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Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Reviewed March 9, 2014

What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon than relaxing with great food and good wine. I really wanted to have lunch at a winery and i am so glad we picked this place.
The service was excellent (was a little slow when trying to pay), and food was amazing.
We had a trio of dips for entree and it was soooo yummy best i have had in a long time. My baby daughter loved the warm bread too. Main i had a gourmet pie (chicken and leek) and my husband had the sausages. Both were very yummy. I was soooo full after both of these i couldn't have dessert which was a bummer as the menu looked so good.
I would highly recommend trying this place for lunch and i would go back next time i am in Bendigo.
p.s i didn't have enough money but really wanted to buy the hand cream they had in the bathrooms it smelt divine :).

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Absolutely wonderful. James was a perfect host and made us feel so welcomed. He couldn't do enough for us. It was lovely to be able to invite our friends over for a bar-b-q each night. James was only too happy to provide extra wine glasses & crockery for our guests.
The accommodation itself is prestige. Perfection! Beautiful armchairs to lounge in after a busy day of wine tasting…..beautiful large bathroom and the view overlooking the vineyard is an added bonus.
We didn't want to leave and will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very quiet, peaceful, comfortable accommodation. Loved the big bathroom, shower over the spa bath didn't worry us. We had amazing scones, jam and cream and I'm not even a sweet tooth.
A short trip to the Marong Hotel where we had some amazing food. In fact we ate too much and probably shouldn't have had the scones for afternoon tea!
We would have preferred a better quality bread for our toast, perhaps a local sourdough and I'm not sure why we got 3 slices for 2 people. Also, would have loved the jam we had with our scones not the sachet variety. Overall, a great place to stay for stressed people from the burbs.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went here for lunch and could not fault the place. Had two of the gourmet pies and they were both amazing and served with delicious chutney (which we later purchased). Cellar door manager was very friendly and helpful in showing us the wines and the history. Left feeling very satisfied with two bottles of wine, cheese and a jar of chutney. Absolutely amazing

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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BalgownieBendigo, Manager at Balgownie Estate Bendigo, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Thank you for those kind words, our staff are keen to make your visit to Balgownie memorable for all the right reasons.
And yes that chutney is very special.
Hope to see you and your friends again soon.
Regards
Kathryn and the Balgownie Team.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

On the recommendation of friends, ex-Victorians, in late October we visited the Bendigo region for the first time with the view of seeing the town and staying at a local winery. Bendigo was an eye opener with its wonderful old buildings and rich history and we were stunned by 'The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion' building currently under construction on the outskirts of town . We stayed overnight at the nearby Balgownie Estate winery in Maiden Gully in one of their two very well appointed units. Here we enjoyed a peaceful country evening cooking great steaks on the veranda BBQ and washing them down with a selection of the winery's very good vintages. Highly recommend this establishment on your next visit to Bendigo.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We enjoyed our one night at Balgownie in Bendigo. Nice location, very quiet and amazing stars at night combined with the frogs calling in the dam down the way in the vineyard. Very good location for visiting Bendigo or any surrounding areas (in our case, Wedderburn the next day).

Nicely appointed cottage with a comfy bed, nice furniture, two televisions and pleasant décor. OK pillows (hard or soft are the only two choices) and nice linen. Quality toiletries provided. His and hers vanity units are a bonus. No separate toilet I always mark down.

Adequate continental breakfast provisions and lots to spend extra money on in the fridge and in the wine cellar if you want.

Cellar door hosts Alan and Kathryn were very friendly and offered to stay open longer for us to do a tasting all on our own plus had an excellent recommendation for dinner.

Far better than a motel. Country friendly hospitality in a nice location - give it a go.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here for a 3 night weekend getaway with my girlfriend and absolutely loved it here.

Not far out of Bendigo but had the feeling of being in a remote location.

The rooms offered the feeling of luxury and the staff provided a very friendly service and accommodated to our top up requests.

Enjoyed some wine tasting and lunch at the cellar door, couldn't leave without buying some wine.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Additional Information about Balgownie Estate Bendigo

Address: 46 Hermitage Rd, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3551, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Bendigo > Bendigo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Bendigo
Price Range: $129 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Balgownie Estate Bendigo 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the vibrant and thriving Bendigo town and indulge in the ultimate winery getaway. Nestled among the vineyards Balgownie Estate Bendigo offers contemporary homestead accommodation with 7 bedrooms each with an ensuite, 2 cottages and 15 luxurious glamping tents that dot the winery grounds and offer stunning views of the vineyards and Victorian countryside. ... more   less 
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