• Fri
    The Capital

    The Sanguine Estate Music Festival proudly presents the Bendigo Weekend events to be held from 5th to 7th February 2016 at The Capital Theatre in Bendigo.

    For tickets please follow this link to The Capital website

    To download or view the official brochure please click here


    Friday 5th February

    7.00pm Welcome Sanguine Wine at Bendigo Art Gallery

    7.30pm Welcome Concert:

    Beethoven – String Trio in G Major op.9/3

    Andrew, Tobias, Howard

    Mendelssohn – Piano trio in C minor op. 66

    Ian, Holly, Chris


    Saturday 6th February

    10.00am Master class at The Capital


    11.00am Coffee Concert at The Capital

    Glazunov – Five Novelettes for string quartet op.15

    Andrew, Holly, Tobias, Chris


    2.00pm Piano recital with Stefan Cassomenos at The Capital

    Vine – Toccatissimo

    Rachmaninoff – Etude selection

    Beethoven (arranged Liszt) – 5th Symphony


    7.00pm Welcome Sanguine Wine at Ulumbarra Theatre

    7.30pm Gala Concert

    Haydn – Trio in C Major Hob. XV:27

    Ian, Holly, Chris

    I. Munro – Letters to a friend

    Ian Brahms – Piano Quartet in G Minor op.25

    Ian, Andrew, Tobias, Howard

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  • Fri
    Sanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote

    Five years! Now firmly established as a stellar boutique festival and a sold out event, we’ve have lots to celebrate. As a thankyou to you all for making this possible, we’ve pulled out all stops to create a spectacular weekend with some very special guests!

    The extraordinary Anthony Marwood, in constant international demand for his versatility and electrifying musicianship, will be exclusively in Australia for Sanguine. We also have the huge privilege of welcoming Andrew Haveron, former leader of the legendary Brodsky Quartet and now greatly admired concertmaster of the SSO. Also gilding our artist lineup this year are SEMF first-timers Caroline Henbest and Holly Piccoli – a very warm welcome to them, as well as to our “regulars”, Ian and Daniel, Tobi, and the luminous Sara.

    Rarities and gems by Schubert, Brahms, Rimsky Korsakov, Glazunov, Prokofiev, Dvorak and Strauss keep our tradition of discovery alive, but, given the firepower we have at our disposal, we simply could not resist presenting a Mendelssohn Octet this anniversary year! We asked for your favourite work from the last four festivals and we’re truly delighted to perform once more Boccherini’s magical Stabat Mater, which closed our first ever festival’s program. The much-loved “Inside the Music” will bring you into the world of this masterpiece and its language.


    To download the program please click here

    For full details of the 2016 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

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  • Sat
    10am - 5pm77 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 events for our guests.


    We are thrilled to introduce regional providores Trufflepig Cetering & Events who have created a delicious seasonal menu to compliment our own Sanguine wines.

    The scene is set for a glorious festival weekend

    We look forward to welcoming you to our James Halliday Red 5 star rated winery. Taste our range of award winning wines in the comfort of our cosy Barrel Room, enjoy the vineyard views from our landscaped terrace and join winemaker Mark Hunter and the Hunter family as we celebrate the best wine and food regional Victoria has to offer.


    Trufflepig Catering & Events Gourmet 2 course Lunch (Saturday & Sunday only)

    Our friends at Trufflepig Catering & Events have cooked up a 2 course winter feast to keep you warm at our 2016 Heathcote on Show celebration.

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    On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, treat yourself to the ultimate locavore’s feast presented by Shelley of Trufflepig Catering & Events. Their delicious regional fare is created by hand, with a focus on seasonal, ethical and organic principles.

    Choose one of
    Locally sourced chestnut & sage soup drizzled with extra virgin olive oil (v)
    Sour dough bruschetta of sautéed winter swiss chard, garlic & currants topped with pine nuts (v)
    Choose one of
    Slow-cooked locally sourced osso bucco served on a bed of soft polenta topped with a lemon & pine nut gremolata (gf)
    Hunter-style ‘cacciatora’ free-range chicken of tomato & black olives served on a bed of soft polenta sprinkled with italian parsley (gf)
    Spanish-style chickpeas, paprika & spinach ‘espinacas con garbanzos’ drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice, served with toasted garlic sour dough (v)

    Prepaid meals $35 per head, or $40 per head if purchased on the day. All prepaid lunches include a complimentary glass of wine to the value of $10.00 (note the complimentary glass of wine offer is not available for meals purchased on the day).

    Click here to book your lunch.


