Bendigo Heritage Uncorked kicked off it's online series last Friday with a virtual wine tasting at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
The re-imagined event is the first of a six-week series given wine lover a peek inside some of the city's historic buildings..
Called The Unseen Series, it was developed after the traditional Heritage Uncorked event was unable to go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Balgownie Estate, Burnt Acre Vineyard and Grangehill Vineyard winemakers hosted the first part of the series with online participants pre-purchasing a three-bottle pack to enjoy the wine form the comfort of ther own lounge.
Bendigo Winegrowers Association President Wes Vine said organisers wanted to do something different when they realised their usual event wouldn't be able to go ahead.
"We still really want to bring people together, so we see this as an opportunity to use the virtual event concept to do so," Mr Vine said.
"People can choose to join one Friday night wine tasting with their pre-purchased wine pack. Or they can join us for multiple nights.
Mr Vine said it was also a chance to showcase the Bendigo wine region to new audiences.
"We hope to connect with people who maybe haven't been to the Bendigo wine region before and now get the opportunity to see the different wine styles that we produce," he said.
"The collaboration between wineries to pull the series together has been amazing, as this hasn't been done before.
"Everyone is really keen to be doing something different that continues to showcase Bendigo region wine."
The series continues each Friday night from 6pm until November 27. Wine packs are on sale now. For more details visit www.bendigowine.org.au/events