A Hedonistic Foodies Experience for Your Macedon Ranges Bucket List

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The 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Macedon Ranges program is a cracker. Don’t miss out on these local gourmet events hosted by an array of outstanding Macedon Ranges food and wine experts. Tickets are booking out fast so book now to avoid disappointment!

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Macedon Ranges Program

15 March 2019: Regional World’s Longest Lunch on a Belted Galloway Cattle Farm

Set onthe Glen Junor Belted Galloways cattle farm in Gisborne, this ‘Proactive Retrospective’ lunch showcasing dishes from the past and for the future. The menu will be prepared by Baringo chefs Tim Austin and Angelo Boeti and chef Nathan Presley of Gisborne Collective, and matched to current and back vintage wines from local wineries Bindi Winegrowers, Curly Flat and Hanging Rock. Unmissable.

Tickets cost $153. For further details and bookings click here.

15 March 2019: 20 Year’s in the Making with Shadowfax and Midnight Starling

Join chief Shadowfax winemaker Alister Timms and Midnight Starling’s Steve Rogers for five courses matched with Shadowfax’s finest chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir over the past two decades, served with a whole lot of Macedon Ranges pride. Book accommodation in Kyneton so you can relax and savour the evening without the worry of driving home.

Tickets cost $188. For further details and bookings click here.


1. Join the World's Longest Regional Lunch at Glen Junor Belted Galloway farm in Gisborne. 2. Just one of the locally distilled artisan gins you could be tasting at Baringo Food & Wine Co.'s Twilight Gintastic event. 3. Live music, whiskey and gin tastings, on-site fishing, sausage making demonstrations & lawn games - just some of the fun to be had at Spring Hill Estate's Smoke, Fire and Water Family Day.

16 March: Twilight Gintastic at Baringo Food & Wine Co.

Celebrate local wineries, distilleries and chefs of Gisborne’s Baringo Food & Wine Co. The evening features gin from Animus, Big Tree and Mountain distilleries, wines by Mt Towrong, and slow cooked spit roast lamb by Jack Springs Farm. Oh yes, there’s live music too. Book accommodation in Gisborne so you can really kick back and enjoy the experience!

Tickets cost $53. For further details and bookings click here.

17 March: Spring Hill Estate Smoke, Fire and Water Family Day

Live music, whiskey and gin tasting, sausage demonstrations, and fishing are all part of the smokin’ hot fun at Spring Hill Estate in Lancefield.

Enjoy a family friendly foodies day in the hills of the Macedon Ranges. There’ll be beef brisket, blackened chicken and sausages from Kilmore’s The Meat Room available for purchase. Estate caught rainbow trout on the barbeque. And a selection of one-of-a-kind condiment infusions – from smooth Bruichladdich, peated Port Charlotte and smokey Octomore whiskey to dry Botanist gin.

Tickets cost $16 – $28. For further details and bookings click here.

Spring Hill Estate by Lancemore

17 March: The 5 B’s Long Lunch at Midnight Starling

Game birds and the best of the best French wines. This is a hedonistic luncheon at Kyneton’s one hat restaurant Midnight Starling for serious foodies. Head Chef Steve Rogers has created a sumptuous five-course menu around some of his favourite game birds including Guinea Fowl, Pigeon, Partridge, Duck and Quail.

His exquisite food will be matched by wine importer Patrick Walsh (Cellarhand) with Grand Cru level wines including Domaine Leroy, Domaine D’Auvenay, Domaine Jacques Prieur, GD Vajra, La Spinetta and Moric.

Book accommodation in Kyneton and make a complete weekend out of it.

Tickets cost $1003. For further details and bookings click here.

16 March: Kyneton Crawl: Sold Out!


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