1. Parkside Estate Wine & Cheese 2. Prize includes a $100 gift certificate for The Macedon Wine Room 3. Macedon Ranges Sparkling goes hand-in-hand for Xmas lunch (Image credit: Parkside Estate Winery)
It’s Time to Pop the Xmas Bubbly!
Your bubbly-themed Xmas Macedon Ranges prize features one bottle of sparkling wine from the following twelve local wineries. Below is a little taster of what you could win…
Plus, we’ve included a few exclusive offers for anyone who wants to stock up with extra bubbles for the festive period!
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. Follow on Instagram @clevelandwinery
Cellar Door: Open 11am weekdays (upon request) and 11am every weekend.
Cleveland Winery’s Underground Cellar in Lancefield.
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. Follow on Facebook @copewilliamswinery
Cellar Door: Open weekends and public holidays from 10am – 5pm or by appointment.
Cope-Williams Winery Macedon Brut NV
Gisborne Peak Winery Sparkling Pinot 2015
Gisborne Peak Winery’s 2015 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. Follow on Instagram @gisbornepeakwines
Cellar Door: Open 7 days from 11am (closed Xmas Day and Good Friday).
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.
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. Follow on Instagram @hangingrock
Cellar Door: 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 2018.
Hanging Rock Winery has the iconic Hanging Rock as its cellar door backdrop.
Hesket Estate Margaret Macedon Sparkling 2010
Hesket Estate Winery‘s Margaret Macedon sparkling wine has an understated bouquet of citrus and stone fruits. Bright straw gold in colour, in the glass this fresh and vibrant sparkling displays a delicate bead and fine mousse. The palate contains notes of green apple, almond, nectarine, brioche and citrus fruits. The wine is overlaid with musk spice. It shows restraint but is persistent with a creamy mouth feel and taut mineral acidity. Serve it chilled as an aperitif style or match with white meat dishes or seafood, especially crayfish. Follow on Instagram @hesketestate
Cellar Door: Open first weekend of the month plus other times by appointment.
Hesket Estate Cellar Door
Hunter-Gatherer Vintners Sparkling Shiraz 2013
Hunter-Gatherer Vintners Sparkling Shiraz 2013 is rated 94/100 by Patrick Eckel on winereviewer.com.au, who describes the bead as impeccably fine. He says it ‘evaporates in the mouth as only a great method champenoise wine can. The nose has layers of complexity with dark plum enjoying the trapping of spearmint and dark chocolate. The interplay between bubbles, tannin and acid is superb on the palate with the texture well supported by plum, gentle spice and undergrowth’.
A great example of an iconic Australian wine style! Be a hero this Christmas and bring along a bottle or two of Hunter-Gatherer Sparkling Shiraz to lunch. You can purchase via the Hunter-Gatherer online store or directly from our cellar door. Follow on Instagram @huntergathererwinery
Cellar Door: Weekends 12-5pm.
Hunter Gatherer Sparkling Shiraz is the perfect bubbly for a Christmas Day lunch!
Midhill Blanc de Blancs 2013
This year Midhill Vineyard celebrates 25 years growing fine Macedon Ranges 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 their 2013 Blanc de Blancs at the Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition in October 2018. Follow on Instagram @midhillvineyard
Cellar Door: The Midhill Cellar Door is only open by appointment, but you will also find them 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 January 2019. To redeem: Mention this promotion by phone, email or at the Farmers’ Markets.
Midhill Vineyard at the local Farmers’ Markets
Mount Macedon Winery 2017 Sparkling
Mount Macedon Winery‘s 2017 Sparkling is very light in colour, balanced and oxidized, which is what gives it the high level of fizz on the tongue. This Sparkling is perfect for celebrations and is very versatile, pairing wonderfully with fresh fruits and soft cheeses. Follow on Instagram @mountmacedonwinery
Cellar Door: The 2017 Sparkling is available directly from the Cellar Door (Cellar Door and Restaurant is open on weekends from 11:30am until 4:30pm. Please call (03) 5427 4172 prior to your visit to ensure the grounds are open.
Mount Macedon Winery Sparkling
Mount Towrong Vineyard Vivace 2016
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!
Follow on Instagram @mounttowrongvineyard
Cellar Door: Open weekends 10-5pm.
Mount Towrong Vineyard’s sparkling Vivace
Parkside Winery Estate 2013 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
Parkside Winery Estate‘s methode traditionelle Sparkling is blended from handpicked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown at Parkside Winery Estate in Lancefield. A fine bead of lemon, rosewater and brioche flavours tickle your palate and continues to open up in your glass as it carries to a long, brut finish. Aged on lees for 48 months it was a silver medal winner at the 2018 Australia and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show and a gold medal winner at the 2018 Macedon Ranges Wine Exhibition. Follow on Instagram @parksidewineryestate
Cellar Door: 11-4pm weekends (September to May), other times by appointment only.
Cheers to Christmas with a bottle of Sparkling Wine from Parkside Estate Winery.
Rowanston on the Track Winery 2013 Blanc de Noir
Rowanston on the Track Winery‘s Blanc de Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes and has been produced using the traditional method, which includes fermenting on lees for over two years. Blanc de Noir is the Swiss term meaning ‘white wine from red grapes’. This classic bubbly wine has lovely floral and citrus flavours, with a long, soft, lingering creamy texture. Follow on Facebook @rowanstononthetrackwinery
Cellar Door: Open 7 days, 9-5pm.
Rowanston on the Track’s cellar door is open 7 days a week.
2014 Botanica Estate Tullus Sparkling Rose
Botanica Estate’s is a premium grape & 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. Follow on Instagram @botanica_estate
Cellar Door: By appointment only.
Botanica Estate is located on the base of Mount Macedon, not far from Hanging Rock.
Make a Night of It
The lucky person who wins this prize will be able to collect their 12 bottles of bubbly directly from The Wine Collective @ The Macedon Wine Room anytime before 31st March 2019. And given you have a $100 gift certificate to dine at their divine restaurant, it makes the trip all the more worthwhile!
But seriously, we have really thought of everything here. As The Macedon Wine Room is located on the grounds of The Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa, you can easily make a night of it and book a room to tottle back to after your meal!
The Macedon Wine Room Restaurant offers a superb seasonal menu with a Mediterranean flair.
About the Macedon Ranges Wine Scene
The 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.
Learn more about the Macedon Ranges wine region.
Midhill Vineyard produces quality Sparkling Macedon, Gewurztraminer, Pinot noir, Rose and Chardonnay.
Hunter-Gatherer Vintners Cellar Door is open on weekends.
Enter our Bubbly Xmas Macedon Ranges 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 Xmas giveaway valued at $580 now!
PS. Check out our Clever Xmas Gift Guide to the Macedon Ranges
Make sure to check out our splendid gift guide for a Macedon Ranges style Christmas. It features clever ideas for Xmas gifts, with many treats unique to the region. Take the stress out of shopping in crowded malls and trying to find a park with thousands of other cars. Head to the Macedon Ranges for all your Christmas needs – from gifts to fresh Xmas trees, Santa photos and gourmet goodies!