Spend quality, cool-climate wine time with perfect pinots and signature sparkling in the Macedon Ranges. Wander the best cellar doors for tastings and tours, and long afternoons al fresco with fizz or fireside with red. Feast on five-course meals, shoot the bries over house-made cheese and find tasting platters to match wine chatters.
Make the most of your wine time with our top five.
1. Lyons Will Estate
All vines at this family owned winery are hand pruned, hand groomed and hand-picked. Chat with one of the winemakers during a multiple award-winning tasting experience in an intimate and picturesque setting.
2. Attwoods Wines
Known for their cool climate, elegant pinot noir and chardonnay, Attwoods Wines make European style, food-focused wines. Their limited releases can be found in some of Australia's top fine dining restaurants.
3. Hanging Rock Winery
Take it all in, rock, stock and barrel. Sample the signature Macedon sparkling and pinot with stunning views of Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon.
4. Mount Towrong Vineyard
Enjoy rustic Italian food at this small family owned vineyard with sweeping views across vines and valleys. Pair the hearty homestyle cooking with classic Italian varieties and exciting blends made with low intervention and 100% vegan friendly.
5. Captains Creek Organic Wines
Pull up a chair on the verandah to relax in summer overlooking the vines and countryside, or beside a roaring open fire in winter. As well as handcrafted organic wines, you'll find a method champenoise sparkling apple cider and two farmhouse style apple ciders.
Side trip: Daylesford Cider Company
Take a short, sweet side trip to sample traditional-style ciders made from heritage estate-grown apples. Swill still and sparkling ciders all year round; warm up in winter with mulled cider by the open fire.