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Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Budburst Festival

Sip your way through the Macedon Ranges at this food and wine extravaganza.
By Marnie Vinall
October 12, 2018
By Marnie Vinall
October 12, 2018

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the hidden wonders of the Macedon Ranges as it plays host to the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Budburst Festival across November 17–18. Over the weekend, uncover the region's best drops as 30-plus wineries fling open their cellar doors and put more than 100 different wine styles up for the tasting. Most of these wineries are family owned too, which gives you the chance to meet the makers behind the magic and to learn first-hand from Victoria's finest artisans of wine.

Situated between 350–700 metres above sea level, The Macedon Ranges is Australia's coolest mainland wine region. The area is known for the Macedon Sparkling, which is made using only locally grown pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. But, with more than 40 vineyards located in the region, there is lots of room for variation and plenty of diverse drops for you to try.

Accompanying all the great vino will also be live music and your choice of different winery lunches and dinners. From cheese platters and Turkish meze to woodfired pizzas and lamb shoulder sliders — you'll be more than covered food wise.

Grab a weekend Festival Pass for just $22.50 online or $25 at the cellar doors — we recommend buying online as they are expected to sell out. This includes your own tasting glass and a Festival Passport guide so you won't miss any keys activities. The festival has pre-planned transport for you too, with a number of bus options available, so you don't have to think about logistics over the wine-filled weekend.cp-line

For more spring places, spaces and events to discover in regional Victoria visit Your Happy Space.

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