Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges wine region is located in central Victoria, Australia, approximately 85 km northwest of Melbourne, the closest major city. The region is named after the Macedon Ranges, a range of hills that run through the area, and covers a total area of approximately 600 hectares.

The climate of the Macedon Ranges is cool and temperate, with high altitude vineyards and cool breezes from the nearby ranges providing ideal conditions for grape growing. The region experiences relatively high rainfall, with most of the rainfall occurring in winter and spring.

Viticulture in the Macedon Ranges dates back to the mid-19th century, when the first vineyards were established by Swiss settlers. However, it wasn't until the 1970s and 1980s that the region began to gain a reputation for producing high-quality wines. The first commercial winery in the Macedon Ranges was established in 1978 by Hanging Rock Winery.

Today, the Macedon Ranges is home to many well-known wineries, producing a range of varietals including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and more. Some of the most well-known wineries in the region include:Hanging Rock Winery, Curly Flat, Bindi Wines, Granite Hills, Cobaw Ridge.

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