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Hanging Rock

Dramatic, unique and perfect for all ages, Hanging Rock is a place where history and mystery meet headon.

Indigenous History

The Macedon Ranges region is home to sites of national significance, and the local indigenous community is still active today.

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Food & Wine


One of the signatures of the Macedon Ranges region is its emphasis on fine food and wine.


foodandwineThe reputation for food and wine excellence in the Macedon Ranges continues to grow, encouraging an impressive list of restaurateurs, café owners, wine makers and producers to establish themselves in the region.

Fertile soils, consistent rainfall, distinct growing seasons combined with the remarkable skills of local growers, manufacturers and chefs are bringing exceptional quality food and wine to the table in every village.

Even the most direct route through the region passes fields of flourishing crops and laden vines, with many spots to buy from the farm gate or cellar door. A visit to any village will give you the chance to eat and drink local produce at cafes, markets, and gourmet larders.

Every cellar door visit is your opportunity to meet the mind and hands behind the wine you are drinking. It is often the winemakers themselves who will pour your tasting glass.

The Macedon Ranges rightly boasts the boutique food & wine experience at its very best. Our neighbours are pretty good too and have numerous five star experiences to offer. See some of the regions offering at Daylesford Macedon Produce





Villa Pileggi
Villa Pileggi Come and visit our farm and retail store in Gisborne and enjoy our full range of superb, organic oils and olive products.
Township: Gisborne
Gisborne Peak Winery
Gisborne Peak Winery For a relaxing afternoon with family and friends, visit Gisborne Peak Winery. Located in Gisborne South, the winery is open 7-days a week. Wine should be fun, and the relaxed, casual style of the winery reflects this. The wood-fired pizzas are delicious and are served on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Township: Gisborne
Pig and Whistle Hotel
Pig and Whistle Hotel Loved by locals and sought out by visitors, "the Pig" in East Trentham is a friendly, country pub, serving delicious, modern country cooking and local wines. Open 7 days.
Township: Woodend
The Grange Cleveland Winery
The Grange Cleveland Winery The Grange Cleveland Winery 'set on a 120 acre winery', this tranquil property makes a perfect location for corporate conference and group leisure retreat. It has 46 spacious ensuited bedrooms that have views of the vineyard or landscaped gardens. It also has a historical homestead which contains 6 suites, a private dining room and private lounge.
Township: Lancefield
La Cibo Cafe
La Cibo Cafe A friendly, welcoming cafe bistro, open 7 days for breakfast and lunch. We are also available for day or night time functions.
Township: Gisborne
Mount Gisborne Wines
Mount Gisborne Wines Mount Gisborne Wines is dedicated to producing high quality, hand fashioned Burgundian style wines. The owners, David and Mary Ell, under the tutelage of MasterStuart-Anderson Winemaker Stuart Anderson have been producing quality wines since 1991. The property, on 75 acres is located in South Gisborne, in the Macedon Ranges Viticultural Region, and is bordered by the Wombat forest.
Township: Gisborne
Granite Hills Winery
Granite Hills Winery Winner of over 400 awards, this founder and pioneer of the region has forged an enviable reputation, notably an Australian benchmark riesling and a ‘peppery shiraz’, which is a total revelation. Cellar door tastings and sales. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm.
Township: Kyneton
Victoria Hotel
Victoria Hotel A country hotel with warm welcoming character. Bistro open daily, open fires, Macedon Region wines. Bar features daily counter meals and TAB. Function room for private gatherings, meetings and celebrations.
Township: Woodend
Ellender Estate Winery
Ellender Estate Winery Ellender Estate Winery Regarded as one of the prettiest settings in the region, Ellender Estate is just ten minutes from Malmsbury and ten minutes from Daylesford in the hills surrounding Glenlyon. Ellender Estate provides the idyllic winery escape – unwind on the terrace overlooking the lake with a regional tasting platter or a wood-fired pizza and a glass of wine.
Township: Malmsbury
DHABA at the Mill
DHABA at the Mill DHABA at the Mill, a place where food brings the community together. In India, Dhabas line the roadsides, serving fresh curries to the common man and woman. They are simple and honest, a tent covers the huge pots perched above fire, surrounded by tables and crowds of people. Kyneton's DHABA, continues this philosophy in the historic Steam Mill Bakery.
Township: Kyneton
The Royal George
