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Mount Macedon Wine Tour
Visit to three wineries
Depart at 8.30am as we head to Paramoor winery for our first wine tasting at Paramoor Winery, which was established in 2005 by Will Fraser, and is already one of the most popular and awarded wineries in the Macedon Ranges, maintaining a 5 star status in James Halliday’s 2014 Wine Companion. A boutique operation, Paramoor Winery is not about mass production. Quality always comes before quantity – and there is quality in everything the winery does. From the meticulous selection of grapes for Paramoor’s wine.
We shall visit Hanging Rock winery originally made its name with sparkling wines and the Sparkling Macedon is still winning awards and creating smiles with every cork popped. Pinot Noir thrives in the cool climate at Macedon, making a svelte red, while a perfect patch at Heathcote provides grapes for a full-bodied Shiraz. Hanging Rock makes a wide range of white wines including Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Andrew at cellar door is your friendly guide to vintages new and old
Soon after the 2nd winery visit we shall have a nice BBQ Lunch prepared by Harrison at Hanging Rock picnic Area while all guest try to climb the Rock before Lunch (chicken wing, sausages, pork chops & prawn, bread and salads) well lined stomas before our next winery visit.
We visit our last winery of the day Granite Hill winery. Its plantings are the oldest in the Macedon Ranges region. The Estate vineyard comprises 12 hectares of vines – 3 hectares each of Riesling and Shiraz, 2 hectares each of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, One hectare of Pinot Noir, and an additional hectare made up of smaller plantings of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
We depart the wine region of Mount Macedon and head back to Melbourne around 17.30
Wine tasting fee included.
Lunch at own expense