Budburst Wine Festival
Macedon Ranges winemakers will return this spring with a reinvigorated version of the much-loved Budburst Wine Festival.
Budburst is a once-a-year opportunity to come behind the vines and meet the family owned and small batch makers that shape mainland Australia’s coolest wine region. Across the weekend, more than 30 Macedon Ranges winemakers will open their wineries and cellar doors from 10am to 5pm for unlimited tastings along with curated food menus championing local produce, art shows, sculptor walks and live music.
For the first time, Budburst will roll out over three days with an expanded program kicking off on Friday 18 November with the inaugural Budburst Blooms.
Between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, celebrate the festival opening asBudburst Blooms brings pop-up cellar doors from wineries off the beaten path to three hubs across the region. Budburst Blooms offers the chance to speak directly with some of Macedon Ranges’ more artisanal winemakers while enjoying tastings paired with local food.
The three Budburst Blooms hubs are:
● Lancefield Lodge in Lancefield
● Victoria Hotel in Woodend
● Piper Street Wine Company in Kyneton
Come the weekend, choose to travel independently around Macedon Ranges’ winding country roads and picturesque mountain ranges or aboard a Budburst Hoppa bus and visit up to five wineries on two dedicated
The Lancefield Hoppa Loop is a Budburst cornerstone that departs Woodend Train Station before weaving its way around wineries in Romsey, Hesket, Newham and Lancefield.
Across the weekend, two festival hubs will be set up at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham and The Kyneton Hotel in Kyneton featuring a line-up of wineries who don’t have cellar doors, offering the chance to discover something new.
Budburst festival tickets start from $30 (Budburst Blooms only) with ticket packages for across the weekend:
● Budburst Sampler: $59 (1 day festival ticket and complimentary access to Budburst Blooms)
● Budburst Weekend Wanderer: $95 (2 day festival ticket and complimentary access to Budburst Blooms)
Each ticket includes a tasting glass to keep, festival passport, $20 voucher to be spent at participating cellar doors and a Budburst food and wine deal that can be redeemed at venues throughout the region. A Hoppa bus ticket is $50 per person per day and is only available to purchase online prior to the festival.
Festival tickets are available now with Hoppa bus tickets on sale from 1 October. For more information and to book tickets, visit budburst.com