The Royal George Share our passion for good food and wine at the Royal George Hotel. Famous for its contemporary menu, great local wines and beers, the Royal George Hotel is the place to be for lunch, dinner, regional events and private functions. Open: Wednesday - Saturday Dinner 6-9pm and Thursday - Sunday Lunch 12pm-2:30pm.
Township: Kyneton
Colenso Colenso is an edible oasis tucked amongst an indigenous garden, at the end of Bakery Lane, Woodend. Open Monday through Saturday days, offering breakfast, lunch and all sips and bites in between. We are also open Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday night offers a casual menu suited to kicking back after the weeks work. On Saturday, Colenso continues with our set dinner menus, with reservations from 6.30. Please contact us for further details. Or check our website On-line booking now available.
Township: Woodend
Hanging Rock Winery
Hanging Rock Winery Established in 1983 by John and Ann Ellis, Hanging Rock is the largest winery in the region and has established a reputation as one of Australia’s best small wineries, with award-winning wines including the flagships’ Macedon’ sparkling and Heathcote Shiraz. Other highly regarded wines include ‘The Jim Jim’ aromatic varietals – Sauvignon Blanc and RS Fifty Riesling.
Township: Hanging Rock
Soltan Pepper
Soltan Pepper Soltan Pepper is an a’la carte restaurant located in the main street of Romsey, featuring a warm, cosy atmosphere to enjoy local wines and country style Australian cuisine. Caters for dietary requirements including gluten free and vegetarian. Serving local wines. Hours: Wednesday 5pm-late, Thursday - Saturday 11am-late, Sunday 9am- 4pm.
Township: Romsey
Cope-Williams Country Estate
Cope-Williams Country Estate First class conference facilities and function rooms, spacious private accommodation villas, tastings from our own cellar door, fine dining, exceptional wines and warm, attentive hosts to see to your every need, Cope-Williams Country Estate is the perfect venue for your next conference, special event or just a weekend away with friends.
Type: Private suites
Tariff: From $175 per couple, including breakfast
Township: Romsey
Occupancy: 18 private suites and villas
Emporium on Piper
Emporium on Piper Piper Street has become Victoria’s favourite drive destination. The Emporium on Piper is a major drawcard for those seeking classic products, both local and imported. Spend an hour or two with the simply beautiful range of traditional Persian carpets. Each item carefully selected by Margaret Jasper on her regular visits to Iran. Her touch is also in evidence with the plethora of things beautiful including Venetian jewellery and glass objects d’art. Special items for the garden including imported Italian terracotta pots and rare urns from the Middle East. Then, relax over coffee and treats, or a glass of
Township: Kyneton
Sitka Relax with breakfast and excellent coffee. Enjoy lunch from our seasonal menu or daily specials. Indulge with our famous chocolate brownie and Lindt hot chocolates. Take-home meals, local smallgoods, international and local cheeses. Fully licensed. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-5pm. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am-4.30pm.
Township: Macedon
Holgates Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel
Holgates Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel Since 1999, Holgate Brewhouse has been producing authentic craft beer, in their family-owned microbrewery in Woodend. Visit the 19th century Hotel, bar and tap-room, and discover just how fresh and full-flavoured genuine craft beer can be. Enjoy fine cuisine in the Hotel restaurant, or stay a night or two in one of the beautifully refurbished guestrooms.
Type: Hotel Accommodation
Tariff: From $135 per night
Township: Woodend
Occupancy: up to to 28 pax
Rowanston on the Track
Rowanston on the Track A family vineyard and winery situated on the northern foothills of the Macedon Ranges. Traditional techniques are used by the owners and winemakers to produce award winning wines. Hours: 9am-5pm Thursday - Sunday & Public Holidays.
Type: Vineyard - Winery
Township: Lancefield
Chanters Ridge
Chanters Ridge Chanters Ridge is a small family-run vineyard at Tylden in south central Victoria. We produce high quality, award winning Pinot Noir, sparkling red Pinot Noir and Macedon Blanc de Noir.
Township: Woodend
Cobaw Ridge
Cobaw Ridge Cobaw Ridge, positioned in a natural amphitheatre on the warmer northern slopes of the Macedon Ranges is only 15 minutes east of Kyneton. This estate is set in a magnificent pristine, natural landscape, adjoining the Cobaw State forest with cellar door overlooking the vineyard. “Alan and Nelly Cooper’s wines are regional benchmarks.
Township: Kyneton
Zig Zag Wines
