The Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association (MRVA) and individual wineries across the Region hold numerous events throughout the year to promote the region and provide opportunities for all to visit and experience our wineries and taste our quality wines.
Scroll down for information on these upcoming events:
Summertime Fling - Cellar Door Festival - 8-22 January 2022
Cellar Door Events Across the Macedon Ranges
Macedon in Melbourne - 22 February-9 March 2022
Multiple Venues in Melbourne
Proudly supported by Daylesford Macedon Tourism and Macedon Ranges Shire Council.
Macedon in Melbourne
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the extended lockdown in Melbourne, the proposed dates for this event are 22 FEBRUARY - 9 MARCH 2022. Stay tuned for more information.
Macedon Comes to Melbourne is the chance to renew the friendship, reacquaint yourselves and generally rediscover the most exciting wine region in Australia right now - and the best thing is, we'll come to you.
A small and tight-knit community, we are banding together to bring cellar-door experiences, guided wine flights, trade tastings, public tastings and a series of lunches and dinners to you and your customers over two weeks in February-March 2022.
In addition to the classic regional pillars of high quality sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a host of producers, young and old, are also crafting pristine aromatic whites, rosés that belong on restaurant tables as well as picnic blankets, and reds ranging from everyday quaffers to structured beauties for the cellar.
Visit us across multiple venues in Melbourne.
Proudly supported by the Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association.
Macedon Ranges Wine Trade Tasting MELBOURNE
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the the extended lockdown in Melbourne, the proposed date for this event is 22 FEBRUARY 2022. Stay tuned for more information.
Macedon Ranges Wine is delighted to invite Australian wine trade representatives to our upcoming Trade event. Showcasing 17 wineries and over 50 wines from some of our region’s best, this tasting will provide a snapshot of the diversity of producers in this somewhat undiscovered region on Melbourne’s door step.
Date: 22 February 2022 - to be confirmed Venue: Melbourne - Venue to be confirmed
Sessions will be run in masterclass style fashion so you can reacquaint yourself with the wines you love from the region whilst discovering the new and exciting new producers or varieties.
Booking details coming soon. This is a trade-only event for sommeliers, wine writers, wine purveyors, restaurateurs, hoteliers, etc.
The Macedon Ranges is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets, a wine region of hidden vineyards and passionate producers, only one hour from Melbourne. Macedon Ranges wines are diverse and exceptionally high in quality. With its elevation and wind-chill factor, the Macedon Ranges is the coolest grape-growing region on mainland Australia. This climate allows it to produce high-quality wines but generally only in small volumes. Situated on the Great Dividing Range, elevations range from 400 – 800m, the topography is mountainous and soils are varied - from granite to sandstone/shale. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Syrah predominate plantings, and as such, sparkling wines are common. Other emerging and exciting varieties include Gamay, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Gris and Lagrein.
Proudly supported by the Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association.
Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association
Vineyard Spray Workshop Hesket Estate, Hesket - postponed - date to be advised
Suntuff Sylvan 500L Sprayer on Kubota
The MRVA is facilitating an interactive refresher workshop on spraying in vineyards. Bookings essential.
Date: TO BE ADVISED
Time: 9.00am - ~3.00pm
Venue: Hesket Estate, 856 Romsey Road, Hesket
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions, this workshop has been postponed until a later date - to be advised.
Get ready for this coming vintage to tackle the harmful fungi early.
Hear up to date information on spraying timing, technique, targets, output and sprayer setup.
Management of conventional and organic vineyards.
Sprayer selection, sprayer calibration (Hardi-mister, Sylvan Sun Tuff, Croplands)
Bio-generation – growing up bacteria for spraying.
Q&A discussion on developing your spray program for the coming vintage. (Bring along a summary of your last season’s spray diary.)
Ben Rose – Viticultural Consultant – Performance Viticulture, Toolangi
Alan Cooper – Cobaw Ridge Winery (Certified Organic & BioDynamic)
Michael Dhillon – Bindi Wines
Alex Stevenson – Hesket Estate
Gary Storey – Agpower & Transport Pty Ltd, Lilydale
Rob Bryant – Thrifty Link Lancefield Hardware – vineyard supplies including Electrocoup, Felco, Seasol, Gloves, Molasses, soluble nutrients e.g. Cu, S, K, Ca, etc. vine ties, wire clips etc.
Proudly supported by the Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association
lancemore Macedon ranges - 12-14 november 2021
An immersive weekend (2-nights, 3-days) of Macedon Ranges/ EuropeanChardonnay, Pinot Noir & Champagne masterclass tastings. And, luxury, single-share stay at Lancemore Macedon Ranges with all meals, including a 5-course wine-matched winemaker’s dinner and panel, and private winery barrel tasting.
Presenters Caz Bailey & Anthony Pieri (Sommelier and Wine Buyer for Gimlet Restaurant) have created guided tastings and notes, wine games and discussions, regional menus, and time to relax in a luxury setting to immerse their guests within the Macedon Ranges.
Featuring Macedon Ranges top wines – Bindi Winegrowers, Curly Flat, Granite Hills, Wilimee, Shadowfax, Mt Towrong, Lyons Will, Mitchell Harris and Macedon Ridge – compared to ‘Old World’ European Domaine Leroy, Bernhard Huber, Taupenot-Merme, Heymann-Löwenstein, Jacques Prieur, Champagne Lacourte-Godbillon, Bollinger, and more TBC.
Special guests include Michael Dhillon (Bindi Winegrowers), Ben Rankin (Wilimee & Mount Monument), Patrick Walsh (Cellarhand), and Renata Morello (Lyons Will).
Learn about wine in an engaging escape to the Macedon Ranges – not a stuffy, traditional wine course but a cultural retreat with iconic and new wave winemakers, local produce, and benchmarking our local wines with ‘Old World’ European wines.
Dates: Friday 12 November to Sunday 14 November 2021 Venue: Lancemore Macedon Ranges, 1030 Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Lancefield Cost: $2,175 per person. Strictly limited to 30 people.