     Plumm Glassware Masterclass (Sunday 12th June only)

    Always a highlight of the weekend, Plumm Glassware will be back again to present their popular European crystal glassware masterclasses.

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    Be amazed at the difference a well designed glass can make to your wine enjoyment during this guided masterclass, presented by Plumm's Niall Faber and featuring our very own Sanguine Wines.

    Prepaid tickets $55 per head or $65 per head  if purchased 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 represent so here's the chance to bring along your friends and share the experience!

    With only two sessions (12pm and 2pm) and numbers strictly limited, you’ll need to be quick to secure your places.

    Click here to book your seat.


    Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese Masterclass (Saturday 11th June only)

    Following the overwhelming success of our Cheese & Wine Masterclasses last year, we are very excited to welcome back Nardia from Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese - an artisan cheesemaker who is ready to introduce you to the world of wine and cheese matching.

    Goldfields Masterclass v2

    Nardia along with Sanguine Estate's winemaker Mark Hunter will guide guests through the perfect cheese matches for Heathcote wines, including a range of artisanal cheeses.

    Prepaid tickets $45 per head or $55 per head if purchased on the day.

    As numbers are strictly limited and only two sessions scheduled (12pm and 2pm) we recommend you be quick to reserve your place.

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

    Click here to book your seat.


    Just Bikkies & Tarts

    We haven’t forgotten the designated drivers on the Heathcote on Show weekend, Debra from Just Bikkies & Tarts will be warming you up with coffee and home style treats just like your Nana used to make, 12 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

    Need any more convincing?

    "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 us on 0488 008 339,  email or visit

  • 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 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 2014 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 2015 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 29th 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



    $285 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

    Our Annual Family Dinner to unveil our 2014 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 18th and 19th August.

    **UPDATE** Friday night is now booked out, Thursday tickets still available.

    2016 D'orsa Invitation_emailable

    Please click image to download your invitation.

    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.


    With a change of Head Chef, we've decided to change the format this year so that all guests can enjoy a special "blind" wine tasting session with a guest appearance from Chef Buddah Lo (who you may have seen in the press lately).  So those of you who missed out on the masterclass last year will be thrilled to read that all guests will be enjoying this session in the Grand Dining Room. 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 2015 Progeny Shiraz.

    You can download your official invitation here.

    Early bird discounted price of $169 per person until 5th August (including gifts valued at minimum $30). (Full price $179)

    RSVP by 12th August or phone 0488 008 339.

    Click here to buy Dinner Only Tickets online

  • Sat
    10.30am - 5.30pmHeathcote Showgrounds, Caldwell Street, Heathcote


    Spoil yourself in October with a weekend in Shiraz Heaven at the 2016 Heathcote Wine & Food Festival. Get your friends together to share in the excitement of the Heathcote region's famous full-bodied shiraz and exciting alternative varieties. Around 200 Heathcote wines will be available for free tasting, and for sale by the glass and bottle to enjoy at the Festival, and you can purchase wines to take home for the cellar. Wines on show include current & new releases, Trophy & Medal winners from the Heathcote Wine Show, museum releases and Show specials.

    Book online

  • Sun
    2:00 pmBarrel Room, Sanguine Estate

    MVA Artist Development Programme Arcadia  Sydney  April 2015

    Featuring musicians from Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
    Sanguine Estate Barrel Room
    2pm Sunday October 23rd 2016

    The clarinet, with its haunting and ethereal sound, takes centre stage for this intimate chamber music performance with musicians from the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra including Lloyd van't Hoff (pictured). Featuring Mozart’s timeless Clarinet Quintet, please join us to experience Clarinet Heaven in the intimate space of our Barrel Room.

    ONLY $10 per person includes a FREE glass of wine.
    (age restrictions apply for the consumption of alcohol).
    Tickets are heavily subsidised by the City of Greater Bendigo and are available from:

    • Heathcote Visitor Centre (phone 03 5433 3121)
    • Sanguine Estate Cellar Door (phone 0488 008 339 or visit Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm and public holidays - except this weekend see below)
    • Sanguine Marquee at this weekend's Heathcote Wine & Food Festival (see below for details)

    As seating is limited in the Barrel Room, we encourage you to pre-book your tickets.

    Beethoven - String Trio in C minor Op 9 No 3
    Mozart - Clarinet Quintet
    Alfred Hill - String Quartet No 6 The Kids: III Adagio
    Weber - Clarinet Quintet in B flat major Op 34: IV Rondo
    (The performance is approx 60 minutes without interval)

    Presented in collaboration with The Capital, Bendigo.