Wineries & Vineyards

Wine Tasting in the Macedon Ranges

Wine Tasting in the Macedon Ranges

Did you know there are 27 cellar doors regularly open in the Macedon Ranges to explore? Scroll to the end of this page for winery business listings to help plan a cellar door visit. You may also want to book a guided winery tour and avoid driving.

About Macedon Ranges Wine

Most of our producers are boutique and family-owned. As a result, visitors are offered a unique, personalised experience to learn firsthand from some of Victoria’s best artisans of wine.

A cellar door adventure in the Macedon Ranges usually means you’ll be talking directly with the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.

Watch this short video to get a feel for what a Macedon Ranges wine tasting experience is all about…

The Macedon Ranges Wine Region is located less than an hour from Melbourne. The region grows some of the finest cool climate grapes in the land, with vineyard altitudes in the region ranging from 300 to 800 metres above sea level.

It is an outstanding wine region, offering wines that are diverse, limited in quantity and exceptionally high in quality.

Mount Macedon Winery

Cool Climate Wine Tasting

There are over 21 grape varieties grown across the Macedon Ranges.

Popular varieties of the region are delicate sparkling wines, refined chardonnay and award winning pinot noir.

In vineyards surrounding Lancefield, Romsey and Trentham, delicate floral aromas can be found in the wine due to slow ripening during cool autumnal temperatures.

Moving beyond Kyneton toward the rocky outcrops to the Cobaws, more robust styles can be found with Shiraz and Cabernet.

Love a good bubbly? The native “Macedon Sparkling” is famed in the region. It’s made to an agreed style, using only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Macedon Ranges.

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What to Expect from Cool Climate Wines

Despite the varietal spread across the region, the Macedon Ranges’ cool climate has a unifying influence on the style of wines.

Firstly, our cool climate wines are more perfumed than their warmer region counterparts.

Secondly, they are usually in the light to medium bodied spectrum.

Finally, the natural acidity not only preserves the freshness of the wines, but increases the length of the palate and after taste.

Mount Towrong Vineyard

Design Your Own Wine Tasting Trail

Check out our cool seasonal wine tasting itineraries for ideas on where to go, such as our ‘Winter Red Wine Lovers’, ‘Laneways of Lancefield’ or ‘Spring Sparkling Wine’ routes.

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Parkside Winery Estate in Lancefield.

Food and Wine Tasting

Why not turn your wine tasting adventure into a mini epicurean soiree? Most cellar doors offer tasting plates, including Hanging Rock Winery, Lyons Will Estate, Hunter-Gatherer Vintners and Musk Lane Wine. Or bring your own picnic to Zig Zag Winery and settle in front of their fireplace.

Want to sit down to dine? Here are a few Macedon Ranges wineries that serve food along with wine tastings…

  • Cleveland Winery Estate’s Carriage House Restaurant menu covers everything from wood-fired pizzas for lunch to intimate dinners. They also have on-site accommodation to make a weekend of it. Bookings essential.
  • Gisborne Peak Winery offers an outdoor deck with views of the vines, or relax next to a cozy fire with hot pizza or prawns. Stay in their eco-cottages for a wine getaway close to Melbourne.
  • Kyneton Ridge Estate has an on-site restaurant (indoor and outdoor) serving wholesome, homestyle meals such as warming soups in winter.
  • Mount Monument Cellar Door & Sculpture Park offers a delicious cellar door menu featuring local produce paired with a wine tasting. Must be pre-booked in advance.
  • Mount Towrong Winery in Mount Macedon offers popular Italian-style fare and Italian-style wine varietals. Open weekends only. Bookings to dine are essential.
  • Mount Macedon Winery serves delicious meals with locally sourced ingredients. They also offer picnic baskets to enjoy on their beautiful lawns. Open Thursday to Sunday from 11.30 to 4.30pm.  Bookings essential.
  • Parkside Winery & Farm offers gourmet stone baked pizzas and artisan cheese platters from Long Paddock Cheese at Castlemaine.
  • Wombat Forest Vineyard and Winery offer seasonal platters at the cellar door sourced from local produce and their on-site vegetable garden.
  • Mount Towrong Winery

    Mount Towrong Winery in Mount Macedon

Dog friendly cellar doors

Many cellar doors in the Macedon Ranges are dog friendly.

See our dog friendly cellar door guide to plan a wine-tasting trip with your furry bestie.

Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival

The Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival in November offers guests a personalised experience tasting new and exclusive wines and learning first hand each wine and winemaker’s story.

Keep up-to-date with the latest festival announcements here.

Interesting local yarns

Mount Macedon visitor podcast

Download the Storytowns app and listen to this fascinating short podcast about Mount Macedon.

Eat & Drink in the Macedon Ranges
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