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Rare reds unearthed in Bendigo

Rare Reds Unearthed is a new Bendigo event to profile the rare wine gems from the region’s smaller wineries — those who don’t have a cellar door outlet. It will be held in the stunning location of Hunter House on Saturday 30 August from 6pm.

A sumptuous eight course degustation menu has been designed to match the rare wines that will be served at this event. The wines will be from eight of Bendigo’s wineries. The wineries are Black Estate, Burnt Acre, Glenwillow Vineyard, Knots Wines, Newbridge Wines, Sanctuary Hill, Turner’s Crossing Vineyard and Wellbush Vineyard.

This inaugural event will offer the opportunity to meet the eight winemakers and to taste and purchase wines not usually available 'on the shelf'.

A highlight on the night will be the guest speaker Ross Duke. A well-respected wine specialist, he has had twenty-five years experience tasting, travelling and selecting wines from all of the world’s great vineyards and regions. It is somewhat of a coupe to have secured him for this event!

He was initially the Managing Director of fine wine Merchant ‘Duke & Moorfield Vintners' in Melbourne, later to be Director of ‘Duke & Lynch' in Armadale. During that period of involvement in the wine trade he has become Australia’s specialist importer of fine wine. Whether it be the classical chateaux of Bordeaux, the great Champagnes of France or the perplexing task of sifting through the superb Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines of Burgundy, Ross has a depth of knowledge and experience that can be relied upon.

The evening will commence at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sit down to start the main part of the menu. Bookings are essential with tickets $100 per person. To book tickets for Rare Reds Unearthed call Bendigo Tourism on 1800 813 153 or purchase tickets and accommodation online via www.bendigotourism.com

The eight participating wineries are all located in the Bendigo Wine region and this event is part of Bendigo’s Winter Feast of Food, Wine & Art. Hunter House is located at 57 Queen Street in Bendigo. It is a beautifully appointed 1882 mansion, set in lovely century old gardens in the centre of Bendigo, just one and a half hours from Melbourne.

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