Visit the Macedon Ranges

Taste, sight, sound, touch and breathe in our dramatic undulating landscapes.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region to stimulate your every sense, less than one hour from Melbourne. Taste, sight, sound, touch and smell. In our dramatic undulating landscapes you can taste artisan food and produce, drink cool-climate wines, see and enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens and expansive forests, glimpse Australia’s wildlife and smell the fresh, clean air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to rejuvenate.

Events not to miss
01
Jan
31
Jan
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery - An Exhibition of Sculpture, is the first of its kind to be held in the Macedon Ranges. From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring 25 works of art which have been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors. Exhibition curator Malcolm Thomson said, “Sculptors who have their pieces on display at the likes of The Met Museum in New York, The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria and many other prominent spaces around the world and Australia have signed up to participate. Their sculptures are absolutely awe inspiring”. Many of the sculptures have either been or are being created in artist studios throughout Central Victoria while some will be hand-crafted onsite by three renowned artists-in-residence. This is where Art in the Vines sets itself apart, because sculptors Andreas Busiman, Anton Hassell and Brigit Heller have been engaged to physically create their pieces at the winery, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artists. Visitors will also have an opportunity to attend a workshop with these sculptors or perhaps a painting workshop with renowned local painter Helen Cottle or Arthur Ted Powell. The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday, 10 November 2018 with a Long Lunch set amongst the sculptures, where guests will enjoy a 3 course meal matched with wine and entertainment. With the backdrop of the vineyard, Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon providing an unparalleled setting this exhibition offers a winery experience like no other, all while enjoying award winning wine. Entry to the exhibition is free.
01
Jan
31
Jan
Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpting Adventure (Until 30 April)
Be greeted by charismatic geese wandering the street as you arrive to our piece of heaven, Dromkeen. Only a short drive from Melbourne, Dromkeen is the home of Sand Art Gallery. Here, for the first time in Australia, you will be able to experience a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of 'The Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpting Adventure'. This limited-time adventure is open until April 30th 2019, Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy hand carved sand art with your hosts Rosie and Leo, who will take you on a journey of wonder. Be amazed by sand defying gravity with 30 tonne sand sculptures, and get inside the minds of some of the worlds best sand sculptors. There are fourteen amazing, hand carved magical sculptures to capture your imagination. Children's faces will light up with delight when they see the sand made into unicorns and fairies , wolves and griffins! Take time to enjoy a coffee in the cafe, and for the artists in us all, have a go at making a colourful sand bottle to finish of a wonderful time out. PS. The adventure is under the cover of dome tents, while taking in magnificent 360 views of the area. Note: The area is all-ability accessible.
09
Feb
09
Feb
Tools of the Trade: A Pork Pie Workshop
An incredible opportunity to work with Master Craftsman Glen Rundell from Rundell & Rundell, in his workshop, to create your very own bespoke wooden ‘dolly’ and rolling pin You will then use your handcrafted tools in a Pork Pie workshop with Damian Sandercock chef/owner of Piper St Food Co. Class includes: 2 different workshops , a shared lunch, take home wooden utensils, recipes and your own hand made pork pie in its tin.
16
Feb
16
Feb
Film Night at Hanging Rock
Celebrate Valentine's Day under the stars at Hanging Rock. Bring along a rug and a picnic and enjoy Peter Weir's famous film Picnic at Hanging Rock. For more information and bookings visit our website or call (03) 5421 1468.
16
Feb
16
Feb
Paint Amongst the Vines with Helen Cottle
Weather permitting, sit amongst the vines painting the picturesque and iconic surrounding views of our vineyard and the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Helen will be conducting a demonstration painting in watercolour or oil, then will continue to offer individual tutoring to participants throughout the day. Bring along your own painting gear and medium of choice. A list of suggested requirements will be provided on booking. Some extra material and equipment will be available for purchase or hire on the day. Easels and tables will be provided, as will a gourmet picnic lunch pack, matched with our award-winning wine. WORKSHOP DETAILS When:  Saturday, 16 February 2019 Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm Where:  Hanging Rock Winery, 88 Jim Rd NEWHAM Price:  $245 per person  
23
Feb
23
Feb
The Long Table at Dusk - Gisborne Peak Winery
The Long Table at Dusk is the one time a year that we open our doors in the evening and invite our guests to join us for a magical dinner amongst the vines. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in our beautiful vineyard atmosphere whilst enjoying a spectacular five course menu. Enjoy delicious wines and food to match while you watch the sun set over Mt Gisborne. The lighting is golden, the air is soft and the smells are sweet at this time of day. Frank Gorlitz of Schatzi’s Woodend is doing the catering this year so we can assure you that the food is going to be fantastic. We start the evening at 6.00pm with a complimentary glass of Sparkling and appetizers on the deck. It’s important to be on time, because at 6.30pm we move out into the vines. Seated at one long, communal table, guests enjoy three delicious courses; wine will be sold by the glass and by the bottle, with pairing suggestions listed on menus. At about 9:00 pm, we will move back into the Cellar Door area and enjoy dessert (with Muscat and Espresso coffee also available as an optional extra). Bookings are absolutely essential as numbers are limited. In recent years this event has sold out very quickly, so get in quick! Full payment is taken at time of booking. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a set menu, if you have any special dietary requirements you must let us know when booking! We can cater for gluten free and dairy intolerant. Other requests should be discussed with the office as we have limited catering facilities. Suitable footwear for walking in the vines is recommended. Bring a jacket or sweater as the night air can be cool. YOU CAN BOOK ONLINE via our website UNDER Wine Store Tab. Just click here. OR, PHONE US on (03) 5428 2228. Cost is $125.00 per person. This event is not suitable for children. The event will be inside if inclement weather is predicted.