• Fri
    Sanguine Estate - 77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote

    For the eighth edition of SEMF Heathcote we have once again looked to include an instrument which we have not yet featured in the program: this year oboe. And as only the very best is good enough for you, our loyal patrons, we are thrilled that Jonathan Kelly, Principal Oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic, has agreed to join us. He brings works by 20th century luminaries Britten and Dutilleux, both firsts for SEMF. Our other international guest is prize-winning young violinist Benjamin Baker, who is being mentored by the ultra-exclusive Young Classical Artists Trust (London and new York), appearing as solist at Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Centre as well as throughout Europe and the U.S. Both Jonathan and Ben are making their Australian debuts here – SEMF leading the way yet again!

    New Australia-based artists making their SEMF debut are the esteemed Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and well-known chamber musician, Natsuko Yoshimoto, and the remarkable young violist Liz Woolnough of MSO and now ACO. We will of course be welcoming back essential SEMF family: Ian, Tobi and – finally – Sara!

    Repertoire includes thrilling works by Beethoven and Dvorak, a little-known trio by Mendelssohn, song cycles by Ravel and de Falla as well as a haunting one by Vaughan Williams, written for just oboe and soprano. George Onslow makes a return, and is joined by Napravnik and Weber: not Carl Maria von Weber, but Josef Miroslav Weber, a remarkable Czech composer of the late 19th century – a discovery we are truly excited by. And with Sara and Jonathan here together, how could we not program a Bach cantata to close the festival?

    We trust you will enjoy this year’s journey of discovery, in the safe and warmly hospitable hands of culinary masters Monsieur Pierre, as well as the wonderful Hunter family and their magnificent wines!  For more information and bookings click here


    Friday 3rd May, 2019

    from 6.45pm Canapés and pre-concert drinks

    7.30pm Welcome concert

    F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Trio in C minor MWV Q3 (1820)
    Britten – Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio op.2
    M. Ravel – Cinq melodies populaires grecques
    J.M. Weber – String Quintet in D major (1898)

    9pm Gourmet Supper

    Saturday 4th May, 2019

     9.30am Free Community Concert at St Johns Church, Heathcote
    J.C.F. Bach – String Quartet op.1

    From 10.30am Tea and Coffee

    11am “Inside the Music” Concert with Howard, Sponsored by Alex W Grant Violins

    12 noon Reserve Pass holders: Food and Wine Matching Master Class lunch with winemaker Mark Hunter and Chef Simon Fenwick

    Estate and Day Pass holders: casual gourmet lunchbox in winery

    2pm “Conversations” Concert

    G. Onslow – String Quartet in G minor op.9/1
    H. Dutilleux – Oboe Sonata
    B.H. Crussell  – Divertimento C Major op.9
    Z. de Falla – 7 Canciones populares espagñolas

    From 5.45pm Canapés and pre-concert drinks

    6pm “Meet the Makers”: Q and A with musicians, winemakers and chefs

    6.30pm Gala Concert

    A. Dvorak – Piano Trio G minor op.26
    R, Vaughan Williams – 10 Blake Songs
    L.v.Beethoven – String Quintet C Major op. 29

    8.30pm Gala Dinner

    Sunday 5th May, 2019 

    10.15am Tea and coffee

    11am Farewell Concert

    Purcell – Fantasias
    Napravnik – Four Pieces op.64
    Bridge – Lament H.117
    J.S. Bach – Wedding Cantata BWV 202

    12pm Gourmet Lunch/BBQ

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

    For our fifth year anniversary of SEMF Bendigo we are pulling out all stops: not one, but two international star artists will be featured: Jonathan Kelly, Principal Oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Benjamin Baker, an international prize-winning young violinist who is making a remarkable career both in Europe and the U.S. We are delighted to welcome back Wilma Smith to join the SEMF musicians family of Ian and Tobi in presenting some chamber music favourites by Schubert, Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms, as well as some extraordinary works by C.P.E. Bach  and Janacek.

