Bendigo Wine Region

by admin on June 18, 2011

Australian Wine Review – Bendigo


Visitors who frequent Bendigo, often call it “The Winemakers Region” as whenever visiting a cellar door one is likely to see winemakers with their sleeves rolled up,  either working in the winery or lovingly tending their vines.

The original Bendigo vineyards,  as with other Victorian regions,  were devastated by both the economic crash and a phylloxera outbreak. It wasn’t until the later portion of the 1960s when local identity Stuart Anderson got the ball rolling again when he planted a new vineyard. Then, many others followed his example, commonly planting cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

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