• Fri

    Please see below Event Listing for Heathcote Location

    Due to popular demand the Sanguine Estate Music Festival is expanding into Bendigo and will offer 2 concerts on:

    Friday 6th February - The Schaller Studio (Art Series Hotel)
    Saturday 7th February - The Capital Theatre

    View the programme and purchase tickets here

    Download the brochure

    For further information please contact Chris Howlett

    email   –
    phone – 0408 339 145


    Thank you to our Sponsors

     Bendigo event sponsors

    • City of Greater Bendigo
    • The Schaller Studio


  • Fri
    10am - 5pm DailySanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane Heathcote

    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



  • Sat
    10am - 5pmSanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote


    What better way to shake off those early winter chills than by indulging in a glass or two of Heathcote wine in the company of good friends and the winemakers themselves? Once again, over 30 food and wine businesses throughout the region will open their doors this Queen's Birthday long weekend for Heathcote on Show and here at Sanguine Estate we are planning some exciting new winter treats for our guests.

    The scene is set for a glorious festival weekend

    The scene is set for a glorious festival weekend


    We look forward to welcoming you to our James Halliday 5 star rated winery. Taste our suite of award winning wines, in the comfort of our cosy Barrel Room, or enjoy the vineyard views from our landscaped terrace.




     Food Fossickers Picnic Hampers 

    (Sat 6th, Sun 7th and Mon 8th June subject to availability)

    Heathcote on Show 2015

    At Sanguine, we love to support the local producers so this year we've come up with a fresh approach to dining, inviting  regional food purveyors 'Food Fossickers' to create a moveable feast brimming with the region’s best local produce. 

    These gourmet picnic hampers are available in 2 sizes and include a generous selection of breads, smallgoods, cheeses, condiments and sweets from the likes of The Woodhouse, Masons of Bendigo, The Good Loaf, Willow Room, Pud for All Seasons, McIvor Farms Pork and many more.

    All pre-purchased hampers come with a glass of wine valued up to $20 for the 2 person hamper or valued up to $10 for the 1 person hamper.  Note the free glass of wine offer is not available for hampers purchased on the day.


    All proceeds from the sale of the gourmet picnic hampers go back to the local producers.  Read More...

     Pre-purchase your hamper.

    *Hamper items may vary according to availability. Checked cloth and cutting board are for display purposes only and are not included in the picnic hampers.


     Plumm Glassware Masterclass (Saturday 6th June only)

    Cellar Door Plumm Wine Glass Masterclass


    Due to the success of previous years Plumm Glassware will again be running two European crystal glassware masterclasses.

    Be amazed at the difference the right glass can make to your wine experience during this guided masterclass, featuring our 2013 Progeny Shiraz (among other wines) awarded “Best Shiraz” in a number of wine competitions throughout Australia.

    Prepaid tickets $55 pp or $65 on the day. Includes FREE take home Plumm gift worth $120

    If you've attended one of these sessions before you'll know what great value they are and now's the chance to bring along your friends!

    As it is only available on Saturday 6th June, you’ll need to get in quick to secure a place.

     Click here to book your seat.

    Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese Masterclass (Sunday 7th June only)


    We are very excited to introduce Nardia from Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese - an artisan cheesemaker who is ready to introduce you to the world of wine and cheese matching.

    Nardia along with Sanguine Estate's winemaker Mark Hunter will take guests through the perfect cheese matches for Heathcote wines, including handmade cheeses ranging from fresh cheese and white mould, to blue vein and cheddar varieties. Prepaid tickets $45 pp or $55 on the day.

    Includes FREE gift of 4 Goldfields Farmhouse handmade cheeses PLUS a cheese knife worth $40.

     Click here to book your seat.


    Need any convincing?  Here is a testimonial from a couple who attended in 2013...

    "Lyn, Tony, Mark, Melissa, Jodi & Brett.  We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the Plumm Masterclass Session - we went home with changed opinions to wine in glasses! Our wine with dinner that evening was so good!!

    Sanguine Cellar Door was so vibrant. So many people enjoying the different events, walking with wine in glass, sitting on the terrace, eating, chatting to friends.  Congratulations on a successful Heathcote On Show weekend. We have heard great feedback from friends who visited.  Regards Sherrie & Tony" 

    For more information please call Jodi on 0409 140 507,  email or visit


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  • Thu
    RACV Club Wine Cellar - 501 Bourke St Melbourne
    At Sanguine Estate we've been developing a new Corporate wine experience for Melbourne based businesses who are looking for a unique and intimate team / client relationship building exercise.

    Essentially, you and your team blend your very own Heathcote Shiraz under the tutelage of Sanguine Estate's award winning winemaker Mark Hunter.  Your team's Shiraz is then bottled and labelled with your chosen name on the front label together with a list of the guest names on the back label.  23 dozen of your Shiraz would then be delivered to you in time for staff/client Christmas gifts.  

    Plus, each of your guests take home a Plumm European Crystal Wine Glassware pack valued at $125.


    There are two events remaining, one on Thursday 23rd July and one on Friday 24th July 2015.


    Click this link to find out more about the session and about Sanguine Estate.


    Here are some comments from past participants

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

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

    "The format accommodated people with different wine knowledge and palate; it was an excellent learning experience for someone seriously interested in wine (and especially in Heathcote Shiraz!) - an occasion to tell one's friends about; a very hands-on experience."


    We look forward to working with you to create your very own award winning wine.


  • Fri
    RACV 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 will be a set price of $275 per person. Due to the limited number of seats, you will need to get in 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 2013 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 2014 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?

    Friday 24th July - commences 4pm and concludes between 5:30 and 6pm.

    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



    $275 per person


    How can I reserve my place?

    To secure your seat (only 18 places available) email Jodi directly at

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

    I know that many of our loyal members have been wondering what happened to our Annual Family Dinner – a regular fixture on our calendar for the past 7 years. I am so happy to let you know that we will be continuing the tradition this year, and after chasing down our ideal venue – Mark’s favourite restaurant in fact – I can reveal this year's invitation to our D'Orsa Dinner.....

    Annual Family Dinner invite (front)

    Matteo’s is a well-established Melbourne institution, renowned for its modern Australian cuisine 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.


    With this gorgeous new venue comes a brand new format, and this year we’re excited to offer a choice of either a Dinner Only ticket, or a Masterclass & Dinner experience on each night. Of course, in the usual Sanguine style, each night includes prize giveaways and the ever popular museum tasting bench and our wonderful sponsors Plumm Glassware are once again providing our stunning crystal glassware for the occasion.

    As Matteo’s intimate space only allows us to seat up to 70 people for dinner, and 30 in the Masterclass, tickets are limited and will sell fast.

    You can download your official invitation, but here is a snapshot of what you can look forward to

    Dinner Only – 6.30pm canapés for a 7pm dinner start Early bird discounted price of $155 per person until Monday 31st August (including gifts valued at minimum $25). (Full price $165)

    Masterclass & Dinner – 6pm (sharp) for masterclass followed by dinner at 7pm Early bird discounted price of $185 per person until Monday 31st August (including Plumm European Glassware and wine gift valued at minimum $145). (Full price $195)

    RSVP by 9th September or phone Jodi on 0409 140 507.

    We have decided to host these dinners later in the week hoping that this timing will be more conducive to your busy calendar. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the events.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Matteo’s in September.

    Click here to buy Dinner + Masterclass Tickets online

    Click here to buy Dinner Only Tickets online