM
Simon Wiener
30 November 2018 | Simon Wiener

New Year's Eve Celebrations Amongst the Vines

Christmas New Year's Eve Amongst the Vines in the Yarra Valley

See the New Year in style at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley

Includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival with a magnificent 4-course degustation dinner and a night full of live entertainment. (Add paired wines for $45 pp)

6 PM – 8 PM | $110 Adult | $50 child

8:30 PM – Onwards | $130 Adult | $50 Child

 Bookings Essential | 03 9730 0774

Time Posted: 30/11/2018 at 1:21 PM
Simon Wiener
8 November 2018 | Simon Wiener

Christmas Lunch at Rae's Restaurant in the Yarra Valley

Christmas Lunch at Rae's Restaurant in the Yarra Valley

Celebrate the holiday season at Balgownie Estate

Join us for an indulgent Christmas Buffet Lunch complimented with a beverage package of Balgownie Estate’s finest wines and local beer.

Adults $190 | Teenagers $140 | Children $40

From 12 pm |  Bookings Essential | 03 9730 0774


Time Posted: 08/11/2018 at 9:00 PM
Simon Wiener
19 April 2018 | Simon Wiener

Indulge Mum this Mother's Day

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a delicious 3 course lunch and glass of Cuvee at Rae’s Restaurant. Enjoy the warm and stylish atmosphere overlooking the vineyards of the Yarra Valley. All mother's will receive a small complimentary gift.

Call Rae's Restaurant on 03 9730 0774

Time Posted: 19/04/2018 at 1:14 PM
Simon Wiener
20 March 2018 | Simon Wiener

Easter at Balgownie Estate

Sunday 1st April 2018

Join us at Balgownie Estate on Easter Sunday for a decadent 3 course lunch in Rae’s Restaurant, overlooking the beautiful Yarra Valley and Balgownie's vineyards.

Bring the children and enjoy an Easter egg hunt!

Please book directly through Raes's Restaurant on 03 9730 0774

Time Posted: 20/03/2018 at 10:49 AM
Simon Wiener
21 June 2017 | Simon Wiener

Bastille Day Degustation Dinner Celebration


Bonjour! For all those who love France and all things French, this ones for you.

To celebrate the most French day of the year Chef Travis will be dishing up a deluxe Bastille Day celebration in our barrel room at Bendigo with a six course degustation dinner with matching wines. Sounds magnifique right!?

As this is an exclusive dining experience, tickets are limited!

6 courses with matching wines $170
6 courses without matching wines $110

50% deposit is required upon booking

To Book Call 03 5449 6222

Time Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:50 AM