Macedon Ranges – Finally!

It was such a delight to host a classy tour to the Macedon Ranges –  after a 2 years! The long absence  was not of my choosing. due to our Covid restrictions it has been difficult to conduct tours to this wonderful region.

Botanica Tasting – Macedon Ranges
Inside the rustic tasting room at Paramoor Winery

It is well worth pointing out –  that this is the coolest grape growing region on the Australian mainland. This is due the very high altitude ( 500 – 600 metres), and the the continental inland location.

After collecting the ladies in St Kilda, we headed to our first cool climate destination – Paramoor Winery. With a wood heater cranked well up – the tasting was cosy and expansive.


It was exciting to visit a new cellar door for Perfect Day Tours – Botanica Estate Vineyard.

In the delightful gardens at Botanica Estate Vineyard

The ladies enjoyed a seated tasting of excellent wines, before exploring the delightful gardens on the Estate.

The newly extended tasting area / cellar door at Hesket Estate.

With panoramic views of Hanging Rock and the Macedon Ranges,the ladies enjoyed  a delicious 2 course lunch at the stunning Wine Collective –   Macedon Wine Room.

We then headed to one of my favorite destinations in the Macedon Ranges – Hesket Estate. Due to their increasing popularity, Hesket have extended their tasting area. there is now much more room inside the cellar door. Very important when you are in Romsey – the coolest climate on the Australian mainland.

The ladies enjoyed a relaxed tasting at Hesket before we jumped back on the bus for our return to Melbourne.

As the 2013 Hesket Estate Pinot Noir was on a super special – I could not help myself from buying a 6 pack. Having enjoyed one of the bottles already – I made a very good decision.

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