Laneways of Lancefield Wine Adventure

Four wineries and a tapestry of dirt roads. ‘Undiscover’ the less-explored wine-growing region of Lancefield. You can even do day one by bike.

 

Parkside Winery Estate | Lancefield

Begin your wine tasting adventure

This itinerary can be enjoyed as an overnight stay or shortened to a day trip.

Kick off the morning with a pastry and coffee from the Lancefield Bakery, then head off on your wine tasting adventure in the country (if the Lancefield Farmers Markets are on when you’re visiting make sure to drop by).

Drive through rolling farmland dotted with chilled out cows and happy sheep to arrive at your first cellar door tasting at Parkside Winery and Farm*

Their inviting cellar door is housed inside a lovingly restored Clydesdale horse stable, adjacent to the historical Parkside homestead circa 1890.

On arrival, you will be welcomed by owners and winemakers Darryl and Jenny Ward. Specialising in Sparkling and cool climate wines, all the wines you can taste at Parkside are grown, handpicked and vinified on the property using minimal intervention and traditional techniques. Gourmet stone baked pizzas are also available if you are feeling a bit peckish!

Parkside is also a working farm so you can include in your visit a chat to the resident cows and horses that roam in the paddocks around the Cellar Door.

Opening hours

Parkside Winery: From 12 noon to 5.00pm weekends and public holidays. Closed over winter. Replace with Cleveland Winery if closed (open weekends from 11am).

Tip: If you enjoy bike riding, consider cycling less than 5km from the village of Lancefield to Parkside. You can then loop your way back to Lancefield via Curly Flat Vineyard.

Curly Flat Vineyard | Lancefield

A wine tasting for serious wine connoisseurs

A scenic drive through more rolling farmland brings you to Curly Flat Vineyard. This is the location for many an exclusive lunch event in collaboration with top chefs such as Frank Camorra, Andrew McConnell and Ian Curley.

This small, estate-based vineyard and winery is as pretty as a picture. And its wines are renowned. Winemaker Matt Harrop and owner Jenni Kolkka are committed to producing perfection.

They produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay White Pinot and Sparkling.

Opening hours

Friday to Monday and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day) from 12 – 5pm

They encourage visitors on other days, but please call ahead of time to confirm someone will be available to see you.

Tip: If staying the night at Cleveland Winery Resort, make sure to drop by their underground wine cellar for more wine tasting! Or book a small group wine tour of the area with Lancefield Lodge Wine Tours and forget about driving.

Lyons Will Estate | Lancefield

A winery where everything is done by hand

After a lazy morning exploring Lancefield village, head off on a scenic drive to award-winning Lyons Will Estate.

This artisan winery specializes in award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Riesling. The hallmark of Lyons Will Estate is its hands on, family owned approach. All vines are hand pruned, hand groomed and hand-picked, ensuring the best quality possible from budburst to the final bottle.

And to celebrate ten years into their journey, Lyons Will Estate have taken the plunge and have invested in a new cellar door space, which is truly a reflection of their terroir. Perched on the side of the Cobaw State Forest, the cellar door encompasses 180 degree views of their estate along with a stunning elevated view of the ranges as breathtaking backdrop. Contemporary and sophisticated, it is a must-see when visiting the Macedon Ranges.

Feeling peckish? Lyons Will Estate provides cheese and charcuterie boards.

Opening hours

Open Friday to Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Winner – 2022 Victorian Wine Show Best Small Producer
Winner – Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Cellar Door Awards 2022 Best Tasting Experience
​2021 Star Cellar Door
2020 Best Small Cellar Door

Wine Tasting Here
Double Oaks Estate | Lancefield

Homemade pies and wine for lunch

Double Oak Estate Double Oaks Estate is a boutique cool-climate winery and truffle plantation located in the Macedon Ranges and the next stop on our Laneways of Lancefield adventure!

With a bevy of amazing festival events including live music every Sunday in April, special harvest tastings, Lebanese pie and wine flight and Wine and Clay Day with Lebanese Feast this is a stop not to be missed!

The lovely family behind Double Oaks Estate have Lebanese heritage and offer Middle Eastern cuisine to enjoy at the cellar door with their beautiful hand crafted wines.

Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 5pm

Wine Tasting Here
Cleveland Winery | Lancefield

An Underground Cellar Door

With a beautiful underground Cellar Door and luxury accommodation onsite, this is the perfect place to end your Laneways of Lancefield adventure.

Whether you prefer a full-bodied Shiraz, a chilled Chardonnay or a sparkling Pinot Noir, Cleveland Winery’s underground Cellar stocks a wide selection that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Cleveland Winery’s Cellar is a unique experience and the perfect place to wind-down in the Lancefield countryside.

Opening hours

Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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