Eating and drinking in the Macedon Ranges
The rolling hills and valleys of the Macedon Ranges are a treasure trove filled with some of Victoria’s best food and wine.
This pristine environment, with its fertile volcanic soil and distinct seasons, provides the perfect canvas for the small artisan farms that have flourished in the region.
This sense of the passion and output from surrounding farmland is easy to see at local food stops, providores and gourmet larders throughout our region, and the roadside stalls on our country lanes. Every weekend in the Macedon Ranges you will find a market showcasing the very best local produce.
The Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival held in November offers guests a personalised experience tasting new and exclusive wines and learning first hand each wine and winemaker’s story. It is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hectic pace of spring and take a deep breath. Winemaking is a gentle process and this is a big weekend of gentle celebration. Take your time and taste the best wine and food that the Macedon Ranges has to offer. All the producer-families have a great story, all are characters and all are passionate about what they do.
The Macedon Ranges is undeniably a part of Australia’s leading foodie territory and home to many renowned cafes, restaurants, bakeries and pubs. Kyneton is celebrated for its fine-dining establishments, some of which are regular entrants in The Age’s Good Food Guide, and Woodend’s thriving cafe culture is making a similar impact on big-city critics. From Mount Macedon to Lancefield, Malmsbury to Gisborne, from a simple bakery treat or hearty pub meal right up to an intimate degustation menu, your tastebuds will be satisfied.
Our region is also famous for its barista-quality coffee, which can be savoured in locations perfect for watching the world go by, as well as the wines of distinction that emerge from our cold climate. Many of our vignerons are acknowledged as Australia’s best, receiving accolades for wines with unique, distinct and robust flavours.
For beer lovers, Holgate Brewhouse in Woodend is a must with its wide selection of authentic craft beers, brewery tours and fine cuisine in historic surrounds.