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Wineries & Vineyards in the Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges has the coolest grape-growing climate of any wine region on the mainland, with more than 40 vineyards located between 350m and 700m above sea level.

The small quantities of exceptionally high quality wines we produce reflect our climate and topography.

There is a diversity, but the predominant characters are a natural lively acidity and steely backbone; fine, intense but delicate fruit characters and soft tannins in the red wines. The balance of alcohol, acidity and fruit provide complexity and longevity, and make our wines a superb match for a wide range of food.

The native ‘Macedon Sparkling’ variety – made to an agreed style using only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Macedon Ranges – is famed in our region but Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and peppery cold climate Shiraz are also produced. Recent plantings of Nebbiolo, Lagrein, Pinot Gris and Prosecco reflect our region’s Swiss-Italian heritage.

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Macedon Ranges wines are widely awarded and celebrated. Curly Flat and Hanging Rock Winery both achieved 5 star ‘Exceptional’ status for their wines in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, and Gisborne Peak Winery achieved 4 stars. Granite Hills, perched atop spectacular boulder strewn hills of Baynton, has amassed more than 400 awards at Australian and international wine shows.

The Macedon Ranges is one of the few regions in Australia where the wineries & vineyards are owned and operated almost exclusively as small family concerns. Chances are it will be the winemaker pouring your tasting at the cellar door.

Take it as read that you can add an epicurean edge to your wine experience. At Gisborne Peak you can sit on a deck with views of the vines or next to a fire with hot pizza or prawns. At Paramoor Winery you can pre-order a Vigneron’s Platter to eat in a charming heritage barn converted from old stables.

Better still, put a picnic hamper together with local produce and throw a rug down at one of the many natural attractions you will pass on the way to and from our wineries or at the winery itself.

The Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival on 12 and 13 November offers guests a personalised experience tasting new and exclusive wines and learning first hand each wine and winemaker’s story. It is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hectic pace of spring and take a deep breath. Winemaking is a gentle process and this is a big weekend of gentle celebration. Take your time and taste the best wine and food that the Macedon Ranges has to offer. All the producer-families have a great story, all are characters and all are passionate about what they do. Find out more here.

 

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Woodend Wine Store

Welcome to the Woodend Wine Store & Lounge. Drop in…

Wombat Forest Vineyard

Wombat Forest winery is surprise package nestled in the Wombat…

Villa Pileggi Olive Oil – Cafe

Villa Pileggi Olive Oil Australian Certified Organic and Australian Certified Extra…

Victoria Hotel Woodend

The Victoria Hotel Woodend Open 7 days for lunch, dinner…

Verdure Bistro

Situated in the south-east gateway to the Macedon Ranges, in…

Tylden General Store

Tylden General Store is a traditional 'store with the lot'.…

The Flying Pigeon Restaurant and Bar

The Flying Pigeon is a Fusion Asian Restaurant & Bar…

The Baytree Coffee Shop

The Baytree Coffee Shop is a family owned boutique licenced…

Taybe Lebanese Restaurant

Come and enjoy a home cooked Lebanese feast on the…

Rowanston on the Track Winery

Visit Rowanston for great wines, a chat with the winemaker…

RED Wine Bar & Bistro

At Red we focus on creating an inviting and casual…

Piper St Food Co – Shop

PIPER ST FOOD CO – PRODUCE SHOP, PICNICS & CATERING…

Piper St Food Co – Cooking School

Piper St Food Co Cookery School – Classes for Everyone…

Parkside Winery Estate

Parkside Winery Estate is a family-owned, boutique winery located between…

Paramoor Winery

Paramoor Winery was established in 2005 and is one of…

Paramoor Winery

A boutique operation, Paramoor Winery is not about mass production.…

Old Railway Station Cafe

What is a Railway Station without refreshment rooms? Unthinkable, that's…

My Thai Restaurant

Family owned restaurant with a traditional Thai setting for you…

Mount Towrong Vineyard

Mount Towrong Vineyard is a small family owned and operated…

Mount Macedon Winery

In the heart of Macedon Ranges less than an hour…

Mount Macedon Hotel

Set in one of Victoria's most picturesque areas, the Historical…

Mount Charlie Winery

A small boutique winery making small parcels of outstanding wines…

Moto Bean Coffee Roasters

Fancy a latte by the Norton? Or how about breakfast…

Midhill Vineyard at Romsey

Midhill Vineyard at Romsey produces medal winning Sparkling Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer,…

Maloa House Gourmet Delights

Located right in the centre of Woodend's main shopping strip…

Macedon Wine Room

Owner and chef Steven Gerdes, a Macedon Ranges local since…

Macedon Railway Hotel

Welcome to historic Macedon Railway Hotel.  Located in the heart…

Lyons Will Estate

Exactly one hour north of Melbourne, Lyons Will Estate is…

Lanes End Vineyard

Lanes End Vineyard is situated on the South Eastern foothills…

Lancefield Bakery

The history of our bakery is extremely rich. We bake…

La Bonta Kyneton

La Bonta – the goodness, the bounty, the plentiful. La…

Kyneton Ridge Estate

Kyneton Ridge has more award winning wines than ever before,…

Ida Red Macedon

Ida Red specialises in hand crafted, sour dough, wood fire…

Hunter-Gatherer Vintners

Visit the Hunter-Gatherer cellar door to taste our range of…

Holgate Brewhouse

Since 1999, Holgate Brewhouse has been producing genuine craft beer…

Hesket Estate

Located in the village of Hesket, the vineyard at Hesket…

Hanging Rock Winery

The Hanging Rock Winery is located 3km from the iconic…

Hamster

Hamster is a lovely little vegetarian cafe in the heart…

Granite Hills

Granite Hills Estate vineyard comprises of approximately twelve hectares of vines…

Glen Erin at Lancefield

Nestled in undulating countryside near Lancefield, less than an hour’s…

Gisborne Peak Winery

For a relaxing afternoon with family and friends, visit Gisborne…

colenso

Colenso is savvy and deservedly popular. It can be tricky…

Cloud 9 Farm

Here at Cloud 9 Farm we want you to sit…

Cloud 9 Farm

Here at Cloud 9 Farm we want you to sit…

Cleveland Winery Underground Cellar Wine Hub

Our unique Underground Cellar/Wine Hub is a new addition to…

Cleveland Winery – Restaurant

The Carriagehouse Restaurant resides within Grange Cleveland Winery, overlooking the…

Cellarbrations @ Gisborne

Cellarbrations Stores are all Independently owned. We pride ourselves on…

Canteena

Canteena is an exciting addition to the Gisborne café scene.…

Birthday Villa

  Birthday Villa is a boutique vineyard situated in Malmsbury…

Baringo Food & Wine Co.

Baringo is a regional food and wine haven located at…

5 Kings Cafe

5 Kings Cafe open 7 days from 6.00am weekdays and…

3 Little Pigs

3 Little Pigs serves breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, daily specials…
Background Photo: Curly Flat Winery, Lancefield