Balgownie Estate

Bendigo Cellar Door

Taste and purchase boutique wines by Balgownie Estate Bendigo Winery and Cellar Door, where our wine journey began in 1969.

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 Bendigo is a fully operational working winery, featuring a brand new Cellar Door, huge extended deck area and a charming regional restaurant.

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

Support a local wine-making business with over 50-years of history, taste and purchase from our extensive boutique range from our Bendigo and Yarra Valley vineyards.

  • Famous Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz with the first wines vintaged in 1972.
  • Highly sought-after Yarra Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
  • Spectacular sparkling varieties including Cuvee Brut, Sparkling Shiraz, plus all-new Macedon Sparkling Pinot Noir Rouge and Chardonnay.
  • Delicious and popular blends including Pinot Gris, Rose, Cabernet Merlot, Sangiovese, Nouveau Syrah and more.
  • Single vineyard Shiraz wines from the 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 and imperials.

Balgownie wine club memberships/subscriptions are also available with a generous range of Balgownie benefits. It’s so easy to join online via your desktop, tablet, or right from your mobile.

Email Wine Club if you need a hand getting started here.

Opening Hours

Cellar Door
Public Holiday hours may vary.

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Last wine tasting at 4:00 PM

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

In-house guests and wine club members enjoy complimentary wine tasting.


Basic food menu available 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (7 days)
Cheese Board, Charcuterie Board and Smoked Trout Board

Check back here soon for new menus.

Winemaker Tony Winspear

Meet our inhouse celebrity winemaker Tony Winspear, who has been nurturing Balgownie Estate grapevines from bud to bottle 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 Wine Clubs

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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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Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay & Rouge

Limited Edition Balgownie-Macedon Sparkling wines.

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2015 Old Vine Shiraz and Cabernet

Our decadent and finest quality Shiraz and Cabernet.

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