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Spring Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail

High five spring with five marvellous Macedon Ranges cellar doors specialising in sparkling wine.

Spring Sparkling Wine Lovers Trail

High five spring with five marvellous Macedon Ranges cellar doors specialising in sparkling wine.

Zig Zag Winery | Malmsbury

Zig zag your way to Zig Zag Winery

After a wholesome brunch at one of the many amazing cafes in Kyneton, head north west along country roads that cut through lush green farmland fenced with original dry stone walls.

Your spring sparkling wine trail officially begins near the historic village of Malmsbury, at the warm and 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 result in a wonderful Sparkling Shiraz.

The cellar door also offers beautiful views of their vineyard and a super relaxed vibe. Owners Henry and Harriet Churchill even encourage visitors to bring their own makeshift picnic.

Cellar door hours…

Open Thursday to Monday between 10-5pm.

On the way…

You might want to drop by the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens for a wee stroll among the daffodils. A gaggle of friendly geese will keep you company while you drink in the view of the magnificent bluestone viaduct bridge completed in 1862.

Hunter-Gatherer | Pipers Creek

Meander to Hunter-Gatherer

The second cellar door on your sparkling wine trail is another family-owned vineyard, unlike anything you would find in the more ‘well-known’ Victorian wine regions.

Heading back through Kyneton, you’ll drive a further 10 minutes through peaceful farmland to reach the popular Hunter-Gatherer cellar door.

Owner and winemaker Brian Martin has been making wine in the Macedon Ranges for the past 14 years, with specific experience in traditional method sparkling wines.

Brian and his wife Roslyn raise three kids on their farm while growing and making a variety of superb wines, including Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay and Sparkling Shiraz.

Cellar door hours…

Open every weekend Saturday and Sunday between 12-5pm. Grazing platters are also available.

Wine Tasting Here
Curly Flat Vineyard | Lancefield

Explore the laneways of Lancefield

The drive alone from Hunter-Gatherer to the rural landscapes of Lancefield is one of the stand outs of this Macedon Ranges wine adventure.

And if that isn’t enough to convince you, Curly Flat’s ‘Star Cellar Door’ accolade by Gourmet Traveller Wine’s 2018 Best Cellar Door Awards should be enough to hightail it there.

The ‘Curly Flat Macedon’ is a unique, cool climate sparkling made up of equal parts Pinor Noir and Chardonnay. It’s just one of the many wines available for tasting at this multi-award winning winery.

Cellar door hours…

Open every weekend Saturday and Sunday between 12-5pm

Wine Tasting Here
Parkside Winery Estate | Lancefield

Reward yourself with medal winning wines

Parkside Winery Estate is located only three minutes’ drive from Curly Flat Vineyard, making it an obvious choice for your sparkling wine trail adventure.

It is a warm and inviting cellar door, housed inside a lovingly restored Clydesdale horse stable located near the estate’s historic homestead built in 1890.

Their superb, cool climate sparkling wines regularly achieve awards at regional and national wine shows.

Cellar door hours…

Closed over winter but reopening on weekends from October (times will be available on their website).

Wine Tasting Here
Gisborne Peak Winery | Gisborne

Sparkling wine and wood-fired pizza

End a perfect day with a perfect pizza and glass of sparkling at Gisborne Peak Winery.

This is the ideal final stop if returning back to Melbourne and a fabulous location for a late lunch.

Wash down a delicious wood-fired pizza on their deck overlooking the vineyard, with a glass of estate grown 2015 Sparkling Pinot or Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot NV. Yum!

You can even choose to stay the night in their cottages if you’d prefer not to drive any further.

Cellar door hours…

The winery is open 7-days a week (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) and serves wood-fired pizzas daily.

Monday to Friday between 11-4pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between 11–5pm.

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