About BDVA

Welcome to the website for Ballarat and  District Vigneron's Association.
Just 113kms west of Melbourne and only a mere hour and 15 minutes away from the CBD is the Ballarat Wine and Food Region.
The Region takes in the areas of Buninyong, Scotsburn, Invermay, Blampied, Smythesdale, Coghills Creek and Clunes making the region an easy wine-buying self-drive. Visitors can discover boutique vineyards; meet passionate winemakers eager to share their latest drops and discuss how they are crafted or enjoy a lazy weekend lunch at some of the cellar doors. The Region hosts a number of events throughout the year including Ballarat By The Glass held during the month of November.

The Ballarat and District Vignerons Association exists to support the diverse needs of its members. These areas include: viticulture, winemaking, appreciation of wine and food, developing and promoting the marketing of Ballarat wine and wine tourism.

 

Membership

The Ballart and District Vigneron's Association welcomes new members to the Association.  We have three membership categories and new members are welcome in each appropriate category.
1.  Associate member/Social member. An interest in Ballarat wine and food is the main qualification.
    Members receive priority invitations to all BDVA events and activities with some at a member price.
    Members also receive a 10% discount at all member cellar door or mail order.

2.  Vineyard member.  All above but need a vineyard in the Ballarat Region.

3.  Wines Sales. As above plus producing and selling wine produced from grapes grown in the Ballarat area.

Download an application form here

 

Wine Awards:


Ballarat Wine Show 2017
Ballarat wineries have again done well in the Ballarat Wine Show
Tomboy Hill won the BDVA Max Loader trophy for its Tomboy Hill Pinot Noir 2015
Also a Top Gold Tomboy Hill Chardonnay, 2 Silver , 1 Bronze.
Sinclair of Scotsburn won a Gold medal
Mount Beckworth 2 bronze medals for their Shiraz and Cab/Merlot

Daylesford Wine Show - October 2017
Best Wine in Show - Tomboy Hill 2015 Pinot Noir 2015 Evie's Picking
Best White Wine - Tomboy Hill 2016 Chardonnay - Tomboy Hill
In total Ian had 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze
Mt Coghill won a Bronze for its 2016 Pinot Noir