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Glamping Under the Stars at Balgownie Estate Bendigo

Balgownie Estate Bendigo offers the perfect excuse for you to hit the road and visit Bendigo’s buzzing historic city with their must try luxury glamping experience. We were invited for a staycation in the luxury Bell Tent with wine tasting and dining in the restaurant for a fabulous Victorian regional travel experience.

Situated just ten minutes from the heart of the Bendigo Township, guests can explore and discover the vibrant regional town that offers old world charm and ambience. Bendigo has grown into a thriving cultural, wine and food producing district - with award-winning, restaurants, galleries gaining national recognition and Balgownie Estate’s renowned glamping accommodation.

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Nestled among the vineyards, Balgownie Estate Bendigo showcases 15 luxurious permanent tents that dot the winery grounds and offer stunning views of the vineyards and countryside Victoria.

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Enjoy relaxing on the tent deck with a glass of wine during the afternoon then visit the cellar door for your tasting experience, as we did. The tasting experience involved choosing 6 of the Balgownie wines - we chose a white and five reds (can you tell our wine bias?).

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A fully immerse retreat, guests can sip award winning winefrom the region’s oldest operating vineyards, nestled amongst the vines while watching the sunset from a private decking area.

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Balgownie’s luxury glamping tents include queen size beds and linen, split system air conditioning, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, and outfitted with furnishings, rugs and lighting.  Each tent is equipped with a private outdoor decking area, furnished with an outdoor lounge setting for relaxing and taking in the views. And don't forget to check out the early morning dawn views as well as the sunset and stars.

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The retreat’s onsite restaurant, complete with a new state-of-the-art refurbished kitchen, allows guests to indulge in Balgownie Estate’s delicious seasonal menu that highlightlocal produce and award-winning wine. Our package included a meal voucher, which we used for the teo course dinner option. Carpaccio was a standout as was the Zucchini flowers, perfect with Balgownie Estate Cabernet Merlot. For mains we chose the Mt Macedon Duck Breast and the Slow Roast Roaring Forties Lamb Shoulder.

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Robins Island Wagyu Carpaccio was my pick of the dishes.

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As the only winery within the Bendigo region to achieve ‘5 Red Stars’ from the Halliday Wine Companion- no visit would be complete without a trip to their cellar door. A taste of the Balgownie Estate shiraz is a must!

Featuring fine wine, majestic vistas and the opportunity to glamp in style under the stars, Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat & Restaurant is the ultimate luxury getaway destination for your next weekend away. A great option in regional Victoria.