1. Parkside Estate Wine & Cheese 2. Prize includes a weekend lunch at Cleveland Winery 3. Celebrate Christmas with a sparkling wine from Hesket Estate Winery
It’s time to pop the Christmas bubbly
Here’s a little taste of what you could be drinking over the holidays…
Plus, we’ve included a few exclusive offers for anyone who wants to stock up with extra bubbles for the festive period. They make wonderful Christmas gifts for clients, family, teachers and friends (just saying!).
Cleveland Winery Non-Vintage Macedon Brut
Cleveland Winery’s Macedon Brut is produced using the “Traditional Method” of sparkling wine production. It contains Pinot and Chardonnay grapes and has a bouquet of strawberry, lemon zest and baked bread. Its palate is crisp and creamy with a dry finish and persistent fine bead.
Cellar Door: Cleveland Winery is located in Lancefield and has the only underground cellar door in the region. Open 11am weekdays (upon request) and 11am every weekend.
Carriage House Restaurant: Breakfasts 8-10am (midweek) | 8-10.30am (weekends) / Dinner Friday & Saturday from 6pm / Wood Fired Pizza Lunch 12-3pm (weekends only)
PS. Cleveland Winery also offer accommodation if you want to really indulge and turn your wine tasting soiree into a mini break.
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Cleveland Winery’s underground wine tasting cellar
2014 Botanica Estate Tullus Sparkling Rose
Botanica Estate is a premium grape and wine producer located in the Macedon Ranges, just a short distance to the scenic Hanging Rock. They are one of the highest and coldest vineyards in Victoria and grow quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Gewürztraminer grapes.
Their 2014 Tullus Sparkling Rose is a light pink in the glass with a fine bead. The nose is of citrus zest interwoven by creamy stone fruits. There is a clotted cream backdrop to the palette that gives fullness & contrast to the driving citrus fruit, before worked white peach characters that give depth and class to the finish.
Cellar Door: Botanica Estate is located in Romsey (not far from Hanging Rock). Cellar door currently by appointment only (0413 889 866) but opening regular hours soon!
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Botanica Estate is located on the base of Mount Macedon, not far from Hanging Rock.
Cope-Williams Macedon Brut NV
Cope-Williams Winery’s sparkling Macedon Brut is a blend of very slow ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a substantial proportion of reserve wine. With some careful cellaring the bright fresh apple and citrus aromas mellow and the rich biscuit flavours come to the fore, making this the premiere celebratory sparkling from Australia. Winning more awards than we can list here, this is truly the undiscovered gem of the Macedon Ranges.
Cellar Door: Cope-Williams Winery is located in Romsey (not far from Hanging Rock). Open weekends and public holidays from 10am – 5pm or by appointment.
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Cope-Williams Winery Macedon Brut NV
Gisborne Peak Winery Sparkling Pinot 2017
Gisborne Peak Winery’s 2017 vintage Sparkling Pinot Noir is perfect for Christmas lunch or dinner. Made from estate grown Pinot Noir, the wine has a rich strawberry palate, a big bold mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Perfect with roasts, this is a wine to have with your main course and with really good friends.
Cellar Door: Gisborne Peak Wines is located in Gisborne. Open 7 days from 11am (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday).
Restaurant: Serves wood-fired pizzas and light lunches daily.
Special Offer: Buy 6 bottles of Sparkling Wine between 14 Nov and 24 December and receive one extra bottle for free. To redeem: Mention ’12 Day of Christmas’ Bubbles campaign to get your extra bottle. Wine can be purchased from our cellar door, or order by email or phone on (03) 5428 2228.
PS. Gisborne Peak Winery offer vineyard accommodation perfect for quick winery getaways close to Melbourne.
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Sparkling Pinot Noir NV at Gisborne Peak Winery, perfect for a summery day.
NV Hanging Rock Macedon Brut Rose
Hanging Rock Winery’s sparkling is perfect for summer. They have made it to be complex and yet still very refreshing.
Cellar Door: Hanging Rock Winery is located in Newham with views to Hanging Rock. Open 7 days, 10-5pm.
Special Offer: Get 15% off all wine purchases via our cellar door or over the phone on (03) 5427 0542. Mention ’12 Bubbles of Xmas’ to receive discount. Offer valid until 15th December 2019.
