Macedon Ranges

The Macedon ranges were made famous in the Australian movie “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. Today visitors flock here to climb this honeycombed monolith and attend the annual races held at its base.

Map - Macedon Ranges wine region VictoriaLocation and drive-time

Located 60 kilometres north east of Melbourne, the Macedon ranges are a 90-minute drive away by Rolls Royce, or another car from our luxury range.

Wine styles

The Macedon ranges region is a relatively new winemaking area for Victoria, established in the early 1970s. It is already producing award-winning wines and offers elegant sparkling whites, whites, Pinots and Shiraz.

Landscape and climate

The magnificent European style gardens on Mount Macedon present a stunning autumn display and provide a lush cool retreat in the heat of summer.

Old stone building Macedon Ranges wine region VictoriaGranitic sands predominate on the slopes of the ranges, with deep loams in the valleys. Macedon's cool climate is influenced by its distance from the sea and its elevation.

Example Wine Tour Itinerary

This itinerary may be varied to suit your interests.

  • Leave the Melbourne CBD at 9:30am
  • Visit a magnificent garden or 2 wineries
  • Lunch at a fine country eatery
  • Visit 3 wineries in the afternoon
  • Return to Melbourne at around 5.30 pm.

Restaurants, accommodation and other ideas

Wine Barrells  Macedon Ranges wine region VictoriaThe warm hospitality of old style bed and breakfast establishments is a feature of this wine region, along with some very fine food establishments in Macedon and Woodend.

The selection of a venue for lunch can greatly enhance your wine experience by, offering you the opportunity to taste the wines of the region matched to fine food. We are able to advise you on establishments where regional wines are well represented on the wine lists, staff are able to guide your wine selection to match your food and, wines can be ordered by the glass allowing you to experience a more than one wine with your lunch.

There are Bush walks through native forests, climbing challenges on Hanging Rock and the National Collection of Australian Children’s Books to visit at Dromkeen in Riddles Creek.

For a two-day experience you may enjoy an overnight stay at one of the lovely Manor houses or retreats in Woodend or Macedon and spend a day in the Heathcote or Bendigo wine region.

Macedon Ranges wine region VictoriaDining overlooking water Macedon Ranges wine region Victoria

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