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Published May 30th 2015
Family 'staycation', bridal party, or corporate retreat
Grange Cleveland Winery welcomes you to the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine country. Glorious views across the vineyard compete for attention with the modern, architect designed guest suites nestled alongside the historic 1890s Homestead.
Common room at the homestead
Just under an hour from the Melbourne CBD, the winery accommodation is just far enough from the city to enjoy a peaceful 'staycation' escape.
While we stayed with our family, this would be a perfect venue for a wedding; especially the homestead, as it's six fully self contained rooms with ensuites, and a central common room and kitchen and recreational areas. Family or the bridal party could easily socialise and have private space in the same venue. Beautiful gardens backdropped by vineyards would be perfect for a ceremony. The Grand Room was set up for a reception while we were there and looked very rustic-chic.
The Homestead is a private retreat with six spa suites, lounges, dining areas and games room with full size billiard table. Note that while there is a microwave available, there are no other cooking facilities in the Homestead.
The on site restaurant is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner, bookings essential. Gourmet pizza lunches are served Sundays, from noon to 3:00pm. A number of private dining, bar and lounge areas are available for group functions.
Brilliant cottage gardens surround the Homestead and main accommodation building, encircled by another 25 hectares of vineyards. The cellar door is open for in-house guests. The property is on 100 hectares of land, with a small lake, jetty and high and low ropes courses. We saw a huge array of bird life but didn't get to visit the rumoured resident alpacas, highland cattle, sheep, horses or goats while we stayed over our two nights.
Onsite facilities in the main building include gym, table tennis, pool tables, table soccer, private dining room, private club room with full sized billiard table, and spacious lounge room with Cable TV and DVD.
When you're after 'rustic luxury' winery accommodation in Victoria, Grange is a top choice.