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Take in Hanging Rock Winery’s amazing ‘Sculpture in Motion’ exhibition in the vines when you drop by their cellar door.
Hesket Estate Blanc de Noir 2016
Hesket Estate Winery‘s Blanc de Noir 2016 Sparkling received Gold and the Trophy for Best Sparkling at the Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition this year. It’s crystalline to straw in colour and displays a fine and persistent bead. First flush strawberry and mulberry flavours abound along with almond and lemon sherbet. Austere yet creamy in the mouth, the wine is clean and refreshing. It will develop further with short-term bottle maturation, but is already a spring and summer delight as an aperitif or food style. Serve well chilled.
Cellar Door: Hesket Estate is located in Hesket (not far from Hanging Rock). Open first weekend of the month plus other times by appointment.
PS. Hesket Estate Winery also have a cute little cottage accommodation known as the ‘Spud Diggers Hut‘ with views to their vineyard.
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Wine tasting at Hesket Estate Winery
Hunter-Gatherer Vintners 2019 Prosecco
Handcrafted by Macedon Ranges based winemaker Brian Martin, the Hunter-Gatherer range of wines encompass ideals of faithful expression of site, the use of old-world wine-making practices and the application of new-world knowledge. The grapes for Hunter-Gatherer Vintners’ 2019 Prosecco were gathered from the Fontanella vineyard in Glenlyon and made using the Traditional Method.
Be a hero this Christmas and bring along a bottle or two of Hunter-Gatherer Prosecco to lunch. You can purchase via the Hunter-Gatherer online store or directly from their cellar door.
Cellar Door: Hunter-Gatherer Wines are located in Pipers Creek (not far from Woodend and Kyneton). Open weekends 12-5pm.
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A case or two of Hunter-Gatherer Prosecco is all you need to sort your Christmas gift list.
Midhill Blanc de Blancs 2015
This year Midhill Vineyard celebrates 26 years growing fine Macedon Ranges wine grapes. Their Blanc de Blancs have consistently won medals and an occasional trophy at both Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibitions, including a Silver medal for the 2015 Blanc de Blancs at the Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition in October 2019.
Cellar Door: Midhill is located in Romsey (near Hanging Rock) and open by appointment only (call (03) 5429 5565). You will also find Midhill at the Lancefield and Woodend Farmers’ Markets each month.
Special Offer: Purchase a dozen bottles of Midhill Sparkling Wine and get one extra bottle free. Offer expires 31 December 2019.
To redeem: Mention this promotion by phone, at the Farmers’ Markets (Woodend and Lancefield), or via the Midhill Vineyard website.
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Visit Midhill Vineyard at Woodend and Lancefield Farmers’ Markets
Mount Macedon Winery 2017 Sparkling
Mount Macedon Winery‘s 2017 Sparkling has fresh aromas of fresh lemon, zesty stone fruit and a bright bubbly fizz, with a whisker of residual sugar that balances that balance the natural acidity and lingering finish.
Cellar Door: Mount Macedon Winery is located at Mount Macedon. The Cellar door and restaurant are open on weekends from 11:30am until 4:30pm. Please call (03) 5427 4172 prior to your visit to ensure the grounds are open.
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Zig Zag Road 2015 Sparkling Shiraz
This delightful and hugely popular sparkling has a fragrant, blackberry nose, which matches its colour. It’s a lighter, refreshing varietal made in the champagne style, and has a little sweetness on the front palate, which is followed by a burst of spice and berry flavours. The dry finish leaves a pleasant lingering taste on the palate that even the most discerning wine enthusiast will enjoy. It’s a huge favourite of ours and our customers go wild over it, especially at Christmas!
Cellar Door: Zig Zag Wines is located just outside Malmsbury. Open Thursday to Monday 10-5pm
Special Offer: Order six or a dozen bottles direct from the winery at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll cover the cost of postage. Orders must be placed by 12 December 2019 and valid for Victorian addresses only.
