This region is located on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. They are the traditional custodians of the land.
Bendigo is a bustling regional hub of central Victoria with truckloads of gold rush architecture, vintage cinemas, a fascinating Chinese history, a busy cultural calendar, a very happening restaurant scene and lots of parks and gardens.
The surrounding wine region is easily accessible, also full of history and character, and certainly growing in reputation with regards to s range of award winning wines.
There is an interesting parallel with the development of both the Californian and New Zealand wine industry (with the town Bendigo there named after miners moved from on from the gold rush in Australia). Were it not for phlloxera - an insect that spreads disease and absolutely devastated the ancient vines of Europe - Bendigo could well have continued its economic boom with wine.