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, wine, craft beer, gin and cider.
Its fertile volcanic soil and distinct seasons provide perfect conditions for small artisan farms. Much of this local produce finds its way onto menus in restaurants, pubs and providores across the region.
Whether you’re looking for a gastronomic experience, cracking good pies, a smooth Pinot or the best ice-cream in Victoria – the Macedon Ranges serves up fresh, local deliciousness in spades.
See our business directory below for a guide to places to eat and drink in the Macedon Ranges.
Restaurants, pubs and bars
The region is well-known for its foodie scene, with delicious places to dine in all nine villages of the Macedon Ranges. From wineries to country pubs, cosy cafes to Chef Hat-awarded restaurants – the choice is endless.
Wine, spirits and craft brews
There are over 27 cellar doors you can visit in the Macedon Ranges. In most instances, you will be meeting with the actual winemaker when tasting their small-batch, high-quality cool climate wines.
The Macedon Ranges is also rapidly becoming known for its award-winning artisan gin, craft brews and ciders.
Cafes, bakeries and ice creameries
It’s not all about fine dining in the Macedon Ranges. There is an abundance of cosy cafes, award-winning bakeries and ice creameries to die for. Whether you’re meeting friends for brunch or looking for a rustic country pie – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Cellar door dining
Although most cellar doors in the Macedon Ranges offer a range of cheese and antipasti platters, there are a handful of cellar door restaurants you can plan a visit around.
Planning a picnic? Stock up on picnic supplies from our amazing providores. Or pre-order one from local companies that will put together a picnic hamper just for you.
The Macedon Ranges offers a variety of cooking schools across the region, each with their own unique themes and specialties.
Each weekend in the Macedon Ranges you’ll find an authentic country farmers market showcasing the very best local produce.
Throughout the year discover a bevy of food and beverage events and workshops. From truffle and wine pairing at a vineyard to long and slow barbecues at a cidery in the sticks. You could easily fill your social calendar with Macedon Ranges events designed for enthusiastic foodies.