Balgownie Estate

Bendigo Cellar Door

Enjoy award-winning Balgownie wine right from the source, where our wine-making legacy first began back in 1969 with the planting of the first 5 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in Bendigo.

Balgownie Estate is a 5-star Halliday-rated Winery. Bendigo features a new Cellar Door, open-air deck, and a charming regional restaurant.

The property is home to 70 acres of vineyards and winery plus modern homestead, and glamping accommodation.

Winemaker Tony Winspear has been nurturing the Estate’s grapevines from bud to bottle since 1994, a hands-on winemaker, and very much at home in the cellar using traditional low intervention techniques.

Balgownie wines in our collection include:

  • Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our Yarra Valley vineyards.
  • Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (first vintaged in 1972).
  • Sparkling varieties including Cuvee Brut, Shiraz, and limited-edition Macedon varieties.
  • Black Label favourites including Pinot Gris, Rose, Cabernet Merlot, Sangiovese, Nouveau Syrah and more.
  • Single Vineyard Shiraz wines from Balgownie Bendigo’s Centre, Railway and Rock Blocks.
  • Old Vine Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the original 1969 plantings.
  • A bespoke collection of museum wines from our most celebrated vintages.
  • And a small range of magnums.

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Be sure to also visit our sister site at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley.

Opening Hours

Cellar Door
Public Holiday hours may vary.

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday to Monday

Thursday to Monday 11-3pm

Restaurant hours here.

Contact Us

Balgownie Bendigo Cellar Door

We recommend booking ahead for your wine tasting.

Group bookings welcome. Contact us to check availability.

(03) 5449 6222

46 Hermitage Rd, Maiden Gully VIC 3551

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting fee for walk in and restaurant guests. Check in-house for the current tasting menu and pricing.

Our Balgownie Bendigo in-house guests and wine club members currently enjoy complimentary wine tasting.


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (7 days)
Cheese platters available to enjoy on the deck.

Winemaker Tony Winspear

Meet our in-house celebrity winemaker Tony Winspear, who has been worked at Balgownie Estate since 1994 and looks after our legendary Bendigo Winery and Yarra Valley vineyards to this day.

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The Balgownie Story

Balgownie Estate Bendigo is the birthplace of Balgownie wine, a 33-hectare vineyard situated on a gentle slope overlooking Myer’s Creek at Maiden Gully.

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Balgownie Platinum Wine Club

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Sustainable Estates and Winemaking

Balgownie has many initiatives in place to ensure we are doing our bit for the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. A healthy environment will enable us to grow the best fruit and make the best wine possible.

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Wines from our collection

Sparkling Cuvee Brut

Balgownie’s famous bubbles

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Black Label Sparkling Shiraz

Balgownie’s striking Shiraz bubbly.

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2020 Rose

Lightness and fresh fruit flavours.

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2018 Estate Chardonnay

Citrus, stone fruit, nougat and cream, with toasty oak.

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2015 Old Vine Shiraz and Cabernet

Our decadent and finest quality Shiraz and Cabernet.

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