2013 Festival times - Saturday & Sunday October 5 & 6
Hours - 10.30am - 5.30pm both days
Venue - Heathcote Showgrounds, Chauncey Street Heathcote - Map
Please Note: NO dogs or other animals. NO BYO alcohol.
Ticket prices -
Platinum Ticket $100 pp - includes Festival entry, entry to the Nick Stock Masterclass and your take home pack of 4 Plumm Premium red wine glasses valued at $115. Only available for purchase online.
Premium Ticket - $50 pp - includes Festival entry, premium Plumm red wine glass and a Tasting Seminar.
Choose the seminar time that suits you (subject to availability). Only available for purchase online.
Standard Ticket $30 pp - includes Festival entry, standard Festival tasting glass. $35 at the Gate.
Masterclass ticket $75 pp (+ Festival entry)- Entry to the Nick Stock Masterclass. Only available for purchase online.
Masterclass Times - Sat & Sun 1.00pm
Tasting Seminar $10 pp - Entry to a Tasting Seminar of your choice - subject to availability.
Tasting Seminar times - Sat & Sun 11am, 12 noon, 2.30pm, 3.30pm
Bus from Melbourne $35 pp - Return Bus to Festival from Melbourne. Only available for purchase online.
Bus from Bendigo $26 pp - Return Bus from Bendigo. Only available for purchase online.
Buses - Return buses avail from Bendigo and Melbourne. You must purchase your bus ticket online. Bus capacity will be matched to demand (e.g. if there are bookings to fill more than 2 buses, 3 buses will run, etc.) - Times & Details here.
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 recent inaugural Heathcote Wine Show, museum releases and Show specials.
Food & Produce -
Regional produce including olives, olive oils, cheeses, preserves, condiments and spices. Gourmet biscuits, nuts, puddings, ice creams and more.
Wine tasting is hungry work, er pleasure, so match your Heathcote wines with something from the wide range of delicious food offerings . . .
Masterclass with Nick Stock - $75.00 pp
"Heathcote shiraz is one of Australia’s most profoundly exciting modern wine styles. But to understand any of the great wines of the world you must first understand where these wines come from and what it is about that place that allows them to excel. Join Nick Stock, one of Australia’s most prolific and widely tasted wine commentators, as we explore the best of Heathcote shiraz, tasted alongside a selection of global benchmarks, as we define and explain the status and origin of this established modern classic."
- Nick Stock
Join Nick Stock, one of Australia’s most prolific and widely tasted wine commentators, as we explore in depth the best of Heathcote shiraz, tasted alongside a selection of global benchmarks, as we define and explain the status and origin of this established modern classic. Places are limited, don't miss out. Book online at heathcotewines.org $75 pp, includes your set of 4 Plumm premium red wine glasses valued at $115.
Places are limited, don't miss out. Book online at heathcotewines.org $75 pp
Tasting Seminars with Rob Hicks $10 pp
Satuday and Sunday at 11.00am, 12 Noon, 2.30pm & 3.30pm -
A relaxed easy way to learn about Heathcote wines and the region. Rob Hicks guides you through an easy to follow session suitable for all levels of wine knowledge and interest.
Music & Entertainment;
all weekend – live music includes Greg Champion & the Cool Rockin' Daddies. The Tequila Mockingbirds, Contemporary folk duo Suzette Herft & Patrick Evans
Entertainment for Kids -
All weekend entertainment from 'Tim Tim' features include giant soap bubbles, fire eating and breathing, comedy balloons, magic and juggling. Also playing - the musical Mike & Thom Jackson
Accommodation – Visit www.heathcote.org.au for accommodation options.