Spring Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail
High five spring with four marvellous, dog friendly Macedon Ranges cellar doors specialising in sparkling wine. Just a taste of the delectable bubbles produced in the region…
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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.
** Update: Parkside Winery closes over winter. You can replace this cellar door with a visit to Cleveland Winery’s underground cellar instead, which also has an on-site restaurant if you want to stay for lunch **
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 Estate.
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. All the wines you can taste at Parkside are grown, handpicked and vinified on the property using minimal intervention and traditional techniques.
Parkside is also a working farm so you can include in your visit a chat to the resident sheep and cows and feed carrots to the horses that roam in the paddocks around the Cellar Door.
Parkside Winery: From 11.30am weekends and public holidays. Closed over winter (reopens in October 2021).
Cleveland Estate: 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.
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.
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!
After a lazy morning exploring Lancefield village, head off on a scenic drive to Lyons Will Estate.
Established in 1996, this artisan winery specializes in award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Riesling. The hallmark to Lyons Will is its hands on, family owned approach. All vines are hand pruned, hand groomed and hand-picked, ensuring the best quality possible from bud-burst to the final bottle.
Feeling peckish? Lyons Will Estate provides cheese and charcuterie boards.
Open by appointment or on the 2nd and 4th weekend of the month from 11am-5pm.
Double Oaks Estate winery and truffle plantation is the last stop on your Laneways of Lancefield adventure.
This laid-back winery is also the home to delicious wines and delicious pies.
They are pros at the slow-cooked American-style barbecue meats and make their own range of pies to enjoy with a wine tasting at their Cellar Door.
The perfect way to end your adventure in the Lancefield countryside.
Double Oaks are always open to serve you, but it’s recommended to confirm first to check their cellar door hours on the day. Give Kirsty or Travis a call on 0433 762 629.