Kyneton Quaff

Just in time for the 2024 Autumn Festival, embark on the Kyneton Quaff! Discover a tantalising tipple-motivated exploration through picturesque Kyneton, with all venues within easy walking distance. Elevate your visit to a weekend escape to relish every sip along this captivating tipple trail.


Animus Distillery |

Crafted Cocktails and Award-Winning Gins

Begin your journey at Animus Distillery, an award-winning gin distillery and cocktail lounge on Piper Street. Sink into plush chesterfields and savour expertly crafted cocktails while the knowledgeable team guides you through the secrets of their exceptional gins. Don’t miss the opportunity to join their popular Gin Blending Masterclasses for a truly hands-on experience.

Snack Recommendation: Charcuterie board paired with a classic gin cocktail.

Open Thursdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 8pm.

Piper Street Wine Company |

Discover the Finest Regional Wines

Continue your exploration at Piper Street Wine Company, where a curated selection of regional wines awaits. Browse shelves adorned with fine wines from both well-known and obscure producers, and indulge in tastings that celebrate the essence of the Macedon Ranges.

Entree Recommendation: Pair your wine tasting with a selection of local cheeses.

Open Thursdays and Sundays from 11am to 9pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 11pm.

Botanik |

A Botanic-Inspired Cocktail Haven

Step into Botanik, nestled within an iconic historic pub on Piper Street, and be transported to a botanical-inspired cocktail bar. Experience innovative drinks crafted with precision and flair, accompanied by a tight bar menu that perfectly complements the vibrant atmosphere.

Dinner Recommendation: Enjoy Spanish-inspired tapas paired with creative cocktails.

Open daily from 10am to 7pm, with extended hours until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Miss M's Lounge |

Bespoke Cocktails and Spanish-Inspired Tapas

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of Miss M’s Lounge along the tipple trail, where a delightful blend of bespoke cocktails and Spanish-inspired tapas awaits. Whether you’re catching up with friends over pre-dinner drinks or indulging in a dining experience, Miss M’s guarantees an evening brimming with fantastic flavors and lively conversation.

As the proud recipient of the 2023 Golden Plate State Award for Cocktail Bar/Cellar Door, Miss M’s Lounge shines as a luxurious destination nestled in the heart of the Piper Street Precinct.

Dinner Recommendation: Dive into a selection of tapas dishes, perfect for sharing.

Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 10pm

The Kyneton Hotel |

A Timeless Pub Experience

Experience the warmth and hospitality of The Kyneton Hotel, a beloved meeting place since 1868. Enjoy restaurant-quality meals at pub prices, alongside an extensive drinks list featuring local wines and craft beers. With cozy fireplaces and a dog-friendly beer garden, The Kyneton Hotel invites you to unwind and savour the simple pleasures of country life.

Entree Recommendation: Try the Pot Pie of the Day, a comforting favourite.

Open daily from 12pm until late.

Musk Lane |

Lo-Fi Wines in a Unique Urban Setting

Discover Musk Lane, a hidden gem nestled down a laneway in the heart of Kyneton. Sample small-batch, lo-fi wines from Central Victorian vineyards, and immerse yourself in the relaxed ambiance of this urban winery, cellar door, and neighborhood wine bar.

Snack Recommendation: Indulge in olives, salami, and cheese.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 6pm

Donkey |

Southern Comfort Classics

Satisfy your cravings for timeless cocktails and authentic ‘southern-style’ comfort food at Donkey. From the greatest fried chicken to a perfectly crafted margarita, each bite and sip is a testament to passion and attention to detail.

Snack Recommendation: Treat yourself to Donkey’s famous fried chicken.

Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 7pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 5:00pm.

The Albion |

A Rustic Retreat with Local Flavors

Conclude your culinary journey at The Albion Hotel, a beloved fixture in Kyneton known for its casual charm and regional cuisine. With an array of pub classics featuring local produce, accompanied by a fine selection of local wines and craft beers, The Albion invites you to savour the essence of Macedon Ranges hospitality.

Dinner Recommendation: Indulge in the Beef and Mushroom Pie, a festival favourite.

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12pm to 9pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to late, and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm.

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