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Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival 2015

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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A Macedon Ranges all-time favorite is back again this year but sporting a brand new name and encompassing a greater range of fabulous local produce than ever.

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
Hanging Rock Winery is just one of the great local producers taking part in this years event. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloosephoto


You may know this annual event as BUDBURST but in 2015 it's back bigger and better than ever as the Macedon Range Wine and Food Festival in celebration of 25 years of BUDBURST. That's how long the wine growers, producers and restaurants of the Macedon Ranges have combined to present a weekend showcasing the exceptional wines and produce of the region together with lashings of great entertainment.

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
Paramoor Winery at Carlsruhe is a small family affair receiving rave reviews for its produce. Photo: Ian Gill/Footloosephoto


This year the event will be staged over the weekend of 14th 15th November and between 20 & 30 wineries will provide a range of fabulous local wines for tastings at the various cellar doors.

Participating wineries include:

Chanters Ridge, Tylden
Cobaw Ridge, East Pastoria
Cope Williams, Romsey
Granite Hills, Baynton
Hanging Rock, Newham
Hesket Estate, Hesket
Kyneton Ridge, Kyneton
Mount Charlie, Ridells Creek
Paramoor, Carlsruhe
Wombat Forest, Trentham

And that's just for starters.

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Paramoor is a former working horse property and its Tasting Room a converted barn.


Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
Tastings are conducted amid a fascinating colleciton of horse and farm memorabilia including a magnificent 'smithey's forge'. Photos: Ian Gill/Footloosephoto


Plan a weekend away for this event and you're assured of great country hospitality at some of the States finest boutique wineries.

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
The magnificent Macedon Ranges produce some of Victoria's finest wines just an hours drive from Melbourne


Buses will operate over the weekend transporting visitors
between the various venues. A weekend winery pass will cost $15 and a 'bus-route' pass $35 per day with buses departing from Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton railway stations.

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
VLine services on the Bendigo line are fast, efficient and comfortable. Photo: Ian Gill/Footloosephoto


VLine operate regular and comfortable services to the Macedon Ranges from Melbourne (Southern Cross) on the Bendigo line.
Logon to www.vline.com.au/pdf/timetables/bendigo.pdf for detailed timetables.

If you prefer to drive, the Macedon Ranges are just 1 hour up the Calder Freeway from the Melbourne CBD.

Visit www.macedonrangeswine.com.au for full details and an excellent map of the region and participating wineries.

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
All roads lead to the Macedon Ranges over the weekend 14th & 15th November for the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival - 2015. Photo: Ian Gill/Footloosephoto


You simply can't go past the beauty of the Macedon Ranges and when you combine the natural highlights with some outstanding wine, food and entertainment - you really are on a winner of a weekend

Victoria Melbourne Macedon Ranges Wine Food Festival Festivals
The Paramoor Winery Tasting Room is an adventure in itself and their home made Pizza is not bad either. Photo: Ian Gill/Footloosephoto

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Why? Take time-out in one of Victoria's prettiest and premier wine producing regions
When: Saturday & Sunday 14th and 15th November
Where: The Macedon Ranges
Cost: Wine Pass $15, Bus-route Pass $35 per day
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