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Heathcote on Show 2023

Need ideas for King's Birthday weekend? Heathcote's biggest wine festival is back with a robust, full-bodied lineup.
By James Shackell
June 01, 2023
By James Shackell
June 01, 2023

Looking for the perfect long weekend? The Heathcote on Show wine festival is back for another year, and the lineup is robust, full-bodied and delicious.

If you haven't heard of this one before, it's basically the biggest annual food and wine festival in north-central Victoria. Every year for the past 19 years, local Heathcote wineries get together to showcase the best of the region: cellar doors, distilleries, breweries, restaurants, cheese plates, spirit flights, live entertainment and heaps more.

This year there are 25 venues participating and the festival will be running over the King's Birthday long weekend (Saturday, June 10 to Monday, June 12).

This is your chance to not only taste the best of Heathcote, but also meet the winemakers and brewers whose products fill the shelves of your local bottle-o. Plenty of venues are also running special events, like the three-course Peking Duck Lunch at Wren Estate, or the Goldfields Cheese and Wine Session at Sanguine Estate.

You can browse the full program over here.

As this event includes more free-flowing booze than a university study session, Heathcote on Show will be providing a hop-on-hop-off shuttle bus service for $40 per day. That gets you access to all the participating wineries without the need to draw straws for designated driver duties. There are also buses running from Bendigo to Heathcote on Saturday and Sunday.

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