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SUMMER scoops summer at the balgownie cellar door

From pedalling around town on a bike, sprucing up the home or relaxing with a glass of red – Bendigo’s business world sizzles this summer.

The Balgownie Estate Cellar Door is a spectacular sight during the summer months. With the grape vine canopies so lush and green and the cellar door gardens floral and tendered, it is a peaceful and delightful place to visit. Cellar Door Manager, Kathryn Honey, is a passionate gardener and foodie; she is responsible for the fabulous fresh herb, salad and vegetable gardens, which welcome guests at Balgownie’s front door. Full of abundant colour, flavour and fragrance, many of these delectable treats can be found in the Cellar Door summer menu. Fresh oregano, sage, thyme and dill, so many varieties of tomatoes and lettuce, pretty lavender and silver beet – try the smoked chicken summer salad or perhaps one of the gourmet pizza daily specials. Balgownie Estate has retained their five-star rating in the wine bible of Australia – James Halliday’s 2012 Australian Wine Companion. The latest release 2010 Estate Chardonnay is now available for tasting. For summer, the sparkling wines are also proving very popular; Sparkling NV Brut, Sparkling NV Rose and, perfect for Christmas lunch, the 2010 Sparkling Shiraz. “The Balgownie Estate 2010 Chardonnay will benefit from spending time in the cellar, if you can wait…” Balgownie winemaker Mark Lane said. For more information visit

all in a day’s work Heather Day and husband Alan traded for 26 years as Pictureman in Hargreaves Street before relocating to 43 Carpenter Street as Heather Day Photography. Heather has a wealth of photographic and artistic experience with an understanding of composition and expression, with an eye for detail developed over time. Heather’s specialities include restoring old photographs and portrait photography. Call in and see what Heather can do to bring your photos back to life. Heather Day Photography is located at 43 Carpenter Street and can be contacted on 0418 396 498 or email

way of the future AFS & Associates was established in Bendigo in 1946 and since its inception has grown to a staff of 56 and six senior partners. The accounting firm has a young and dynamic team moving through the ranks who are highly qualified, ready, willing and able to help develop their clients’ businesses and identify opportunity for growth. AFS & Associates is a total service accounting firm and offers taxation, audit, business services and financial planning to customers. Staff aim to ensure they communicate up-to-date information in a prompt manner to their clients and the publishing of a bi-monthly newsletter is testament to that. AFS & Associates has been holding free seminars for clients which have been highly successful. The next seminar is being held in February 2012 on the topic of Property Development, with an expert from the Australian Taxation Office, Rod Henshaw, to present and assist with any questions. For more information on this seminar or to receive the AFS bi-monthly newsletter visit AFS & Associates are located at 61- 65 Bull Street and can be contacted on (03) 5443 0344.

All ages and all stages From humble beginnings in Charing Cross where the Bendigo Bank now stands, to their new big bright Edward Street store – Bendigo Cycles has been meeting the needs of Bendigo bicycle enthusiasts for a staggering 16 years. It’s the dedicated staff who have ensured this business has become a permanent fixture in Bendigo for all these years, all of the boys are regular fixtures in the Bendigo cycling scene. Brock is the 2011 BMX Australian champion and father of three who has been with the business for eight years. Richard is the new kid on the block and hails from the UK. He’s been around for a year now and has brought a whole new life to this shop with his quirky personality, crazy tattoos and most importantly his wealth of experience. Matt is the bikefit specialist, a crucial role. And then there is Paul (the main man) and Jo who is kept busy behind the scenes looking after the marketing, accounts and keeping the boys in line. BMX, mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes and comfort bikes – there is a bike for all ages and all stages. Major brands include Specialised, GT, We the People, Pilgrim, Schwinn and many more. Why not visit the team at 52 Edward Street. Or you can contact them on (03) 5441 3532 or visit

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BgoMag Issue 25  

Bendigo Magazine Issue 25 - Summer 2011

BgoMag Issue 25  

Bendigo Magazine Issue 25 - Summer 2011