    We continue with our Sunday morning recital featuring a star of the future, this time the incredible cellist Caleb Wong, who at just 20 years of age has already appeared as soloist with both Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

    The much-loved coffee concert and master class will once again be part of our program. With a glass of award-winning Sanguine Estate wine in hand, please enjoy the beautiful venues of Bendigo resonating once more with thrilling music-making!  For more information and bookings click here


    Friday 10th May
    Location: The Capital Theatre

    6.30pm Welcome Glass of Sanguine Wine

    7.30pm Welcome Concert 

    Brahms – Piano Trio C minor op.101
    W.A. Mozart – Oboe Quartet K.370


    Dvorak – Piano Quartet No.1 D major op.2

    Saturday 11th May 

    10.00am Master class
    Location: Capital Theatre

    11.00am Coffee Concert
    Location: Capital Theatre

    J.C.F. Bach String Quartet op.1

    2.00pm Piano Duo recital with Ian Munro and Benjamin Baker
    Location: Capital Theatre

    W.A. Mozart – Violin Sonata K.303
    Janacek – Violin Sonata JW VII/7
    Brahms – Violin Sonata No.3 D minor op.108

    6.45pm Welcome Glass of Sanguine Wine

    7.30pm Gala Concert
    Location: Ulumbarra Theatre

    Schubert – Quartettsatz c minor D.703

    C.P.E. Bach – Oboe concerto B flat major


    G. Onslow – String Quintet No.15 C minor op.38 “The Bullet”


    Sunday 12th May 

     11.00am Cello Recital with Caleb Wong and Ian Munro


  • Sat
    10am to 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.  

    Whatever the weather, the Sanguine experience can be enjoyed within the warmth of our barrel room or on the picturesque grounds of our James Halliday 5 Star winery.

    More information coming shortly

  • Fri
    4:15pm to 6:30pmRACV City Club Wine Cellar, 501 Bourke St Melbourne

    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)

    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 2018 Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz.

    When and Where

    Friday 21st June 4:15pm for Canapés and Meet & Greet, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Blending Session.

    RACV City Club Wine Cellar, 501 Bourke St Melbourne

    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!


  • Thu
    6:30pm to 10:30pmMatteo's - 533 Brunswick St, North Fitzroy

    Wine and food aficionados will delight in this exclusive Annual Sanguine Estate event aimed at treating your senses to the finer things in life and sharing the experience with family and friends.

    As Matteo’s intimate space only allows us to seat up to 70 people for dinner, tickets are limited and we recommend securing yours early.


    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 ambiance.

    Following the overwhelming positive feedback from the 2018 event in August 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 to complement our Sanguine Estate Wines. The highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of our 2017 D’Orsa Shiraz. Of course, in the usual Sanguine style, each night includes prize giveaways.

    Our Gift to you
    Our valued Wine Club Members will receive a complimentary bottle of our latest release Inception Shiraz, while non-members shall receive a bottle of our new release Progeny Shiraz.

    More information to come shortly

  • 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 17 years and expanding the experience of new generations of wine fans hooked on the fine produce from the Heathcote wine region.

    The showcase of the region’s major industry 4000-plus people each year from across Victoria and interstate for one of Victoria’s signature regional wine events. Many are festival regulars who have become enthusiastic ambassadors for the Heathcote wine region renowned for its stunning shiraz releases and now carving an exciting reputation for Mediterranean-style reds and other varietals.

    And joining them each year are first-time visitors eager to experience an exciting weekend in regional Victoria, arriving on special buses from Melbourne and Bendigo and in groups of family and friends.

    New release wines

    The festival is your chance to be among the first to sample new release wines from the Heathcote region and learn more about wines that have recently achieved success in international and national awards as well as the Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show.

    Family friendly celebration

    The Heathcote Showgrounds are transformed into a stunning family-friendly village setting in the days leading up to festival celebrations, a contrast to the first festival featuring a handful of wineries in the courtyard of a local restaurant.

    The festival has grown with the wine region’s reputation. International awareness of the Heathcote brand owes as much to the modern pioneers of the industry in the region as it does to today’s winemakers and vignerons.

    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.

    More information to come shortly