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2016 diary dates in brief.

Jan 22 -25 - Newsteadlive! Music Festival (Link ot left).
Feb 21- Verandah Folk Club here at the Winery with guests Bruce Watson & Di McNicol (More info below).
March 11 - 14 Burke & Wills Folk Festival.(Link to left.)
March 19 - Peter Russell-Clarke Wine Dinner here.
March 20 - Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band here.
March 26 - Verandah Folk Club with Guests Paul Wookey & Philomena Carroll, Nick & Janet Dear, and new wine release (Easter Sat).
March 27 - Verandah Folk Club with Guests Michael Waugh, Joe Matera and more, and new wine release (Easter Sun).
Sept 23 - 25 Cluney Tunes - New Music Festival at Clunes near Ballarat.
Nov 26 - Eric Bogle here.
Nov 27- Martyn Wyndham-Read here.

More info about all of these in the newsletter above.



Burke & Wills enjoys a Golden Weekend ....

Saturday July 31st 2015 ...

Burke & Wills Winery was the second most successful exhibitor at the 2015 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show (Chairman of judges Tim Kirk of Clonakilla Winery), winning nine medals across the range of wines, including Burke & Wills 2015 Gewurztraminer and 2013 Shiraz, both Vat 1 and Vat 2, Mr. Burke's Favourite Big Red (Shiraz) 2014, Dig Tree Viognier 2014, Dig Tree Merlot 2012, Dig Tree Cabernets 2012 and a gold medal for Burke & Wills The Aristocrat Cabernet Merlot 2013.

On the same day the 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion was released, with Burke & Wills Winery retaining a 41/2 star rating, and a 5 glass (gold medal equivalent) rating and 95 points for the 2013 Vat 1 Shiraz, cited by Halliday as 'Heathcote at its best'.

MUSIC and Entertainment ....

January 22nd to 25th ... NEWSTEAD LIVE! MUSIC FESTIVAL

February 21st ....the inaugural VERANDAH FOLK CLUB
at Burke & Wills Winery. An irregular gathering of musicians and music lovers in the afternoon. Two booked acts plus floor spots / open stage, and a session / singalong at the end. Just $10 admission, all of which goes to the booked musicians. 2.00 to 5.00 pm approx, barbecue lunches from $15 available from 12.30. Bookings not essential, but it helps us with the catering if you let us know if you are coming for lunch ... ph 5425 5400.

March 11th - 14th ...THE BURKE & WILLS FOLK FESTIVAL
Click on the link above left.

Easter Saturday and Sunday, March 26th & 27th ...

Also in the area!

Radio Springs Hotel & B&B at Lyonville - music inspired, food with flair, oozing atmosphere and run with passion by Ken and Jackie.

Rowanston on the Track - Just down the road! Winery, Cellar Door and B&B. "Shakespeare in the Vines" not to be missed each January. is the website of Andrew Pattison, founder of Melbourne's famous 'eighties music venue The Troubadour, former owner of Lancefield Winery in Victoria's Macedon Ranges, and nowadays owner and winemaker at Burke & Wills Winery in the famous Heathcote wine region. Andrew is also a music festival director and music promoter, who keeps The Troubadour flame alive by running a mobile version of the venue as a prominent but intimate marquee venue at several of eastern Australia's top folk festivals.



Directions to Burke & Wills Winery: Burke and Wills Winery is 101 kms. NW of Melbourne and 31 kms. out of Lancefield via the Burke & Wills Track (sealed road), in Coombes Lane, 3155 Burke & Wills Track, Mia Mia. Melway 609 G6, Vic Roads Country directory 60 B2. From Melbourne via the Tullamarine Freeway, Melbourne Airport, Bulla, Romsey, drive straight through Lancefield continuing north for 2 kms. and bear left onto Burke & Wills Track (to Baynton and Mia Mia) just after Mustey's Bridge. From there it is approx. 29 kms. to Coombes Lane, which is 4.5 kms. after Watchbox Road, and 1.5 kms. after Haires Lane and Buntings Lane. (you will also pass Knights' Granite Hills Winery (worth a stop!) a little over half way along the track.)

Sat Nav : Lat. -37.047190, Lon. 144.606172

Contact details:

Andrew Pattison
Burke & Wills Winery
89 Coombes Lane
Mia Mia, Vic 3444

Ph : 03 54 255 400