Winter Red Wine Lovers Trail

Discover our gem of a wine region on a winter red wine lovers trail from Malmsbury to Lancefield.

Winter Red Wine Lovers Trail

Discover our gem of a wine region on a winter red wine lovers trail from Malmsbury to Lancefield.

Zig Zag Winery | Malmsbury

Zig zag your way to Zig Zag Winery

Your winter red wine trail kicks off near the village of Malmsbury, at the friendly, family-owned Zig Zag Winery.

One of the oldest vineyards in the Macedon Ranges, Zig Zag’s rich, volcanic soil combined with hot days and cool nights, results in wonderful cool climate reds.

Henry and Harriet Churchill’s cellar door offers beautiful vineyard views to enjoy while wine tasting. It also has a super relaxed vibe where you can bring your own cheese platter or hot pot to set up a makeshift picnic. They’ll even have a fire going in their Ned Kelly Pot Belly to cosy up in front of – bliss!

Cellar Door Hours

Open Thursday to Monday between 10-5pm.

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Hunter-Gatherer Vintners | Pastoria East

Savour cool climate wines in a country homestead

The second leg of your winter red wine tasting trail takes you via Kyneton, to the rural landscapes of Pipers Creek.

Hunter-Gatherer Vintners is a true family affair. Their cellar door is part of an old homestead where Brian, his partner Rosalyn and their three young kids live.

Brian is an accomplished winemaker. He handcrafts the Hunter-Gatherer range of wines using old-world wine-making practices and the application of new-world knowledge.

Enjoy a grazing platter and taste Hunter-Gatherers’ range of superb quality vintages, including Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Sparkling Shiraz (they also produce Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay and Rose).

Cellar Door Hours

Open weekends only from 12-5pm.

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Curly Flat | Lancefield

Taste mighty fine Pinot Noir

The last leg in your winter red wine tasting trail ends at Curly Flat in Lancefield. Here, you can expect an informal but informed cellar door experience.

Rather than having dedicated cellar door staff, your experience will be guided by someone who works hands-on within Curly Flat.  This will present a slightly different viewpoint that is individual and insightful.

The Curly Flat vintage includes a selection of Pinot Noirs, in addition to Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparkling wine.

Cellar Door Hours 

  • Saturday and Sunday: 12-5 pm
  • Public Holidays: 12-5 pm (Closed Christmas Day)
  • Weekdays: By appointment only
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Lyons Will Estate | Lancefield

Squeeze in one more cellar door...

Have time to squeeze in one more wine tasting? Less than 15 minutes from Curly Flat is the popular Lyons Will Estate. Enjoy a Pinot Noir with a meat and cheese tasting plate to round off your winter red wine Macedon Ranges day  out!

Cellar Door Hours

  • Open on the fourth weekend of the every month (Saturday and Sunday) between 11-5pm, or by appointment.
  • Lyons Will are more than happy to welcome visitors on other days, but if you plan to pass by please call them on 0412681940 for an appointment.
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