Bendigo Uncorked Week showcases local food, wine

BENDIGO'S BEST: Tamara Edwards-Smith has cast her vote in Bendigo's Best Shiraz  at the Wine Bank on View. The winner will be announced on Sunday. Picture: DARREN HOWE
BENDIGO'S BEST: Tamara Edwards-Smith has cast her vote in Bendigo's Best Shiraz at the Wine Bank on View. The winner will be announced on Sunday. Picture: DARREN HOWE

Wine lovers and foodies are getting a taste for Bendigo this week, with the inaugural Bendigo Uncorked Week. 

The 10-day event, which began on Friday with the sold out Bendigo Heritage After Dark runs until this coming Sunday, October 15.

It also includes Bendigo Heritage Uncorked, which sees seven central Bendigo venues offer up specialty dishes with matched local wines to those taking part.

Heritage Uncorked committee chairman Cliff Stubbs said just 70 tickets remained of the 500 for Saturday’s event.

“If people want to go they better snap them up,” he said.

The week also includes smaller niche events such as a beer and wine appreciation night at the Bendigo Art Gallery Cafe on Thursday; a laneway fiesta at Chancery Lane’s El Gordo on Friday; and Bendigo's Best Shiraz, a people’s choice competition running at the Wine Bank on View.

A pop up wine shop will also open on Thursday at Dudley House selling wines showcased at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked until Tuesday.

“The aim of the week is to showcase Bendigo wine and food,” Mr Stubbs said.

For a full list of events, visit www.bendigowine.org.au.