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Wineries & Vineyards in the Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges has the coolest grape-growing climate of any wine region on the mainland, with more than 40 vineyards located between 350m and 700m above sea level.

The small quantities of exceptionally high quality wines we produce reflect our climate and topography.

There is a diversity, but the predominant characters are a natural lively acidity and steely backbone; fine, intense but delicate fruit characters and soft tannins in the red wines. The balance of alcohol, acidity and fruit provide complexity and longevity, and make our wines a superb match for a wide range of food.

The native ‘Macedon Sparkling’ variety – made to an agreed style using only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Macedon Ranges – is famed in our region but Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and peppery cold climate Shiraz are also produced. Recent plantings of Nebbiolo, Lagrein, Pinot Gris and Prosecco reflect our region’s Swiss-Italian heritage.

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Macedon Ranges wines are widely awarded and celebrated. Curly Flat and Hanging Rock Winery both achieved 5 star ‘Exceptional’ status for their wines in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, and Gisborne Peak Winery achieved 4 stars. Granite Hills, perched atop spectacular boulder strewn hills of Baynton, has amassed more than 400 awards at Australian and international wine shows.

The Macedon Ranges is one of the few regions in Australia where the wineries & vineyards are owned and operated almost exclusively as small family concerns. Chances are it will be the winemaker pouring your tasting at the cellar door.

Take it as read that you can add an epicurean edge to your wine experience. At Gisborne Peak you can sit on a deck with views of the vines or next to a fire with hot pizza or prawns. At Paramoor Winery you can pre-order a Vigneron’s Platter to eat in a charming heritage barn converted from old stables.

Better still, put a picnic hamper together with local produce and throw a rug down at one of the many natural attractions you will pass on the way to and from our wineries or at the winery itself.

The Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival on 16 and 18 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. Find out more here.

 

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3 Little Pigs

3 Little Pigs serves breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, daily specials…

5 Kings Cafe

5 Kings Cafe open 7 days from 6.00am weekdays and…

Banks Fine Wine

Banks Fine Wine is a small, family owned, independent fine…

Baringo Food & Wine Co.

Baringo is a regional food and wine haven located at…

Birthday Villa

  Birthday Villa is a boutique vineyard situated in Malmsbury…

Canteena

Canteena is an exciting addition to the Gisborne café scene.…

Cellarbrations @ Gisborne

Cellarbrations Stores are all Independently owned. We pride ourselves on…

Cleveland Winery – Restaurant

The Carriagehouse Restaurant resides within Grange Cleveland Winery, overlooking the…

Cleveland Winery Underground Cellar Wine Hub

Our unique Underground Cellar/Wine Hub is a new addition to…

Cloud 9 Farm

Here at Cloud 9 Farm we want you to sit…

Cloud 9 Farm

Here at Cloud 9 Farm we want you to sit…

colenso

Colenso is savvy, warm hearted and detailed.  The restaurant has…

Gisborne Peak Winery

For a relaxing afternoon with family and friends, visit Gisborne…

Glen Erin at Lancefield

Nestled in undulating countryside near Lancefield, less than an hour’s…

Granite Hills

Granite Hills Estate vineyard comprises of approximately twelve hectares of vines…

Hamster

Hamster is a lovely little vegetarian cafe in the heart…

Hanging Rock Winery

The Hanging Rock Winery is located 3km from the iconic…

Hesket Estate

Located in the village of Hesket, the vineyard at Hesket…

Holgate Brewhouse

Since 1999, Holgate Brewhouse has been producing genuine craft beer…

Hunter-Gatherer Vintners

Visit the Hunter-Gatherer cellar door to taste our range of…

Ida Red Macedon

Ida Red specialises in hand crafted, sour dough, wood fire…

Jed

Bringing some inner city Melbourne to Gisborne, Jed is a…

Kyneton Ridge Estate

Kyneton Ridge has more award winning wines than ever before,…

La Bonta Kyneton

La Bonta – the goodness, the bounty, the plentiful. La…

Lancefield Bakery

The history of our bakery is extremely rich. We bake…

Lanes End Vineyard

Lanes End Vineyard is situated on the South Eastern foothills…

Lyons Will Estate

Exactly one hour north of Melbourne, Lyons Will Estate is…

Macedon Railway Hotel

Welcome to historic Macedon Railway Hotel.  Located in the heart…

Macedon Wine Room

Owner and chef Steven Gerdes, a Macedon Ranges local since…

Maloa House Gourmet Delights

Located right in the centre of Woodend's main shopping strip…

Midhill Vineyard at Romsey

Midhill Vineyard at Romsey produces medal winning Sparkling Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer,…

Moto Bean Coffee Roasters

Fancy a latte by the Norton? Or how about breakfast…

Mount Charlie Winery

A small boutique winery making small parcels of outstanding wines…

Mount Macedon Hotel

Set in one of Victoria's most picturesque areas, the Historical…

Mount Macedon Trading Post

The Mt Macedon Trading Post is the hub of the…

Mount Macedon Winery

In the heart of Macedon Ranges less than an hour…

Mount Towrong Vineyard

Mount Towrong Vineyard is a small family owned and operated…

My Thai Restaurant

Family owned restaurant with a traditional Thai setting for you…

Old Railway Station Cafe

What is a Railway Station without refreshment rooms? Unthinkable, that's…

Paramoor Winery

Paramoor Winery was established in 2005 and is one of…

Paramoor Winery

A boutique operation, Paramoor Winery is not about mass production.…

Parkside Winery Estate

Parkside Winery Estate is a family-owned, boutique winery located between…

Paysanne

Enjoy Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch - Thursday - Monday from…

Piper St Food Co – Cooking School

Our popular cooking classes are based on traditional methods and…

Piper St Food Co – Shop

Our little shop at 89A Piper St, Kyneton is overflowing…

RED Wine Bar & Bistro

At Red we focus on creating an inviting and casual…

Rowanston on the Track Winery

Visit Rowanston for great wines, a chat with the winemaker…

Taybe Lebanese Restaurant

Come and enjoy a home cooked Lebanese feast on the…

The Baytree Coffee Shop

The Baytree Coffee Shop is a family owned boutique licenced…

The Flying Pigeon Restaurant and Bar

The Flying Pigeon is a Fusion Asian Restaurant & Bar…

The Parkland Kyneton

The Parkland Kyneton is a stylish dining space with inviting…

Top of the Range Tea Rooms

Premier tourist café at the stunning summit of Macedon Regional…

Tylden General Store

Tylden General Store is a traditional 'store with the lot'.…

Verdure Bistro

Situated in the south-east gateway to the Macedon Ranges, in…

Victoria Hotel Woodend

The Victoria Hotel Woodend Open 7 days for lunch, dinner…

Villa Pileggi Olive Oil – Cafe

Villa Pileggi Olive Oil Australian Certified Organic and Australian Certified Extra…

Wombat Forest Vineyard

Wombat Forest winery is surprise package nestled in the Wombat…

Woodend Wine Store & The Cravat Club

Welcome to the Woodend Wine Store & The Cravat Club…
Background Photo: Curly Flat Winery, Lancefield