• Fri
    The Ulumbarra Theatre, Capital Theatre & Bendigo Art Gallery

    Building on the huge success of last year’s festival, we have another enticing program with top-flight artists and unique locations, celebrating the wonderful City of Bendigo. William Hennessey and Wilma Smith, both icons of music in Australia, join forces with the stellar soprano Sara Macliver, all exclusively in Bendigo for this festival weekend. Distinguished violist Tobias Breider returns,as does renowned pianist Ian Munro, who will present a dazzling recital on Saturday afternoon.

    Since we started SEMF, we have been asked to program Schubert’s profound string quintet, so we felt this third edition of the Bendigo weekend was the right occasion to perform this extraordinary piece of music. Much-loved works by Beethoven and Schumann are also on the menu, as are Respighi’s colourful Tramonto, and powerful 16th century songs by Dowland, both for the intimate combination of soprano and string quartet. We look forward to you joining us both for what promise to be unmissable concerts, as well as for a glass or two of award winning wines from Sanguine Estate and the region’s best produce, as we mingle in the ambience of this beautiful city!

    Festival passes can be purchased by calling the Capital Theatre box office. Phone: 03 5434 6100 Online: www.thecapital.com.au Mention ‘Sanguine’ when making your The Schaller Studio accommodation booking for festival package.

    For full details of the Festival please click here

    Bendigo Music Festival

  • Fri
    Sanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote


    While 2016 was about celebrating our achievements over five years, 2017 is about looking forward to the next five at least! While all the favourite festival elements remain, we have several new initiatives starting this year: the “family” Thursday intimate soirée at the winery, and our Sponsor a Chair program, both of which bring our stellar artists and valued supporters even closer together.

    And stellar they are! We have been so fortunate in being able to invite Lukas Hagen, the leader of the legendary Hagen Quartet, one of the very few benchmark ensembles in the world, exclusively to SEMF. Also one of the most dazzling international exponents of her instrument, Concertgebouw principal flautist Emily Beynon will bring wind magic to this year’s festival, alongside brilliant young clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff, winner of last year’s ABC Young Performers’ Awards. We’re looking forward to SEMF first-timer Chris Moore’s own unique blend of spectacular playing and irrepressible personality, and… Paul Wright is back! So with Ian and Tobi, without whom SEMF is simply unthinkable, that’s quite a team of artists.

    As always we have matched repertoire favourites – although some will be examined more closely in this year’s Inside the Music, challenging some “traditions” of interpretation – with lesser known gems. We have been simply blown away by the discovery of Röntgen’s trio, much as we were by Onslow two years ago, and we have plenty of local colour in works by Duruflé, Shostakovich, Taktakishvilli, and Lanner. We close with a celebration of one of history’s happiest examples of musical collaboration: the arrangement of Haydn’s last symphony by his British impresario Salomon.

    So, combined with stellar wines,
    food and hospitality, courtesy of the extraordinary Hunter family and Monsieur Pierre, we’re on course for a wonderful first festival of the next chapter of the SEMF story!

    To view the 2017 program please click here

    For full details of the 2017 festival please visit the website

    To listen and watch past performances at Sanguine Estate Music Festival please click here.


    “…. 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." 2014 feedback

    Heathcote Music FestivalSEMF Sponsors

  • Thu
    4:00 pmRACV Club Wine Cellar - 501 Bourke St Melbourne

    Sanguine Wine Club Blending Session

    The Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz blending session comprises:

    • A tutored session on how to blend an award winning shiraz
    • An opportunity for you to formulate your preferred wine blend and take home a 375ml bottle sample of it.


    • Your name will be placed on the back label of the Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz as a contributor to the blend
    • You’ll receive an allocation of 6 bottles of the Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz blend (with your name on the back label)
    • Once allocations of the Wine Club Shiraz have been finalised for the full membership, any left over will be offered to you first. (Many of our participants last year purchased extra Wine Club Shiraz - with their name on the back label of course - to give as gifts to family, friends and clients for Christmas)

    Tickets are a set price of $285 per person. Due to the limited number of seats, you will need to be quick to guarantee your place.

    Here's what some of our previous participants had to say about the event:

    "The event was better than I could have hoped for, and it was really good to meet like minded people who love their wine"- Geoffrey

    "A win win for Sanguine and Sanguine wine drinkers. Very clever concept and great entertainment for those fortunate to participate".- David

    "Unique blending trial experience with premium shiraz juice from Heathcote. Thank you Mark & Jodi for allowing me to be brought into the Sanguine 'inner sanctum.'" - Peter

    To view pictures showing some fond memories of the 2016 event - click here.

    You actually create the Sanguine Estate Wine Club Shiraz that we bottle for commercial sale.

    In this unique insight into the world of Sanguine Shiraz and over the course of an hour and a half, Mark will present you with a selection of wine samples extracted that morning from our barrels at the winery. He will then tutor you on how to blend an award winning wine taking into consideration the important role of tannins, oak, acid, fruit, depth, length and mouth feel so that you have all the tools necessary to formulate your very own wine blend. Mark will then take your creation along with other guests joining you in the session and formulate the most popular blend that will become the 2016 Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz.  For returning wine club blending session guests - we'll have a few tricks up our sleeves to challenge your palate's further.


    When and Where?

    Thursday 29th June - commences 4pm and concludes between 5:30 and 6pm.

    Friday 30th June - Booked out

    RACV City Club Wine Cellar
    Housing one of the finest wine collections in Melbourne, the ambiance of this exclusive room will provide the ideal setting for such an exciting occasion. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this iconic venue I can assure you you’re in for a big treat!
     501 Bourke St Melbourne 


    $285 per person


    How can I reserve my place?

    To secure your seat (only 18 places available) book online or email Jodi directly at jodi@sanguinewines.com.au

  • Thu
    6:00 pmMatteo's Restaurant 533 Brunswick St North Fitzroy

    Our Annual Family Dinner to unveil our 2015 D'Orsa Shiraz has been finalised and we are thrilled to announce that we are returning to the Grand Dining Room at the beautiful Matteo's restaurant in North Fitzroy on 17th and 18th August.


    Matteo’s is a well-established Melbourne institution, renowned for its European cuisine with a fusion of Asian and proud recipient of 2 Chef Hats. Not only is the food incredible here, the venue itself is a study in refined beauty, its rooms evoking a truly intimate ambience.


    Following the overwhelming positive feedback from last years event we are pleased to announce that the evening will begin with the “blind” wine tasting session with a special guest appearance. Our guests will be treated to a three course gastromomic feast designed by Head Chef Buddha Lo to complement our Sanguine Estate Wines. The highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of our 2015 D’Orsa Reserve Shiraz. Of course, in the usual Sanguine style, each night includes prize giveaways and the ever popular museum tasting bench.

    As Matteo’s intimate space only allows us to seat up to 70 people tickets are limited and will sell fast.

    IMG_8292wOur valued Wine Club Members will receive a complimentary bottle of our 96/100 (Halliday) rated 2013 "Estate" Shiraz while non-members shall
    receive a bottle of our new release Progeny Shiraz.


    Early bird discounted price of $174 per person until 1st August (including gifts valued at minimum $30). (Full price $184)

    RSVP by 14th August info@sanguinewines.com.au or phone 0488 008 339.

    Click here to buy Tickets online