Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival 2015

Celebrating 25 years of Budburst!

Budburst has a new name and this year we have even more to celebrate. We invite you to join the Macedon Ranges winegrowers celebrating 25 years of the festival with our new name and a new look – the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival.

Each spring for 25 years, boutique wineries and restaurants nestled within the spectacular Macedon Ranges have thrown open their doors for a single weekend of stunning wine, mouthwatering food and great music and entertainment. This year over 20 wineries will have more than 100 exceptional wines for tasting that can often only be sourced at the cellar door. It is an event not to be missed.

The festival's special guest

max allenAustralia’s most widely-published wine author and award winning wine journalist, Max Allen, is coming to the Macedon Ranges for the festival weekend, as a special guest of the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival.

His first stop will be at the Macedon Ranges: The Best of the Rest festival dinner at La Bonta in Kyneton. 

Taste the wines and share the passion of the Macedon Ranges' winemakers and restaurateurs on 14 & 15 November 2015 - Book your weekend pass on the TryBooking website.

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Plan a weekend or a day trip to these small family owned wineries where you can talk to the people who grow the grapes and make the wine. The intimate cellar doors and welcoming country garden settings make you feel right at home.

Winemakers partner up with some of the outstanding food producers and restaurateurs in the region at their cellar doors to offer delicious food to complement their wines.

The Budburst Wine and Food Festival always has more than its share of music to enrich the festival.

Take your pick from blues and roots, world music, pop or classical performances across the weekend.

Transport: Buses and pickup schedule

UPDATE:  Pickup bus schedule for Saturday and Sunday (14 + 15 November)

pdfGisborne / Woodend / Kyneton pickup bus schedule204.21 KB

This year The Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival has organised some buses to take you around the venues over the weekend. Yay! These are a great value, safe and fun way to enjoy the festival this year. You have to buy your weekend Winery Pass for $15 and then you can choose a bus route for only $35 per day.   You can see and choose the various itineraries on

More information: Bus FAQs

A country escape

Only one hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD, the Macedon Ranges region is home to some of Victoria's most stunning countryside.

Explore the region and enjoy the sights along the way. Take in the natural beauty of the Macedon and Cobaw Ranges featuring the famous Hanging Rock Reserve. Discover the charming villages like Lancefield, Kyneton, Woodend, Malmsbury, Trentham or Glenlyon as well. For more information, contact us.

The area provides a wide variety of accommodation options so you can extend your visit and make the most of the journey.

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