When one thinks of wine, the mind usually wanders to Victoria’s Yarra Valley, though anyone willing to look past the glitz and glamour of the famed region will quickly come across the likes of the Macedon Ranges—its cool climate makes for several unique varietals akin to Rhone Valley in France, and the producers are set to celebrate that with a Cellar Door Festival running for three whole weeks.
It all kicks off from Saturday 9 January, with cellar doors across the region hosting various events up until the end of the month. Kicking things off for the first weekend is Mount Towrong Vineyard with a series of live gigs, grazing and a focus on prosecco, while just around the bend will see Double Oaks Winery throw an American-style barbecue complete with paired wines from their latest release on Sunday 10 January.
Further highlights include a full day of Pinot Noir at Lyons Will midway through the festival, a Champagne Masterclass with Bibendum Wines at Botanica Estate, and Chardonnay & Oysters at Glenlyon Winery—no doubt a festival highlight which does exactly what it says it does on the label.
That’s not all, though, and anyone with a spare three weeks up their sleeve, or a weekend, should explore Summertime Fling Cellar Door Festival program to its fullest here.
Once you’re done in the Macedon Ranges, check out everything the Heathcote Wine Region has to offer.
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