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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
Sat, 23 Oct 202110:00am - 05:00pmMacedon Ranges Autumn Festival event
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Renowned Exhibition Curator Malcolm Thomson has been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock for the fourth consecutive year. He has worked with over 25 local and national artists on the exhibition. These are predominantly highly acclaimed artists - leaders in their field, a strong contingent of which reside in the Macedon Ranges and Central Victoria. It promises to be an extraordinary exhibition of sculpture, staged at a venue that has fast established itself as the home of sculpture in the Macedon Ranges and one of the biggest sculpture exhibitions in the state. Enjoy a guided cellar door wine tasting, explore the sculpture trail amongst the vines, then kick back and treat yourself to one of our picnic boxes or cheeseboards. All this with the most magic vistas of Hanging Rock. Bliss! Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery is the perfect destination to fill a weekend, and the perfect drawcard to build a short break around. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Woodend
Fri, 12 Nov 2021Two night retreatWith iconic and new wave winemakers
Wine Retreat Weekend
Learn about wine in an engaging escape to the Macedon Ranges – not a stuffy, traditional wine course but a cultural retreat with iconic and new wave winemakers, local produce, and benchmarking our local wines with ‘Old World’ European wines. Hosted at the beautiful Lancemore Spring Hill Estate in Lancefield with presenters Caz Bailey & Kim Pearce. Special guests include Michael Dhillon (Bindi Winegrowers), Ben Rankin (Wilimee & Mount Monument), Patrick Walsh (Cellarhand), and Renata Morello (Lyons Will). Caz and Kim have developed a wine retreat combining the best parts of a wine industry trip without the pretension. They have created guided tastings and course notes, wine games and discussions, local produce-focused menus, and made time to relax in a luxe setting to immerse their guests within the Macedon Ranges. They want guests to come away with like-minded wine-and-foodie folks, learn with lots of practical insights, with no wrong questions, and plenty of fun. The weekend includes:
  • Tasting more than 20 wines (valued at $3,000+)
  • Learn about Macedon Ranges and compare European Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Champagne,
  • Lively wine panel discussion with special guest winemakers,
  • 5-course tasting menu dinner with local winemakers and importer, and
  • Barrel tasting at a local, new wave winery.
The experience features Macedon Ranges top wines – Bindi Winegrowers, Curly Flat, Granite Hills, Wilimee, Shadowfax, Mt Towrong, Mitchell Harris, Macedon Ridge, and Lyons Will – compared to ‘Old World’ European Domaine Leroy, Bernhard Huber, Taupenot-Merme, Heymann-Löwenstein, Jacques Prieur, Champagne Lacourte-Godbillon, Bollinger, and more to be confirmed soon. Investment: $2,175 per person or $1957 (twin share).  Strictly limited to 20 people. More information and to book woodendwinestore.com.au/wine-retreat
Lancefield
Sun, 21 Nov 20219:00am - 03:00pm3rd Sunday of every month
Malmsbury Village Farmers' Market
Bring your friends and family, bags and baskets. Spread a picnic rug for a spot of lunch and soak up some sweet tunes in the lush surrounds of the Malmsbury Village Green. There's great hot food from the Merchants of Malmsbury, Malmsbury Bakery, Malmsbury Hotel, Malmsbury Post Office and awesome coffee at The Stables across from the Malmsbury Town Hall.
The Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, the peak body for farmers’ markets in the state and focuses on providing locally grown fresh produce.
Malmsbury
Sun, 21 Nov 202112:30pm - 04:30pm@ Lyons Will Estate
Food + Fire + Wine
We're thrilled that Bente Grysbaek is returning for another round of FOOD + FIRE + WINE in November. The idea is simple, but far from your conventional winery dining experience: a four course meal, cooked over an open fire, served in our vineyard, paired with our current and past vintages. Bente is an outstanding chef who has cooked for HRH Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, HRH Princess Mary, and now you. Imagine yourself walking through the vines, glass in hand, towards your long lunch table, set under the trees surrounded by the vineyard, overlooking the Cobaw Ranges off in the distance. Just next to your table is the talented Bente Grysbaek. She has been cooking away all morning, preparing a delicious meal in her signature style - in the great outdoors, over fire, in her custom-made fire pit. It’s something else watching Bente do what she does best. It's rustic, minimalistic and mesmerising. Cooking with fire is world’s away from the controlled environment and cooking times of a commercial kitchen, but that’s why you’re here - so from time to time, we’ll whisk you away for a wander through the vineyard and winery to taste and immerse yourself in our award winning wines. This relaxed, intimate and delicious meal will most certainly coax you back for more. Cost: $135pp (four course meal, wine available to purchase on the day) or $180pp (four course meal with matched wines) ​Local transport is available on request. Important note: This is an outdoor dining experience, so while there are some things we can control one of the one’s we can’t is the weather. If the weather isn’t in our favour on the day, while the theatrics of cooking over an open fire will still remain, the experience may vary from that described above.
Lancefield
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