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Bendigo Wine Estate

 One of the finest wine estates in Victoria
Axedale Victoria Australia

“Making good wine is a skill, making fine wine is an art.”


Our Wine

Home grown and vintaged in oak casks.

Chose from our variety of red and white wines.

White Wines

Experience the Campaspe Valley Chardonnay, made from our very own Chardonnay grapes. This wine displays a delicate melon and white peach bouquet with a clean fresh fruit concentration that will be excellent summer drinking.

White Wines

Vintage Verdelho grapes are used exclusively to create our Campaspe Valley Verdelho wine. The vineyard is located on the banks of the Campaspe River. This wine is a beautiful colour with hints of light green. Strong tropical fruit smells with a hint of spice are present.

Red Wines

Vintage Shiraz grapes grown on our vineyard are used delicately and precisely to make Bennet’s Run Shiraz. The wine has medium bright red colour with lifted vanilla oak and cherry fruit, very attractive oak and fruit, palate medium weight with some slightly edgy tannin. Excellent drinking


All wines offered at very affordable pricing. These were grown on an estate and matured in oak barrels.
Only $8 for a bottle of 2001 Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet!
2003 Shiraz bottles are under $10!
2006 Shiraz is only $12 a bottle!
Bottles of 2003 Cabernet Merlot just $9!

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Longevity of Chain-Link Fences: How to Make Them Last

Chain-Link Fence

The Importance of Longevity in Fencing

When it came to choosing a fence for our estate, longevity was a top priority.

But what makes a fence last for decades? Among various options, chain-link fences stand out for their durability and low maintenance needs. In this article, we’ll delve into what contributes to the longevity of chain-link fences and how to ensure they stand the test of time.

Durability Factors: What Makes Chain-Link Fences Last

Chain-link fences are made from galvanized or coated steel wire, providing them resistance against environmental elements. The key factors contributing to their durability include:

Material Quality

Investing in high-quality materials ensures your chain-link fence will withstand wear and tear. Lower quality fences may be more susceptible to rust and corrosion.

Proper Installation

The method of installation has a significant impact on the fence’s lifespan. Ensuring that posts are properly anchored and the mesh is securely attached can make a big difference.

Environmental Conditions

Exposure to harsh environmental conditions like extreme temperatures, saltwater, or corrosive substances can affect the longevity of a chain-link fence. Choosing the right type of coating can mitigate these effects.

The Role of Maintenance: Extending the Lifespan

While chain-link fences are known for their low maintenance requirements, some care is needed to extend their lifespan:

Regular Cleaning

Simple cleaning practices, like washing off dirt and debris, can prevent material degradation over time.

Timely Repairs

Addressing issues such as loose posts or damaged mesh in a timely manner can prevent larger problems down the road.

Professional Inspection

Having a professional examine your fence periodically can help identify potential issues before they become major concerns.

Practical Tips for Homeowners

If you’re planning to install a chain-link fence, or you already have one, here are some practical tips to ensure it lasts for years:

  • Opt for Vinyl Coating: A vinyl-coated chain-link fence offers added protection against rust and corrosion.
  • Consider Wind Load: In windy areas, opt for mesh with smaller openings to reduce wind resistance, making the fence more stable.
  • Hire Professionals: Skilled installation by professionals can significantly extend the life of your fence.

How The Fencing Store Can Help

For those who are concerned about the longevity of their fencing solutions, The Fencing Store offers quality materials and professional guidance. They specialize in durable, long-lasting fencing options, including chain-link fences that meet the highest industry standards.

Conclusion: Making the Smart Choice for Long-lasting Fences

Longevity in fencing isn’t just about choosing a durable material; it’s about proper installation and maintenance. With the right steps, you can extend the life of your chain-link fence considerably, making it a smart, cost-effective choice for homeowners.

Chain-Link Fence

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How to Choose a Meat Supplier

Choosing the right meat supplier can be difficult.

No matter if it’s meat or fruit and vegetables, picking the proper supplier for your establishment is crucial since it promotes consistency in orders and builds confidence. When looking for a wholesale meat provider, there are a few factors to bear in mind. Here are six things to think about while looking for the ideal supplier of meat for your company.

Our Choice

Before we get into the process of choosing a good meat supplier, we’d like to talk about our own journey. Previously Bendigo Wine Estate was exclusively a vineyard and winery with tastings and tours. However, after a few years, we started to introduce dining as a regular part of our offerings with the tastings. We knew that events such as weddings would be on the horizon so we wanted to secure the best meat supplier possible. We tasked ourselves (and mainly our chef) with tasting various types of meat that paired well with our wines to get the perfect fit.

For example, when looking for a perfect match to pair with our Pinot Noir, our minds immediately turned to lamb. But we also considered that not everyone would have a pinot noir. Some might have a rosé or a white. So we had to pick a lamb that worked with quite a few wines. That’s when we built our checklist below and narrowed down the highest quality lamb possible. After all the checks were made, and after tasting the products, it was hard to go past the lamb from Australian Lamb Co. Australian Lamb Co are an Australian meat company that specialises in a variety of lamb cuts and brands, including 1788 Lamb which we use in our kitchen. But their main selling point, aside from taste was their rigorous hygiene processes and certifications that let us know that we were getting the best.


For any wholesale meat provider, a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certificate is required. All vendors are required to follow this health and safety policy, and it includes frequent audits by the regulatory body. Never enter a supplier’s facility if the HACCP certificate is not current.

Other certifications exist as well, such Meat Standards Australia (MSA) and venue-specific certifications like Halal or Kosher. Although MSA certification is not required, it does indicate that the supplier is prepared to adhere to the most recent trends and requirements for meat qualification.

Product variety versus cost

When looking for a high-end item at a bargain price, these factors are frequently used. However, when meat prices and price ranges are combined, it might be challenging to compare the two. For instance, the listed prices for New York Wagyu style steaks can range from $20 to $100 per kilogram. On the surface, this seems like a great deal, but the quality of the cut is not always known without information that suppliers are able to provide.

By choosing a supplier with a broad selection of goods, you will have the freedom to experiment with different meat grades to find the ideal level of quality and cost for your establishment.

Quality & Consistency

For chefs and venue owners, quality and consistency are important priorities. However, concessions must be made to suppliers because of seasonal variations, weather phenomena, and variations in the stock availability from primary suppliers as a result of exports, particularly for game meat kinds. Simply chat with your suppliers to reduce these risks as they may offer advice and suggestions on the cut or brand to purchase. 

Packaging & Labelling

We’re not talking about branding and how aesthetic the packaging looks (although that also helps). In order to guarantee that a venue receives the goods it has bought, packaging and labelling are essential. Suppliers can store meat products in a variety of methods, including cold storage and vacuum sealing. The most popular method is vacuum sealing, which is done at the location of the butcher or the meat supplier. To verify that quality requirements are fulfilled, suppliers would then label the product with the packed and best before dates.

The Ordering Process

When choosing your wholesale meat provider, it is undoubtedly important to take the ordering procedure into account. If you place orders frequently, you want the ordering process to be quick and simple.

Traditional techniques have been updated by online wholesale markets in recent years, greatly improving the experience for both the venue and the supplier. With the option to order from saved suppliers and “favourites” lists, venues can process orders more quickly and with fewer mistakes.


Suppliers may control venue expectations and assist prevent any unwanted delays or surprises by using order, delivery, and cutoff times. It might be challenging to handle different supplier minimum order quantities and delivery schedules manually, so make sure you pay attention to the schedules and details of supply.

Where to find us

Axedale, Victoria, Australia

BWE (Bendigo Wine Estate)