• 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: Mention ‘Sanguine’ when making your The Schaller Studio accommodation booking for festival package.

    For full details of the Festival please click here

    Bendigo Music FestivalBendigo Sponsers

  • 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

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


    Heathcote on Show is our annual showcase of the wine, food and fun that Heathcote has to offer over the Queen's Birthday long weekend.  All the things you love and expect - a warm welcome, red wines, vertical tastings, long lunches and insightful masterclasses.

    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 award winning winemaker Mark Hunter and the Hunter family as we celebrate the best wine and food regional Victoria has to offer. Sanguine Estate will be open from 10am to 5pm every day over the long weekend and has planned the following exciting events for your enjoyment.

    • Free wine tastings and wine specials - of course!
    • Trufflepig Catering & Events Gourmet 2 Course Lunch + complimentary glass of wine!
    • Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and Wine Matching Masterclass, includes FREE gift!
    • Just Bikkies & Tarts - we haven't forgotten the designated driver!
    • Free Sanguine Shuttle Bus, exclusively between the township and the Winery

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

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


    On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, treat yourself to the ultimate locavore’s feast presented by Shelley of Trufflepig Catering & Events. Their regional fare is designed with a focus on artisanal, ethical and organic principles.

    Choose one of
    High country chestnut & sage soup drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & crispy sage leaves (v)
    Charcuterie platter with chicken & brandy pate, country cranberry & pistachio terrine, cornichon & small goods from Mcivor Farm Foods served with lavosh
    Choose one of
    "Coq au vin" of free-range chicken braised in red wine with mushrooms & pancetta served on a bed of soft polenta
    Slow-cooked Warialda belted galloway osso bucco served on a bed of soft couscous topped with a lemon & pine nut gremolata 
    Spanish-style chickpeas, paprika & spinach drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice (v)
    Kids Meal (Under 14)
    Hand made tropical pizza with roasted passata, leg ham & pineapple
    Booking times of 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm and 2.00pm

    Early Bird Bookings are $40 per head for a 2 course meal and include a complimentary glass of wine to the value of $10.00.  Early bird booking close on Tuesday 6th June.

    Walk In Meals on the day will be $45 per head for a 2 course meal and include a complimentary glass of wine to the value of $10.00 (meal selection not guaranteed for walk-in)

    Kids meals are $12 per head and available for children under the age of 14.

    Click here to book your lunch

    Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and Wine Matching Masterclass

    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.

    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.

    Pre-book today for $45pp, or $55pp for bookings made at the Festival

    As numbers are strictly limited with only two sessions scheduled per day on Saturday and Sunday (11:30am and 2:30pm) we recommend you be quick to reserve your place.

    Includes a 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 driver!

    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, 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

    Free Sanguine Shuttle Bus

    ‘Bespoke Wine Tours’ FREE dedicated Sanguine shuttle bus. Leaving from Barrack St (beside National Australia Bank) to Sanguine and return.  Available from 10am and running every 30 mins over the weekend.

    Need any more convincing?

    "Lyn, Tony, Mark, Melissa, Jodi & Brett.  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
    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?

    Friday 23rd June - Sold Out

    Friday 21st July - Sold 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

  • 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 a Wine Masterclass 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 or phone 0488 008 339.

    Click here to buy Tickets online

  • Sat
    10:30am - 5:30pmHeathcote Showgrounds, Caldwell St & Chauncey St, Heathcote

    Heathcote Wine and Food Festival is an icon on the Australian wine calendar – running annually for more than 15 years and expanding the experience of new generations of wine fans hooked on the fine produce from the Heathcote wine region.

    The Heathcote Showgrounds are transformed into a stunning family-friendly village setting, showing off how the Heathcote wine region is renowned for its stunning shiraz releases and now carving an exciting reputation for Mediterranean-style reds and other varietals.

    Heathcote Wine and Food Festival runs over two days with gates opening at 10.30am each day. Tastings and sales finish at 5.30pm Saturday and 4.30pm Sunday.

    For more information click here