Food & Wine - Bendigo Region
The Bendigo region boasts fabulous food and wine. Travel the region to immerse yourself in 'paddock to plate' taste experiences.
Explore Bendigo's cafe's and restaurants, wineries and markets. Or travel around the region to experience the local tastes in Harcourt, Maldon, Bridgewater and Boort.
Food lover fossicking in Bendigo
Enjoy a few leisurely days exploring the best of food and wine that the Bendigo region has to offer.
Wineries and Cideries:
Local to Marong and a short drive from BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park, are Connor Park Winery, Balgownie Estate and Sandhurst Ridge Winery. The area boasts some of the regions' best Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varieties.
Connor Park Winery 59 Connor Road, Leichardt, 3516
Cellar Door 11am - 5pm most days (groups please call ahead)
Balgownie Estate 46 Hermitage Road, Maiden Gully 3551
Cellar door and cafe 12 - 5pm 7 days a week
Sandhurst Ridge Winery 156 Forest Road, Marong 3515
Cellar Door 11am - 5pm daily
Water Wheel Vineyard Bridgewater Raywood Road, Bridgewater on Loddon 3516
Mon-Fri 9 - 5 Sat & Sun 12 - 4pm
Harcourt, just 30 minutes drive down the road, provides a terrific offering of wineries, cideries and organic produce:
Bress Wine, Cider & Produce 3894 Calder Highway (Harmony Way), Harcourt, Victoria, Australia, 3453
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm
Killiecrankie Wines 103 Soldier Settlement Road, Ravenswood 3453
11 - 6pm weekends
Harcourt Valley Vineyards 3339 Harmony Way, Harcourt VIC 3453
Cellar door open 11-6pm daily
Bendigo Farmers Market Sidney Myer Place (Rosalind Park end of Williamson Street), Bendigo
Every second Saturday of each month from 9am -1pm
Bendigo Moonlight Market Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo 3550
2016/2017 dates: 22nd October, 26th November, 17 December, 21st January, 11th February and 11th March, 1st April.
Maldon Market Fountain Street, Maldon
Every second Sunday of each month 9am-2pm
Castlemaine Farmers Market Alongside Castlemaine Market Building, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
First Sunday of each month, 9am- 1pm (except January).
Pubs and Hotels:
Marong Family Hotel 26 Hight Street, Marong
Just 300m from BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park is this modern country hotel, with a mouthwatering local lamb selection on the menu.
Goldmines Hotel 49-57 Marong Road, Bendigo
Great live music on Fridays and Sunday's and a fantastic beer garden.
Pratty's Patch 35 Monsants Road, Maiden Gully
A great country pub in a rustic setting.
Bridgewater Bakehouse 6 Main Street, Bridgewater on Loddon
Beechworth Bakery 158 High Street, Bendigo
Open 6:30am - 6pm daily
The Good Loaf Soardough Bakery & Cafe 404 Hargreaves St, Bendigo
Open Monday - Saturday 7:15am - 5pm
Masons of Bendigo 25 Queen St, Bendigo
The Woodhouse Restaurant 101 Williamson Street, Bendigo
Rocks on Rosalind 12 View Street, Bendigo
The Dispensary 9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo
Other 'foodie' places of interest:
Bendigo Wholefoods 314 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo: www.bendigowholefoods.com.au
A quirky community store and kitchen
Food Fossikers Tour Departs every Saturday at 10am from the Bendigo Visitors Centre: www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/food-fossicking-tours-bendigo
The Food Fossikers tour highlights Bendigo's food culture, visiting some of Bendigo's leading food venue's.
Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens 69 Danns Rd, Harcourt : www.mafg.com.au
Fresh Organic Fruit
Simply Tomatoes 479 Parkers Rd, Boort: www.simplytomatoes.com.au
Enjoy farm tours, as well as morning tea and lunch
Angel Organics 144 Trudgeons Rd, Welshmans Reef: www.angelorganics.com.au
Visit the farm to see where meat is organically grown
Call: 1800 642 329