Balgownie Estate (Bendigo)

Balgownie Estate, Bendigo, Victoria: Vineyard 2 [©VisitVineyards.com]

Hermitage Road
Maiden Gully VIC 3551

Phone: 03 5449 6222
Fax: 03 54496506
Email: info@balgownieestate.com.au
Website: Balgownie Estate (Bendigo)


Balgownie Estate, near Bendigo, is one of Australia's great small vineyards famed for its long lived Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

The Balgownie Estate Bendigo vineyard covers around 30 hectares of plantings with the majority being Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition they have smaller plantings of Merlot, Chardonnay and Viognier. The vineyard was first planted in 1969 on a gentle slope along Myers Creek in well drained alluvial soils.

The Balgownie Estate viticulturist Sam Bowman nurtures these now gnarled old vines to produce the best possible fruit year in and year out. The colour and concentrated flavours that these vines provide are evident in our wines and our success in recent times has been built around this superior quality fruit and the talents of winemaker Tony Winspear to guide this into bottle.

A visit to Balgownie Estate Bendigo, takes you through a driveway lined with olive trees and vineyards. Further along sits the original cottage and high pitched roof winery, surrounded by rugged gnarly iron bark and box gum trees. The cellar door boasts a wine tasting and sales area, a café, and wine museum.

The entire range is open for tasting including the flagship White Label Cabernet, White Label Shiraz and the Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.



  • Bendigo (VIC)
  • Goldfields (VIC)
  • Melbourne Surrounds (VIC)
  • Melbourne and Melbourne West (VIC)

Have Cellar Door/Wine Tastings

Days Open to Public
Opening Details: 11 - 5 daily

Wines (and Other Drinks)
Wine/Drink Brands/Labels: Balgownie Estate, Balgownie Yarra Valley, Maiden Gully
Vigneron(s): John Monteath
Wine Maker(s): Tobias Ansted
Red Wines/Grape Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Shiraz
Pinot Noir
Shiraz (Syrah)

White Wines/Grape Varieties
Chardonnay (Chablis)

Benefits, Discounts and Comments
VisitVineyards.com RACV Partner (Victoria)
Discount Offered
Discount: 20%
Discount: 10%Discount Conditions/Exclusions:
Mailing List
Visit Vineyards Comment: Wine made on site

Vineyard area (ha): 35
Medium (20 - < 100 ha)

Established: 1969
Price Range: medium
Tonnage: 100-249

General Facilities
Accommodation Associated
Accommodation Name (see details below): Bendigo Boutique Cottages, Balgownie House Bendigo
Disabled Access
Functions and Conferences
Capacity: 80
Picnic Area
Capacity (Weddings): 80

Our Recommendations
Good for Functions
Good for Weddings
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