MACEDON RANGES WINE TOUR

The Macedon Ranges, located within an hour’s drive from Melbourne, is renowned for its exquisite sparkling wines, sophisticated chardonnay, and prize-winning pinot noir. In addition to tasting some of the finest wines, visitors can also enjoy the stunning scenic views and visit charming family-owned boutique cellar doors.

Relax and enjoy a day touring the Macedon Ranges top vineyards, with the whole experience taken care of with one of our knowledgeable local hosts and drivers.

 

Visit the Macedon Ranges with us to discover how their talented winemakers turn a tough climate into superior wines. Here’s some of Macedon Ranges Vineyards we typically visit:

 

Mount Macedon Winery

The Macedon Ranges has a long and fascinating history, and the story of Mount Macedon Winery is no different. Located on the western slopes of Mount Macedon, with impressive views overlooking the Black Forest Valley, MMW sits at 680m above sea level, making it one of the highest-altitude wineries in Australia.

Mount Towrong Vineyard

Situated at 600 metres above sea level with direct views of Mount Macedon and Mount Towrong, this cool climate vineyard enjoys moderate seasonal rainfall. Terracing the vineyard has allowed us to maximise the use of the gentle slopes and by practising sustainable farming techniques, we have able to harvest high quality grapes with a low yield. Our Vineyard is farmed with the use of organic composts with no pesticides or herbicides used. Winter prunings are mulched back into the mid rows. All vines are cane pruned and grapes are handpicked.

Hanging Rock Winery

Their story begins in 1982, a time when no-one in Australia was making cool climate, traditional method, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sparkling wine. John and Ann loved champagne, especially the richer styles of Bollinger and Krug, so they decided this would be the pioneering wine they would pursue. Following extensive research, they decided to settle on the Macedon Ranges – arguably Australia’s coldest winemaking region. As fate would have it, the perfect block came up for sale; south facing, 650m elevation, steep gradient and beautiful views. The couple bought the bare block of land, know as ‘Jim Jim’ and got to work!

Lyon’s Will Estate 

Lyon’s Will Estate is a cool climate winery location in the Macedon Ranges. Our energy is completely focused on varientals that flourish with ease in this region, specialising in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Riesling. Family owned and with in grained European roots they intent to produce wine that ring true to this stunning and rare environment.    

Hunter Gatherer 

Handcrafted by Macedon Ranges based winemaker Brian Martin, the Hunter-Gatherer range of wines encompass ideals of a faithful expression of terroir. While he taps into his experience of sound technical winemaking techniques, the process remains largely “hands-off” to let the characteristics of the fruit shine. The signature Hunter-Gatherer range includes Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sangiovese and Sparkling Shiraz.

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The Macedon Ranges Wine Tour includes:

  • A visit to three vineyards
  • A wine tasting at each venue
  • Pick up & drop off from selected Melbourne areas
  • An experienced local guide and driver

Tour pricing starts from $139pp

Upgrade your experience with a gourmet lunch showcasing the regions best local produce for an additional $30pp

Coming from Geelong? Let us pick you up from the Port Phillip Ferry Terminal at Docklands. Return tickets can be booked for $35pp departing daily.

Please note that venues may change due to availability. Food is available at each venue.

Our tours runs from approximately 10.30am – 4.30pm.

 

Want more details? Keen to create your own personal itinerary? Contact us, we’re always happy to have a chat.

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