Following another extremely successful event in 2014, we’re very pleased to announce the dates for the 2015 Sanguine Estate Music Festival, held at Sanguine Estate Winery – Heathcote

Keep Friday 13th February to Sunday 15th February free for a weekend of pure indulgence, and keep up to date with all the latest news at our Facebook page.

Book Tickets

Tickets will be available for the 2015 Sanguine Estate Music Festival on August 25.

They can be purchased either

Online:  from August 25th 2014

Phone:  Please call 0408 339 145 to purchase your ticket

Mail:  A form for the 2015 festival will be available shortly.

There are a number of different ticket options available for the 2015 festival.

Estate Weekend Pass $575 – SOLD OUT
Includes 5 concerts, Sanguine Estate wine, Friday Supper, Saturday gourmet lunchbox and Gala Dinner and Sunday Lunch.  Also a bus service to and from Sanguine Estate from accommodation.

Reserve Weekend Pass $765 – SOLD OUT
All of the above plus a Food and Wine Masterclass for Saturday Lunch, Reserve Wine on the Saturday, Invitation to the “Musical Taster” in Melbourne leading up to the festival.

Iconic Weekend Pass $3500 per couple SOLD OUT
All of the above plus 3-nights accommodation during the festival in a luxury B&B, Chauffer driven to and from accommodation during festival and a private tour of the region with Sanguine Estate Wine maker Mark Hunter.

Friday Night Pass $147 – SOLD OUT
Welcome concert, Supper and Sanguine Estate Wine Click here to order

Saturday Day Pass $345 – SOLD OUT
3 concerts, Saturday Gourmet Lunchbox, Gala Dinner and Sanguine Estate Wine

Sunday Day Pass $126 – SOLD OUT
Farewell Concert, Gourmet BBQ Lunch and Sanguine Estate Wine Click here to order


We once again have a singer at the Festival: the fabulous Tiffany Speight, star of Opera Australia, and a Kyneton local! She will be joined by clarinettist Paul Dean, irrepressible on and off stage, Adam Chakabi, leader of the wonderful Tinalley String Quartet, and the extraordinary Berlin-based violist, William Coleman, member of the internationally renowned Kuss Quartet, at home in the major concert halls and festivals of the world.


We celebrate the combination of soprano and clarinet with masterpieces by Schumann and Spohr, and agree with Beethoven’s appraisal of the genius of both Cherubini and George Onslow, presenting dynamic string works by each of them. The Saturday afternoon concert explores arrangements of great composers by great composers, sometimes even themselves, as in Beethoven’s reworking of his second symphony, while “Inside the Music” concert this time takes you on the journey from manuscript to performance, featuring arias by Mozart’s quirky and highly original contemporary Zelenka, some of which have not been performed in modern times.

 You can view the programme here

Accommodation Bookings

We would recommend our Hotel Partner, – Art Series Hotel – Schaller Studio, Bendigo.  This 4 star boutique hotel designed by artists, for artists opened in 2014.  We provide an express festival bus from the hotel that goes straight to Sanguine no stop.  The Boutique has all the comforts including 24 reception, breakfast, WIFI etc 

For a discounted rate, mention the code word Sanguine on booking. 

To book:
Phone: 03 4433 6100


More Information

To make the weekend run smoothly, we have put together a document that has all the details that you will need to know.  That can be downloaded by clicking here

View Images from previous years here


What guests thought of the festival in previous years..

“…. Previous festivals have been superb but this one was even better. The organisation is exemplary with that very necessary element of attention to detail. The friendly atmosphere created by the musicians makes this festival special. Because we meet the same musicians each year (with one or two variations) we have a sense of coming together again for a common purpose and this creates a bond between guests and musicians. “Hodgson, 2014 Feedback form 14/5/14

“Good range of music, known and unknown. Excellent musicians – you can invite Rebecca back! Food superb, nice to meet old friends and new ones!” Olive, 2014 Feedback form 14/5/14

“The whole Festival was absolutely splendid!…..I loved everything about the Festival: the programme choices, the playing, the food, the people, the luxe loos, the relaxed atmosphere. I think most people will agree, as so many, including me, have already booked again.“ Genee, email 10/3/14

“.. I have attended many music festivals in various locations but never have I experienced anything that remotely compares with what was offered last weekend. We were treated to superb music, programming and performance… Stunning location, generous hosts, thoughtful amenities and intimate spaces. Gorgeous wines, gourmet food. The personal involvement of so many members of the family added much to the enjoyment of all. Next year can’t come soon enough…” Sandbolm email 7/3/14


Thank you to our Sponsors

 Bendigo event sponsors

  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • The Schaller Studio

 Heathcote event sponsors

  • Chamber Music Australia
  • Alex Grant Violins
  • Mason & Hamlin
  • Australian National Academy of Music
  • Monsieur Pierre
  • Rose cottage, Heathcote
  • Heathcote Retreat Accommodation
  • Spreading Elm
  • Pro Electronics
  • Heathcote Grape Escapes

Chris and Howard would also like to thank the Circle of Friends of SEMF for their generosity and support