Heathcote goes on show in flagship event

May 18, 2024 BY
Heathcote On Show

Tastes: All palates will be catered for over the King's Birthday Weekend in Heathcote. Photo: SUPPLIED

LOVERS of fine wine, good food, live music and lifestyle will find much to enjoy when Heathcote On Show takes place in and around the area over the King’s Birthday Weekend.

More than 25 venues and an even larger number of producers will be involved for what has grown into possibly Heathcote’s premier event of this kind.

Samples: More than 25 producers will participate in the event. Photo: SUPPLIED


Organised and run by Heathcote Tourism and Development, Heathcote On Show has been held annually for at least 15 years, and according to the organisation’s vice-president India Munari, continues to go from strength to strength. “This is our pinnacle; it’s absolutely our flagship event for the region,” she said.

Indulge: A Tellurian Barrel Room Dinner will be a feature on Saturday and Sunday nights. Photo: SUPPLIED


Ms Munari said producers and other participants were encouraged to “do something different” as part of HTD’s efforts to attract as many people as possible.

For example, some hold pop-up cellar doors on High Street.

Attractions: Visitors will be able to choose from an extensive range of food and wine. Photo: SUPPLIED


Among special events this year will be a Rare Museum Shiraz Class at the Sanguine Estate in Shurans Lane on the Saturday, hourly winemaking tasting seminars on Saturday and Sunday at the Silver Spoon Estate at nearby Mount Camel, and a Tellurian Barrel Room Dinner at Tellurian Wines in Toolleen on the Saturday and Sunday nights.

Ms Munari said apart from winemakers, brewers and distillers were now becoming more involved and helping to attract people to the event and the area.

Enjoyment in the open: Some venues will offer outdoors options. Photo: SUPPLIED


Ms Munari – whose own Munari Wines participates in the event – said Heathcote On Show regularly attracted about 4,000 people, but organisers were always looking to bring many more to the region.

As usual, live music from local performers, tapas, cheese tastings and similar attractions will be on the agenda.

A shuttle bus will operate over four routes between 12 venues throughout the three days, while an express return bus service will run from the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre.

Something different: Some producers will set up pop-up tastings on Heathcote’s High Street. Photo: SUPPLIED


Information and tickets are both available from the event website, heathcoteonshow.com.

The event takes place from June 8 to June 10.