Balgownie Estate Vineyard & Winery

+61 3 5449 6222 Hermitage Road
Maiden Gully, 3551
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Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district in more than 80 years. The emergence of Balgownie Estate as a serious red wine producer in the 1970's led to the rapid expansion of the central goldfields wine growing region and was a significant player in the rebirth of the Victorian wine industry. The 33 hectare vineyard is situated on a gentle slope overlooking Myer's Creek at Maiden Gully. This superb site of alluvial soil has major plantings of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz with smaller amounts of pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and viognier. The conditions for premium wine grape growing are ideal with long hot summer days ameliorated by very cool overnight temperatures. This allows optimum ripeness while retaining that vital core of acidity. Today our winemaker Tobias Ansted continues the Balgownie Estate tradition of producing long lived wines of depth and concentration coupled Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    AUD$45. Intense black ruby color. Youthful aromas of blackcurrants, black plums, black olives and finely crushed dried herbs. A medium+ bodied wine, fine balance of the fine grainy tannins with acids for a fleshy sensation of ripe plum and blackcurrant syrup. A long finish, this is great with charcuterie board. Drink 2015 2012. 90/100. Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Earthy and a bit sour on the nose with salty plum notes, low nutty oak, some beefy elements and fine black fruit accented with a nuance of juniper. This is a bit dense and almost chewy, though theres nice acidity here. The tannins are ripe and fairly full, adding to the volume in the mouth. Not a fruit bomb by any stretch of the imagination, thi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Smokey, oakey and sweet. Very short finish with little tannin. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2008

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    Currants and blackberries in the nose, very dark fruit driven. A little bit of black pepper. Acidic structure in the body with peppery overtones on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Bendigo 2008

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    Dark and dusty wine, some dark ripe black fruit, even a floral character to the aroma. Palate is fresh and fruity, astringent and simple. Leather and tar on the finish as well. Nice. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Bendigo 2008

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    Smells like hot ass, but after a few dozen swirls, it mellowed out. Definitely fruity, with medium to strong tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor


  • Balgownie Estate Shiraz Bendigo 2006

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    Wine review by cloax


  • Balgownie Estate Bendigo 2006

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    Amazing aromas of blackberries, raspberries, leather and spices. Full cassis flavors and pleasant tannins. The finish falls flat, it is astringent and ends disappointment given the positive aspects of this wine. Read More

    Wine review by Zinmaniac


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  • Balgownie Estate Bendigo 2006

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    Outstanding;complex deep rich yet supple.Will benefit from 2-5 years cellaring.Bargain priced ($9) to move quickly as "Goldfields" is registered name.It drinks like a $25 bottle.Great bargain if you can find any.Last sighted at Winemarket site. Read More

    Wine review by bomba12


  • Balgownie Estate Bendigo 2006

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