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Curly Flat Macedon NV
First released in 2015, the Curly Flat Macedon NV has grown to be a staff and customer favourite alike. The Macedon NV is equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The 2011 vintage makes up about 60% of the blend, providing both direction and freshness. The remaining 40% is taken from the 2000 and 2001 vintages, giving excellent savoury complexity. The Curly Flat Macedon NV has a highly complex nose, with notes ranging from brioche to preserved lemon. A mouth filling and creamy mousse gives way to a refreshing grapefruit acidity.
Cellar Door: Curly Flat is located in Lancefield. Cellar door open Friday to Monday (plus public holidays): 12-5pm (closed Christmas Day)
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A case for the Christmas table and another for gifts. Curly Flat premium, award-winning sparkling wine has you covered for the festive season.
Cloud 9 Farm 2016 Ruby
Cloud 9 Farm’s estate grown, special edition sparkling red wine ‘Ruby’ is a very special vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon is rarely used in sparkling wine. You need ripe fruit for Cabernet and you need high acid levels for Sparkling wine. This vintage provided both of these essentials – a rare year indeed. A collaboration between Alan Deeble (Base Wine) and Laura Sparrow (Methode Champenoise), Ruby is a dry red Sparkling made for celebration. It’s perfect for a special occasion with family and friends, like at Christmas with rich foods such as turkey and ham. Or to celebrate 40 years of marriage…hence the name.
Cellar Door: Cloud 9 Farm is located in Pipers Creek (not far from Woodend and Kyneton). Open weekends: 10-5pm | Thursday & Friday for private groups only of 10-50 (available between 10am-5pm)
PS. Cloud 9 Farm also make delicious cheese and serve amazing tasting platters up until 4pm.
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Mount Towrong Vineyard Vivace 2018
Mount Towrong Vineyard‘s Vivace is a co-fermented blend of Chardonnay and Nebbiolo. It goes through secondary ferment in bottle making a fresh, dry sparkling with a salmon pink colour. Great served with natural oysters!
Cellar Door: Mount Towrong Vineyard is located in Mount Macedon. Open weekends 10-5pm.
PS. Mount Towrong Vineyard also serve delicious light Italian-style fare at their cellar door and offer tastings of the award-winning locally distilled Mountain Gin.
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Mount Towrong Vineyard’s sparkling Vivace
Parkside Winery Estate Pink Chardonnay Pinot Noir
This methode traditionelle Sparkling is blended from handpicked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown at the Parkside Estate. With a delicate pink hue, flavours of strawberry and rose water from the Pinot grapes match the purity and freshness of the Chardonnay as it carries to a crisp, brut finish.
Cellar Door: Parkside Winery Estate is located in Lancefield. Cellar Door is 11 – 4pm Weekends (October to April), other times by appointment.
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Enjoy a drop of Parkside Estate’s pink sparkling for Christmas
Make a day of it when collecting your prizes
The lucky person who wins our major prize giveaway will be able to collect their 12 bottles of bubbly directly from Cleveland Winery Estate anytime before 15 January 2020. And given you have a gift certificate to enjoy a pizza, wine and cheese lunch at their restaurant, it makes the trip all the more worthwhile!
The (equally lucky) runner up will get to enjoy a great day in Kyneton, where they can collect their two bottles of Macedon Ranges sparkling wine from Parkland restaurant when dining with their gift certificate. The prize can be collected and redeemed by 16 February 2020.
Make sure to read our full prize terms and conditions when entering.
Pizza and wine with vineyard views
Al fresco dining at Parkland Kyneton
Enter our 12 Bubbles of Christmas Giveaway
It’s time to share the bubbly love and get into the festive vibe, Macedon Ranges style. If you are a fan of sparkling wine and fine food, enter this amazing Christmas giveaway now!
About Macedon Ranges sparkling wine
Macedon Ranges is the only cool climate wine growing region on the Australian mainland, allowing for the production of superb sparkling wines, as well as refined Chardonnay and award-winning Pinot Noir. Most producers are boutique, family-owned affairs that lovingly produce signature wines, some using age-old techniques. As a result the Macedon Ranges offer wine that is limited in quantity and exceptionally high in quality. The region offers twenty seven cellar doors regularly open for wine tastings.
Design your own custom Macedon Ranges sparkling wine tasting itinerary using the handy Twenty Five Doors app. Or check out our fabulous Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail for a bubbly adventure.