Stimulate the senses and reconnect with the land in a region that takes the concept of paddock to plate dining to another level. Sample seasonal dishes, fill your basket at local farmgates and markets, and enjoy myriad wine offerings at cellar doors and hatted restaurants.

In high demand

Journey to Daylesford, where the enduring presence of the Lake House has ensured a long legacy as the gourmet heart of the region. The nearby townships of Kyneton, Trentham, Hepburn Springs, and Woodend are snapping at its heels, with Fook Shing, Midnight Starling, Du Fermier and The Cosmopolitan all worth a reservation.

Vineyards, pot stills and farm gates

Cruise down country lanes to small but internationally recognised family vineyards for a glass, bottle, or case of world-beating wines. Keep the adventure rolling with a tipple at one of the growing number of craft breweries and distilleries dotted around the region.

Appetite sated, time to hit the local farmers' markets and provedores before heading home. Load up the boot with everything from gourmet chutneys, cheeses and jams to organic fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs and high quality local meats.


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