The wild heart of Victoria’s highlands is just waiting to be discovered. Sample distinctive cool-spiced shiraz, meet pioneering winemakers, explore spectacular national parks and say hello to native wildlife.

The naturally rugged and diverse Shiraz Central region stretches from the north west of Melbourne and is home to a distinct cool-spiced Australian shiraz. Just a short drive from the city are the rolling hills of the Macedon Ranges or Heathcote – from there, explore onwards to the Grampians or Pyrenees regions or the areas around the gold-rush cities of Bendigo and Ballarat. Here, visitors experience surprising cellar doors, uncover classic Australian bush landscapes, witness kangaroos in their natural surrounds or share a yarn with pioneering winemakers who aren’t afraid to do it their way.

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