Zig Zag Wines Planted in 1972, Zig Zag Rd. was the third vineyard established in the Macedon Ranges Region. The non-irrigated vines produce wines of exceptional quality with distinctive cool climate flavours; they are consistent medal winners. All wines come from fruit grown on the Estate and include: Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet/Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Sparkling Shiraz.
Township: Malmsbury
Mike's Wine Tours
Mike's Wine Tours Mike’s Daily Wine Tour of the Macedon Ranges is one of Melbourne’s best day tours. Our guided, small group wine tours are fully inclusive of transport, wine tasting, gourmet main course lunch and cheese/antipasto tasting platters. We visit 3-4 award winning boutique wineries with rustic cellar doors, meet the winemakers and lunch at Hanging Rock giving our guests a truly memorable experience of visiting Melbourne.
Type: Wine tours
Township: Macedon
Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar
Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar There’s no better way to end your busy working week than by enjoying an Italian-style aperitivo in the heart of beautiful Kyneton. Aperitivo Food and Wine Bar offers house made produce, “farm to table’ dishes, alfresco dinning, local award winning wines and authentic Italian food at sensible prices. Your hosts, Sara Grazia - Italian charcuterie specialist from the Venice Region of Italy and Ron Wallas – local Macedon Ranges winemaker from Malmsbury bring you this rare combination at their modest Piper Street venue. At Aperitivo we are in the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine region, widely feted for its
Township: Kyneton
Campaspe Country House Hotel and Restaurant
Campaspe Country House Hotel and Restaurant Wander the Edna Walling-designed gardens and be charmed by the circa 1927 country guesthouse. Indulge in The Age Good Food Guide recommended restaurant. It's easy to see why this oasis of country style is a favourite among Melbournians escaping the city.
Type: Country House Hotel
Tariff: From $189 - $357 per night, including breakfast
Township: Woodend
Occupancy: Max 2 adults per room
Woodend RSL
Woodend RSL The primary role of the Woodend RSL is to provide welfare support to our veterans and their families and supply Commemorative services to the community and the Woodend Aged Care Facility. We welcome visitors, and the clubrooms, with modern kitchen and fully stocked bar, is the perfect place for a quiet drink in a friendly atmosphere.
Township: Woodend
Olives Jones of Macedon
Olives Jones of Macedon Olive Jones of Macedon is a stunning restaurant / bar in the Macedon Ranges. Located in the main street of Macedon , it is a 2 minute walk to Macedon train station. Olive Jones serves a seasonal menu highlighting local produce and utilizes an interesting blend of old fashioned recipes with modern techniques . We also have a great range of local wines.
Type: Restaurant
Township: Macedon
Mad Gallery
Mad Gallery MAD Gallery displays 2D and 3D contemporary fine art. The café has the area’s finest coffee, or your money back! MAD also has hand-made buttons, textiles, jewellery, pottery and cards. Facilities: Courtyard; Sculpture garden; Liquor licence; New exhibition every 4 weeks; Monthly evening catered music events. Hours: 10am-5pm 7 days.
Township: Lancefield
Capones Pizzeria
Capones Pizzeria Great Italian pizza and pasta. Modern renovated restaurant, full bar and wine list (BYO, wine only). Only the freshest ingredients, all sauces and dishes are made by hand on the premises. Kids activities, warm open fire and fully air conditioned. Pizza from $12, Pasta from $10.50. Pick-up and delivery in Kyneton area. Bookings recommended! Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5pm-
Township: Kyneton
The Mill Malmsbury
The Mill Malmsbury One of Central Victoria’s most significant landmarks, the Mill is a restaurant, function centre and gallery, circa 1861. Visit us for a meal at The Apartment Home Kitchen, open Friday – Sunday. The Apartment also exhibits and sells artwork from Victorian artists. Or why not consider the Mill for your next function or conference.
Township: Malmsbury
My Thai Bar and Restaurant
My Thai Bar and Restaurant Come in and try our quick lunch menu! Selected curry and rice combos, stir-fries and noodle soup are available between 12 noon and 2pm, Tuesday to Sunday from only $8. hours: Tuesday -Sunday 11am-11pm, closed Mondays Facilities: Fully licensed and BYO, cocktails, imported beers and a range of wines available, dine-in or take-away
Township: Gisborne
Doonie's Diner Fish 'n' Chips
Doonie's Diner Fish 'n' Chips Enjoy lunch or dinner at Doonie’s Diner. Fresh flake and a variety of fish daily, kid’s menu, the best burgers and souvlakis, great coffee and friendly service. Lunch orders available. Dine in or takeaway. Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10am-8.30pm Friday 10am-9pm Saturday 10.30am-8.30pm Sunday 11am-8.30pm
Township: Gisborne
Shamrock Hotel
