The Pinot Trail

You could spend days sampling all the delicious Pinot grown and produced in the Macedon Ranges. Here’s a short and sweet half day Pinot Trail to give you a taste of what to expect (and keep you coming back for more).

The Pinot Trail

You could spend days sampling all the delicious Pinot grown and produced in the Macedon Ranges. Here’s a short and sweet half day Pinot Trail to give you a taste of what to expect (and keep you coming back for more).

Hanging Rock Winery | Newham

Pinot with a view

Start off with a hearty brekkie or coffee in the village of Woodend, then get ready for a Pinot Noir party across three cellar doors.

Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 and is located not far from the iconic Hanging Rock. The views to the Rock from this winery are simply stunning.

Make sure to taste their delicious 2020 Jim Jim Pinot Noir and 2021 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir and allow time to view the annual Art in Vines sculpture exhibition. The winery is also very well known for award-winning sparkling wines.

Cellar door open seven days a week.

Mount Monument Winery | Romsey

Pinot and sculptures

Next drive the rolling hills to Mount Monument, a single vineyard that sits at the base of a mamelon formed 6.25 million years ago. It offers an unspoiled environment in which to produce long-lived complex wines.

Enjoy an exquisite cool-climate Pinot Noir before taking a stroll to explore the amazing sculptures.

Reservations are recommended before attending the property for both cellar door and sculptures, however walk-ins are welcome.

Opening hours:

Friday t0 Sunday 11am-4pm

 

Hesket Estate | Hesket

Travel to the heart of Hesket

A very picturesque drive through the countryside brings you to Hesket Estate.

Their rustic cellar door experience includes three delicious Pinot Noir’s to taste – their 2016 and 2018 Hesket Estate Pinot Noirs and 2018 Pinot Noir Jinjella.

Hesket Estate’s vineyard produces outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Reisling, while grapes are sourced from the local Straws Lane vineyard to produce their Sparkling Blanc de Noir and Gewürztraminer. An elegant Heathcote Shiraz is also available.

Hesket Estate is open on weekends or by appointment and also has on-site accommodation in their historic Spud Diggers Hut perfect for a couple.

Mount Macedon Winery | Mt Macedon

Pinot Noir, lunch and fresh mountain air

Make your way up the mountain to the wonderful Mount Macedon Winery. Enjoy lunch in their restaurant along with more delicious Pinot Noir at their cellar door.

Breathe in the fresh, pine-scented mountain air and start planning your next wine tasting adventure in the Macedon Ranges.

There’s over 27 cellar doors to explore and a lot more Pinot to taste!

Mount Macedon Winery is open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and Friday to Saturday for dinner. Restaurant bookings essential.

Their cellar door will be open 11:30am – 2:30pm on weekends and public holidays during the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival.

At other times during the year, the cellar door may be closed to the public in the event of weddings and private functions. Please be sure to call on 03 5427 4172 prior to the day of your visit to make a reservation or to ensure the MMW grounds are open.

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