Bendigo glamping at its vine-est
Have a starry night experience at Balgownie Estate’s five-star glamping retreat.
That old joke about enjoying sleeping under the stars – preferably five stars – took a new turn some time around dusk on a winter Monday evening at Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat and Vineyard, Bendigo.
It was at that moment that I fell hard for camping or, to be more correct, its more comfortable cousin: glamping. There I was, sitting on the front decking of my tent overlooking the winery’s chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz vines and settling into my second chardonnay, debating whether to enjoy the wine and my cheese platter in the outdoor bath, or just do the Out of Africa thing on the deckchair with a book. I opted for the drier option.