The Macedon Ranges is mainland Australia's highest, coldest and premium cool climate wine growing region having the latest vintage to occur anywhere in Australia. The coldest sites produce some of the finest sparkling and award winning wines of Australia along with premium chardonnay and pinot noir table wines.
The northern part of the region proudly claims to be the birthplace of Australian peppery shiraz and also produces outstanding riesling and the rare Italian grape variety Lagrein.
While it borders the famous Daylesford and Hepburn Spa region offering wines from rich volcanic soils in the west to contrasting granitic loams and warmer temperatures known to the Great Dividing Range to the north, Macedon Ranges is the road less travelled with more than 40 boutique wineries to explore plus the finest regional produce from local markets through to some of Melbourne's best restaurants and trendy cafes such as Annie Smithers in Kyneton, The Lake House in Daylesford and Sault Restaurant in Sailors Falls.
You cannot and will not find this experience elsewhere!
Just north of Lancefield is the famous Burke and Wills track so etched in Australian history that saw these famous early explorers perish on their ill-fated journey north to Darwin.
Also, the Joan Lindsay novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, later portrayed in the film version which was directed by Australian Peter Weir, is a must see Melbourne attraction. It is also famous for its annual picnic race days on New Years Day and Australia Day Celebrations.
Mike's Wine Tours' Macedon Ranges Winery Tour is the ultimate wine tour for a Melbourne day tour or for the beginner, wine enthusiast or wine connoisseur. It's also the ideal choice for those who simply appreciate an enjoyable day out or special occasion tour.
Online Bookings close at 7-30pm the night before the tour however phone bookings can be made from 8-00am on the morning of the tour until departure!