Shamrock Hotel Visit Kyneton's Shamrock Hotel for its friendly atmosphere, family friendly bistro, great bar meals, beer garden and live music. We want to give every visitor friendly service and a great experience. Looking to stay overnight, look no further than our recently refurbished rooms.
Type: Hotel
Tariff: From $85 per room
Township: Kyneton
Occupancy: 14 rooms
Birthday Villa
Birthday Villa Built in 1870 Birthday Villa in Malmsbury was named after Birthday Mine at Drummond - discovered on Queen Victoria’s birthday . Our boutique vineyard was established in 1968. We have an old world garden and views of the Malmsbury viaduct. Our award winning wines are made solely from our fruit, at Bendigo Tafe by winemaker Greg Dedman.
Type: Winery
Township: Malmsbury
Mount Charlie Winery
Mount Charlie Winery A high class boutique vineyard and winery producing award winning wines. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Temparanillo, Malbec and Shiraz Merlot. Prices from $18-$22 per bottle. Open 11am-4pm weekends.
Township: Riddells Creek
Country Cob Bakery
Country Cob Bakery Famous for our superb variety of breads, pies, pastries, fabulous country breakfasts and hearty lunches. Catering available for large and small functions. Open from 7am daily.
Type: Bakery
Township: Kyneton
Tarrangower Estate
Tarrangower Estate A small family operated vineyard producing quality, naturally made wines from estate grown Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet. Home of “The Revolutionary’s Chardonnay”. Cellar door only at 10am-5pm weekends and public holidays; otherwise by appointment.
Township: Malmsbury
Maloa House Gourmet Delights
Maloa House Gourmet Delights Maloa House Gourmet Delights is a licensed cafe with an extensive gourmet menu. Take your time exploring our impressive collection of homewares, or pick up something for dinner from our foodstore. Maloa House has also been providing a catering service throughout the Macedon Ranges and Melbourne for over 15 years. Open daily 9.00am - 5.00pm, closed Tuesdays.
Township: Woodend
The Amy Emporium
The Amy Emporium The Amy Emporium sells second-hand clothing, second-hand books, and clothing and giftware made of second-hand materials. Amy also serves Coffee Basics coffee and assorted sweet treats. Open Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9.30am - 2.30pm.
Township: Romsey
Macedon Spa
Macedon Spa Macedon Spa Hotel lies at the foot of the majestic Mt Macedon. Offering 36 beautiful rooms the Hotel is a short drive from Woodend Village, 25 minutes from Tullamarine Airport and only 45 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Please note: the Macedon Views Restaurant and our Day Spa are under going renovation - keep an eye on our website
Type: Hotel
Tariff: Midweek from $225 per night, Weekend from $249 per night
Township: Macedon
Glen Erin at Lancefield
Glen Erin at Lancefield Nestled in undulating country side near Lancefied, only 50 minutes drive from Melbourne, is Glen Erin at Lancefield. Savour superb country cuisine in elegant surroundings. In Summer, enjoy a glass of wine on the lawn overlooking the vineyard. In Winter, warm yourself in front of roaring log fires. Glen Erin features a choice of 24 luxurious king suites, plus, the six bedroom restored, circa 1860s Glen Erin Homestead. A fully equipped, state of the art, Conference Centre is also available for small or larger conferences. We also offer a complete wedding package of ceremony, reception and luxury accommodation in a
Township: Lancefield
Annie Smithers' Bistrot
Annie Smithers' Bistrot A small French Bistrot catering to the ‘food and wine savvy’ of the Macedon Ranges. The dining area overflows into a wine and produce store packed full of Annie’s seasonal preserves and the best local wines. 1 Hat Rating in The Age Good Food Guide. 2 Wine Glasses in The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.
Township: Kyneton
MorganField Vineyard
MorganField Vineyard Mark and Gina Morgan's boutique vineyard and cellar is set on the southern slopes of the Great Divide with splendid views of Mount Macedon and Cobaw Ranges at their back door. Their cellar door offers a selection of gourmet platters, pies, and ‘specials’ of the day.
Township: Lancefield
Paramoor Winery
Paramoor Winery Founded by Will Fraser and awarded 5 stars by James Halliday, Paramoor Winery is a short drive from Woodend and Kyneton. Acknowledged as one Victoria’s most outstanding boutique wineries, its highly acclaimed gold medal winning wines have been judged among the best in the region. Paramoor serves gourmet wood-oven pizzas the first and second weekend of each month.
Township: Kyneton
Pizza Verde
Pizza Verde Real wood fired pizza using 100% organic flour and the region’s best produce. Large range of local and imported beers. Licensed and BYO (wine only). Take away, gluten free and kids menu available. Hours: Dinner Thursday - Monday from 5pm. Lunch Saturday & Sunday from 11am.
Township: Kyneton